The University of Twente offers the studies listed below. These studies are represented by the corresponding study associations. Do you want more information about the study and/or the study association? Then click on the logo!
The bachelor Advanced Technology (AT) is an international, multidisciplinary, technical study. The study does not limit itself to one specific field, which gives students a broad foundation from different disciplines. Through different learning methods, students are trained to develop solid solutions to modern engineering problems. In addition to this wide range of technical knowledge, the students are also educated on entrepreneurship and social orientation. Project- and group work are concepts that are central to the study program. After 2 years of establishing an all-round foundation, the students have to choose a specialization in their third year in the field of the master they want to pursue.
The most chosen masters are:
- Mechanical engineering (24%)
- Chemical engineering (11%)
- System and control (11%)
- Nanotechnology (11%)
- And many other masters …
The study Applied Mathematics focuses on the problems in the technical, logistical, system theoretical, economic and financial field. These problems are modelled and fed back on the real situation. Therefore, AM students are good in the optimization and analyzation of complex problems. Because of the analytical mindset that the students develop, the AM students are widely applicable in a large number of companies.
Mathematical Systems Theory, Applied Analysis and Computational Science
Biomedical Technology is a people-oriented technical study. This study combines (bio)medical knowledge and techniques to solve the problems in the health care sector. The biomedical scientist investigates, designs and develops new methods, processes, tools or systems to improve health care and medical practices. To find the best solution, biomedical scientists combine the knowledge of different areas: physics, mathematics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biology and medicine.
Business Information Technology is the bridge between Information Technology and Business Administration. BIT concentrates on issues where information and communication technology and business administration are strongly connected. The study contains technical, mathematical and business components. Besides these three main components, the study pays attention to the application of information technology, social sciences and communicative skills.
Chemical Science and Engineering focuses on using chemical, physical, technical and mathematical aspects for technological applications. The emphasis lies on designing and integrating the acquired knowledge in technological systems. The students also learn how to conduct experiments and projects in the fields of design and research.
The study programme can be divided into two tracks: The process engineers and the material scientists. Process engineers are mainly responsible for creating and optimizing processes on a large scale. The material scientists are researching, creating and improving materials such as membranes, coatings, composites and ceramics. They also learn a lot about the techniques used for creating these materials.
Civil Engineering students at the University of Twente are engineers who are trained to solve civil engineering problems, both technical and non-technical. Civil engineering also contains parts of Business Administration and Public Administration. The study offers three specializations: construction/infrastructure, traffic and transportation
& spacing and water management.
Students of Communication Science at the University of Twente are educated to be researchers and problem solvers in the area of complex ‘organizational communication’. The Communication Science-alumni of the University of Twente develop strategies for internal and external communication in profit and non-profit organizations. Furthermore, Communication Science alumni are hired as external consultants in order to solve communication problems within companies.
Creative Technology is a multidisciplinary study at the University of Twente, where the students combine the theories behind electrical engineering, design, business and IT to apply this knowledge in rapid prototyping with a strong emphasis on user experience, the development of business models and to lay a broad foundation for the students' professional futures.
The master Educational Science and Technology is focused on the design and evaluation of educational trajectories at schools and organizations. The master is widely orientated with subjects like educational instructions for young elementary school kids, development of interactive materials for vocational education, assessing of studies and school performances, talent and leadership development and retraining of adults in their own company environment.
Electrical Engineering is focused on the design and realization of components and systems from the fundamental knowledge of the basic sciences. Signal-processing and control systems are central and are also the fields of application with the most developments.
Computer Vision & Biometrics
Dependable Integrated Systems
Integrated Devices and Systems
Integrated Circuit Design
Integrated Optical Systems
Lab-on-a-chip Systems for Biomedical & Environmental applications
The study of Health Sciences (Gezondheidswetenschappen in Dutch) overlaps with
Business Administration and Public Administration in multiple areas and seeks to
apply these areas to the healthcare sector. A great number of unique courses give
this program a distinctive character. Some of these courses are: organization of the
caretaking process, the economy of the healthcare and medical law. Since the core
aspects (care, cure, prevent) of healthcare are paid attention to at all levels, the
main focus of this study is the integrated care.
Industrial Design Engineering combines technique and creativity in order to design consumer products which are useful and well designed, fitting the target audience. Products should be functional and visually appealing, produced to a fair price, easy to use and well distributable. Industrial designers not only know how to design products; they also have knowledge of the technical requirements. Furthermore, industrial designers know about production systems and let ergonomics and the interaction between people and products be an important factor during the design process. Industrial Designers know how to work together in projects, are able to fulfill customer wishes and excel in generating ideas and the communication of those.
Industrial Engineering and Management (Technische Bedrijfskunde in Dutch) is an application-oriented, technical scientific study. The main focus is on production analysis, design and improvement, logistic, financial and information technologic processes and systems, both inside and outside companies. The working process of the study is based on solid knowledge of the focal areas operational management, financial management and informational management, as well on the focal areas HRM, organization science and innovation management.
In 2013 the Dutch study Bedrijfskunde has been replaced with the study International Business administration. The study focuses on business management. Not only companies but also the working environment of the companies became the subject of interest. The main focus of International Business Administration at the University Twente is on disciplines like finance, human resource management, procurement, development, strategy and marketing. In addition, International Business Administration offers practical experience for students by facilitating practical assignments, for example small internships.
The master LVHOM uses theory and practice combined to teach students how to enthuse young people about complex political subjects. The subjects of interest play a special role in secondary school curricula. During this study the target groups are taught how to shape democratic citizenship by solving social issues. Examples are political participation of youth, citizenship, democracy and values.
The University of Twente offers the bachelor program Management, Society & Technology, which focuses on and tempts to solve social issues in a broad context by combining and integrating the perspectives of law, economics, political science and sociology. Alumni end up at governments, non-profit organizations and large businesses as consultants, managers and policymakers.
Mechanical Engineering focuses on knowledge and skills that are needed during designing, fabricating, applying and changing the product, materials, processes and the equipment. ME has a leading role in a wide range of research areas, such as: storage and transport of needs, metallurgy, methodical-designing of products, controlling and automation of production systems and fluidized combustion.
Philosophy of Science Technology and Society - PSTS
The master PSTS investigates the edges between science, technology and society.
It is a two-year English taught and especially multidisciplinary study with a strong
international character. In PSTS, the reflection on the role of science and technology
is in a broad social context. The program aims to evaluate the interaction between
science, technology and society and propose solutions to improve and possibly make
adjustments. The master is specially created for students who want to go wider
on their technical, social or philosophical background. Therefore it is possible to
subscribe for this master with every UT bachelor study.
Psychology students at the University of Twente learn to be application-oriented professionals on the edge between behavioral sciences and technology. They are educated in various psychological fields and are capable to deliver justified scientific psychological research. Furthermore, they are specialized in the design of interventions which are focused on solving psychological and social problems with the use of technology.
Students SEC are trained to become secondary school teachers. Teachers are an important link between science, technology and society. A teacher inspires the scientist of the future. The study offers different specializations: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, or the combinations Research & Design and Nature, Life & Technology.
Sustainable Energy Technology is a master’s programme at several Universities across The Netherlands, in which students are very broadly educated in a sustainable way of living. During their first year, they follow courses with a very technical approach, such as learning how to design a wind turbine or how to simulate thermodynamic systems, but also courses with a focus on management, like learning how to start a sustainable company or researching the socio-economic aspects of the transition in sustainability. During their second year, they have the opportunity to specialise in a field of interest. This is achieved by doing an internship, following specialisation courses and obviously writing a thesis.
Technical Computer Science has a diverse program which focuses on designing, constructing and applying information-, communication- and control systems. The study covers the area from software engineering to real hardware and embedded systems, as well as the interaction between people and computers and the formal models involved. The students design and analyze information and operating systems. Furthermore, the students construct software, devices and networks.
Technical Medicine is a study that focuses on the use, design and improvement of
technology in health care. The study is a combination of technology and medicine.
The student is educated as engineer who furthermore has a lot of knowledge
on medicine. The knowledge of a technical medicine student reaches far in both
disciplines. Hereby a technical medicine student creates the optimal use and
development of technology in the health care.
Applied Physics focuses on the analytical capabilities of students, which is a useful skill to have in any situation. Applied Physics pays a lot of attention to gaining experimental skills. The experimental part is strongly related to a mathematical and theoretical physical basis. Within Applied Physics the following aspects are studied; biophysics, optics, nanotechnology, laser physics, superconductivity, solid state physics, rheology, thermodynamics, computational science and fluid dynamics.
University College Twente offers the only Honours Bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands that combines Technology with Liberal education. It takes a unique approach to engineering education aspired to educate a different kind of engineers who are capable of addressing global challenges and designing solutions in a wide range of social, cultural and political contexts. Students can position themselves anywhere on the spectrum from hardcore-technical to a more social orientation. Graduates then continue their studies in a variety of master’s programs.