Electrical and Electronic Engineering – major Mechatronics

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English, Dutch

Start dates
September 2023

September 2023

About this program

Electrical and Electronic Engineering – major Mechatronics

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?

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!

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Admission requirements

International students 4-year programme

You are eligible for the programme if you have a diploma comparable to the Dutch HAVO level (for UK: 4 GCSEs, A*- C grade, plus 2 AS levels), or higher. Your qualifications at this level must include mathematics and physics and preferably chemistry and/or biology.

Students who possess an International Baccalaureate Diploma in the English language that includes examinations in Mathematics and Physics are eligible for admittance. It is strongly recommended, when possible, to complete Chemistry courses too.

As Electrical and Electronic Engineering is an international programme, a comprehensive understanding of English is a must. So, in addition students will need a level of English equivalent to CEFR B2 in at least reading and writing. For non-EU international students a minimum of Cambridge certificate graded A, B or C, an academic IELTS test with an overall band score of at least 6.0 (six) with no more than two subscores of 5.5, a TOEFL with no subscores under 17 is required. Here you can find more information about the language requirements.

Dutch students, 4-year programme

Dutch students with a VWO, HAVO or MBO-4 diploma can apply. The Electrical and Electronic Bachelor Programme suits HAVO students who have completed the study profiles ofNatuur & Techniek orNatuur & Gezondheid with Physics or NLT. VWO-graduates must have completed the study profiles ofNatuur & TechniekNatuur & Gezondheid with Physics or NLT orEconomie & Maatschappij with Physics. MBO-4 students can apply, but for profileHandel & OndernemerschaporEconomieen Administratie it needs to include Mathematics B.

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Program content

Year 1

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

If you find out during the year that you'd rather study a different Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation (Sensor Technology or Electronics), or would rather study the degree programme in Dutch, it's not a problem! You can just switch.

Year 2

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

Year 3

In the third year, you'll 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'll put your knowledge and skills into practice for a national or international company or organisation. You decide for yourself which one.

Year 4 - Graduation Phase

In the fourth year, you'll conclude your degree programme with an in-depth minor, such as biomedical Engineering, Industrial Automation, Internet of Things or Flexible Energy Technology. In addition, you'll be completing a graduation project for a national or international company or organisation. With this graduation project, you demonstrate that you're the starting electrical and electronic engineer that the professional field is crying out for!

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please contact the institute for more information.


Please contact the university for more information about tuition fees.

Continuing studies

After your bachelor's programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, you can continue your studies by studying 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 paths

On completion of the bachelor's programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, you'll 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
  • Software Engineer
  • Product Industrialisation Engineer – Electronics
  • Entrepreneur
  • R&D Project Lead

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands

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Contact info

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Zernikeplein 7
9747 AS Groningen

Phone no: 0031 (0) 50 595 56 00
Mobile 0031613468182

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