Are you an Engineering Bachelor student looking for a challenging one-year Master programme focused on Data Science, Complexity Science and Systems Engineering? Then our Next Level Engineering (NLE) programme is for you! You will work in projects and learning teams with fellow highly-motivated students; learning with and from each other.

Master Next Level Engineering: studenten en techniek

The Next Level Engineering programme is challenging, with a study load of at least 40 hours per week. You'll work in teams, with a lot of interaction with your fellow students and teaching staff. The programme is divided into four ten-week blocks. During each block you'll follow two courses, work together in an interdisciplinary project team and study in your Learning Team. In the first two periods, you independently prepare for the thesis phase, that will take place in the fourth and final period.


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Open evening 21 April 2020

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Master Next Level Engineering: techniekles

During the programme

The knowledge and skills you obtain in the programme are applied on four principal themes we deem important: Energy: Energy Technology & Sustainability, Rapid Prototyping, Health Technology and Asset Management. Further, you will develop your professional skills by working on asking the right questions and advising in the workplace, applied science and research, and mathematics and statistics.

Master Next Level Engineering: op kantoor

After your graduation

After completing HU's Next Level Engineering programme, you will have developed into a critical and reflective professional, equipped to design and optimise processes and products for a variety of organisations and companies. You'll be ready for roles such as (Junior) Innovation Manager or (Technical) Consultant, and even for jobs that don’t exist yet! That is really the Next Level!

Admission requirements

Obviously you have obtained your Bachelor Degree and you have a technical background. You need to be highly motivated and willing to work hard in order to be eligible for this programme. Think back to a time where you had your most memorable learning experience after studying hard or smartly; are you up to that for an entire year?. A maths test and an intake interview are part of the application process.

Tuition Fee

Your tuition fee at HU depends on a number of factors, for example your nationality. Want to know which fee applies to you? Check the tuition fee calculator.


  • Eager to study and learn

    You are keen to study hard, learn new things and broaden your view on the engineering field in an applied context.

  • Perform under pressure

    You want to be challenged, whether working alone or in a group; with unfamiliar parameters and in new situations.

  • Maths and statistics

    You are interested in studying maths and statistics, even if you don’t have a lot of experience with it.


Master Next Level Engineering

Useful to know

Application Deadline 31 August
Start date September
Location Padualaan 99 Utrecht
Programme level Master of Science - MSc
Numerus fixus No

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