By providing students with a thorough knowledge of both theory and practice, this master's program enables graduates to find the right balance between a formal mathematical basis and attractive, realistic applications.
Elective courses give you the chance to deepen or broaden your knowledge. In consultation with your supervisor, you choose your specialization from a list of more than 30 courses. This provides ample opportunities for specialization in many different areas.
Additionally, you choose 15 EC of free electives from within the total range of master courses at the TU/e. You may also combine courses from TU Delft or UTwente in your program. Within the electives you may choose 5 EC of accreditation courses within the first quartile to brush up any gaps in your knowledge.
At the beginning of the second year you start an internship (15 credit points). You follow your internship, preferably abroad, at one of the many university Systems & Control groups that are worldwide. The international contacts at the TU / e can also guarantee a high-quality academic environment here.
For international students the project is most often carried out at the TU/e. In consultation with the supervisor it is sometimes possible to work at another research institute or in industry.
Most of the second year consists of the graduation project (45 credits). While a theoretical project is a possibility, students are encouraged to do experimental work. It is indispensable for a control engineer to experience a research project, because it enables them to validate the theoretical work. Primarily, you will gain experience in modeling, analysis, and/or design of a new control system or to explore new research questions. You will learn the drawbacks and pitfalls of exploring unknown territories and understand that abstraction and simplification are the main tools for success.
Graduation work consists of your master project, a report, an abstract of the report and a presentation. You can opt to carry out research within one of the Systems and Control research groups at the TU/e or in a company or research institute. TU/e has numerous contacts with Dutch industry and knowledge institutes such as ASML, Océ, Philips, Shell and TNO (Netherlands organization for Applied Scientific Research).
Research groups Systems and Control
Control Systems Technology
The mission of the CST group is to develop new methods and tools in the area of Systems Theory, Control Engineering and Mechatronics. The...
Dynamics and Control
Our mission is to conduct high-level research in the area of Dynamics and Control, with the emphasis on modeling, analysis and control of...
The research field of CS is the area of dynamic modelling and model-based control of complex dynamic systems.
Electromechanics and Power Electronics (EPE)
The mission of the EPE group is to carry out fundamental research on electromechanics, power electronics and motion systems.