Electrical Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #179 (WUR) ,
The Electrical Engineering programme offered by University of Twente (UT) challenges you to develop new methods and technologies for high-tech electronics-based systems in nanotechnology, robotics, electronics, telecommunication or biomedical systems.


The Electrical Engineering programme offered by the University of Twente (UT) belongs to the most highly rated programmes of the year and ranks a first place in its category, according to the independent guide Keuzegids Masters. Therefore the programme was awarded a special seal of quality.

Electrical Engineering teaches you how modern technology can be used to further enhance, accelerate or scale down electronics-based systems. It will provide you with skills and expertise that you can apply in nearly all fields of technology. You will be challenged to improve high-tech systems with an emphasis on themes such as sustainability, health and safety.

Research and specialization

Our research focuses on many areas, ranging from microsystems, mechatronics and telecom, to integrated circuit design/architecture and biomedical applications. You can tailor a large part of the programme to suit your own personal interests (ranging from technical to managerial aspects).

Why opt for electrical engineering?

This English-taught programme provides you with a wider range of interesting specializations, small classes, personal guidance and gives you the opportunity to broaden your perspective internationally.

Career prospects

Electrical engineers are highly employable, largely because their training encompasses a branch of science rather than a specific profession. Without electrical engineers there would be no cars, aircraft, mobile phones, tablets, PCs or TVs. It is one of the best programmes you can take in terms of excellent job prospects.


The programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  •  Devices for integrated Circuits
  •  Integrated Optical Systems
  •  Lab-on-a-chip Systems for Biomedical & Environmental applications
  •  Nanoelectronics
  •  Transducers Science & Technology
  • Communication Networks
  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Dependable Integrated Systems
  • Integrated Circuit Design
  • Neurotechnology & Biomechatronics
  •  Computer Vision & Biometrics 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related
  • Knowledge of the following topics: calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, probability, signals and systems, digital and analogue electronics, electromagnetic fields
  • Copy of diploma
  • Transcript of records
  • CGPA of at least 70% of the maximum score, or your country's equivalent    
  • Course descriptions
  • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc). In case you carried out your thesis research in a group, then please describe what your contribution to the project was. If you have not finished your thesis yet, please give a description of your plans regarding the thesis.
  • Motivation 
  • Resume (Europass)
  • Names and addresses of referees (2) 

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Enschede

  • 650 - 920 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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