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HAN University, MS, Control Systems Engineering



Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee study period Year of study
Full-time Sep months: 18 €8485 Academic year 2018 - 2019

Control systems are part of everyday life and used in the fields of mechatronics and process manufacturing. Steering and controlling of control systems include robotic applications in automation, steering and tracking devices, and high-tech temperature, pressure and volume controllers necessary for chemical processes in industry. Advanced control systems are also applied to sustainable energy-producing installations and sustainable automotive applications.

This course consists of lectures, labs, minor projects and a graduation assignment. You will learn to model and validate complex non-linear systems with multiple inputs and outputs using both white box modeling and system identification. You focus on advanced control applications used in industry, such as robust control, optimal control and adaptive control systems. But you will also learn to apply practical control solutions such as integrator wind-up solutions and a smith predictor.

For the 4th year in a row, the Master in Control Systems Engineering (CSE) at HAN was rated very highly in the 2016 Dutch study guide for Masters courses (Keuzegids Masters). According to the 2016 guide, students are particularly positive about:

  • content
  • practice-oriented research
  • expertise of the lecturers
  • career preparation
  • information services
  • personal contact

This course is supported by companies that provide trainers, share knowledge and facilitate major projects and excursions. These companies include:

  • Shell
  • SKF
  • Tatasteel

Career prospects

Industrial companies are always looking for well-trained professionals in the field of Control Systems Engineering. This Masters course is part of the educational programme at many companies and our industry contacts often have job openings for HAN graduates.

A Master in Control Systems Engineering offers you a wide world of promising career prospects. There are countless job opportunities in the technical branches of industry. But you will also be qualified to work outside the technical sector: your expertise will be welcome in higher education, research institutes and development groups in companies and organisations.


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HAN University of Applied Sciences has two campuses, located in Arnhem and Nijmegen.

Nijmegen is situated on the banks of the river Waal, in the east of The Netherlands, near to the German border, and is the oldest city in Holland - recently celebrating its 2,000th anniversary.

Arnhem, the capital of the province of Gelderland, is only 15km from Nijmegen and lies partially in the hills at the edge of National Park De Veluwe, a striking area of woods and heath. Arnhem is a ‘green’ city, where people take pleasure in living, working and recreation.