Master Engineering Systems: Control Systems Full-time

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The program starts 1 September 2024

Control systems are a part of everyday life. They’re used in robotic applications. In steering and tracking devices. Renewable energy installations. The list goes on. This master degree gives you the ins and outs of advanced control systems and techniques. Work anywhere in the technical sector!

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Changes to the Control Systems track

From September 2023, the Control Systems track will merge with the Embedded Systems track under the name Cyber-Physical Systems. Did you apply for the September 2023 start of Control Systems? Read more info on the Cyber-Physical Systems page.

Are you currently in the Control Systems track? You can still get all the information related to your studies on this page.

Why study Control Systems at HAN?

Collaborate with research group

Collaborate with HAN’s Research Group in Control Systems. Its research is at the crossroads between energy and mobility.

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Career opportunities

Loads of career opportunities. Start working in the technical sector, higher education, a research institute or R&D department.

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Transfer directly after bachelor

Transfer directly into this master after your bachelor in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, process technology or automotive engineering.

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Geared to professional practice

Companies like KEMA, Shell IPCOS and OMRON support the master. How? Through guest lecturers, excursions and projects.

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What do you learn?

This program is all about modeling and advanced control in industry. You learn to model and validate complex systems with multiple inputs and outputs. How? Using both white-box modelling and system identification. Then you delve into applications like robust control, optimal control and adaptive control systems. You also learn to apply practical control solutions. For instance, integrator wind-up solutions and a smith predictor. 

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What can you do with this master of science?

Control systems are essential in mechatronics and process manufacturing. Think of robotic applications in automation. Steering and tracking devices. High-tech temperature, pressure and volume controllers for chemical processes in industry. Or think of installations that generate sustainable energy and sustainable applications in vehicles. Control systems engineering is a diverse field. As are the job opportunities! 

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Online Open Day

The next Online Open Day is on 18 November. Want us to contact you when the registration opens? Just fill in the pre-registration form and we'll keep you posted! Want a sneak peek? Watch the recordings of our previous Online Open Day in March.


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Student experiences

Why study Control Systems?

The Dutch way of learning

Education at HAN and in the Netherlands

The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at Dutch universities like HAN, you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions. To give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative. And to discover things for yourself.


Part of the Master in Engineering Systems

Control Systems is a track within the Master in Engineering Systems. So when you apply on Studielink you choose Engineering Systems. Then you indicate the track you wish to follow. In this case, Control Systems. Other tracks in the Master in Engineering Systems are: Sustainable Energy, Automotive Systems and Embedded Systems.

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Study in part-time?

Want to study in part-time? Follow the modules at your own pace? You can if you are from the EU/EEA or have a valid residence permit for the Netherlands. You also need to be working in the field. The part-time program takes 3 years to complete. 

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Why study in the Netherlands?

Planning to study in the Netherlands? The Netherlands has a large population of international students so you won’t feel alone. In fact, 1 in 10 students at Dutch universities is an international student. Why do so many international students pursue their education at universities in Holland? Because the Netherlands has excellent, affordable higher education. It also has a thriving economy (17th in the world) so there are plenty of job opportunities. What’s more, the Dutch are open-minded and almost everyone speaks English.


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Discover the city of Arnhem

Arnhem is the green and bustling capital of the province of Gelderland. With a population of around 160,000, the city has plenty to offer. Whether you’re into fashion or history, museums or pubs, concerts or nightclubs. And with its lovely green surroundings, you can also enjoy nature at its best. Safe and friendly student cities are just one of the 7 reasons to study at HAN.

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The location

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  • HAN Arnhem campus

    Ruitenberglaan 29
    6826 CC Arnhem
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Contact us at HAN Technical Masters.
We're happy to help with all your questions!

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Monday to Friday: 8:30 - 16:30

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Telephone number: +31 26 36 58 215

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