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Electrical & Electronic Engineering

  • 4 years
  • English
  • Bachelor
  • Full-time
Starts February and September | Eindhoven

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Do you want to build the product of the future? Do you have a passion for technology and are you always thinking of new things? Step into the world of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and join the design team of the future!

About the programme Electrical & Electronic Engineering

You’ll be trained as a designer in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. As an electrical & electronic engineer, you contribute to every aspect of life. You will learn about Health and Well-being, Sustainability and smart living, Intelligent sound and vision systems to ensure an easier and more pleasant life. Electrical engineers bring the world into motion. Play sports? Build a tracker to go faster. Want a career in health? Learn how to build lifesaving instruments. Concerned about the environment? Make energy efficient devices. We provide personal guidance and projects that will kickstart your future.

Choose a direction that suits you. With plenty of personal guidance and practical assignments, you’ll find yourself at the start of a successful career.

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Why choose Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Fontys?

  • Work with businesses to create innovative and useful products
  • Make life better! Our themes aim to create a better society: Health and well-being, Sustainability & smart living and Intelligent sound & vision.
  • Shortcut to a good job or the TU/e via Proud and Pride
  • Immerse yourself in the hightech center of the Netherlands
 

What are you going to learn?

Electrical & Electronic Engineering plays a role in many aspects of our daily lives. Thanks to Electrical & Electronic Engineering, there’s better hospital care, drones can fly, and we can communicate via smartphones. In a rapidly changing society, you have a leading role in the development of new technologies. We guide you to train you to be a successful electrical & electronic engineer.

  • Good mix between theory (knowledge) and practice.
  • Company assignments and projects.
  • Many practical skills, including design, collaboration, time management and creative thinking.
  • Subjects include analogue and digital electronics, software design, embedded systems, mathematics and communication.
 

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Welcome to our building: Nexus

In the video, we give you a tour of the Fontys building Nexus.

 

What does your week look like?

Studying is like playtime:

  • From day one you are making your own devices;
  • Start the day with lessons and practical exercises;
  • End the day by using what you've learned in your project;
  • Talk to your teachers every day;
  • No surprises in your study progress.

 

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Studying at Fontys

How does your study time looks like at Fontys Engineering?

Courses

In the first year, your weeks consist of:

  • 20 hours of classes/theory/practicum
  • 10 hours of projects
  • 10 hours of self-study

As an student, you will work in 3 different themes

  • Health and well-being: Learn to develop the tools that help doctors and nurses provide a higher standard of care.
  • Sustainability and smart living: Save the world by creating technology that allows us to live within our means.
  • Intelligent Sound & Vision systems: Interaction with the world through common sensors we as human beings are familiar with (eyes and ears).

In your first year, you will start immediately by making useful devices. In making devices, you will learn the basic skills of an electrical engineer: how to make a circuit, how to recognize components, write software to control your hardware, and put everything on a printed circuit board for a professional outcome.

You’ll take courses such as analog design, digital design, software design, mathematics, and communication & system engineering techniques.

In your second year, you will create devices that integrate your deepening skills and the skills from other engineering disciplines. These multidisciplinary projects allow you to complete your basic electrical engineering skills, from signal processing and control, through to discrete circuits.

 

In the second year, you also choose your focus. Apart from the fundamentals, you can choose from a wide variety of skills and knowledge to learn. You can suggest your own skills that you want to learn.

In the third year, you put your knowledge into practice. You do this by means of an internship. You also choose a minor in the third year, which will allow you to deepen or broaden your education.

 

Internship

One half of the third academic year, you’ll spend 20 weeks doing an internship. This is the perfect opportunity for you to put into practice what you have learned during your study programme. You’re really entering the job market! You’ll complete an internship at a company in the Netherlands or abroad. Of course, we will assist you in choosing your internship.

 

Minor

One half of this academic year, you’ll follow a minor programme. All Fontys full-time bachelor’s degree programmes consist of a major and a minor. The major is the core of the programme and serves as your main study field, whereas your minor is an elective programme of one semester.

 

The minor is a choice programme of 1 semester. As a full-time student, you can choose for a broadening Fontys minor in any study field. Or choose a minor offered by Electrical & Electronic Engineering, for example related to Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering. Even minors outside Fontys and abroad are possible. The choice is yours!

Curious about the Be Creative minor organised from the Electrical & Electronic Engineering programme? Click here!

From the third academic year onwards, you’ll specialise in several ways to focus on your specific interests.

In your final year of study, you’ll take courses that match your chosen major. You’ll work towards your graduation for six months. Together with a company and your graduation supervisor, you’ll formulate an assignment and write a report on your findings. A graduation assignment is often the ultimate step towards a job.

Related courses

In addition to Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Fontys University of Applied Sciences offers the technical programmes Automotive Engineering, Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering.

More information about related courses

For students of other nationalities, who followed the British curriculum, the minimum requirements are:

1. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma with Mathematics and Physics or
2. Access to HE Diploma or
3. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + a General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 2 relevant subjects (Mathematics and Physics) at AS level (with grade A-C). A total of 6 different subjects, preferably including English and Mathematics or
4. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 2 relevant subjects (Mathematics and Physics) at A level (with grade D/E). A total of 6 different subjects, preferably including English and Mathematics or
5. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 3 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 3 relevant subjects (including Mathematics and Physics) at A level (with grade A to C). A total of 6 different subjects, including English and Mathematics.

For students who are in possession of an IB diploma:

We accept HL and SL results and these students can be exempted from the English language requirement.
Physics and Mathematics are mandatory subjects (regardless of the level, HL or SL). The minimum score is 24 points (IB diploma awarded).

For students with other secondary education/ high school diplomas:

As soon as your application is visible in Studielink we will contact you by e-mail and ask you to send us your documents for the diploma assessment.

If you are curious whether your secondary school diploma is equivalent to Dutch standards and offers access to higher education in the Netherlands, please check the website of the Dutch foreign credentials evaluation center, Nuffic: https://www.nuffic.nl/en/subjects/diploma/education-systems

Language requirements

For all course programmes a minimum level of proficiency in the English language is required. Read more detailed information.

Code of conduct

Fontys University of Applied Sciences will act according to the Code of Conduct

    For students of other nationalities, who followed the British curriculum, the minimum requirements are:

    1. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma with Mathematics and Physics or
    2. Access to HE Diploma or
    3. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + a General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 2 relevant subjects (Mathematics and Physics) at AS level (with grade A-C). A total of 6 different subjects, preferably including English and Mathematics or
    4. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 2 relevant subjects (Mathematics and Physics) at A level (with grade D/E). A total of 6 different subjects, preferably including English and Mathematics or
    5. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 3 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 3 relevant subjects (including Mathematics and Physics) at A level (with grade A to C). A total of 6 different subjects, including English and Mathematics.

    • For students who are in possession of an IB diploma:

    We accept HL and SL results and these students can be exempted from the English language requirement.
    Physics and Mathematics are mandatory subjects (regardless of the level, HL or SL). The minimum score is 24 points (IB diploma awarded)

    • For students with other secondary education/ high school diplomas:

    As soon as your application is visible in Studielink we will contact you by e-mail and ask you to send us your documents for the diploma assessment.

    If you are curious whether your secondary school diploma is equivalent to Dutch standards and offers access to higher education in the Netherlands, please check the website of the Dutch foreign credentials evaluation center, Nuffic: https://www.nuffic.nl/en/subjects/diploma/education-systems

    Language requirements

    For all course programmes a minimum level of proficiency in the English language is required. Read more detailed information.

    Code of conduct

    Fontys University of Applied Sciences will act according to the Code of Conduct

      Diploma

      for students with a Dutch secondary school diploma

      Havo:
      • Nature and Health with Physics or NLT or O&O
      • Nature and Technology
      Vwo:
      • Economics and Society with Physics
      • Nature and Health with Physics or NLT or O&O
      • Nature and Technology
      Mbo:
      • Level 4

      Level Mathematics
      For successful completion of the study programme, we recommend a minimum starting level of Mathematics B at havo 5. 

      Basic course in Mathematics and Physics
      Have you had little Mathematics and Physics during your mbo education or has it been a while since you studied these subjects? Take the Basic course in Mathematics and Physics and increase your knowledge and skills in Mathematics and Physics. This way, you can be sure of a good transition from mbo to hbo. Please note this course is only available in Dutch language.

      Language

      As an applicant with a Dutch mbo-4, havo- or vwo-diploma you will be exempted from taking the language proficiency test.

      Code of conduct

      Fontys University of Applied Sciences will act according to the Code of Conduct

        Costs

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        Statutory tuition fees and institutional tuition fees

        A distinction is made between statutory tuition fees and institutional tuition fees. Only if you satisfy all statutory requirements regarding your nationality and if you have not yet been awarded a degree, will you be eligible for statutory tuition fees. Via the tuition fees indicator, you can secure an indication of the type of tuition fees that will be applicable in your situation. To do so, please make use of the indicator above.

        Distinctions are made between the following types of Institutional Tuition Fees:

        • Low institutional tuition fees
        • High institutional tuition fees


        Different types of tuition fees and Exemption Regulations

        These different types of tuition fees and the Exemption Regulations are fully detailed in the:

            The amount to be paid may vary in accordance with the following situations:

            • If you have enrolled in more than one course programme (at Fontys and/or elsewhere), it is possible that you may only be obliged to pay one set of statutory tuition fees.
            • If you believe that you may be eligible to pay only the statutory tuition fees on the basis of information that may be unknown to us, please report this to your Course Department.
            • If it later transpires that you do not meet the requirements for statutory tuition fees, you will be obliged to pay the (higher) institutional tuition fees and if this is the case, you will be notified accordingly.

            Some Fontys study programmes offer the NL scholarship to their students. Check out the link to see if this study programme participates and for more information.

            You might also be eligible for other scholarships not provided by Fontys. These can be found on the Study in NL website.

            Paying in instalments

            Collection will occur in a maximum of ten equal instalments on or around the 26th of the month. Depending upon the processing time required after your enrolment, the direct debit may need to be moved to the following month. If so, the amount outstanding will then be divided and added to the remaining instalments to be executed until and including the June instalment.

            If paying the full sum in a single payment

            If you commence your studies on 1 September, the direct debit pertaining to your Tuition Fees will be executed on or around 25 September. If you commence your studies after 1 September, the direct debit will be executed on or around the 26th of the month in which you commence your studies.

            Non-EU students

            Incoming non-EU students will receive a payment letter from their study department, which must be paid before the deadline. In the following academic years, payment can be made by direct debit.

            Non-SEPA

            If you have a Bank account number of which the bank is not situated in one of the SEPA countries, and you are a national of a country outside the EEA without an address in The Netherlands, then you will receive a payment letter from Fontys via your course department.

            The Dutch currency unit is the Euro (i.e. abbreviated to ‘EUR’ or ‘€’).

            The average living expenses per month for a foreign student living and studying in Holland are between EUR 900 and EUR 1,100 per month. These living expenses cover rent, insurance, food, public transportation, books, clothing and other general costs. 

            Dutch Immigration Service (IND) requires non-EEA students to proof they have access to € 14.641 per year (€ 7.320 per semester)

            Costs within the first months upon arrival will be higher than all other months due to a housing deposit, intro week and books. Study books are usually bought at the start of the semester and therefore it is wise to reserve and have direct access to an amount at the start of the semester which can cover the price of all study books and the living expenses for the first two months. 

            Before starting your study at Fontys, you must find suitable housing. Unfortunately, it is not easy for international students to find accommodation in the Netherlands due to the housing crisis. Start your accommodation search early. Please be aware that finding a place to live is your own responsibility. However, we are happy to assist in any way we can.

             

            Career opportunities

            The work area is varied and exciting. Job prospects are excellent. Our students find a job during or shortly after their graduation. As an electrical & electronic engineer you can work as embedded engineer, test engineer, project director in a technical environment or as research engineer. You will work at:

            • companies such as Philips, ASML, Vanderlande, Prodrive, OMEC, NXP, Nexperia, Signify or FEI.
            • institutions such as TNO, KEMA, ECN, Holtz center and European Space Agency
            • Service Management Facility (SMF)
            • a university such as TU/e

            Of course, you can also continue studying and take a master's course at Fontys or a technical university. Fontys offers master's degrees in Digital Technology Engineering and in System Design.

            Agreements have been made with Technical University Eindhoven (TU/e) for a special programme, which makes it easy to move on to a master's programme at the TU/e.

             

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            Electrical & Electronic Engineering: your future as an engineer!

            Watch the video in which Electrical & Electronic Engineering students talk about how they see their future as engineers.

            How to apply

            All applications for our programmes have to be conducted via www.studielink.nl. Studielink is an online portal that allows applicants to apply and maintain their registration whenever they want to.

            Application deadlines

            February intake September intake
            15 November (Non-EU) 15 May (non-EU)
            15 December (EU) 15 June (EU)

            Start your online application

            • Log in to Studielink: www.studielink.nl.
            • Submit your personal details (please ensure that you enter your names as stated on your passport and/or identity card), ensuring that all details are entered correctly, i.e. capital letters where required.
            • Add 'New Enrolment Application': mind you choose the correct intake (February or September 2024).
            • Add your previous education and answer the supplementary questions.


            Educational institution Fontys Hogescholen
            Location of educational institution Eindhoven
            Programme B Elektrotechniek – Electrical & Electronic Engineering B

            After your enrolment request has been sent, you will immediately receive a confirmation e-mail from Studielink.

             

            Agenda

            Sign up for one of our events. There's no better way to find out if this study programme is right for you! Visit a webinar from the comfort of your home or meet us live on campus. Whichever you choose, we hope to meet you soon.

            Open day Electrical and Electronic Engineering | Eindhoven
            16 Mar 2024 10:00 - 14:00
            Programme
            Experience the atmosphere at Electrical and Electronic Engineering, talk to students and teachers and take a look at our location "Nexus" in Eindhoven. Our study association and student teams will also present themselves. You are welcome any time between 10.00-14.00 hours. Of course you are welcome to visit the other programmes of Fontys Engineering in the building as well. You will need about 1-1,5 hour per programme.

            General session "Studying Engineering in the Netherlands - how to prepare?"
            We will host a general session "Studying Engineering in the Netherlands – how to prepare?" from 12.00-12.45 hours with practical information. This session is especially for potential new students coming directly from abroad.

            Student for a day on campus at Electrical & Electronical Engineering

            Discover what it’s like to study at Fontys Engineering! Request to become a Student for a Day and immerse yourself in a typical day of classes. You will be together with a first-year student and attend the classes on his/her schedule. This provides you with an insight into the content of the programme and offers the opportunity to engage with both students and lecturers.


            Send in your request
            After we received your request, a student will contact you via email to coordinate a suitable day and time, and to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you!

            If you have a preferred date, please register well in advance for necessary arrangements. Requests to become a Student for a Day are only possible during normal weeks of classes when there are no exams, holidays etc. The student will inform you about the possibilities.