master digital technology engineering
Our upcoming new international Master's is a cross between the disciplines of Engineering and ICT. A full-time two-year program that trains students to become ‘digital technology engineers’. These result oriented professionals are capable of applying most up-to-date digital technologies for new solutions and are able to help companies and organizations deal with the challenges posed by rapid digital transformation.
Engineer of the future
intakes are open meet the team
Below you will see our diverse team who have served as valuable parts to the Master's for all of their respective expertises.
master program Lorna Minkman
expert Sandra Bedaf
expert Stella Lo Giudice
expert Jeroen Keijzers
expert Rens van der Vorst
engineering, ICT & technical physics graduates
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Upon successful completion of the Master’s degree, you will be a digital technology engineer who can implement and integrate digital technology solutions and contribute to the digital transformation of organizations.
Digital transformation & modern education
The program gives you the opportunity to gain deep knowledge and skills in the digital technology domain, while also learning about systems engineering and practice-based research. You learn to develop solutions for complex problems posed by the digital transformation.
The representatives of international companies, research centers and educational institutions have actively taken part in the design and creation of this Master’s program. This education applies directly to the industry’s needs and fills the real gap in the current job market.
We facilitate a stimulating learning environment in which you will work on real-life challenges, using technical and soft skills such as collaboration, feedback and reflection. You will use the design-based working process, to move from problem, to idea, to product.
Find out all about the details that you need to know of the Master program in this overview below. As you would expect a more detailed explanation of the two years, and on top of that also our approach towards education.
During the Master program, courses will be given for all of the four learning lines you will be following. The learning lines ensure that you develop knowledge and skills in: Digital Technologies Systems Engineering Practice-Based Research Design-Based Working educational approach: Design Based-Learning
The Design-Based Learning approach enables you to solve realistic (design) problems while reflecting on your own learning. It emphasizes planning and designing essential activities in the design of products and realization of ideas within authentic (technical) environments. Within this design process you make decisions about the steps to take and are constantly iterating. As a result, you get increasingly better at generating specifications, making predictions, experiencing and creating solutions, testing and communicating.
Overall, you work in a self-directed manner within the Design-Based Learning approach and reflect on the constructive (learning) process. We believe that Design-Based Learningis the answer to the question of how to become a self-directed professional. year 1
The first year of the Master's consists of three open-ended challenges that are alternated with weeks of integration, reflection and testing: the so called ‘between weeks’. During the between weeks, you reflect on how you have applied the theoretical frameworks and the educational offerings in the learning lines to the challenges. The third challenge will be performed while you are working at a company.
Data retrieval, basic processing and data visualization
Understanding perspectives in systems engineering
Practice-based research - basic skills
Create and make choices
AI: hands-on machine learning and neural networks
Designing a value proposition
Collecting & analyzing data
Deep dive into data analysis: mastering the state-of-the-art
Optimizing and improving product design in an organizational context
Communicating research results
Human centered approaches
The second year of the Master’s program is composed of one open-ended challenge. While the rest will be part of the graduation phase in which preliminary research for the graduation project takes place, and finally the graduation project itself (20 weeks). The open-ended challenge and preliminary research phase in the second year are also alternated with between weeks of integration, reflection and testing. The graduation project will be completed while working at a company.
Smart devices - sensors & embedded software
Developing solutions: how to make a product successful
Visualizing your process
Human centered approaches
The graduation phase consists of the preliminary research and the graduation project. The goal of the preliminary research project is to prepare yourself in six weeks for your graduation project. In pairs, you will do (desk) research, explore and determine what your design approach will be, and come up with a conceptual research strategy for your graduation project. You will get support from one of the coaches and you can make use of expert feedback when working on this project.
During your graduation project, you work in a project group on a real and relevant design question within the context of – and brought in by – an organization that is confronted with a digital transformation. You will develop a digital solution that provides an appropriate answer to the given problem of the organisation, taking stakeholder and system requirements into account. time for reflection
The four open-ended challenges are alternated with weeks of integration reflection and testing: the so called ‘between weeks’. These between weeks offer you the possibility to reflect on how you have integrally applied the theoretical frameworks and the educational offerings in the learning lines to the challenges.
The digital technology engineer is a type of professional that can be described through the T-shaped professional model.
BROADThe horizontal bar of the T represents the breadth of expertise, such as the ability to engage with other experts across a variety of systems and intellectual and disciplinary cultures. DEEPThe vertical part of the T represents a depth of expertise in a specific knowledge domain.
Companies are calling for these T-shaped professionals with in-depth knowledge of one discipline and a broad knowledge base in adjacent areas, general business or entrepreneurial fields. We envision the T-shaped digital technology engineer as a professional who is able to communicate and understand the experts, while having a development-driven and entrepreneurial mindset.
As a digital technology engineer, you need to be on top of societal and global changes in your quest to shape the future. To achieve this, you’ll need a certain personal and professional attitude. As an individual, you already have many unique characteristics. From your cultural background, you can collaborate with others, utilizing your unique talents and those of others.
During the Master, you will be guided by a coach in a process that pays attention to the development of your personal and professional identity as a digital technology engineer. In a small group of students and a coach, you will reflect on your personal and professional development, and integrate knowledge, skills and this attitude in a safe learning environment.
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As a Master's graduate, you are results-oriented and you can deal with a high degree of uncertainty, complexity and interdependence.
You can apply and integrate digital technologies, while taking a leading role in the innovation of existing products and/or services and in the change of production and organizational processes. To achieve your goals, you combine your advanced technical knowledge (hardware, software and analytical skills) with your ability to communicate with and assess the needs of the various stakeholders. junior positions Test engineer Production engineer Process engineer Design engineer Business process analyst And many more medior/senior positions Product owner Project manager Project lead NPI PI production engineer Field support engineer Again, many more possibilities
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how to apply
Before you apply for the master, each student will
need to do an intake interview with Lorna. The goal of the intake is to manage each other’s expectations and check whether the purpose and program profile of the master’s is clear to you. You can find out if you have the right mindset, such as open-mindedness and willingness to develop. After the intake, you’ll receive an advice on whether the Master’s is a good fit for you. Are you interested? Send me an email.