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The part-time Control Systems master program is modular. Each module is based on the latest insights and developments in the field. You dive into real industry issues. And put your new knowledge and skills directly into practice at your own workplace.

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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.

The modules

In the Control Systems track you take 2 general modules: Applied Control & Systems Modeling. They're compulsory for all tracks of the Master in Engineering Systems. So you'll be joining students from the other tracks. You also choose 2 elective modules from: Big Data & Small Data, Advanced Controller Design and Distributed Systems.

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Major project

The final step of the Control Systems program is your major project. Here you investigate an embedded systems issue at your own workplace. Demonstrate your technical knowledge and skills as well as your communication, reporting and presenting skills. You get the support of a HAN staff member and a supervisor from your workplace. 

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The master in numbers

    1 dayof classesper week
    12 hoursof self-studyper week
    3 yearsto earn a degreein part-time
    90 creditsaccording to ECTSEuropean Credit Transfer System

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A good fit?

Does your background fit the Control Systems program? Have you completed some relevant classes in your previous education? You might be eligible for program exemptions. Plan an online meeting with a staff member to discover more.

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Research Center for Control Systems

Applied research

An important aspect of this master track is applied research. You get to work with classmates and staff on innovative research projects through the HAN Research Center for Control Systems. The Center works together with industry partners on various themes. For example, self-driving (autonomous) cars. Join students from the Automotive Systems track and develop smart vehicles together!


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Admission & finances

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