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ICT & Technology

ICT & Technology

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ICT & Technology

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In this track, you will be working with software for technical systems that people do not readily recognise as computers. Think, for example, of software in an MRI scanner in a hospital, the engine management system in the new BMW, the automation of the production process of a beer brewery, your navigation system, or environmental monitoring systems for the World Wildlife Fund.

ICT & Technology has 2 focus areas:

    • Creating software for embedded systems: the software is part of the product itself, for example when controlling a 3D printer.
    • Industrial automation: for example, setting up a fully automactic assembly line, where robots turn individual components into a ready-made end product.

After this programme, you can work as a software engineer, technical designer, ICT architect or consultant in the embedded systems, technical information systems or industrial automation sector.

Subjects per semester ICT & Technology

Semester 1

  • Orientation
  • Project: You will design and programme a simple embedded system which interacts with your environment by means of sensors, actuators, motors and generic electronic hardware using microcontrollers like Arduino
  • Subjects: Introduction to imperative programming in C and C#, Introduction to Embedded systems

Semester 2

  • Introduction to technical systems
  • Project: You will present a solution to a traffic flow related problem
  • Subjects: Embedded System programming in C, Object oriented programming and design in C#, elementary electronics and measurement techniques

Semester 3

  • Embedded Distributed Systems
  • Project: Build a distributed solution for a (real) customer that entails a realistic challenge (for example a maze solver) or build a solution for an industrial problem
  • Subjects: Analysis and Design, Programming in C++, Multithreaded (realtime) programming, Industrial Automation, Networking (distributed and IoT)

Semester 4

  • Specialisation of your choice

Semester 5

  • Internship Professional: work and study in an ICT company

Semester 6

  • Software Engineering
  • Project: You will participate in an innovation oriented project for a customer.
  • Subjects: Advanced Embedded Systems, Software Design Patterns, Software Project Management, Model Driven Development

Semester 7

  • Minor of your choice

Semester 8

  • Graduation assignment. Graduation internship.