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Associate Degree  |  Engineering

Become the human-driven

creator of tomorrow.

Human-centred engineering
is all about making humankind
the core of the solution.

The Associate Degree in Engineering fully ignites the inner spark for conscious craftsmanship. Technical innovations and ongoing development of materials and manufacturing technologies helped us build a world where everything is makeable. A perception that consequently also led to a consume & dump society. As a result of current global issues and a social and generational shift in sustainable thinking, now more than ever, there is a universal need for conscious engineers able to connect design and craftsmanship.

With the main focus on personal and professional growth, students tackle exciting challenges that lead to meaningful, practical products with society-changing power. At the same time, the associate degree lets them play a powerful and valuable part in translating strategy into explicit action.

Graduated, long summer ahead, and then what? Want to eventually put your passion for technology and innovation to professional use? But is the thought of another four years of old-fashioned studying less than appealing? Aren’t you in luck! With the Fontys Pulsed Associate degree engineering course, it will only take 2 years to become an in-demand all-round engineer. Dare to take on the practical challenge and leap to your future?

Uhm, what makes an engineer an engineer?

Being an engineer is nothing less than being the essential link between the technology and the user. As awesome as an innovation may sound, it’s useless when it’s not working or needed. Your job is to help design and build technical solutions that truly make a difference. That makes our world more sustainable, our lives easier, and people happier.

You lend a helping hand to all kinds of businesses: high-tech companies, hospitals, multinationals, or start-ups. As a technical designer, project manager, or as your own boss, with your smashing innovation.

Looks like your future plan?

But how do you get from here to there? Through Fontys Pulsed! From day one, it’s straight to real-world practice. And real-world networking. That’s because the course is built around sizeable challenges to complete with and at organisations within the high-tech Brainport region.

You meet these exciting challenges as a team or a pair, and sometimes you tackle them alone. Along the way, you learn all about various industries, users, and technical disciplines. One challenge you are designing a technical solution to optimise healthcare: the next challenge you’re creating your own product. From business idea to prototype to end result. Are you setting up your own business during your final challenge, or will you make yourself indispensable to your dream company? It’s all up to you.

Sounds great … and tough?

No stress! We mix these challenging hands-on weeks with calmer slow, cooking weeks. Together, we’ll work on your personal and professional growth during these weeks. Fontys Pulsed is all about discovering, developing, and applying your unique talents. Once you graduate from Pulsed, technical and non-technical companies are lining up for you. Now that’s a relaxing thought at the start of your holiday!


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What is an Associate Degree?

An Associate Degree is a practical, 2-year higher education program (level 5). It falls between a mbo-diploma and a bachelor's degree. This allows you to boost your job prospects without immediately committing to a full four-year bachelor's program.

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