Engineering Systems: Control Systems Part-time

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The program starts 1 September 2023 and 1 September 2024

The part-time Control Systems master track teaches you about advanced control systems and techniques. Take your technical skills to the next level and learn every aspect of the control process from design to evaluation. Your HAN master degree enables you to lead today’s innovation processes.

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Why study Control Systems at HAN?

Ready for the future

You participate in research on the interface between energy and mobility conducted by various HAN research groups.

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Career opportunities

Utility companies, engineering firms, higher education, research institutes or R&D departments; you’re in high demand everywhere.

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Top support

Gain support through guest lecturers and projects from top companies like KEMA, TENNET, Alliander, Shell, IPCOS and OMRON.

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Who is this master for?

This part-time master program is for:

  • EU/EER, Swiss or Surinamese citizens
  • Expats with a valid Dutch residence permit
  • Refugees with a valid Dutch residence permit

Don’t fit into one of these categories? Unfortunately, you can’t apply for the part-time program. But you can apply for the full-time program.

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Your growthSkills and future job prospects

Control systems are essential in mechatronics and process manufacturing. As a control systems engineer, you know all about robotic applications in automation, steering and tracking devices. Along with high-tech temperature, pressure and volume controllers for chemical processes in industry. Your skills are in high demand!


Learn these skills during the program:

  • Project management
  • Applied research
  • Communication, reporting and presenting


Positions you’re qualified for with this master degree:

  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
  • Lead Control Systems Engineer
  • Gas Turbine Control System Senior Project Engineer
  • Advanced Research Engineer

Why invest in a master?Info for employers

Master students gain experience in professional practice, which they bring to the program in the form of actual case studies. This way, HAN’s master program curriculums reflect what’s happening in the professional field. Learn more about the benefits of this program for employers.


Student experiencesWhy study Control Systems?

The programWhat do you learn?

The Control Systems master is part of the Master in Engineering Systems. Your 1st year, you take the modules Systems Modeling and Applied Control. In the 2nd year you choose 2 elective modules. Your 3rd year revolves around your graduation project. This is where you research a control systems issue in your own work practice and write a comprehensive report or article about it.

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Part of the Master in Engineering Systems

Control Systems is a track within the Master in Engineering Systems. So when you apply on Studielink you choose Engineering Systems. Then you indicate the track you wish to follow. In this case, Control Systems. Other tracks in the Master in Engineering Systems are: Sustainable Energy, Automotive Systems and Embedded Systems.

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A good balance Study, work and private life

Combining a study with work and private life takes some getting used to. But organize it properly and it's easier than you think. You get so much more in return!

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Choose how you want to studyPart-time or full-time

You can also take on a full-time Control Systems master. Then you follow a 1.5-year program. Comparing full-time to part-time? Arrange a meeting with us to see which suits you best – no strings attached.

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The Dutch way of learning

The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at Dutch universities like HAN, you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions. To give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative. And to discover things for yourself.

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Contact us

Contact us at HAN Technical Masters.
We're happy to help with all your questions!

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Monday to Friday: 8:30 - 16:30

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Telephone number: +31 26 36 58 215

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