Systems and Control, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #179 (WUR) ,
The Systems and Control programme offered by the University of Twente (UT) is a multidisciplinary field focusing on the control of all kinds of technical systems. It combines knowledge of the mathematics of Systems and Control with specific knowledge of its applications (e.g. mechatronic systems).


You will investigate ways of developing mathematical models that reflect the key features of a system by employing differential equations, inequalities, algebraic equations and logical constraints. Then, You will use advanced methods to simulate the modelled system. 

During the simulations, control algorithms (e.g. using feed-forward or feedback) can be designed and tested. Depending on your specialization you will concentrate on elaborating theoretical aspects of control, or you will focus on the technology of developing mechatronic devices and systems.

There are four specializations:

  • Biomechatronics
  • Control Theory
  • Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

You will learn advanced theories and techniques to create applications that were not possible until now, including mobile robots, production machines, micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and biomechanical devices. The Master’s programme offers you access to world-class and state-of-the-art facilities such as our Robotics lab. It is closely connected to CTIT, one of Europe’s leading ICT institutes, and MIRA, the University of Twente’s world-famous institute for biomedical research.


Typically, our graduates pursue a career in research and development, in either a corporate or an academic setting. Find out more about the career opportunities that the specializations have to offer you.


The programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • System identification and parameter estimation
  • Digital Control Engineering
  • Integration project
  • Philosophy of Engineering
  • Robust Control
  • Optimal Control
  • Modern Robotics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Advanced Programming
  • Systems Engineering
  • Real-Time Software Development
  • Mechatronic Design of Motion Systems
  • Infinite Dimensional Linear Systems
  • Nonlinear System Theory
  • Hybrid Dynamical Systems
  • Random Signals and Filtering
  • Advanced Motion and Vibration Control
  • Dynamics of Machines
  • Design Principles for Precision Mechatronics
  • Measurement Systems for Mechatronics
  • Advanced Dynamics 

                                            Detailed Programme Facts

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

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                                            Academic Requirements

                                            • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Technology, Applied Physics or an equivalent qualification.
                                            • Knowledge of the following topics: Mathematics, Control. 
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