Electrical & Electronic Engineering

  • 4 year
  • English
  • Bachelor
  • Full-time
Eindhoven

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, within the themes 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 a personal guidance and projects that can 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.
 

Welcome to our building: Nexus

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

 

How 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
 

Studying at Fontys

How does your study time looks like at Fontys School of 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 the whole thing 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 the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required is explained in the table below:

TEST Bachelor's students
IELTS 6.0 (academic level)
TOEFL paper 550
TOEFL computer 213
TOEFL internet 79/80
TOEIC* 670
Cambridge ESOL FCE-C (from 169)

* only if the units 'Speaking and Writing' and 'Listening and Reading' have been passed succesfully.

The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

Exemptions

Some applicants can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test results:

  • Candidates with a Dutch mbo-4, havo- or vwo-diploma
  • EEA/EU candidates with diplomas from certain countries are exempted from the language test. Find the list of diplomas and countries here
  • Applicants whose previous education was English-taught, and taken in a country in which English is an official language
  • Applicants whose mother tongue is English.

The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

  • 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 the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required is explained in the table below:

TEST Bachelor's students
IELTS 6.0 (academic level)
TOEFL paper 550
TOEFL computer 213
TOEFL internet 79/80
TOEIC* 670
Cambridge ESOL FCE-C (from 169)

* only if the units 'Speaking and Writing' and 'Listening and Reading' have been passed succesfully.

The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

Exemptions

Some applicants can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test results:

  • Candidates with a Dutch mbo-4, havo- or vwo-diploma
  • EEA/EU candidates with diplomas from certain countries are exempted from the language test. Find the list of diplomas and countries here
  • Applicants whose previous education was English-taught, and taken in a country in which English is an official language
  • Applicants whose mother tongue is English.

The level of English proficiency must always meet the entry requirements for the chosen Fontys course. Fontys always reserves the right to require a language proficiency test for all categories of applicants.

Visa

As a non-EU/EEA student, the Netherlands will require an Entry Visa* (MVV) and a Residence Permit. Fontys will apply on behalf of its students for these documents. We recommend you start the process early, i.e. approximately three months before you plan to enter the Netherlands.

*except nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, South Korea, the USA and Vatican City State.
  • For students of Dutch nationality (with Dutch secondary school diploma):

MBO 4-, HAVO- or VWO- diploma with Mathematics and Physics.

  • 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 Dutch students

For the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required. As an applicant with a Dutch MBO-4, HAVO- or VWO-diploma you can be exempted from submitting the language proficiency test.

Costs

The tuition fees indicator helps you to determine the tuition rate for your situation. The information and tuition rates from this indicator are without engagement.

For the 2021-2022 academic year, you can count on a one-time discount on tuition fees from the ‘Nationaal Programma Onderwijs’. Do you want to know what this means for you personally? Check the tuition fees indicator to see how high your tuition fees are for academic year 2021-2022.

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

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.



    Fontys currently offers several scholarships for Non-Eu / Non-EEA students. You might also be eligible for other scholarships not provided by Fontys. These can be found on Grantfinder.nl

    Paying in instalments

    Collection will take place 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 done 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 paymentletter 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. 

    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. 

    Although Fontys does not have its own campus dorms, it has established cooperation’s with a number of different accommodations agencies and landlords. Through such cooperation’s, Fontys can provide guidance in finding accommodation for the first semester or academic year at Fontys.

    Costs of accommodation in the city of Eindhoven will vary between 450 and 650 Euro per month.

    Click here for more detailed information about finding accommodation.

     

    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 will offer a master's degree in Digital Technology Engineering as of February 2022. For more information visit fontys.nl/mdte

    Agreements have been made with TU/e for an hbo top programme, which makes it easy to move on to a master's programme at the university.

     

    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 2022

    EU Non-EU
    February intake 15 December 15 November
    September intake 15 June 15 May

    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 2022 or September 2022).
    • 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 submitted, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Studielink.

    Do you have a question about your application?

    Contact us

     

    More about Electrical and Electronic Engineering (English)

    We are very sorry to inform you that due to the Covid-19 restriction in the Netherlands, Fontys unfortunately has had to cancel all 'Meet us on campus' activitiesin November. This Friday evening, the government will announce additional measures for education, events and meetings in large groups. Fontys takes its social responsibility seriously and follows government measures.

    Of course, we want to help you as much as possible in making the right study choice. Want to know when the next open days? will be? Click on the button below.

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    Then sign up for 'Meet the student'. Our students are ready for you online!

    Do you have a specific question about this programme? We are happy to help you!

    The situation and guidelines resulting from the corona pandemic are constantly changing, also for higher education. One thing we know for sure: in the new academic year we will have to observe the 1.5 metre distance rule in our buildings and on campus for the time being. We are adapting our education accordingly so that a good mix of face to face education on location and online education is created.
    We carefully consider which form of education is best suited to each course, each subject and even each component.