Programmes

Study structure and curriculum

In the first year you follow courses and projects in three study programs. In the first semester you will focus on basic ICT related subjects; from the second semester you will focus on more subjects relates to either ICT & Software Engineering, ICT & Business or ICT & Technology. In the second year you will spend 3 days of classes in your chosen study program and 2 days in 1 or 2 specializations of your choice. You will also work on projects offered by ICT companies. At the end of the second year, you can decide what your final specialization will be. In the third year you will do your first internship for six months. The last semester of the fourth year will be your graduation semester in a company. All classes are offered in English. The study program ICT has a total number of around 600 international students. 

How many hours a week you will need to spend on your studies?

  • 20 hours of lectures / classes
  • 8 hours on projects/assignments
  • 15 hours of self-study

How is the study program organized?

Theory: 40%
Self study: 40%
Practical work: 20%

How do the other years look like?

At the end of the first year you are introduced to our specializations which are consistent with the latest developments in ICT. This guarantees that your study program is always up-to-date.

Study programs

After the first semester you make a choice for a study program. You can choose from:

  • ICT & Business
  • ICT & Software Engineering
  • ICT & Technology

After the second semester next to your chosen study program you will choose 1 or 2 exciting specializations.
These specializations cover the latest developments in ICT. Fontys ICT has developed an intensive cooperation with more than 60 leading ICT companies in the region. This cooperation results in the latest ICT developments and if required leading to new specializations. So are you sure that your ICT study program is always up to date and fits in well with what employers expect from you as an ICT graduate.

  • Bachelor ICT & Business

    Nowadays Business processes make use of ICT more and more and Business IT-specialists know how to apply ICT in organizations to achieve their objectives. A Business IT-specialist knows how to analyze organizations and business processes but is also able to give advice on solutions and transfer these solutions into design and – also important – to implement their designs.

    Business Information Technology is a wide study field focussed on business processes and how to improve these processes by using ICT and also to make them quicker, cheaper and more client friendly. A Business IT-specialist can build bridges and knows how to cooperate and communicate: with management and the clients to find out what the organization is looking for. This means working together with ICT-developers who realize the solutions developed by the Business IT-specialist and the users who have to work with them. This programme leads to the International Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Information & Communication Technology (CROHO: HBO-ICT). Our students are trained to become all-round IT-experts in Business Information Technology. With the knowledge and skills obtained at Fontys University students can work as high-level Information System Analysts and managers in the IT sector.

    What will you do at ICT & Business?

    1st year of study

    In the first year the program is for 75% the same as for the students who choose ICT & Software Engineering. From the 2nd semester you will do extra subjects related to business analysis tools.

    2nd year of study

    In the second year subjects such as are given:

    • International Business Orientation
    • Management
    • Economics, Law
    • International Marketing
    • Export Operations

    Subjects per semester ICT & Business

    • Find more details about the subjects: here.
    Subjects Semester 1 Subjects Semester 2
    Year 1 Mathematics 1, 2 Professional Orientation/Personal Development 1,2
    Programming in C# 1, 2 Business Economics 1,2
    Databases 1, 2 Web Development 1,2
    Introduction Dutch language and culture 1, 2 Statistics
    Fundamentals for ICT Students 1, 2 Project P-Phase
    Project Management Programming C# Business
    ICT Assessment Excel
    Year 2 System Development 1,2 BI-Dutch
    Networking B IT Service Management
    Quality Principles System Development 3,4
    User Interface Design Professional Orientation/Development 3
    E-Business
    Data Warehousing
    Databases 3,4
    Prince
    OOD Business
    Year 3 Internship MINOR (free choice)
    Year 4 Enterprise Resources – Business Intelligence Final project: graduation internship

  • Bachelor ICT & Software

    This 4-year study programme is an international programme, leading to the international Bachelor degree in ICT. It is a university programme conducted in English intended for the professional field of Software Engineering. With the knowledge and skills found at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, in the faculty of ICT students can work as high-level engineers in the ICT sector. This programme leads to the International Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Information & Communication Technology (croho: hbo-ict).

    What will you do at ICT & Software?

    1st year of study

    In the first year ICT offers theoretical subjects and practical laboratory training in several subjects including:

    • Programming in C#
    • Mathematics
    • Computer systems
    • Databases
    • Internet applications
    • Communication

    2nd year of study (core phase)

    In the second year in depth software engineering subjects are given, like:

    • Programming in C
    • System Development
    • Object Oriented Design
    • Client Server Application
    • Operating Systems

    Subjects per semester ICT & Software

    • Find more details about the subjects: here.
    Subjects Semester 1 Subjects Semester 2
    Year 1 Mathematics 1, 2 Professional Orientation/Personal Development 1,2
    Programming in C# 1, 2 Databases 3
    Databases 1, 2 Web Development 1,2
    Introduction Dutch language and culture 1, 2 Programming in C# 3,4
    Fundamentals for ICT Students 1, 2 Project P-Phase
    Project Management Mathematics 3
    ICT Assessment
    Year 2 Object Oriented Development 1 Operating Systems 1,2
    Networking Software System development 3,4
    System development 1,2 Project Core-Phase
    User Interface Design Android 1,2
    Databases 4 Professional Orientation/Development 3
    Cryptography Design Patterns
    Client Server Applications
    Web Applications 3
    Year 3 Internship MINOR (free choice)
    Year 4 Trends & Hypes Final project: graduation internship
    Project E-phase

  • Bachelor ICT & Technology

    If you look around you, software is everywhere. Nowadays you will find software in almost every device, from a television to a heart-defribilator and from a watch to an elevator. Within our Bachelor programme ICT & Technology we focus on writing software for all of these devices. You will learn about the complete software life cycle:

    • Translate the requirements from future users into a software design
    • Implement the software design with a programming language (e.g. in C# )
    • Test the code and write user manuals

    We will train you to become an expert in software development, especially in the so-called embedded software. This programme leads to the International Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Information & Communication Technology (CROHO: HBO-ICT). With your knowledge you will be able to find a job very easily in a technology-oriented, international company in the Netherlands.

    What will you do at ICT & Technology?

    1st year of study

    The first year the programme is the same as for the students who choose ICT & Software.

    2nd year of study

    In the second year in depth software engineering subjects are given, like:

    • Programming in Java
    • Programming in C++
    • Object Oriented Design
    • Embedded Software
    • Client Server Application
    • Operating Systems

    Subjects per semester ICT & Technology

    • Find more details about the subjects: here.
    Subjects Semester 1 Subjects Semester 2
    Year 1 Mathematics 1, 2 Professional Orientation/Personal Development 1,2
    Programming in C# 1, 2 Embedded 1,2
    Databases 1, 2 Web Development 1
    Introduction Dutch language and culture 1, 2 Programming in C# 3,4
    Fundamentals for ICT Students 1, 2 Project P-Phase
    Project Management Mathematics 3
    ICT Assessment
    Year 2 Object Oriented Development 1,2 Operating Systems 1,2
    Networking Technology Embedded Linux
    Programming in C 1 Programming in C 2
    Feedback Control Systems Android 1
    Embedded Systems 3,4 Client server applications
    Cryptography Distributed Embedded Systems
    Web Applications 2 Embedded Systems Project
    Applied Linear Algebra Industrial Automation
    Professional Orientation/Development 3
    Year 3 Internship Technology semester 6
    Year 4 MINOR (free choice) Final project: graduation internship