Are you an technical Bachelor student looking for a challenging one-year Master programme? Do you want to learn how to deal with complex challenges with innovative methodologies such as Data 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 the teaching staff. The programme is divided into four ten-week blocks. During each block you'll follow two courses, work (together) on practically oriented research and study in your Learning Team. In the first blocks, you independently prepare for the thesis phase, that will take place in the third and fourth block.


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Personal advice

Do you have any questions? Please contact coördinator Ansfrida Vreeburg via +31 6 28 49 64 20 . We are happy to help you!

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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 that are important for our institute: 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, mathematics and modelling.

Master Next Level Engineering: op kantoor

After your graduation

After completing HU's Next Level Engineering programme, you will have developed yourself to a technical professional, equipped to design and optimise processes and products for a variety of organisations.. You'll be ready for roles such as (Junior) Innovation Manager or (Technical) Consultant, and even for new roles yet to emerge! 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 study hard to participate in this programme. Think back to a time where you had your most memorable learning experience; are you up to that for an entire year?. A maths test and an intake interview are part of the application process and will give you an idea about what to expect.

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.


  • Working together

    You are a teamplayer because you know that the best solutions are designed when working in a (diverse) team.

  • Perform under pressure

    You want to be challenged, study hard and can handle unfamiliar parameters and new situations.

  • Maths and statistics

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


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
Croho-name M Next Level Engineering
Croho-code 49144

"It was appealing that this programme was very practically oriented"

Tjelvar van Zuijlen (23) student

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