The Engineering Systems program is geared towards industry needs. The content is offered in modules, making this part-time program easy to follow. Dive into real-life projects and guest lecturers from well-known companies and apply your new knowledge and skills directly at your own workplace.
A master in 3 years: The modules
In all tracks you follow 2 compulsory modules: Applied Control and Systems Modeling. You also complete a master project and follow 2 track-related modules. For some tracks there are a number of modules to choose from. See below for more details.
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.
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 one of the tracks of the Engineering Systems program? See whether you’re eligible for any program exemptions for subjects you might have covered in your previous education. Email us to arrange a personal meeting.
HAN research centers: Applied research
Applied research is what really makes the Master in Engineering Systems. Your lecturers are involved actively in various HAN research centers:
- Research Center for Lean / World Class Performance
- HAN Automotive Research
- Research Center for Control Systems
- Sustainable Electrical Energy Center of Expertise (SEECE)
These facilities collaborate with industry partners to uncover solutions to today’s tough challenges. Think about issues in mobility, healthcare and manufacturing. During your studies, you take part in various innovative projects run by these facilities. Giving you the latest insights and hands-on experience in applied research.
Master title and accreditation
You earn a Master of Science in Engineering Systems after you successfully complete one of the 5 Engineering Systems tracks. After that, you can start using the highly esteemed MSc title after your name!
The HAN Master in Engineering Systems is 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.
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Here’s all you need to know about admission requirements, tuition fees and the application process.