Smart Devices & Apps

If you are looking for an ambitious and multidisciplinary minor that deepens your knowledge about technology and the Internet of Things, this programme is for you. Most of your time is spent applying existing and new knowledge in a practical project with your fellow students.

The Smart Devices & Apps programme focuses on how our physical world is connected to the 'Internet of Things'. Using sensors, variables from our environment are digitised and collected. From this, conclusions are drawn and fed back to us. How does this inform us about the condition of patients, products or systems, and how can we best use this information?

Useful to know

Start date September
Number of ECTS 30 Dutch Education System
Programme level Minor
Programme code TICT-MSDA
Language of instruction English
Year of study Year 3 or 4
Location Utrecht Science Park

Course content

What do you need to enter this programme? And what can you expect when you apply? In this section you'll find all you need to know!

The Smart Devices & Apps programme is an ambitious and multidisciplinary minor aimed at technology-oriented students who want to explore and expand the frontier of their expertise.

Would you like to know more about this programme or do you have a specific question? Please contact the programme coordinator, Leo van Moergestel.

The programme takes place during one semester and contains the following courses:



Introduction to Internet of Things and Devices


Research Skills


Multidisciplinary Project


  • Affinity with technology
  • Some experience with programming

English CEFR level B2.

Please note: You may be asked to take a language assessment test before the start of the programme. If your English language skills are below the required level, you may not be able to enter the course, as you need to be able to actively participate in (parts of) the programme. In all cases, the programme manager makes the final decision.

Practical information

When you move to a different country to study, there are lots of things to arrange. For instance, where will you live, how much are the costs? Visit the practical information site. Read here for more info about how to arrange housing. A student living in the Netherlands needs about € 800 - 1000 a month to cover living expenses, such as housing, food and transportation. This includes insurances – health insurance is mandatory.

Find out how to apply

Ready for an international adventure?

Why choose HU?

  • Ambitious in-depth programme for tech-savvy students

    This programme challenges you to expand your knowledge and look at how we use technology in a creative, innovative way. Practical application of your skills and knowledge plays a vital part, and you will learn with and from each other.

  • Inspiring international setting

    HU supports your ambitions. Our lecturers will tutor and assist you in making the most of this international programme. During your time in Utrecht, you will meet students from all over the world and make connections to last a lifetime.

  • Utrecht Science Park Campus

    Studying at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht means you get to enjoy all the benefits of our modern campus, Utrecht Science Park (USP). A miniature city with the universities' buildings, student housing, restaurants, cafés, a sports centre, and much more, it enjoys excellent transport links to Utrecht and beyond.

  • Vibrant university city Utrecht

    Beautiful Utrecht has lots of young people and excellent facilities for student life. It has a mediaeval city centre which is small enough to explore by foot or bicycle. Enjoy a drink next to the quaint canals or dine in one of the converted wharf cellars.

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