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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

Design-Based Learning, or DBL in short 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.

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.

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not a minor
a major leap

Embrace TEC: Technology + Entrepreneurship + Creativity is our hot and popular international program that blends cultures, disciplines and experiences. We are enrolling now.

  • 1 semester
  • two semesters per year
  • blended education
  • full credits: 30 ECTS
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change the
course of life

Empower TEC: Technology + Entrepreneurship + Creativity is one-of-its kind educational program designed for students who have dropped out of their major and are figuring out what the next step will be

  • 1 semester
  • start moment every 3 weeks
  • 30 ECTS study load
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Fontys Pulsed Embrace alumni building a prototype using Lego Mindstorm
to design
the future

Digital Technology Engineering is our brand new international and professional Master's. A two-year long technical program that tackles the challenges posed by this world's digital transformation.

  • master of science degree
  • practice-based research
  • two years - 120 ECTS
  • full-time program
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be the creator
of tomorrow

This Associate degree for Engineering is the latest program in our portfolio and is still being developed. The first start moment is planned for September 2022.

Once the program is live we will begin offering the next generation a solid-start towards becoming the professional engineers they aim to be.

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Two young ladies building a prototype during the Associate degree of Engineering
Fontys Pulsed Embrace alumni building a prototype using Lego Mindstorm
energise your
next development

(Re)boost is a program for Fontys employees. It is an efficient and powerful program made especially for employees of Fontys that want to develop themselves and need a (re)boost.

This program helps you step out of the regular day to day hustle. To stand still, to hit the breaks and to come back to your core values that make you unique.

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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, playful toddlers, homeless people, people with disabilities or public environments where people have to deal with unsafe situations. By working with ‘real’ people in authentic 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. 

Pulsed students loading up donated goods from the Donate With Dignity challenge that aims to help Lebanon
Pulsed students talking to seniors and showing off their shitty robots
Pulsed students hang up a promotional banner for the Donate With Dignity challenge that aims to help Lebanon
Pulsed students talking to kids and showing off their shitty robots