Systems and Control

master's programme

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Programme structure

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 programme is worth 120 credits, with each credit representing 28 hours of study.

Year 1

Much of your first year (30 credits) will be devoted to a series of core courses: Modelling and Simulation, Digital Control Engineering, System Identification and Parameter Estimation, Integration Project, Philosophy of Science and Engineering. In addition, you can earn 15 credits from elective courses and 15 credits by taking courses that are geared towards your chosen specialization.

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.

3TU programme

Systems and Control is a Master’s programme run by the 3TU.Federation, a collaboration between the Netherlands’ three leading universities of technology: Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and the University of Twente. This federation maximizes innovation by combining and concentrating the strengths of all three universities in research, education and knowledge transfer. All three universities offer a largely identical core programme and you are free to choose a specialization at any of the three, enabling you to benefit fully from each university’s specific strengths. You will enrol at one university, but the 3TU programme gives you access to the facilities of all three and the opportunity (but not the obligation) to take courses at all three universities. 3TU programmes also make use of video lectures to minimize travel time.


For more specific information about the contents of the degree programme and the courses, you can visit the Systems and Control website or read the programme guide (PDF).

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