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Technical Computer Science (BSc), BSc, University of Twente

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About Technical Computer Science (BSc), BSc - at University of Twente

The Bachelor's programme Technical Computer Science at the University of Twente groups subjects into themes, modules and projects. It is a broad, technical programme with excellent career prospects. Take a look at the study programme and find out what to expect as a Technical Computer Science student at the University of Twente. The official name of the programme which will be printed on your diploma will be Computer Science & Engineering.

In a world in which the use of information technology continues to grow exponentially, our BSc in Technical Computer Science plays an increasingly important role. For devices and organizations alike, exchanging, processing and storing information are vital functionalities. This Bachelor's programme will open doors for you that are closed to others. Learn more about the students of Technical Computer Science.

The fascinating world of Technical Computer Science

Technical Computer Science is a challenging science that focuses on information and systems. When you think of information, for example, consider automated searches through vast amounts of data. As for systems, think of computers and the Internet, but also of the interaction between systems (such as robots) and people. On the one hand, you will study fundamental concepts in this course, but on the other hand you also learn to apply them in a practical way to basically anything that keeps humans busy. This includes travel, business, health, the environment, politics and leisure time. These days you would be hard pressed to find an area in which computer science doesn't play its part.

A comprehensive BSc programme

Our three-year Bachelor's programme in Technical Computer Science (Computer Science & Engineering) has been designed to give you a comprehensive foundation in this field of study. You will come into contact with many of its aspects, encountering a wide variety of themes throughout the programme. As an information specialist you will model problems, users and behaviour, and convert these models into smart software and hardware solutions. You will also develop devices and programmes that can safely, reliantly and effectively support new applications. In order to precisely describe how such ICT systems behave in the real world, you will need mathematics, and both practical and theoretical knowledge.

Projects and Twente's educational system

During your studies, you will discover that finding creative and innovative solutions is vital. It is something we strongly emphasize here at Twente ? often in project form. And having come up with a potential solution, you need the skills and expertise to translate it solutions into a structured design.

Themes and modules

The Bachelor's programme Technical Computer Science is divided into project-centred themes and modules. Each module revolves around a research project with a specific subject as its focal point. For example, a module bay centre on computer security, programming, networks ? just think about how the use of mobile devices and wireless networks has grown ? or on developing social robots. These are all subjects that we deal with in the Bachelor's programme Technical Computer Science (Computer Science & Engineering) at the University of Twente. On top of all this, in your third year you have electives to choose from. These can either be in the field of computer science or in a completely different discipline ? so you can broaden your academic knowledge. This will make you a multidisciplinary professional and a great colleague to work with.

More information on the Bachelor's programme Technical Computer Science

Technical Computer Science is a challenging science. It has led to the revolutionary rise of computers, the birth of global networks and the explosive growth of mobile devices. Sensor networks and big data offer hither unknown possibilities for storing and using information. Cities are becoming 'smart' through the use of ICT. New developments and applications ? as well as threats ? are arising on a daily basis. As a computer scientist, you will be part of an exciting world of mathematical algorithms, fundamental concepts and practical applications. If you are interested in technology, hungry for in-depth knowledge and consider learning as a lifelong activity, this is the ideal programme for you.

In today's world, you would be hard pressed to find an area in which computer science doesn't play its part ? not just in engineering, but also in areas like health care and environmental care. The job market offers you a vast range of possibilities.

Do you love technology? Do you see the growth in information technology as a challenge and are you unafraid to think outside of the box? Then the Bachelor's programme Technical Computer Science (Computer Science & Engineering) at the University of Twente will fit you like a glove. Take a look at some of our students' experiences, each year's study programme and come be a Student for a Day. These are great ways of making sure you will feel at home in this programme, with the other Technical Computer Science students and at the University of Twente.

Entry requirements

Students from outside the Netherlands should have a pre-university secondary education comparable to the Dutch VWO diploma, with high passing grades in Mathematics as a required subject. As the programme is taught entirely in English, a high level of English proficiency (CEFR, B2/C1 level; minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent) is also required.

Are you an international student and is your secondary education not comparable to the Dutch VWO diploma? However, you would like to start Technical Computer Science? The University of Twente and the Holland International Study Center offer you the possibility to take a foundation year after which you will be admissible to Technical Computer Science.

If you possess a German Abitur, you can gain admission to the programme if you have studied English and Mathematics to Abitur level. Please note it is not necessary to have taken these subjects as Leistungskurs.

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