master's programme

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The two-year Master’s in System and Control is an internationally oriented programme and is entirely taught in English. The programme is flexible due to the four specialisations – Robotics & Mechatronics, Biomechatronics, Control Theory or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and offers you a wide range of electives provided by participating research groups (chairs). It encompasses both the fundamentals and the applications of biomedical engineering, robotics, precision equipment, MEMS (mechanical electronic micro systems) and hybrid systems.

The programme is divided into semesters. Each semester contains 20 weeks, and is subdivided into quarters. The master’s is worth 120 credits, with each credit representing 28 hours of study.

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Year 1

Half of your first year (30 credits) will be devoted to a series of core courses in the field of: Modelling and Simulation, Control System Design, System Identification and Parameter Estimation, Philosophy of Science and Engineering. Also you will carry out an Integration Project, during which you will integrate the knowledge you obtained from the core courses. The remaining 30 credits will be dedicated to a programme of specialisation courses. The selection of these courses will be based on the requirements of the specialisation, but also on your research interests and it should prepare you well for your graduation project.

Year 2

In the second year, you will experience practical training in the form of an internship worth 20 credits. The remaining 40 credits will be devoted to your Graduation Project, which also incorporates a literature review.

4TU programme

Systems and Control is a Master’s run by the 4TU.Federation, a collaboration between the Netherlands’ four leading universities of technology: the University of Twente, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and Wageningen Research University. This federation maximises innovation by combining and concentrating the strengths of all four universities in research, education and knowledge transfer. Three of the four universities offer a largely identical core programme and you are free to choose a specialisation at any of the three, enabling you to benefit fully from each university’s specific strengths. You will enrol at one university, but the 4TU programme gives you access to the facilities of all three and the opportunity (but not the obligation) to take courses at all three universities. 4TU programmes also make use of video lectures to minimise travel time.

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