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Job description

The Office for Educational Support (BOB) provides the educational support for five bachelor’s and eight master’s programmes in the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS). The support includes, but is not restricted to, programme coordination, study advice, internationalization, exchange and quality assurance.

The current vacancy concerns the programme coordination of the bachelor’s programme Electrical Engineering and the master’s programmes Electrical Engineering and Systems & Control.

The job

Together with the director of education, the programme coordinator forms the management team of a programme. He/she is responsible for managing the operational aspects of the programme, including the implementation of the set-up of the programme, the regulations and procedures for students and lecturers, quality assurance, information provision for current and prospective students and lecturers, and student admission and intake.

Regarding the bachelor’s programme, discussing the content and set-up of the study units with the teams of lecturers is an important aspect. The programme coordinator of the master’s programmes communicates regularly with the programme mentors of the specialisations about the composition of the personal course programmes of the students. Also he/she is responsible for managing bridging programmes for prospective students, who lack some necessary prior knowledge.

The study advisor is responsible for tutoring the students. However, the programme coordinator will act as an information provider about the content, procedures and regulations of the programme, sometimes also directly to students.

Together with the programme director, the programme coordinator will discuss issues and developments with the Programme Committee and the Examination Board.

The context:

Electrical Engineering is broad field of study where we push the boundaries of technology to make todays science fiction into tomorrow’s reality as attested by our slogan “where Bits meet Nature”. Research areas are IC-design, microelectronics and microsystems, power electronics, radio systems, robotics & mechatronics and biomedical signals & systems. During the EE bachelor’s programme students are offered a representative cross-section of the discipline. During the EE master’s programme students can specialise in one of the fields.

Systems & Control is an interdisciplinary master’s programme with contributions from the departments Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Biomechanical engineering and Earth Observation Science. It studies modelling and simulation of dynamic systems, sensor and actuator data analysis and (feedback) control design. Students can specialise in Robotics & Mechatronics, Biomechatronics, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or Control Theory.

The mission is to bring the students towards the next step in their careers. During the BSc programme EE we guide students in their development as an academic and towards the choice for a subsequent MSc programme. During the MSc programs we prepare students for a job in industry or the next step in their academic career.

We offer an international education with typically 35% of the students non Dutch and we prepare our students for the international job market. The language of tuition is English and developing intercultural competences form an essential part of the curriculum and of the final qualifications.

We are relatively small scale programmes with an annual inflow of about 100 students in the bachelor and 70 in the masters program’s. Our students appreciate the warm and informal atmosphere and the easily approachable lecturers. The study association Scintilla plays an important role in the contacts between students and programme management.

Your profile


In view of the combination of tasks as outlined above, the successful applicant:

  • is passionate about working with young people in an educational environment
  • has a master’s degree, in science & engineering
  • has affinity with the disciplines covered by the programmes
  • is proficient in English, both in speaking and in writing
  • has excellent communication skills
  • has the skills to organize the data flow between stakeholders and parties involved in a study programme, to manage data if necessary, and to prepare for decision making
  • is a solution focused team worker


Please send your application before 11 July via the 'Apply now' button, and include your curriculum vitae.

You are welcome to contact the programme director, dr. A.J. Annema, e-mail, +31 534892649 or Maarten Korsten +31534892763 for any questions you might have.

Our offer

We offer an excellent and stimulating scientific environment with an attractive campus and lots of facilities for sports and leisure. The university provides a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.

  • We offer a full time position as coordinator with the possibility to be active in teaching activities, starting with a temporary appointment with the prospect of a permanent position after a positive evaluation;
  • The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Universities (CAO), and include:
  • a maximum salary of € 4402,-- gross per month, based on relevant work experience;
  • a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • a minimum of 29 leave days in case of fulltime employment based on a formal workweek of 38 hours.
  • professional and personal development programs;
  • a solid pension scheme.

The organization

The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute.

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