This two-year Master’s teaches you how to control the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment.

The two-year Master’s in System and Control is internationally oriented and is taught entirely in English. This master's is also part of the 4TU programme, which means you can take relevant courses at four Dutch universities of technology. You can start in September or February. You can start the pre-master's in September. Read more about this master's, pre-master's and admission. You can also find more information about career perspectives within the specialisations. Read the testimonials of students from System and Control.

Programme overview

Master’s degree in Systems and Control
Certification: MSc
CROHO code
Electrical Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science
2 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
English taught
Starting date
1 February 2021
1 September 2021
1 February 2022
1 September 2022
1 February 2023
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme

Focus and disciplines

Systems and Control is a multidisciplinary field focusing on the control of all kinds of technical systems. It combines knowledge of the mathematics of Systems and Control with specific knowledge of its applications (e.g. mechatronic systems).

Research and specialisations

You will investigate ways of developing mathematical models that reflect the key features of a system by employing differential equations, inequalities, algebraic equations and logical constraints. Then, you will use advanced methods to simulate the modelled system. During the simulations, control algorithms (e.g. using feed-forward or feedback) can be designed and tested. Depending on your specialisation you will concentrate on elaborating theoretical aspects of control, or you will focus on the technology of developing mechatronic devices and systems.


Why opt for Systems and Control

You will learn advanced theories and techniques to create applications that were not possible until now, including mobile robots, production machines, micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and biomechanical devices. This master’s offers you access to world-class and state-of-the-art facilities such as our Robotics lab. It is closely connected to the Digital Society Institute and the Techmed Centre.

Career prospects

Typically, our graduates pursue a career in research and development, in either a corporate or an academic setting. Find out more about the career opportunities that the specialisations have to offer you.

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