The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a university that specializes in Technical, Engineering and Computer Science. The university has been recognized by some organizations and was given awards and recognition for its research done at the university. There are several Student organizations and departments that offer different facilities to students on campus. It also works hand-in-hand with other international cooperations and universities around the world, such as Zhejiang University in China. The university also offers undergraduate education to some students, who are adults with no other academic qualifications that a secondary education diploma. The university has two honours programs for ” top students”, the Honors Horizon and Honors Stars, that can be aimed at the bachelor’s students. To know more about the different courses and programs of the Eindhoven University of Technology, you may visit their main website or check out their social media sites for further information. You may also contact them directly through phone to ask about the admission requirements.
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The university gives students the chance to acually apply their theoretical knowledge in hands-on educations. This better prepares students for their careers in the industry. Next to that, there are a lot of student associations where you can develop yourself personally.
This review is based on my Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Engineering, starting 2009. Before starting my studies at the university I felt pretty welcomed, with days to inform yourself (including professors being available for talks, sample lectures you could follow & food). The start of university didn’t require any additional pre-courses and the level was pretty well adjusted to what you learn in school (note: I attended a Dutch highschool). As every university, some courses were more designed to teach technicalities, but in a very fair way. The dutch system consisted of approx. 30% practical courses that went along with the theory that was teached in the same semester, which gave a very good insight to theory like Matrix multiplication in 3D graphics or TCP/UDP for Networking.
As I mention in the title, it is pretty school-like; around 35 hours of tuition (theory, exercises and practical work) per week, plus assignments. Every 8 weeks you’ll get an exam-period. Conclusion: Keep working, it’ll be hard every day but then exams won’t stress you out.
One thing that I would like to mention was the possibility to do one semester in another subject (called Minor) – one could go in-depth or broaden their horizon, which is still the most open possibility to do Erasmus I have heard of. Due to a small amount of Students in my Subject (<100 per year), we got a very personal help for any problem.
I really enjoyed my education and felt very welcomed.
If you want a quality education with a friendly positive atmosphere, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is the place for you. Students are friendly and they are very careful about their education. The university is huge but you always have things to do. Athletics and tailgates are great.