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Advanced Sensor Applications

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English (100%)
48 months
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Type of institution
University of Applied Sciences

Program description

Sensors help break skating- and swimming records, take on nursing tasks and make driving safer. Faster than we think. Sensor technology is conquering the world.

Sensors are the senses of computers. They measure a value (like distance) and pass this on to a computer. Based on these measurements, the computer carries out an predefined action, such as pulling the breaks. For example, a car stops in time, when the distance to an object become too short.

The Bachelor program Advanced Sensor Applications educates engineers to the Dutch HBO-level within the knowledge domain of Sensor Technology. Sensor Technology is an engineering profile in which the tradition professional disciplines such as Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, ICT, Technical Business Administration and Human Technology are combined. Consequently, graduate Sensor Technologists have a much broader position in the professional field, in comparison with other engineers. In a number of consultations with the industry (representatives from internal companies) the most important future areas of work have been identified, as well as the most relevant knowledge and skills required and where the focus of a Sensor Technologist within the domain of engineering should lie. The Sensor Technologist has been defined as an engineer who utilizes his or her competencies mainly for the development of innovative applications with the aid of sensors.

Advanced Sensor Applications Practice

You learn about the different kind of sensors that are available and how they can be applied. During practical lessons, existing sensors can be used to design and build new applications. The education program works closely with leading partners such as Astron, NAM, Philips and TNO.

Advanced Sensor Applications Theory

Besides theory, practicals and projects the program also focuses on personal skills such as creative thinking and ethics. Moreover, frequently guest lecturers are invited to talk about the latest developments.

Advanced Sensor Applications Nr 1 in the Rankings

This bachelor program has been ranked first in the leading Dutch study guide ‘Keuzegids HBO Voltijd 2011’ in the category Electrical Engineering: "The best education program is the specialized Advanced Sensor Applications Program in Assen." The guide characterizes the Advanced Sensor Applications Program as "the best choice".

Advanced Sensor Applications Subjects

Disciplines: Electrical and Mechanical Engineering; Mathematics; Physics; Chemistry; Biology; Computer Science; and Human Technology. Themes: Health Care; Natural Science; Consumer Products; Society; Industry; Sensing; Systems and Control; Sensor Networks; Meaningful Data.

Advanced Sensor Applications Program Objectives

Students are trained in sensor technology, to become professionals who distinguish themselves by their knowledge and skills in applied research, design and consultancy. Direct admission to the post-propaedeutic phase Students who feel that they meet the admission requirements for the main phase have the option to be assessed for a shortened route. The student therefore needs to successfully complete a number of assignments, tests and an assessment within 4 weeks from the start of the program.

Advanced Sensor Applications Honors Program

All students that begin in the second year of the Advanced Sensor Applications program enter the honors bachelor program. During these three years, students that are either selected through the first year or the assessment are expected to handle more workload then the average student in the same amount of time. The main phase consist of 180 credits.

The Advanced Sensor Applications Honors bachelor program  honors program has a research element, a community element and an interdisciplinary element. The research element involves practice-oriented research, advisory work and innovation, all integrated in the project work and professional skills. The community element involves organizing activities for the school and carrying out activities for the community outside the school. For the interdisciplinary element, you make your own choice from the range of themes offered throughout the university. Both the community and the interdisciplinary element are covered in the professional skills. When you graduate, the honors program is mentioned in the diploma and the diploma supplement.

Advanced Sensor Applications Student Reviews

Read what current Advanced Sensor Applications Students have to say about the program. Claudiu Ilincanu chose Hanze University because of its specialized Engineering program and the school's close ties with the corporate sector. 

Read what students have to say about the Advanced Sensor Applications program.

Advanced Sensor Applications Related Programs

Besides Advanced Sensor Applications, Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen  offers a range of other Engineering programs such as International Power Generation and Distribution.

See which programs are related to the Advanced Sensor Applications program

Advanced Sensor Applications Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Advanced Sensor Applications program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top Bachelor of Engineering degree at Hanze University of Appied Sciences Groningen.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Advanced Sensor Applications program.

About Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen

Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, is the largest University of Applied Sciences in the northern part of the Netherlands and is located in the vibrant student city Groningen. Hanze UAS, has a wide variety of Bachelor programmes, Master programmes, certificate programmes, exchange programmes, dual degree programmes, preparatory courses and minors. In addition to its academic programmes, Hanze UAS, has various modern facilities on campus to offer its students. 

The university is also internationally oriented in the sense that it offers various fully-taught programmes in English and works closely together with partner institutes from all over the world. In addition, the university is home to over eighty different nationalities.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

Higher general secondary education, with Math + physics, preferably also chemistry or biology; International Baccalaureate including Math and Physics.

Knowledge minimum

You are eligible for the programme if you have a diploma comparable to the Dutch HAVO (higher general secondary education) level, or higher. Your qualifications at this level must include mathematics and physics and preferably chemistry and/or biology.

Students who possess an International Baccalaureate Diploma in the English language that includes examinations in Mathematics (HL) and Physics (HL) are eligible for admittance. It is strongly recommended, when possible, to complete Chemistry courses (HL) too.

Language test

As HIT is an international school, a comprehensive understanding of English is a must. For the study programme Advanced Sensor Applications, a minimum of an academic IELTS test with an overall band score of at least 6.0 (six) is required. Completion of an English language test is not necessary for students from the following countries (native speakers or when education has been exclusively conducted in English and completed in): Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA, as well as students who possess an International Baccalaureate Diploma in the English language.

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