Master Engineering Systems: Embedded Systems Full-time

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The program starts 1 September 2024

Complex industrial processes require advanced solutions. Learn all about these in the Master in Embedded Systems. You get the skills to model complex dynamic systems. To design and test software. And you become an expert on digital techniques and microcontrollers.

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Changes to the Embedded Systems track

From September 2023, the Embedded Systems track will merge with the Control Systems track under the name Cyber-Physical Systems. Did you apply for Embedded Systems in 2023-2024? Read more info on the Cyber-Physical Systems page.

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

Why study Embedded Systems at HAN?

Focus on research

Our focus on applied research puts you at the forefront of innovation. So your skills and expertise will be highly sought after.

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Interesting network

HAN collaborates with the professional field. What this means for you? An interesting network in the creative and smart industry.

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Transfer directly

Transfer directly into this master after your bachelor. No pre-master needed. So you can start building up experience straight away.

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Geared to professional practice

Companies like KEMA and NXP semiconductors support the master. How? Through guest lecturers, excursions and projects.

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Embedded Systems: quick facts

    16-20 Contact hoursaverage per week
    25Hours of independent studyaverage per week

What do you learn?

This program makes you an authority on modelling and smart distributed systems. You learn to design and implement architectures for distributed embedded systems, innovation services and advanced algorithms. The aim? To solve complex tasks. The context? Control applications used in industry. 

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What can you do with this master of science?

As embedded systems engineer you mostly work in a team with other engineers and professionals from other disciplines. You use customer requirements and specifications to develop electronic hardware and software. The aim? To make the high-tech products of the future. Your master title shows you have the skills to manage projects. And to conduct applied research. 

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18 November 2023

Online Open Day

The Open Day on 18 November is online, so you can join from anywhere in the world. Talk to students and lecturers from Engineering Systems. Join live info sessions, Q&As and drop in our general chat room. Get the ins and outs on admission, housing, visas and scholarships. And ask all your questions. All from the comfort of your own home!

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Student experiences

Why study Embedded 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.

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Part of the Master in Engineering Systems

Embedded 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, Embedded Systems. Other tracks in the Master in Engineering Systems are: Sustainable Energy, Automotive Systems and Control 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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