Pre-Master's program Electrical Engineering 2018-2019

Since 1985 the Department of Electrical Engineering offers a standard program for hbo Bachelors (Higher Vocational Education). This program is divided into a pre-Master’s program of 30 credits and a subsequent 120 credits Master's degree program for hbo Bachelors. The Department of Electrical Engineering also offers a pre-Master’s program for university Bachelors with a Bachelor’s degree program in a related field.

Pre-Master's program for hbo Bachelors

The pre-Master’s program for hbo Bachelors is a deficiency-resolving program to bridge the gap in theoretical knowledge between hbo and university and consists of 5 Mathematics and 3 Electrical Engineering courses (30 credits). Pre-Master’s students have to complete the pre-Master’s program before they can continue in the Master's degree program for hbo Bachelors.

Pre-Master’s program for university Bachelors

The pre-Master’s program for university Bachelors is a deficiency-resolving program for non-EE Bachelors to bridge the gap in theoretical knowledge of Electrical Engineering and consists of 6 Electrical Engineering courses (30 credits). Pre-Master’s students have to complete the pre-Master’s program of university Bachelors before they can continue in the Master's degree program of Electrical Engineering.

Study progress requirement

The pre-Master’s program of 30 credits has to be completed within the first year (max. two semesters), otherwise the student is not allowed to continue in the Master's degree program. Furthermore, the student is not allowed in the pre-Master’s program for a period of three years. The study progress requirement does not apply to students who have submitted a request to the ESA to withdraw before March 1 and who have not re-registered for another pre-Master’s program at TU/e. As soon as the pre-Master’s program is successfully completed, the student is admitted to the master and can start with the Master's degree program.

Pre-Master’s students shall receive a written pre-recommendation on their study progress before March 1. This pre-recommendation serves as a warning in the event that the student is making insufficient study progress. At the end of the pre-Master’s set term, students shall receive a binding written study progress decision relating to their Master program. The study progress decision is

  1. positive if the pre-Master’s student has passed the complete pre-Master’s program within the set term
  2. and it is negative if the pre-Master’s student has failed to meet the provisions stated under 1).