Degree structure

The Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering forms part of the TU/e Bachelor College. The program consists of the following:

- your major
- basic (generic) courses
- free electives
- USE (non-technology-related) courses


For the major, you will choose the field in which you wish to work later as an engineer. We offer you a solid foundation in the form of a number of compulsory courses that will give you a wide range of opportunities to work as an engineer in the future. You will also be taught non-technology-related courses, as there is more to an engineer's work than just technology. In addition to your major, you will have a considerable number of free electives (courses that you choose yourself), which will enable you to tailor your program to reflect your interests. 

Duration of your degree

The Bachelor's degree program in Computer Science and Engineering is of 3 years' duration. The subsequent Master's program lasts for 2 years. After passing all of the program components in the first year, you will receive the first-year diploma. After completing your Bachelor's degree, you will carry the title Bachelor of Science (BSc). 

Study load

Each year of the program is divided into 2 semesters (September - January and February - July) and each semester is composed of two quarters of 10 weeks each. During those 10 weeks, you are given lectures, instruction sessions and practical sessions, and you will take examinations during the last 2 weeks. The study load in each year is 42 weeks of 40 hours. As the degree program progresses, the proportion of project-based work will increase and at least 15 hours per week is devoted to self-study. In order to complete the degree program successfully, you need to undertake 1680 hours  per academic year, the majority of which is spent at the university.