Master Engineering Systems: Embedded Systems Part-time

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The program starts 1 September 2024

Complex industrial processes require advanced solutions. That’s exactly what you learn in HAN’s part-time Embedded Systems master track. Learn to model complex dynamic systems and design intelligent systems and smart devices that can self-learn and be controlled using your software.

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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

Your focus on applied research makes you a frontrunner in innovation. A truly sought-after professional.

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Expand your network

Collaboration with top field professionals provides you with an interesting network in both the creative industry and the “Smart Industry”.

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Connection to practice

Companies like KEMA and NXP Semiconductors support HAN’s master track by sponsoring guest lecturers, excursions and projects.

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Work and learn

You can follow this master track part time, which is unique in the Netherlands. This way, you put all the things you learn into practice right away.

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Who is this master for?

This part-time master program is for:

  • EU/EER, Swiss or Surinamese citizens
  • Expats with a valid Dutch residence permit
  • Refugees with a valid Dutch residence permit

Don’t fit into one of these categories? Unfortunately, you can’t apply for the part-time program. But you can apply for the full-time program.

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Your growth

Skills and future job prospects

As an embedded systems engineer, you gain the skills needed to manage projects and conduct applied research. Mostly, you work in a multidisciplinary team with other engineers and professionals. Based on customer requirements and specifications, you develop electronic hardware and software that contributes to the creation of high-tech, self-learning, intelligent devices.


Some of the skills you learn during the program:

  • Modeling and validation of embedded systems
  • Applied research skills
  • Architectural design
  • Fault handling and maintenance


These positions are aligned with your education:

  • Embedded Software Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Embedded Systems Engineer
Why invest in a master?

Info for employers

Master students gain experience in professional practice, which they bring to the program in the form of actual case studies. This way, HAN’s master program curriculums reflect what’s happening in the professional field. Learn more about the benefits of this program for employers.

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Why study Embedded Systems?

The program

What do you learn?

The Embedded Systems master program is part of the Master in Engineering Systems. This part-time track takes 3 years to complete. In that time, you follow 4 modules, including systems modeling, applied control and distributed systems. In your last year, you carry out your graduation project, where you conduct targeted research for your company. 

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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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A good balance

Combining a study with work and private life takes some getting used to. But organize it properly and it's easier than you think. You get so much more in return!

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Choose how you want to study

Part-time or full-time

You can also opt for the full-time Embedded Systems track. In that case, the program duration is 1.5 years. Wondering which is best for you? Arrange a meeting with us – no strings attached.

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The Dutch way of learning

The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecurers are  easy to talk to. In fact, at 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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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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