Study structure and curriculum
All programs are 4-year English taught BSc study programs offered at Fontys Campus Eindhoven. With the knowledge and skills learned you can work as high-level engineers in the wide ICT sector. In the first semester you will focus on basic ICT related subjects; from the second semester, you will focus on more subjects that relate to either ICT & Software Engineering, ICT & Business, ICT & Technology or ICT & Media design.
In the second year, you will spend 3 days of classes in your chosen study program and 2 days in 1 or 2 specializations of your choice. Think of specializations like: Cyber Security, Game Design & Technology, Smart Mobile, Applied Big Data Sciences and many more. You will also work on projects offered by ICT companies. At the end of the second year, you can decide what your final specialization will be.
In the third year, you will do your first internship for six months. The last semester of the fourth year will be your graduation semester in a company. All classes are offered in English. The study program ICT Campus Eindhoven has a total number of around 600 international students.
How many hours a week you will need to spend on your studies?
- 20 hours of lectures/classes
- 8 hours on projects/assignments
- 15 hours of self-study
How is the study program organized?
- Theory: 40%
- Self-study: 40%
- Practical work: 20%
How do the other years look like?
At the end of the first year, you are introduced to our specializations which are consistent with the latest developments in ICT. This guarantees that your study program is always up-to-date.
After the first semester, you make a choice for a study program. You can choose from:
- ICT & Business
- ICT & Software Engineering
- ICT & Technology
- ICT & Media design
After the second semester next to your chosen study program you will choose 1 or 2 exciting specializations.
These specializations cover the latest developments in ICT. Fontys ICT has developed an intensive cooperation with more than 110 leading ICT companies in the region. This cooperation results in the latest ICT developments and if required leading to new specializations. So are you sure that your ICT study program is always up to date and fits in well with what employers expect from you as an ICT graduate.
Bachelor ICT & Business
Nowadays Business processes make use of ICT more and more and Business IT-specialists know how to apply ICT in organizations to achieve their objectives. A Business IT-specialist knows how to analyze organizations and business processes but is also able to give advice on solutions and transfer these solutions into design and – also important – to implement their designs.
Business Information Technology is a wide study field focussed on business processes and how to improve these processes by using ICT and also to make them quicker, cheaper and more client friendly. A Business IT-specialist can build bridges and knows how to cooperate and communicate: with management and the clients to find out what the organization is looking for. This means working together with ICT-developers who realize the solutions developed by the Business IT-specialist and the users who have to work with them.
This programme leads to the International Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Information & Communication Technology (CROHO: HBO-ICT).
Our students are trained to become all-around IT-experts in Business Information Technology. With the knowledge and skills obtained at Fontys University, students can work as high-level Information System Analysts and managers in the IT sector.
Bachelor ICT & Software Engineering
This programme is all about designing, developing and maintaining software for all kind of applications. You will learn to translate the requirements from clients into a software design and implement the software design with a programming language (e.g. in C#. Subjects you will study are: Object Oriented Development, Operating Systems, Client-Server Applications, System Development, Networking, web applications, mobile programming.
Bachelor ICT & Technology
Nowadays you will find software in almost every device, from a television to a heart-defibrillator and from a watch to an elevator. Within our bachelor program ICT & Technology, we focus on writing software for all these devices. We will train you to become an expert in software development, especially in the so-called Embedded Software. Subjects you will study are e.g: Embedded Software, web applications, sensors & actuators, C/C#, Operating Systems, Client-Server Applications, Mobile Programming.
Bachelor ICT & Media design
ICT & Media Design is about the design and development of the relation and interaction between humans and media technology. You’ll learn to communicate with users, customers, develop new concepts, create prototypes and UX/Visual designs
Students about this programme
"Proud to study here"
"I chose to study ICT in Europe because I wanted to be independent and experience more positive things. It turns out there is more than meets the eye. The Netherlands is doing well in sustainability, furthermore, Eindhoven is named as ‘the smartest region in the world’ yet still maintains its traditions. These add to the reasons why I am proud of studying here. Not forget to mention a good quality of the study program, teaching, study environment, at Fontys Eindhoven, supports me to obtain the full advantages of technology in a positive way."
ICT English Stream
As a prospective Bachelor's student you must have a diploma of higher secondary education that is equivalent to Dutch standards. In order to be admitted to Fontys University of Applied Sciences students must be eligible for higher education through a diploma of secondary education / high school diploma with good results. This means:
- For Dutch students: VWO-, HAVO- or MBO-diploma with mathematics
- For students of other nationalities: senior high school diploma/ GCE or equivalent e.g. the British GCE A-levels or GCSE grades A, B or C. Requirements: at least 6 exam subjects. Minimum for the examinee subjects is 4 GCSE subjects with grades A*, A, B or C and 2 GCE subjects at A/S Level (no specific grade required). A/S Level means advanced subsidiary level (previously advanced supplementary level). Mathematics must be taken at GCE level AND part of examinee subjects.
- For students with International Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureat or the American High School (top stream or plus 1 year college)
- For students with other secondary education/high school diplomas please send us via Studielink.nl your documents for diploma assessment.
- For international students who didn’t follow their secondary school in the English language: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 score is required.