to design
the future

master degree | digital technology engineering

Two students working for the Master Digital Technology Engineering
Stella Lo Giudice teaching for the Master Digital Technology Engineering
A student working for the Master Digital Technology Engineering
A Artificial Intelligence device for the Master Digital Technology Engineering

master program
digital technology engineering

The Master of Science (MSc) in Digital Technology Engineering is a 2-year program offered by Fontys University of Applied Sciences.
You will get a specialization in Digital Technologies and you will learn about statistics, data analysis, artificial intelligence, and digital product development. You will also learn to consider the product development from a systems engineering perspective, and how to efficiently approach a new design problem.

Become the engineer who crosses disciplines, overseeing the process of product development, product integration, business development and organizational processes! And contribute to a rapidly changing society by driving digital transformation.

Engineer of the future, you in?

Professional Masters

There are two types of Master’s programs in The Netherlands: professional Masters, offered by Universities of Applied Sciences, and scientific Masters, offered by Academic Universities. Although both types of Master’s programs train to the same level, there is a difference in orientation. Professional Master’s programs have a focus on practice-based research, whereas scientific Master’s programs are more focused on research in the academic world.

A graduate is expected to be able to adapt to new knowledge and adopt an inquisitive attitude. Knowledge of a limited field of study is no longer sufficient. Innovations, by and large, take place at the intersections of different disciplines. Professional Master’s programs meet this increasing need for professionals who can operate at these intersections.

why this program?

1. Next generation

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.

Young man focusing intensely on his protoype for a challenge in the Master Program Digital Technology Engineering

2. 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.

A young lady and a young man discussing their approach during the Master Program Digital Technology Engineering

3. Industry Needs

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.

Three young men discussing how to work on their prototype in the Master Program Digital Technology Engineering

4. Real-life challenges

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.

A young man experiencing  a immersive prototype for ADHD during the Master Program Digital Technology Engineering

our collaborators

career opportunities

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

meet the team

Each member of master's team delivers valuable and unique input that contributes to the program from their respective expertises.

Read more about the full
pulsed team and culture.


Personal identity expert

Lorna Minkman teaching for the Master Digital Technology Engineering


Practice-based research expert

Sandra Bedaf teaching for the Master Digital Technology Engineering


Business innovation expert

Jeroen Keijzers teaching for the Master Digital Technology Engineering


Team lead Master's

Peter Biekens teaching for the Master Digital Technology Engineering

Stella Lo

Digital technology expert

Stella Lo Giudice teaching for the Master Digital Technology Engineering

Rens van
der Vorst


Rens van de Vorst teaching for the Master Digital Technology Engineering

how to apply

All applications for our programmes have to be conducted via Studielink is an online portal that allows applicants to apply and maintain their registration whenever they want to.

  • Log in to Studielink.
  • Submit your personal details (please ensure that you use the exact names as stated on id)
  • Add 'New Enrolment Application' and choose choose the correct intake moment.
  • Add your previous education and answer the supplementary questions.

After your enrolment request has been submitted, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Studielink.

Diploma & language

1. A bachelor degree in either: Automotive, Aviation, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Product Design, Logistics Engineering, Aerospace Technology, Maritime Technology, Mechatronics, Human and Technology, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathemetics, Mechanical Engineering, HBO-ICT, Informatics Technical Informatics or Technical Physics. Is your study not mentioned? Contact us and we can talk about possibilities.

2. To be accepted onto the master, you must have a suitable English language qualification:

  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 (with minimum scores of listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 18).
  • IELTS Academic score of 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each element).

Dutch, German and EU-students with a Bachelor degree according to the Diploma list of the Code of Conduct can be exempted from the required IELTS or TOEFL iBT test report. After receipt and verification of the application form, Fontys University will send the enrollment letter / conditional enrollment letter/dismissal letter by email.

Peter Biekens
Peter Biekens for the Master Digital Technology Engineering

Still in doubt?

You’re more than welcome to walk in and talk to us, meet the master’s team, explore our location and ask your questions. We’re available every Friday from 15:00 to 16:00.

Located in Eindhoven, Rachelsmolen 1, Building R10, First floor, Pulsed room.


Part of the application process is an intake. 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.

You will automatically get an e-mail to plan this intake.