Laure Peeters giving a presentation about Embrace TEC from Fontys Pulsed.


our approach

The challenges of the 21st Century are far trickier than they were a few decades ago. To solve these 'wicked challenges', there's a need for Self-Directed Professionals who are result-driven, embrace technology and have the ability to work creatively with the people from different disciplines and cultures. Perhaps the most important thing is that they know how to navigate ambiguity in the world of constant change.

We believe that Design-Based Learning is the answer to the question of becoming a Self-Directed Professional.

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Design-Based Learning (DBL)

DBL is an approach that involves students in solving realistic (design) problems while reflecting on the learning process. It emphasises on the designing of activities that resemble real world environments in which students go through several iterations of creating testing and communicating.

In each of our programs, there's a gradual change from learning aimed at control to students working iteratively in a self-managing way.

Our Programs

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who we educate

Pulsers are the ‘next-gen professionals’ who take the lead in implementing digital solutions and integrating disruptive technologies to solve the complex challenges we face today.

By using Design Based Working as an approach, they become proficient in problem solving, empathising with real users, involving other stakeholders through the process and using the strength of prototyping and testing to constantly improve the product. Most importantly, they are not shy to experiment and dare to fail.

Pulsers - see technology as an enabler of opportunities and Entrepreneurship as an enabler of collaboration to spark the engine of change.

Fontys Pulsed Embrace alumni listening intently

not a minor
a major leap

Embrace TEC (technology + entrepreneurship + creativity)

A hot international program that blends cultures, disciplines and experiences. We are enrolling now.

Embrace TEC
Fontys Pulsed Embrace alumni pitching his project

change the
course of life

Empower TEC (full-time 30 ECTS)

A one-of-its kind educational program designed for students who have dropped out of their major and are figuring out what’s the next step.

Empower TEC
Fontys Pulsed Embrace alumni building a prototype using Lego Mindstorm

ready to design
the future

Master DTE - Coming Soon

Digital Technology Engineering - Our brand new international Masters. A full-time one-year program that tackles the challenges posed by digital transformation.

masters DTI

Pulsed for Good - Create Meaningful Change

'Pulsed for Good' challenges focus on solutions to our current social dilemmas.

While working on these challenges, students get to experience worlds that are so nearby in daily lives yet often hidden far away. Think about lonely elderly homes, homeless people, people with disabilities or public environments where people have to deal with unsafe situations. By working with ‘real’ users in real contexts, students gain first hand impressions, that help shape their personal identity and future professional choices. 

Pulsed for Good - is a perfect platform to figure what kind of difference you want to make in the world. 


EMBRACE/EMPOWER programs, can now also be followed fully online for 30 ECTS.