Master Control Systems Engineering

HAN University of Applied Sciences

Program Description

Master Control Systems Engineering

HAN University of Applied Sciences

Applying knowledge to the industrial environment

HAN's Masters course in Control Systems Engineering provides you with cutting-edge knowledge and techniques that can be directly used in an industrial environment.

Complex processes require advanced control systems. This Masters course focuses on advanced regulating systems used in industry, such as optimal and model predictive control devices and multi-variable non-linear control devices. You also learn about the latest methods of statistical analysis. Upon graduation you will be ready for a specialised career in systems engineering.

Cooperation with companies and other universities

Associated large industries and specialised companies all acknowledge the constant need for control systems engineers with a Masters qualification. This is reflected in the support given by companies like DNV GL (KEMA), Shell, IPCOS, OMRON, SKF and Tatasteel, who share their knowledge by providing trainers and facilitate many of our major projects and excursions.

HAN also cooperates with other institutes and universities, such as Delft University of Technology, Wageningen University, Eindhoven University of Technology and Artemis/Edulab. As a result, teaching and laboratory facilities can be shared and students can benefit from guest lecturers. This also enables the level and content of the course to be continuously monitored. The course is recognised and supported by the Royal Institute of Engineers in the Netherlands.

International focus

This course is unique in the Netherlands in that it focuses on the translation of skills and knowledge taught at university to the real world. Many of our graduation projects are carried out in association with multinational companies and the course itself has a truly international focus with students from all over the world.

Master of Engineering in Control Systems

Students completing the course with a graduation project (thesis) will be awarded the title Master of Science which is acknowledged worldwide. Completion of the course curriculum (without thesis) will entitle you to a postgraduate certificate.

Full-time or part-time course taught in English

The Masters course in Control Systems Engineering is taught entirely in English. You can combine your work and studies by choosing the part-time option. If you opt for studying full-time in the Netherlands, we will help you find a work placement position.

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course need a Bachelors degree in Engineering or a related technical discipline, with a GPA of 2.8 or higher based on a 4.0 scale.

Sufficient level of English

As well as having a Bachelors degree, you will also need to be proficient in English. You will need one of the following:

  • TOEFL score of 550 or more
  • IELTS score of 6.0 or more
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English


If you have doubts about whether you possess the required level of mathematics, you can work on some extra mathematics modules at home before the course starts.


If you can demonstrate that you have already covered certain units in the curriculum, you may receive exemption from some of the taught components of the course. All candidates with sufficient academic or field experience may indicate this in their application.

HAN Masters Automotive Systems and Control Systems Engineering cost €2006 per year for EU/EEA students starting September 2017

The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences has granted funding to the Master Automotive Systems and Control System Engineering of HAN University of Applied Sciences. The uniqueness and high quality of these English-taught technical masters are among the many reasons on which the funding was based. This will result in lower tuition fees for EU/EEA students starting one of these Masters in September 2017, namely € 2,006/year.

To calculate the tuition fee which applies to specific situations please use the tuition fee calculator on the HAN website.

HAN Master courses have a strong practical focus and take place in a small-scale set-up. From the start, Masters students are strongly linked to their professional field. They solve complex problems or implement innovations using their skills in critical thinking and academic research.

Both masters are taught as an International Class Room with students from all over the world. This helps professionals to further their careers in an international environment.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 1, 2017
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 4, 2017
16 - 18 months
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Netherlands - Arnhem
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