The field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has many practical applications, for example in healthcare, the automotive industry, sustainable energy and the processing industry. This course will give you all the necessary theory and skills to become an engineer. In this profession you often work in a team with other engineers and people from other disciplines. If you specialise in Embedded Systems (ES) you will design, build and test intelligent systems and smart devices. If your focus is on Industrial and Power Systems (IPS) you will design smart solutions in industrial automation.
Your 1st year will give you a solid foundation in all the current topics in the field of electrical and electronic engineering. By the end of the 1st semester, youre ready to delve into your area of specialisation:
Right from the start you go hands-on, applying what youve learned during individual and group projects. This approach gives you invaluable practical skills: not just the technical skills that every engineer needs, but also social and communicative skills.
In the 3rd year you will do a work placement at a research institute or company of your choice. The work placement aims to develop your professional knowledge and skills, and prepares you for the job market. Before embarking on this exciting challenge, you get a thorough preparation programme that tackles all the important aspects of the work placement. With the IPS specialisation, you might do your work placement at TenneT, one of Europes top five electricity transmission system operators. If youre specialising in ES you could go to Prodrive, an electronic and mechatronic solutions firm.
In the 4th year you follow a minor, an elective semester aimed at broadening or deepening your interests and skills. If you like, you can stay close to home by choosing one of HANs excellent practice-based minors:
As an electrical engineer, you can choose from any number of employers in both the commercial and public sector. You could work in industries such as product manufacturing, electro-technical companies, oil and gas processing, food processing or the energy sector.
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