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Interaction Technology (Transferminor / doorstroomminor)

This minor is meant for students from universities of Applied Sciences who would like to continue their education with an academic Master’s programme in Interaction Technology. If you have finished the minor successfully, you will be admitted to the Master’s programme after graduation from your Bachelor’s programme.


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

The subjects covered[1] are:

  • Mathematics, Statistics and Probability
  • Programming
  • Academic Skills (academic writing, research skills, etc.)
  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI): Artificial Intelligence (AI)


[1] Depending on prior knowledge and course offerings per semester.

Aanvullende informatie

The language of instruction and assessment is English.
The course codes may change before the academic year. The programme will assist you in registration for the correct course codes: please contact

Before printing your KOM Learning Agreement, you are asked to send a recent grades list and a description of the relevant courses [Mathematics, Programming, Human Computer Interaction: Artificial Intelligence and Academic Skills] to the UT-contact person, which is the master coordinator of Interaction Technology Sanne Gritter-Spuls: She can consult the admission committee and determine the exact courses of your KOM-package. Also if you need less than 30 EC this should be communicated to Sanne Gritter-Spuls. Your specific course package (shown in an additional letter) has to be added to your KOM Learning Agreement. Both documents then need to be signed and stamped by the Examination Board of your programme. It is more efficient to have the additional letter from the University of Twente ready before you contact the Examination Board of your HBO-programme for a signature and stamp. Don’t forget to sign the documents yourself and make sure that all is submitted before the KOM-programme starts.

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


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.

The minor is open to students from related programmes such as technische informatica (technical computer science), Informatica (computer science), telematica (telematics), embedded systems and elektrotechniek (electrical engineering). In order to determine whether your current studies is sufficiently related, please check: and the website of interaction technology.

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

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. Additional knowledge can be obtained by e.g. Babel en Boswell Bèta or Open Universiteit (or for Saxion students by following a preparatory course in math at Saxion).

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.

You need to have completed 120 EC 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. Also include the course syllabus or a description of all relevant courses[2] related to the domains as described under 'Learning Goals'.


[2] With information of the learning goals and learning materials.


In general the courses of the pre-master programme are assessed with an individual exam and/or (group)assignment(s). Important: You must complete your pre-master programme within 1 year, with a maximum of two opportunities per course. When students apply for the Kies op Maat programme, they submit documents that proof the prior knowledge (education). The programme admission committee will determine which courses become part of the transfer minor, based on the entrance level of the student. This means that (one or more of) the following topics will be included in the programme:

  • Mathematics, Statistics and Probability
  • Programming
  • Academic Skills (academic writing, research skills, etc.)
  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI): Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Students with a Computer Science background will be offered additional topics such as
- Literature Research and
- Programming & Physical Computing

For students with an Electrical Engineering background
- '
Python Programming' can be added.


It is recommended (optional not obligatory) that you prepare for the transfer minor in advance by refreshing and/or updating your knowledge in the following fields (if applicable):

Mathematics: Thomas' Calculus, early transcendentals, G.B. Thomas, M.D. Weir and J.R.Hass New International Edition, ISBN 9781783991587

  • Basic Mathematics - Arithmetic
  • Advanced Mathematics - Pure Mathematics
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra

The following subjects can be studied when you have already acquired some knowledge about this:

  • Advanced Mathematics - Applied Mathematics                                                                            - Differential Equations
  • Formal Languages & Automata


Probability & Statistics: Basic statistics consists of four parts: descriptive statistics, estimation, confidence intervals and testing of hypotheses. Find resources online, for instance through 

Advanced preparation:

Programming [Example]: Python is a general-purpose programming language, created in 1991 by Guido van Rossum. Think Python - How to Think Like a Computer Scientist. 2nd Edition, Version 2.4.0 Allen Downey Green Tea Press Needham, Massachusett: Some other useful sites are the following:

On you can find a version of PyCharm that includes access to many beginners courses of Python.

Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach: Global Edition Stuart Russell; Peter Norvig. ISBN 13: 9781292153964


The transfer minor is a full time study programme of 30 EC. 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.