Our programme’s profile is insufficiently known among prospective students. Although young people nowadays use highly complex electronic devices (smartphone, satnav, tablet…) on a daily basis, they have no clue of how these devices actually work. As a consequence, they often do not realize that our programme is all about the underlying electronics, signal processing and communication of precisely these devices. The importance of electronics is a message that needs further active spreading, something to which we contribute wholeheartedly (e.g. Science Day, the robotics competition, among other things).
Our programme would benefit from a more diverse student intake. For that purpose, we want to stimulate children and youngsters to recognize the importance of technology (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Among our international research staff, we have excellent role models for appealing to prospective students with a migration background. In addition, we want to participate in our faculty’s efforts of introducing technology into schools and making it a more attractive subject for girls.
Internationalization: the transition to a fully English-taught programme has made our programme accessible to an increasing number of international students. The ensuing challenges need to be tackled, and opportunities at home further explored.
As stipulated in the quality improvement plan, the study programme in liaison with the faculty and the Education Department, is set to eliminate the weaknesses within a reasonable time frame. The study programme delivers regular progress reports to the Education Quality Board.
This study programme is accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (Dutch: NVAO). Accreditation was extended following the positive outcome of the institutional review in 2017. Programme quality was validated by a quality review, i.e. a screening of the Education Monitor by the Education Quality Board. The Quality Assurance Resolution (in Dutch) can be found here.
This information was last updated on 01/06/2021. In case of questions or suggestions with regard to the publicly available information, please contact the study programme.