Engineering & Technology
Do you get excited about designing, experimenting and programming? Put your passion for technology to good use! Work on products that are of value to society. Like a car that runs on hydrogen, a robot in healthcare or a sustainable house. Discover more about Engineering & Technology here.
What is Engineering & Technology about?
Engineering & Technology uses mathematics and science to solve all kinds of problems. Think of problems in construction, transport, energy and healthcare. This area of study has a strong theoretical component – the maths and science. And a strong practical component – applying the science to the structure, machine or process.
FAQs about Engineering & Technology
An average starting salary* is around € 2,500. This is based on a 40-hour work week. Over time, this would increase to € 4,000 to € 6,000 as you develop and take on a more senior position.
Here are some salary ranges for specific positions:
Position Average salary per month Electrical Engineer € 2,400 - € 6,000 Embedded Engineer € 2,600 - € 5,500 Back-end Developer € 2,400 - € 6,000 Design Engineer € 3,000 - € 4,800 Sales Engineer for Technical Products € 1,850 - € 6,300
* The salaries shown here are for the Netherlands. Salaries in other countries could be very different. Also, the amounts here are gross, so before taxes are deducted.
Source: www.nationaleberoepengids.nl (in Dutch), 2022.
You can work in any number of industries. These industries would be the most common for someone with a degree in the area of Engineering & Technology.
- Transport & Mobility
Studying in the area of Engineering & Technology gives you great job prospects. Certainly in the Netherlands, where engineers are in high demand. There are a few reasons for this.
All over the world we are transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy. Engineers are needed for this. They're needed to develop, test and maintain the systems that generate energy from the sun, wind and water. They also work on ways to reduce the need for energy. Like making houses more sustainable.
Ageing population and rising healthcare costs
This is another challenge where technical solutions come into play. Like the use of robots to assist the elderly and disabled. Or smart systems for monitoring a patient's recovery while they're at home.
In short, choosing to study in the area of Engineering & Technology gives you great job prospects and lots of options.
Sound like you?
pragmatic – real – go-getter – hard worker – handy – independent – driven – creative – like working with my hands
technical insight – mathematics – physics – designing – working independently – project-based and process-based way of working – coming up with solutions
technology – electronics/mechanics – innovation – creativity – programming – vehicles - design
contributing to a (more) sustainable society – contributing to innovation – visible results – creativity - variety
researching, analyzing, discovering – designing products and systems – developing and improving – innovation and high tech – working with machines, tools and materials – using creativity to solve problems – improving – fixing
Your profession: Do these jobs sound good?
- Assistant project leader
- Back-end developer
- Design engineer
- Embedded hardware or software developer
- Product engineer
- Systems engineer
- And more...
Mobility is changing. Towards a new kind of automobile. Cleaner. More efficient. More intelligent. Automotive engineers across the globe are developing these vehicles of the future. Want to join them? Choose Automotive Engineering at HAN and get the latest automotive expertise. And so much more.
Mechanical engineering is more than designing and constructing machines. It’s also about producing these machines using less material. Making them smart and energy efficient. And designing them to run on renewable energy. Take up the challenge with a bachelor of mechanical engineering at HAN.
Embedded Systems Engineering
Are you excited about intelligent electronic devices? Explore the digital world and learn how to develop both hardware and software for smart systems. Digital electronics are everywhere and essential to our society. Help build the future and become an Embedded Systems Engineer!
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Looking for a technical career aimed at the future? Become an electrical engineer. Work on the transition to sustainable energy. Or develop smart automated manufacturing or industrial processes. Electrical and Electronic Engineering at HAN gives you a solid start to a rewarding career.
Industry-endorsed certificate: Hydrogen Technology or Robotics
Are you interested in hydrogen technology or robotics? At HAN you can earn a certificate in one of these areas while studying any of our Engineering & Technology bachelor degrees. What's more, you can earn the certificate without any added study load!
Master in Engineering Systems: Further studies?
A technical bachelor degree gives you great job opportunities. Want to continue your studies first? Get your skills to a higher level? Then a master degree is a great option. HAN offers the Master in Engineering Systems with specialization tracks in Automotive Systems, Control Systems, Embedded Systems and Sustainable Energy.
Engineering & Technology: Exchange programs
Are you a student of one of our partner universities? Then you can study abroad with us for 1 semester. HAN offers a range of exchange programs in the field of Engineering & Technology. Check out the programs on offer!