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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.
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.
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.
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.
The master in numbers
Academic calendar, schedule, grading and ECTS
The academic year runs from September to August and is divided into 2 semesters. In total there are 42 weeks of education.
Here you can find the schedule of all the modules for the Master in Engineering Systems in semesters 1 and 2. This includes the modules for the Control Systems track.
Dutch grading uses a 10-point system. The highest grade is a 10, the lowest a 1. To pass, you need at least a 6. What if you score a 5.5? It’s rounded up to a 6 and is then a passing grade. A grade of 5.4 is rounded down to a 5 and is therefore a fail.
Here’s a basic definition of each grade. Please note: grades of 1, 2, 3 and 10 are rarely given. A 9 is also quite rare. So, if you get an 8, you’re doing very well!
- very poor
- very unsatisfactory
- almost satisfactory
- very good
At HAN we use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, or ECTS. It’s the standard system used in higher education throughout Europe. One credit is equivalent to approximately 28 hours of study. This includes contact hours and time spent working on assignments and studying for exams. Credits are awarded when you pass your exams.
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.
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!
Master title and accreditation
Successfully completed the Control Systems track? Then you've earned a Master of Science in Engineering Systems. After that, you can start using the highly esteemed MSc title after your name!
The HAN Master in Engineering Systems and its tracks are accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This is your guarantee that your degree meets the highest quality standards and is internationally recognized.
Admission & finances
All you need to know about admission requirements, tuition fees and the application process.