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Water and Energy (BFftF)

HZ University of Applied Sciences is the only university in the Netherlands based in the Delta Area. The Energy & Water research group is happy to make use of this location. The Delta Area is exceptionally well suited for carrying out research into power generation with the aid of tidal and wave energy. The scope of the research group is, however, wider. It includes renewable energy solutions (of which tidal energy and energy from surface water are two forms) and energy buffering (f.e. in Hydrogen). The research group is currently participating in the research programs SMS (Spelen met Stroming, tidal energy) and PECS (Ports Energy and Carbon Savings, sustainable harbours), and is now also looking for a Hydrogen research program together with regional parties.


Topics and projects

You learn about and contribute to

  • Power generation based on Energy from Water.
  • Develop skills like change making and research capacity in a practically-orientated research project

More information:


    1.  You improve the challenge based on a professional and proactive attitude.
    2.  You view and understand the challenge from different perspectives.
    3.  You design, execute, monitor, interpret and/or validate the professional product systematically.
    4.  You propose a desirable follow-up and critically evaluate the professional product (result) and the associated development process.
    5.  You share and record the results in a structured manner and, based on your results, you potentially contribute to enriching existing knowledge.
    6.  Project related goal (specified by or with help of work field).

Aanvullende informatie

Are you interested in working on and learning in these projects? You can do so by participating in the minor Becoming Fit for the Future (30 ECTS, September - January or February - June). Download the brochure (PDF) or find the same information at the educational platform Learn (access with an HZ account only).

Language is English. Depending on the project Dutch is possible as well.

HZ location (Vlissingen / Middelburg) or/and at location in the work field, depending on the project. 

Becoming Fit for the Future.


Participants with a background in or strong affinity with the following subjects can join this minor:

  • Architecture
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering
  • ICT
  • Logistics Engineering
  • Marine Officer
  • Water Management

Entry requirements: you are in study year 3 or 4 and you have achieved your propedeuse


Type: individual, oral Final Assessment about the participant's digital portfolio
Content: Portfolio consisting of evidence for the six learning goals (Professional Products and a Progress & Reflections report)
Minimum grade: 5.5 out of 10 points
Planning: semester 1: 18 until 29 January 2021  |  semester 2: yet to be defined. Inspection: same date as Final Assessment. Re-exam: 2 weeks after Final Assessment.
More information: Final Assessment


Results from previous projects.


Contact moments in general: kick-off (week 1), four workshops about research, workshops about relevant and specific topics (optional), poster presentation (end of the minor), final assessment (last week(s))
Contact moments specific for Water and Energy: details will follow at the start of the project
Work forms: (guest) lectures, excursions, group discussions, expert consultation, workshops