Master of Smart Systems Engineering

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen
Program overview
1.5 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Start dates
September 2024

September 2025

September 2026

About this program

Study a Master of Smart Systems Engineering in the Netherlands

Smart systems are increasingly becoming a reality of our everyday life. By 2030, about 500 billion devices are expected to be connected to the Internet. Pinheadsized sensors will be embedded into practically any product on the market. During this programme you will become an architect of intelligent sensor systems, being able to build and develop smart systems that are able to interact with their environment. By discovering new and exciting ways to apply intelligent sensor technology, you are able to help improve the world around us. Upon graduation, you can pursue a career in the fields of health, energy, high-tech systems and materials (HTSM) or become an academic researcher.

This master’s programme is for students who wish to become experts on the cutting edge of electronics and IT. You will be provided with the knowledge and tools required to model and design complex smart systems for big data applications and digital signal processing. A dedicated staff of experienced lecturers and professionals from the field will assist you, by teaching you new skills, challenging you to test the boundaries of what you thought could be possible and stimulating you to make the most of your time at our institute.

During the first semester, you will get an introduction into smart systems engineering. You will learn how to integrate data coming from multiple, complex sensors and how to interpret these data correctly. The second semester is centered on the practical implementation of your acquired skills and knowledge. You will learn more complex algorithms and choose in which field you want to apply your knowledge, ie. either health, energy or high-tech systems and materials (HTSM). Also, an important part of the programme are non-technical courses like professional skills and sustainable research skills which prepare you for the professional field. During your third semester you will focus on a research project at an innovative company or research institute of your choice, possibly Philips or the University Medical Center in Groningen (UMCG). This six-month research project will result in a master thesis.

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Admission requirements

Direct admittance for students with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Sensor Technology, Technical IT or equivalent educational programme with sufficient similar content (will be assessed based on the detailed grade list).
In order to apply, you will need to submit the following documents: transcript of the degree, CV and a convincing motivation letter. You also need to demonstrate your affinity for mathematics and computing, by a transcript of the degree and/or by the CV and/or by a convincing motivation letter. A minor/major in Electronics or Embedded systems or knowledge of Digital Signal Processing will significantly contribute to the ease of study.

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Scholarships & funding

Hanze UAS has various scholarship possibilities to aid students financially if they meet the requirements.

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€2,314 per year for EU/EEA students 

€8,276 per year for non-EU/EEA students

(academic year 2023-2024)


Degree awarded: Master of Science

Career paths

This master’s programme will lead to an internationally recognised master’s degree (MSc) and excellent career prospects. Healthcare, energy and high-tech systems and materials (HTSM) are three major areas where the innovative application of smart sensors has become increasingly relevant. These developments provide multiple opportunities for the next generation of smart sensor specialists. Just think of developing new products and services that involve smart sensor innovations for medical devices, renewable energy systems, domotics or technical smart sensor applications. The scientific research environment is also a great place to put your master skills into practice. Here you will find the opportunity to work alongside scientists who focus on high tech research projects, such as seismic monitoring systems.

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Zernikeplein 7
9747 AS Groningen

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