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
Measurement, Control and Mechatronics
Robotics and Mechatronics RAM
Note that all these specialisations are more or less in the field of information technology. At the University of Twente we don’t specialize in power electronics.
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, linear algebra and probability 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 advance 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.
The course in Electromagnetics gives you 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.
The contents of the minor programme is the same for all students regardless of the specialisation they choose later during the Electrical Engineering master’s programme. 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.
N.B. The learning agreement signed by the student and his Examination Board must have reached the UT-contactperson before the enrollment ends.
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.
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 course of the minor are given in the table below.
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
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