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Systems and Control

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24 months
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Program description

The Master’s degree program Systems and Control prepares engineers for a key role in the field of dynamics and control technology for complex systems and processes.

As the complexity and importance of our many industrial structures and manufacturing systems grow, so does the guiding hand of Systems and Control. It is an active research area in both the scientific and industrial world in which Dutch researchers play a leading role. The world of systems and control guides more of our lives than most of us realize. Areas as diverse as the manufacturing industry, transportation, the medical profession, and the family household are increasingly dependent on it. And as the world becomes more and more automated and guided, its impacts will spread even further.

The Systems and Control program is aimed at students interested in analysis and control of dynamic systems in their widest sense. Among them are mechatronics, micro-systems, robotics, transportation systems, physical imaging systems and embedded systems. The program combines a formal mathematical basis with attractive, realistic applications. The first year consists of core, elective and research oriented courses. The second year is dedicated to the internship and graduation project. There is a strong demand for graduates. The degree will surely be an essential engineering qualification for future decades.

Systems and Control Curriculum

The first year consists of a core program and electives: The core program consists of an introduction project, core course and an integration project. You can find a description of these courses on the website. 

The second year consists of an internship and the graduation project. The internship takes place under the supervision of the participating research groups. The aim is to provide students with relevant experience in both scientific research and industry. 

Program Objectives
The MSc. program Systems and Control has an interdisciplinary approach, with attention for modeling, experimental design, mathematical system theory, signal analysis and processing, model-based control design, and hardware and software systems. For systems of high complexity, such as high-order, non-linear or time-delay dynamics, hybrid and embedded systems, study targets range from small-scale micro-systems to large-scale industrial processes.

Instruction modes
Lectures, introduction project, integration project, literature study, internship, graduation project.

Systems and Control Specializations

Students of the Systems and Control program have a choice of the following specializations:

Control Systems Technology
The Control Systems Technology specialization focuses on understanding the fundamental system properties that determine the performance of controlled engineering systems. Based on these insights, the program develops new models, methods and design principles such that significant performance improvements are realized.

Dynamics and Control
The mission of the Dynamics and Control program is to conduct high-level research in the broad area ofDynamics and Control, with the emphasis on modeling, analysis and control of mechanical and mechatronic systems. Nonlinear dynamics and control, acoustics and robotics are among the focus areas of the group.

Electromechanics and Power Electronics
The mission of the Electromechanics and Power Electronics (EPE) group is to carry out fundamental research on enabling energy conversion theory, methods and technologies on which future developments in electromechanics, power electronics and motion systems are depending. The EPE group wants to remain the academic front runner in terms of sustainable energy conversion systems in the Netherlands.

Hybrid and Networked Systems
Two topics form the core of the young group of Hybrid and Networked Systems. The first is the field of Hybrid Systems; systems with both continuous and discrete dynamics. This combination is profoundly present in many high-tech systems, in which logic-based components, digital networks and embedded controllers are combined with continuous physical processes.

The second field of expertise is that of Networked Control Systems; the control of complex high-tech systems and of large-scale plants using rapidly advancing communication technologies.

Systems Engineering
The Systems Engineering group aims to develop quantitative methods for the analysis, design and implementation of (embedded) mechanical engineering systems exhibiting concurrent behavior, with particular focus on the manufacturing high tech industry. The objectives are to generate theory, to develop techniques, to build computational tools, and to apply these in selected cases from industry.

Systems and Control Related Programs

Besides the MSc Systems and Control, Eindhoven University of Technology offers a range of other Engineering related programs such as the Mechanical Engineering Master

See which programs are related to the MSc Systems and Control

Systems and Control Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master Systems and Control will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at Eindhoven University of Technology.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Systems and Control MSc program.

About Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorization contribute to:

- science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy,  Health and Smart Mobility
- science for industry: the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry
- science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education

Excellent Education
We see it as our duty to train engineers to possess a sound scientific basis and scientific depth. They also have the necessary skills to successfully flourish in social sectors and functions.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

Free admittance: University BSc in Elec. Eng, Aerosp. Eng, Chem. Eng, Chem. and Biochem. Eng, Appl. Physics, Tech. Math, Appl. Math, Mech. Eng.

After additional program (max 30 ECTS): University BSc in Biom. Tech, Civil Eng, Marine Tech, Appl. Sciences, Appl. Earth Scieces, Tech. Inf.

Grade average

For admission a minimum of 75% CGPA. For entry to Talent Scholarship Program a minimum of 80% CGPA.

Written request

Letter of motivation

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