We are very proud that Advanced Sensor Applications has been marked ‘Top Rated Programme’by the Keuzegids HBO Voltijd 2013. This means it belongs to the best in the Netherlands. We train professionals that have excellence at the cross-over of ICT and electronics. Our graduates have a deep technical knowledge, broad professional skills and entrepreneurial experience.
Advanced Sensor Applications is similar in principal to the Electrical Engineering study programme, but one that specialises in sensor technology. The study programme revolves around the utilisation of existing sensors. Sensors will help break skating and swimming records, take over the tasks of nursing staff and make driving safer. Sooner than we think. Sensor technology is everywhere. And this is only the beginning!
During the programme you can participate in applied research to apply sensors to develop andimprove existing appliances, products and services, for instance in the fields of healthcare, sport & leisure and robotics.
Three reasons to choose this programme
1 This programme has been marked ‘Top Rated Programme’ by the Keuzegids HBO Voltijd 2013. This means it belongs to the best in the Netherlands.
2 High rating from students: 7,9 in National Student Survey 2012.
3 The honours programme will expand your career options and will differentiate you from other graduates in the employment market.
What is sensor technology? (video)
All students that begin the ASA programme enter the honours bachelor programme. Graduates are awarded an honours bachelor degree and this will be stated on the diploma. Throughout the programme, students undertake a number of additional assignments that broaden, deepen and enhance their education programme. The honours programme has three key elements: research, community involvement and interdisciplinary cooperation.
The research element covers practice-oriented research, advisory work and innovation; all integrated within the curriculum. The community element involves organising activities that can benefit and support the wider communities, inside or outside the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen. For the interdisciplinary element, students have the freedom to choose from the range of seminars offered throughout Hanze UAS.
Three years for talented students
Talented students can enrol directly into the second year and so the ASA programme can be completed in three years. If you continue further with a one year master programme, within four years you can therefore achieve both your Bachelor and Master degree. International students can enrol directly into the second year after an assessment. Please visit our website for more details.
Your mentor (one of your lecturers) will play an important role in your own personal and professional development. During individual meetings your mentor will discuss your progress, will inform you about the options you will have during your studies and about the organisation of the programme. You may always ask your mentor questions about your study. This also applies for any personal problems or circumstances influencing your study programme.
Regularly you will meet with your mentor individually for a study progress meeting. This discussion will focus on the factors behind your successes, possible reasons for any poor performance (along with possible solutions), and any further details such as resits. If you are worried about your study progress, you can always make an appointment with your mentor to discuss this.
It is the expectation of the industry that a large proportion of the graduates will be employed in areas where the emphasis is on creating new systems, and therefore will take on the role of Technical Designer. A smaller proportion of the graduates will become Technical Advisers. There will also be graduates who will fulfill the role of Project Leader or Academic Researcher. You may even use the entrepreneurial skills you have developed to set-up a new company.
ASA is a NVAO accredited HBO Bachelor Programme. After graduation you will receive a Bachelor of Engineering diploma. The honours programme is mentioned in the diploma and the diploma supplement. More info about bachelor-master and the difference between higher professional education (hbo) and university education (wo) can be found at government.nl (international students) or rijksoverheid.nl (Dutch students).