General outline

The Systems & Control master’s programme is a two-year programme. The programme is organized in quarters. Each quarter contains 10 weeks and two quarters constitute a semester.

The unit of credit is the European Credit (EC). One EC stands for 28 hours of study-load. An academic year is 60 EC, which coincides with 1680 working hours . The master’s programme is 120 EC.

The curriculum consists of the following elements:




Year 1


Compulsory Courses



Profile Specific and Elective Courses

Year 2





Graduation Project

Compulsory courses

All students have to follow five courses: four courses are obtained from one of the four different technical themes of the programme:

The last compulsory course is non-technical. It aims to give an insight into the impact, that your activities will have on society. For course details see “courses” on this website.

Profile Specific and Elective Courses

There is no set of compulsory profile specific courses. Instead you may contact the programme mentor of the specialisation you chose to discuss your profile specific courses. The remaining courses in your programme can be chosen more or less freely.

However, the programme as a whole has to be approved by the programmer mentor and then by the examination board.

For course details see “courses” on this website.

You can find the programme mentors under the “Organisation” item.


During the internship (traineeship, external training) you apply the knowledge, you acquired during your course programme, working at a company or institute. The purpose is to work under circumstances resembling as much as possible the situation after your graduation in our first job. This means that during the internship you will be considered in the organisation as a junior colleague by the other employees. You will have to carry out a certain task that has been written down in a task description before you started your internship. The internship has a study load of 20 EC and will take 14 weeks of work. For more information about the internship see the item “Internship”.

Graduation project

The graduation project is the final proof of the ability of the student to independently handle more complex problems and to work as a “scientific engineer” on an advanced level. You will carry out your graduation project in one of the research groups, taking part in the specialisation that you chose. With your mentor/supervisor you can discuss available subjects for your thesis research. The study load of the project is 40EC, which coincides with 28 weeks of work and study. See the item “Graduation Project” for more information.