Learn to understand and make all moving parts in engineering

  • Bachelor
  • Full-time
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4 years
Bachelor of Science
240 ECTS
Start: September
  • Science and Engineering
  • Exact and Information Sciences

Will you be designing and building a robotic arm that will pave the way for new surgery methods? Will your drone improve firefighters' safety at work? Will you be designing the drivetrain and electric engine for a solar-powered car? With the Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme’s Mechatronics major, you will set the world in motion.

✔ Combination of theory and practice ✔ Fun group ✔ Great job prospects

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme offers plenty of elective options. After the common first-year phase, you choose the specialisation (major) that best suits your interests and what you want to do. Besides Mechatronics, you can also specialise in Sensor Technology or Electronics. So whether you want to tackle mechanics, sensors or the full spectrum of electronics, Hanze UAS has the right degree programme for you!

Projects with impact

What makes studying at Hanze UAS unique is that you will work on projects for real clients and contribute to concrete solutions for current issues impacting society. Below, you can find some examples of projects our students engage in.

We are Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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  • Arnette Overweel-Vogelaar

    Lecturer and mentor

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  • Miriam Bergstra

    Lecturer and Internship Coordinator

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  • Julian Wilson

    Lecturer and mentor

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About this programme

From a fully automated production line to a robot who assists a surgeon in the operating theatre: mechatronics is everywhere. The Mechatronics major focuses on the design and control of mechanical systems. It’s the ultimate combination of mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering and information technology. Will you become an expert in industrial robotics or PLC control and come up with the ultimate design?

Why study Mechatronics at Hanze UAS?

  • Combination of theory and practice: you will tackle practical assignments in locations such as the Energy Academy Europe or the TechHub in Assen, working with real-life companies to address challenging and all-encompassing issues in such fields as software, hardware and testing.
  • Small, tight-knit groups: The degree programme is small in scale and the lecturers will know you personally. Moreover, you will be assigned a mentor, who will support your personal and professional development. To top it all, we have a really fun study association that will welcome you with open arms.
  • Great job prospects: there’s a huge demand for highly trained electronics specialists, so you are very likely to find a suitable job after your studies. For instance, you could find work as a control specialist, industrial automation engineer, mechatronics design engineer or service engineer. You will be employable by all types of business, from specialist project development agencies to mechatronics multinationals, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Many of our students go on to work in sectors like health care, sustainable energy or transportation.
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Course overview

Year 1: first-year phase

You will receive an introduction to the multifaceted, exciting and wide-ranging world of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme together with all other first-year students. You will be taking your first steps in designing and developing electrical and electronic products. For example, you will learn PLC programming and take various practicals. Together with fellow students, you will be completing project assignments based on intriguing challenges to put what you have learned into practice straight away.

If at any point during the year you discover that you would prefer to pursue a different specialisation within Electrical and Electronic Engineering such as Sensor Technology or Electronics, do not worry! It is still possible to switch.

Year 2

In the second year, you will dig into the specialisation you have chosen. If you have chose Mechatronics, you will be learning more about mechanical drivetrains, control engineering and programming. You will study the theory of a variety of new topics, take practicals in workshops and apply the knowledge and skills you have gained in various projects.

Year 3

In the third year, you will explore your specialisation in even greater depth by taking a minor and doing an internship. How you use your elective space is up to you: you can take a minor at Hanze UAS, another university of applied sciences in the Netherlands or even abroad! During your internship, you will put your knowledge and skills into practice for a national or international company or organisation. You can decide for yourself which one.

Year 4: graduation phase

In the fourth year, you will conclude your degree programme with an in-depth minor, such as Biomedical EngineeringIndustrial AutomationInternet of Things or Flexible Energy Technology. In addition, you will be completing a graduation project for a national or international company or organisation. With this graduation project, you will be able to demonstrate that you are the starting electrical and electronic engineer that the professional field is crying out for!

After your studies

Pursue a master's degree

After your bachelor’s programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, you can continue your studies by doing a master’s programme to obtain a Master of Science degree. As an example, you can pursue a follow-on master’s programme at Hanze UAS, such as our master’s programme in Smart Systems Engineering. You can also continue your studies at a university, such as the University of Groningen.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates who choose to study further often choose the following degree programmes:

  • Smart Systems Engineering, Hanze UAS
  • European Master in Renewable Energy, Hanze UAS
  • Biomedical Engineering, University of Groningen

Career prospects

On completion of the bachelor’s programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, you will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science, which will open the door to the business community and a host of organisations (such as research institutes). 89% of graduates find their first job within a year. Many alumni find work in the local area, while a small fraction moves abroad for work.

Examples of possible jobs:

  • Research and Development Engineer
  • Research and Development Manager
  • Industrialisation Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • Lead Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer


Application and admission

Fields of interest

  • Exact and Information Sciences
  • Science and Engineering
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