Are you an technical Bachelor student looking for a challenging one-year Master programme? Do you want to learn how to deal with complex challenges and innovative methods such as Data Science and Systems Engineering? Then our Next Level Engineering (NLE) programme is for you! You will work in projects and learning teams with fellow highly-motivated students; learning with and from each other.
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The Next Level Engineering programme is challenging, with a study load of at least 40 hours per week. You'll work in teams, with a lot of interaction with your fellow students and the teaching staff. The programme is divided into four ten-week blocks. During each block you'll follow two courses, work (together) on practically oriented research and study in your Learning Team. In the first blocks, you independently prepare for the thesis phase, that will take place in the third and fourth block.


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Personal advice

Do you have any questions? Please contact coördinator Ansfrida Vreeburg via +31 6 28 49 64 20 . We are happy to help you!

Useful to know

Start date September
Application Deadline Non-EU/EEA: 30 April, EU/EEA: 15 July, Dutch: 31 August
Programme level Master of Science (MSc)
Location Padualaan 99 Utrecht
Practical Information Costs, Admission requirements, Housing, Immigration
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During the programme

The course that deal with complex problems are Data Science, Systems Engineering and Complex Systems & Organizations. Beside this, you will develop your professional skills, learn more about performing research and follow Engineering Fundamen- tals. The knowledge and skills you obtain in the programme are applied on the themes that we deem important. Those are related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals such as (but not limited to) health and wellbeing or affordable and sustainable energy.

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After your graduation

After completing HU's Next Level Engineering programme, you will have developed yourself to a technical professional, equipped to design and optimise processes and products for a variety of organisations.. You'll be ready for roles such as Innovator or Technical Consultant, and even for new roles yet to emerge! That is really the Next Level!

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Want to know more?

In our brochure you can read more details about the programme.

How to apply

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Admission requirements

Obviously you have obtained your Bachelor Degree and you have a technical background. You need to be highly motivated and willing to study hard to participate in this programme. Think back to a time where you had your most memorable learning experience; are you up to that for an entire year? An analytical test and an intake interview are part of the application process and will give you an idea about what to expect.


  • Working together

    You are a teamplayer because you know that the best solutions are designed when working in a (diverse) team.

  • Perform under pressure

    You want to be challenged, study hard and can handle unfamiliar parameters and new situations.

  • Maths and statistics

    You are interested in studying maths, statistics and programming, even if you don’t have a lot of experience with it (yet).

"It was appealing that this programme was very practically oriented"

Tjelvar van Zuijlen (23) student
Students working in the work space at HU University of Applied Sciences

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