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Applied Computer Science | SAXION UNIVERSITY

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Applied Computer Science | SAXION UNIVERSITY

Can you imagine yourself developing the technology for an autonomous car, or designing a hexacopter for traffic management applications, an autonomous robot, a drone, a smart thermostat, an RFID access system, or an intelligent baby monitor ?

If yes, then the Applied Computer Science programme is ideal for you.

Applied Computer Science involves everything regarding embedded systems, i.e. designing and programming systems that contain a computer, or microcontroller which is not visible on the outside. Electronics is usually a part of the embedded system and Mechatronics are involved too.

Programme content: Software development in Java, C & C++, Software design and testing, Digital and analogue electronics, Embedded systems, Operating systems and databases, Social skills and personal development.


Starting date: September 2018

You can apply until:  August 15, 2018

Degree title: Bachelor of Science

Programme intensity: Full-time

Program duration: 4 years

Language: English

Program location: Enschede

Tuition fee per year: € 2,060. 


The course: Semesters 1 & 2: propaedeutic phase, Semesters 3 & 4: specializations Semester 5: internship at a company, Semester 6: Minor, Semester 7: Living Technology project, Semester 8: final thesis at a company.

First basic skills will be taught, during lectures, workshops and also in projects. The focus is on technical, as well as on social and communication subjects. Technical subjects that will be taught are analogue and digital hardware, design and engineering. Programming will also be part of the course. Hardware combined with software makes everything work! Social and communicative aspects are trained in presentations, interviews and much group work in projects.

The emphasis of the first two years (semesters 1,2,3 and 4) of the curriculum is on  gaining a knowledge base and skills of advanced  computer science.

Some of the possible subject of the course are:  Electric Circuits DC, Electric Circuits AC, Physics, Algebraic Abilities, Trigonometry & Complex Numbers, Social & communication skills, Programming, Java, UML software design, Software Engineering, Data structures, C++, Operating systems, Digital electronics, Hardware description language, Digital signal processing, Embedded systems, Control systems, Tele-and data communication, Tests and measurement / Applied research / Design-and development methodology.

In year 3 and 4 (semesters 5,6,7 and 8) the attention focuses on application of knowledge, making of judgments and advanced learning skills.

All courses and examinations will be in English, so you need a good command of spoken and written English.

As an international applicant, you will also be required to demonstrate sufficient results of one of these tests:

IELTS test (minimum overall band score of 6.0, and minimum subscore of 6.0 for speaking)

TOEFL test (minimum score of 80 internet-based, and minimum subscore of 20 for speaking)

CAE (Cambridge Advanced Certificate), or CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

Greek high school diploma (Apolityrio Genikou Lykeio), with a general grade of at least 10.  A grade of at least 15 in one or more of the following subjects is needed for successfully following this course: Mathematics & Physics.

The students’ qualifications will be assessed by the Admission Officer of the specific Course on the basis of provided Diplomas, Curriculum Vitae, a letter of motivation and if necessary an Intake Interview.

Applying for the September courses of the academic year 2018-2019 will be possible until the application deadline of July 1, 2018.

In case you have not obtained your secondary school diploma yet, you can already apply by submitting your current grade list.

Ultimate closing date for applications: August 15, 2018

We encourage European students to find their own accommodation.

However, in case you would like to have everything arranged in time and want to immerse yourself in international student life, we offer the possibility to reserve a room in one of our international student houses. In all three cities we have contracts with the local student housing associations. They provide Saxion with accommodation with rooms, which may vary in size. The rooms are all single rooms and furnished with basic facilities like bed, desk, chair and cupboard. All accommodations have an internet connection. The bathroom, toilet and kitchen need to be shared with other international Saxion students, max. 6 students share common facilities.

You can apply for a room as soon as you have been admitted or conditionally admitted. The deadline for applying for Saxion accommodation is 1 May 2018. After this date, it is no longer possible to reserve a room and you will be put on a waiting list.

Bachelor programmes: 15 August 2018 – 1 August 2019, total rental fee: € 5,000 (11.5 months). You are allowed to pay your rental fee in installments.

The field of computer engineering is very internationally oriented. A computer engineer can start a career anywhere in the world as: a programmer of software, embedded systems designer, an engineering consultant, a user interface designer, a  software architect who can handle complex technical systems, project manager, Automation specialist, Information Technology consultant etc.

With a bachelors diploma from Saxion University of Applied Sciences, you can continue doing a Master’s programme. If you want to do this abroad, you can usually start straightaway. If you choose to further your studies at a research university in the Netherlands, a pre-master may be required.