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Sensor Technology ( anElectrical and Electronic Engineering major), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Smart cities, smart mobility, smart phones, smart watches… sensor technology is everywhere! The Sensor Technology programme focuses on the use of existing (smart) sensors and their various applications. You will learn how to make the world smarter and safer by using sensors. Just think of the important role that sensors play in domains like healthcare, high-tech systems or energy. Joining our programme means that you will become a skilled professional with a high amount of technical expertise and a thorough understanding of ICT and Electronics. It’s no coincidence, that our innovative programme has been ranked ‘Top Rated Programme’ in the Netherlands for 7 consecutive years (2013-2019).

Career opportunities

Thanks to the rapid technological developments in our society and the major role that sensors play in this, career prospects for graduating students are excellent. Most of our graduates already have job offers before they graduate. You can become an R&D or (software) engineer, a technical consultant, or go on to become a project leader or academic researcher. You may even use your acquired entrepreneurial skills to start your own company.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Sensor Technology is a four year programme that consists of an introductory year, followed by a three-year main phase. Besides theoretical classes, the curriculum includes a wide range of practical labs. You will also work together in small project groups, designing working prototypes and improving existing appliances, products and services in the fields of healthcare, energy, leisure, high tech systems and robotics. You can choose from a wide variety of sensors on the market and implement these into your project designs. Practical instructors will be at hand on a daily basis to support your creative ideas. In addition, you are free to work independently in our electronics/ICT labs, where you can use state-of-the-art equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutters, PCB milling machines and DNA analysers. Demonstrating your prototypes and presenting the design and building process are crucial parts of accomplishing each semester.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Both Dutch and international students are welcome to apply for the bachelor’s programme. To be admitted to the programme you need to be in possession of a secondary school degree, which is the equivalent of the Dutch HAVO diploma. Mathematics and Physics are also requirements for entry into the programme. Because Sensor Technology is taught in English, you may have to prove your English language proficiency, depending on your educational background and nationality.

    For detailed information on admission requirements, please visit the university's website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7900 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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EU/EEA students entering a Dutch higher education bachelor's programme for the first time are eligible to pay half the tuition fee during the first year: €1.071

Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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