Fontys University of Applied Sciences - Eindhoven Campus

Introduction

With its 40,000 students, 4,000 members of staff and a range of courses covering almost every sector, Fontys University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest institutions for higher education in the Netherlands. The 31 schools teach approximately 100 bachelor courses in the variants full-time, part-time, sandwich and in-service. In addition, 31 master variants are available, as well as 10 Associate degrees. Of these, 17 courses are offered in English. Of the total of 57 minors, 16 are taught in English and 1 in German. The number of registered students of non-Dutch nationality rose in 2010 to 5,088, in addition to 169 registered incoming exchange students.

Educational vision

Fontys University of Applied Sciences is a learning community that has focused its strategy on quality. Fontys invests in intensive, challenging, fascinating and well-organised education. The competence-based education offered at Fontys is built around the three core competences knowledge, skills and professional attitude. In this way, students are thoroughly prepared for professional practice or self-employment. Fontys has set itself the task of contributing to the development and education of talent, encouraging personal performance and developing an awareness of values among students.

Despite the large student numbers, education at Fontys is organised on a small scale. Fontys also focuses particular attention on the parameters necessary for ensuring the smooth process of study, such as study career supervision, coaching and a buddy system, education and examination timetables, feedback on assessments and assignments, study progress registration, information provision and the accessibility of teaching staff.

Mission and vision

Fontys aims to be an educational institution that encourages students ‘to grow through offering attention and challenges’. Fontys wishes to be an educational organisation in which students can grow and learn to think bigger. Fontys aims to achieve this goal by offering attention and challenges for its students, staff and stakeholders.

The core objective is to strengthen the organisation-wide mentality that results in continuous attention for quality improvement in terms of education, content and processes. Fontys focuses on bachelor education and master courses financed by government. The education offered is well organised in a professional education environment. Fontys strives to achieve high quality, embedded solidly in society, while achieving a leading position as a knowledge institution, both nationally and in its regional environment.

Quality is the central element of the vision at Fontys. Fontys strives to achieve a level of quality that matches any institution for higher education in a European context.

Governance and (horizontal) accountability

Fontys University of Applied Sciences, as a social institution, aims in an open and transparent manner to account for its activities to its immediate environment. Fontys wishes to be judged according to its performance, and to communicate openly with its stakeholders. The governors and Executive Board of Fontys are organised in accordance with the principles laid down in the Sector Code for the Governance of Universities of Applied Sciences. The Board of Governors ensures correct compliance with these principles by the Executive Board

As well as vertical accountability to various bodies including the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Fontys operates a range of forms of horizontal dialogue and accountability. This includes accountability to students and employees for example via participation bodies and course committees (OCs). The field of work is involved in course committees and the work field and professional field committees to ensure that the quality of education is carefully monitored. Many schools also have an Advisory Board.

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Programs

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Bachelor

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Eindhoven

Electrical/Electronic Engineering is an international university course intended for the (industrial) professional field. The programme offers [+]

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

 

Electrical/Electronic Engineering is an international university course intended for the (industrial) professional field. The programme offers theoretical subjects and laboratory training (applied science) for instance in computer science, analogue electronics and networks, programming, transmission of electrical energy, physical transport phenomena, telecommunications, digital designing, telematics, product management and mechatronics. Our engineers-to-be get the opportunity to test their skills during traineeships or internships and graduation in (or for) a company.

This 4- year Bachelor programme leads to the international Bachelor degree in Engineering (BEng).... [-]


Business Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Eindhoven

The study program consists of Electronic engineering, marketing and business economics with possible options for some mechatronics related subjects. [+]

Business Engineering

 

With Business Engineering you combine technology and commerce. The study program consists of Electronic engineering, marketing and business economics with possible options for some mechatronics related subjects. Next to a broad knowledge of technology you also need to know a lot how business processes work and how the market looks like. Technology related subjects, marketing and business economics are integrated in the study program. As a future Business engineer you will be able to apply technology and commerce related knowledge. Business engineering includes all activities that are necessary to develop and maintain an independent line of business. It is comparable with starting a business, but includes the novel component. That means that there is no core market yet and market opportunities need to be created. This 4- year Bachelor programme leads to the international Bachelor degree in Engineering. In our University of Appied Sciences you will get a combination of theoretical subjects and practical training. This practical training is very important. In this programme we offer 2 semesters in which you work and study in an international oriented company in the Netherlands where you apply your knowledge. These semesters are placed in the third year (internship) and in the fourth year (graduation project).... [-]


Business Information Systems

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Eindhoven

Nowadays Business processes make use of ICT more and more and the Business IT-specialist knows how to apply ICT in organizations to achieve their objectives. [+]

Business Information Systems

 

Nowadays Business processes make use of ICT more and more and the Business IT-specialist knows 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 realize this design.

Business Information Technology is a wide study field aiming at business processes and the question how to improve these processes by using ICT but also to make them quicker, cheaper and more client oriented. A Business IT-specialist can build bridges and who knows how to cooperate and communicate: with the management and the clients to find out what the organization is looking for. Also working together with ICT-developers who realize the solutions invented by the Business IT-specialist and the users who have to work with the invented solutions.... [-]


International Business and Management Studies (IBMS): Information

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Netherlands Eindhoven

International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) in Eindhoven is the perfect preparation to get started in an international business career. [+]

International Business and Management Studies (IBMS)

 

International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) in Eindhoven is the perfect preparation to get started in an international business career. Students are trained in management skills that enable them to operate in an international company. Characteristic of the course is its broad business perspective and the focus on marketing, management and finance & accounting. Innovation and E-Business are key attention points in the IBMS programme.

Over 3,500 of the 35,000 Fontys students come from abroad; they come from more than 70 countries around the world. Many of these students are enrolled as exchange students or degree students in English-taught Bachelor and Master Programmes, often offered in cooperation with Fontys' partner universities in other countries. The student population from various foreign countries adds to the learning and social experience, with an opportunity to study and interact with students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. We welcome more international students to join Fontys' learning community!... [-]