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Electrical Engineering (transfer minor / doorstroomminor)

Are you currently a student at a university of Applied Sciences? Would you like to work later in the research and development of advanced electrical and electronic systems? Then the minor Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente may be an interesting option for you.

The minor Electrical Engineering is meant for students from universities of Applied Sciences who would like to continue their education with an academic master’s programme in Electrical Engineering. If you have finished the minor successfully, you will be admitted to the master’s programme after graduation from you bachelor’s programme.

The master’s programme itself offers specialisations in the field of Electrical Engineering to students having a background in this field on the bachelor level. The specialisations are related to the research groups of the department: each research groups offers its own specialisation. This means that during the master’s study students will concentrate from the beginning on the topics relating to their specialisation.

The specialisations offered in Twente are the following:

Specialisation                                               Chair (Research group)

Neurotechnology and Biomechatronics     BSS

Image and signal processing
Computer Vision and Biometrics               DS/DMB

IC-design and computer architecture
Integrated Circuit Design                           ICD
Dependable Integrated Systems               CAES

Telecommunication Engineering               TE
Communication Networks                          DACS

Measurement, Control and Mechatronics
Robotics and Mechatronics                        RAM

Integrated Optical Systems                        OS
NanoElectronics                                         NE
Integrated Devices and Systems                IDS
Lab on a Chip                                            BIOS
Power Electronics                                      PE

For more information about the master’s programme see its description on our master website.


The main learning objective of the programme is to lay a sound theoretical foundation under the practical knowledge that you already obtained during your bachelor’s programme:

  • Topics from calculus and linear algebra should bring your understanding of these mathematical subjects to the same level that students with an academic bachelor’s degree have.
  • The Linear Systems course introduces the mathematical concepts of signals and systems, the different ways they can be described and how a system transforms an input signal into an output signal. The course prepares for more advanced courses in electronics, telecommunication, signal processing, system modelling and control. As such it is indispensable for any specialisation during the Electrical Engineering master’s programme.

One course will depend on the specialisation you want to choose. If you choose the specialisation Robotics & Mechatronics for your master’s programme:

  • The course Engineering System Dynamics will give you an introduction in modelling the behaviour of multidisciplinary (e.g. electromechanical) systems. Courses during the master’s programme will learn you later how to control them.

If you choose one of the other specialisations:

  • The course in Electromagnetics gives you a thorough introduction to the theory of electric and magnetic fields. This should enable you to design electronic systems such that they will function in a reliable way.

A second learning objective of the transfer minor is that you make a start learning to carry out scientific research in a systematic way.

The course Introduction to Technological Research contains the following topics:
-  How to formulate a research question
-  Literature search
-  How to formulate a research plan
-  Ethical topics (fraud and plagiarism)
-  Carrying out research
-  Oral and written communication.

After the start of the master’s programme students still will have to take some advanced bachelor’s courses to acquire specific knowledge for the chosen specialisation. These courses will belong to the master’s programme.

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N.B. The learning agreement signed by the student and his Examination Board must have reached the UT-contactperson before the enrollment ends. Please also attach your most recent transcript of records.


Good to know that this minor aims to attract students from universities of applied sciences (HBO) who have the adequate motivation and capacities to complete an English-taught degree programme on university level.

You need to have completed 120 ECs from the first two years of your current related bachelor’s studies before starting this transfer minor.  Please send with your signed Learning agreement a grading list containing all your bachelor courses with the obtained marks.

In addition, the University of Twente assumes that students who start this transfer minor possess sufficient prior knowledge in mathematics (preferably Wiskunde B on so-called VWO-level) and that they are sufficiently proficient in English (benchmark score in this regard: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 80). Students are supposed to assess themselves whether their competencies in this respect match with the recommended levels.

Considering the programme of the minor you may realize that these requirements are related firmly to its contents: if you don’t meet the requirements, your chances of finishing the minor programme are low.

In order to determine whether your current studies is sufficiently related to Electrical Engineering, please check:  and check the Electrical Engineering programme’s website.

For those students whose current bachelor’s studies involves a non-related programme, admission is determined on an individual basis by the Electrical Engineering Admission Board


The courses of the minor depend on the specialisation that you want to choose.

Specialisation Robotics & Mechatronics:

Code              Course                                                                              Study load (EC)

201500291     Calculus A                                                                         5
201500293     Calculus B                                                                         4
201500292     Linear Algebra                                                                  3
201500252     Digital Logic and Computer Organization                          3
191231490     Linear Systems                                                                 6
191210431     Engineering System Dynamics                                          5
201400279     Academic Research Skills                                                 4

                                                             Total                                            30

All other specialisations

Code              Course                                                                          Study load (EC)

201500291    Calculus A                                                                          5     
201500293    Calculus B                                                                          4
201500292    Linear Algebra                                                                   3
201500252    Digital Logic and Computer Organization                           3
191231490    Linear Systems                                                                   6
191403070    Electricity & Magnetism HBO                                              5
201400279    Academic Research Skills                                                  4

                                                                          Total                             30

Assessment of the study results with a mark will happen during each individual course. After each examination one re-examination is available in case of failure. The minor programme can only be completed successfully (implying admission to the master’s programme) if all individual courses have resulted in a sufficient mark. The minor programme should be completed successfully within a year after the start in order to get admission to the master’s programme.


The books used for each course can be found in the course descriptions of the individual courses in the course catalogue (see link above).


  • The programme can only be followed in full time study.

  • Courses are spread over the five working days of the week, although occasionally a day may be “free”. Note that in this case students are assumed to spend their time in self-study.

  • There is 1 term of enrolment: September