HAN University of Applied Sciences

Introduction

HAN strives to be one of the top universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. With campuses in both Arnhem and Nijmegen, in the east of the Netherlands, HAN has over 30,000 students.

Domains

HAN University of Applied Sciences offers almost every type of professional course related to the following domains: education, social studies, commerce, communication, business administration, law, economics, engineering, built environment, applied sciences, IT and communication, health, nursing, and sports and exercise. Students can choose from a total of 65 Bachelors and exchange courses and 21 Masters courses.

Renowned institutes

HAN has four faculties, which are further divided into numerous institutes. Two of these institutes have put HAN on the map internationally: Arnhem Business School and HAN Automotive Institute. These institutes show the strength of a curriculum that combines practice-oriented components with applied research, a feature that is incorporated into all courses taught at HAN University of Applied Sciences.

Quality

HAN offers high quality education and an environment in which studying is inspiring, innovative and international.

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Bachelor in Automotive Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years August 2016 Netherlands Arnhem

The Bachelor in Automotive Engineering program trains you in a broad range of automotive skills designed to equip you for the demands of an ever-changing global industry. You will receive a solid grounding in technical subjects, such as mechanical engineering and chassis design. At the same time, you get thorough training in areas such as management and communication skills. [+]

HAN University of Applied Sciences has over 65 years of experience in automotive education. If you are technically inclined and have always been interested in motor vehicles and mechanical technology, then this Bachelors course is for you! The challenges facing the modern automotive industry are enormous, as are the career opportunities. Take up the challenge and learn the automotive engineering profession with us! The automotive industry needs you! What will the world look like in 10 to 20 years’ time? No one knows, but one thing is for sure: mobility is changing rapidly. There is more need than ever for creative solutions that combine our mobility requirements with sustainable, social and technical developments. Hybrid cars, zero-emission vehicles, increasingly tighter safety regulations. These are but some of the challenges facing the worldwide automotive industry. In order to keep up, the automotive industry needs highly educated young professionals across the globe. After graduating, you can start your international career wherever you like. The industry needs you! Design and test vehicles On completion of the course, you will be able to design and test complete vehicles and components. You will also have the knowledge and skills to play a crucial role in the technical business development of the automotive sales sector. Automotive Engineering is a full-time Bachelors course. It is taught entirely in English and takes four years to complete. Professionally-oriented course The Automotive Engineering course trains you in a broad range of automotive skills designed to equip you for the demands of an ever-changing global industry. You will receive a solid grounding in technical subjects, such as mechanical engineering and chassis design. At the same time, you get thorough training in areas such as management and communication skills. Because the focus of the course is practical, you team up with other students to carry out projects focused on future mobility concepts. An international course The course has a strong international focus, so you get the opportunity to do a work placement in an international environment in your 3rd year. This allows you to broaden your knowledge in the field while learning about another culture and perhaps even picking up another language! Academic Progress Students can obtain a maximum of 60 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) per academic year. After the first year students must have gained 37.5 ECTS in order not to get a Binding Negative Study Advice (BNSA). A BNSA means that you cannot continue your studies in your Bachelor course anymore. Career Prospects The automotive engineer is a versatile professional with specific engineering skills relevant to the automotive trade. There is a high demand for such skills: the industry is waiting for you! Automotive industry The Automotive Engineer works within the automotive industry. This industry comprises a wide range of businesses, institutes and agencies active in the research and development, manufacturing and sales of products associated with automobiles or transport. ‘Automobile’ should be understood as a broad concept covering passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, special vehicles, motor cycles, but also pulled vehicles such as trailers, semi-trailers and caravans. Automotive engineers Test automotive engineers communicate with existing and potential clients. They take up an independent position, are able to deal with details, and are precise and creative. Technology always forms the basis of an automotive engineer’s work: electrical and electronic engineering, computation skills and construction, but also marketing, management and business economics. Automotive engineers have a broad overall knowledge of the product (the car), which enables them to contribute to all departments. They are therefore able to discuss a wide range of subjects with people from other disciplines. Automotive engineers invariably make decisions based on the combination of technology, commerce and business considerations. This sets them apart from commerce and business professionals, who lack technical knowledge, as well as from the mechanical engineer, who lacks a broad overall knowledge of the different products. Certificate of secondary education To be admitted to the 1st year of the course, you need to have completed your secondary education with one of the following certificates: Havo/vwo. For subject requirements see ‘For Dutch students only: toelatingseisen havo-diploma en toelatingseisen vwo-diploma' Level 4 diploma from a Dutch MBO college International Baccalaureate Abitur or Fachhochschulreife General Certificate of Secondary Education (GSE-A level) Sekolah Menegah Atas (SMA) You can also be admitted with a comparable certificate of secondary education. In all cases, you should preferably have sufficient scores in English, mathematics and physics. Fluency in English A sufficient level of fluency in English is a prerequisite for admission to this course, for example: An IELTS score of at least 6.0 or A TOEFL score of at least 79-80 (Internet based), 213 (computer based) or A Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Proficiency of English (CPE) Please note: You may be invited to a Skype interview as part of your admission process. If you take a TOEFL test, you can ask ETS TOEFL to send us your score directly by using the HAN University of Applied Sciences code: 7832. [-]

Bachelor in Communication

Campus Full time 4 - 5 years August 2016 Netherlands Arnhem

Nokia has just launched a new mobile phone onto the market. How can they entice customers to buy this new product? What is the best marketing strategy? What kind of advertising campaign do they need? The Bachelor in Communication program will teach you the skills to solve these key questions. [+]

Bachelor in Communication

Nokia has just launched a new mobile phone onto the market. How can they entice customers to buy this new product? What is the best marketing strategy? What kind of advertising campaign do they need? How can they get media attention? A Communication graduate from Arnhem Business School knows all the answers to these questions.

Factors for success

Before starting the course, it’s important that you:

Have made a well-informed decision about your degree course Are motivated and enthusiastic about studying Are in a good position to study (e.g. you have enough time and money, good housing, and good mental and physical health) Are prepared to spend a year doing a work placement and studying abroad Have a good command of English Are ‘worldwise’ and mature ... [-]

Bachelor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time 4 years August 2016 Netherlands Arnhem

How can sustainable energy be generated more efficiently for the power grid? How can machines and devices be made smarter and more user-friendly? How can new technologies like the electric car and the e-step be further developed? Electrical engineers work on these kinds of challenges every day. [+]

How can sustainable energy be generated more efficiently for the power grid? How can machines and devices be made smarter and more user-friendly? How can new technologies like the electric car and the e-step be further developed? Electrical engineers work on these kinds of challenges every day. Are you up for the challenge? The bachelors course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at HAN will give you the innovative edge that sets you apart from the rest. What can you expect? The bachelor course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a 4-year full-time degree course that trains you to become a developer in one of two main fields: Industrial and Power Systems Embedded Systems Later in your career you can develop further in the field as a specialist, consultant or project manager. Motivated students from all over the world HAN's Bachelors course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering attracts motivated goal-oriented students like you from all over the world. Our study programme gives you the required theoretical and practical expertise together with necessary market information and insight to stay on top. Lecturers with experience in the field Our lecturers have worked as researchers and in commercial enterprise. Some are currently still working in the field, which ensures that you get the most up-to-date information and techniques! Career opportunities As an electrical engineer, you will be an independent professional equipped to work in different industrial settings. Some examples of international companies you could work for in the Netherlands: TenneT, one of Europe’s top five electricity transmission system operators Liander, a regional grid operator in the Netherlands NXP, Nedap or Thales, all Dutch companies operating internationally Course Overview Electrical and Electronic Engineering is the international and English-language equivalent of the degree course offered in Dutch. Except for the language of instruction, the two study programmes are identical in terms of both content and level. Introduction to electrical engineering In your 1st year, you will get an introduction to the wide field of electrical engineering. You will learn about fundamental theories and apply your new knowledge in small group projects, which deal with problems from the field. These projects help you to develop your problem-solving and communication skills. They also give insight into current issues that are relevant to professional practice. Putting your knowledge to work You will put your knowledge to work throughout the course. For example, during projects with students from other Engineering domains such as mechanical engineering and industrial design. And in your 3rd year you will further deepen your knowledge and experience by embarking on a 6-month work placement. The faculty has close ties with companies such as TenneT, Thales, NXP and more. You might do your work placement there, or at other companies in the field. Academic year The academic year starts in September and ends in June. It is spread over 42 weeks and is divided into two semesters each divided into two blocks. You take exams, write reports and give presentations at the end of each term. Your course instructors will evaluate your work each semester and advise you on your progress. They will also coach you so that you can achieve the best results possible. Academic progress Students can obtain a maximum of 60 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits per academic year. After the first year students must have gained 37.5 credits in order not to get a Binding Negative Study Advice (BNSA). A BNSA means that you cannot continue your studies in your Bachelor program. HAN is required to report to the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) on the BNSA of the students holding a residence permit for study purposes. This has consequences for your residence permit. Diploma Supplement A candidate who is awarded a diploma on completion of the final assessment, will receive an English-language Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is set up in accordance with the format determined by HAN's Governing Board and with the additional regulations determined by the Board of Examiners and/or faculty management. A Diploma Supplement includes the name and signature of the president of the Board of Examiners and an official HAN University of Applied Sciences stamp. The Board of Examiners ensures that a copy of the Diploma Supplement is filed and kept indefinitely. [-]

Bachelor in Finance and Control

Campus Full time 4 years September 2016 Netherlands Arnhem

The Bachelor in Finance and Control us a full-time program that prepares you for middle or higher management positions in the field of finance. Graduates work in both the private and public sectors. The importance of financial management functions has increased in recent years. [+]

Bachelor in Finance and Control

A production company wants to invest in new machinery. An airline is looking to form a strategic alliance. A beer brewery needs a new computer system. Companies have an ongoing need to assess their financial position. A Finance and Control graduate from Arnhem Business School knows how to develop and control procedures and systems that ensure this sort of information is available.

Course Start September 2014 – Introduction Days 27 & 28 August 2014 February 2015 Factors for success

Before starting the course, it’s important that you:

Have made a well-informed decision about your degree course Are motivated and enthusiastic about studying Are in a good position to study (e.g. you have enough time and money, good housing, and good mental and physical health) Are prepared to spend a year doing a work placement and studying abroad Have studied the following subjects in your prior education: accounting, mathematics, economics and foreign languages Have a good command of English Are ‘worldwise’ and mature ... [-]

Bachelor in International Business and Management Studies

Campus Full time 4 - 5 years September 2016 Netherlands Arnhem

Come and study the Bachelor in International Business and Management Studies program at Arnhem Business School! Elsevier Magazine recently published the figures for 2012 and International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) was rated number one in the Netherlands. [+]

Bachelor in International Business and Management Studies

Come and study International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) at Arnhem Business School! Elsevier Magazine recently published the figures for 2012 and International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) was rated number one in the Netherlands. What does a car manufacturer need to consider when launching a new model? What does it take to effectively lead a sales team in Portugal? An International Business and Management Studies (IBMS) graduate from Arnhem Business School knows how to deal with these situations.

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Bachelor in Life Sciences

Campus Full time 4 years August 2016 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Bachelor in Life Sciences program at HAN University of Applied Sciences is a hands-on four-year Bachelor course that is taught in English. During your studies, you gain theoretical knowledge, but you also spend more than half of your time doing practical work. So when you graduate, you are well prepared for the job market. [+]

Bachelor in Life Sciences The medical and pharmaceutical industry is constantly looking for new ways to prevent and cure diseases. Plant development companies try to develop new ways to optimise the growth and production of crops. Environmental companies look for innovative solutions to environmental problems. Dedicated professionals working in laboratories all over the world are at the heart of this research. Become one of them by studying Life Sciences at HAN! Course Start September 2014 Introduction: start 29 August 2014 Course overview Life Sciences at HAN University of Applied Sciences is a hands-on four-year Bachelors course that is taught in English. During your studies, you gain theoretical knowledge, but you also spend more than half of your time doing practical work. So when you graduate, you are well prepared for the job market. Life Sciences is the international and English-language equivalent of the Biology stream within the Dutch Bachelors course Biologie en Medisch Laboratoriumonderzoek (Biology and Medical Laboratory Research). Except for the language of instruction, the two courses are identical in terms of both content and level. Orientation The 1st year offers an orientation to the life sciences: you learn about fundamental theories and lab techniques. You apply your new knowledge in small group projects dealing with problems from the field of life sciences. These projects help you to develop your problem-solving and communication skills. They also give you insight into current issues that are relevant to professional practice. Increasing independence Over the next three years, as you broaden your knowledge and sharpen your analytical skills, you will learn with increasing independence. You will participate in projects with an increasing level of complexity. You also complete a work placement, an elective module and an independent graduation assignment. The assignment involves planning and conducting your own experiments. You then present your results in a professional manner, for example, in a final report to your project advisers or in a presentation. Subjects in the Life Sciences course Molecular Biology Molecular Genetics Cell Biology Microbiology Immunology Virology Bioinformatics Molecular Plant Biology Carcinogenesis Immunology Physiology of Plants and Animals Communication Skills (written and oral) Research Skills Academic year The academic year starts in September and ends in June. It is spread over 42 weeks and is divided into two semesters and each semester is divided into two terms. You take exams, write reports and give presentations at the end of each term. Your instructors will evaluate your work each semester and advise you on your progress. They will also coach you so that you can achieve the best results possible. Academic Progress Students can obtain a maximum of 60 ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) per academic year. After the first year students must have gained 37.5 ECTS in order not to get a Binding Negative Study Advice (BNSA). A BNSA means that you cannot continue your studies in your Bachelor course anymore. HAN is required to report to the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) on the BNSA of the students holding a residence permit for study purposes. This has consequences for your residence permit. Career opportunities As a Life Sciences graduate, you will have countless employers to choose from, including health care providers and commercial enterprises. Many of our Life Sciences graduates work in molecular biology research labs, for example. You can also choose to continue your studies. HAN's Life Sciences graduates often go on to successfully complete Masters degree courses. Diploma Supplement A candidate who is awarded a diploma on completion of the final assessment, will receive an English-language Diploma Supplement. The Diploma Supplement is set up in accordance with the format determined by HAN's Governing Board and with the additional regulations determined by the Board of Examiners and/or faculty management. A Diploma Supplement includes the name and signature of the president of the Board of Examiners and an official HAN University of Applied Sciences stamp. The Board of Examiners ensures that a copy of the Diploma Supplement is filed and kept indefinitely. Admission requirements You will be admitted to the 1st year of the Life Sciences Bachelors course with one of the following certificates of secondary education: HAVO, old profiles NT with English, or NG with English HAVO, new profiles NT, with English, or NG with English VWO*, old profiles NT with English, NG with English VWO*, new profiles NT with English, NG with English International Baccalaureate Abitur* Fachhochschulereife Sekolah Menegah Atas (SMA) – (Indonesia) General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE-A level) You may also be admitted with a comparable certificate (see below). *Students with a VWO or Abitur certificate with sufficient marks in biology, chemistry and mathematics may be admitted to a special three-year Bachelors course. Comparable secondary certificate If you do not have one of the certificates specified above, our enrolment office must approve your previous education and training. You should have a certificate at secondary level showing good grades in biology, chemistry and mathematics. Fluency in English A sufficient level of fluency in English is a prerequisite for admission to this course, for example: An IELTS score of at least 6.0 or A TOEFL score of at least 79-80 (Internet based), 213 (computer based) or A Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Proficiency of English (CPE) Please note: You may be invited to a Skype interview as part of your admission process. If you take a TOEFL test, you can ask ETS TOEFL to send us your score directly by using the HAN University of Applied Sciences code: 7832. [-]

Bachelor in Logistics Management (Economics)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2016 Netherlands Arnhem

The Bachelor in Logistics Management program trains you to become a distribution and logistics specialist in the modern business world. During the course you study current international business practices and the latest trends in logistics and management. [+]

Bachelor in Logistics Management (Economics) A rock band is on tour and is scheduled to perform in 9 different sports stadiums. Customers at a music store receive a free DVD during a special summer sale. Humanitarian aid is sent abroad after a natural disaster. All these activities demand a good logistics manager. Enrol in the Logistics Management course at Arnhem Business School and become such a manager. Course Start September 2014 – Introduction Days 27 & 28 August 2014 February 2015 Factors for success Before starting the course, it’s important that you: Have made a well-informed decision about your degree course Are motivated and enthusiastic about studying Are in a good position to study (e.g. you have enough time and money, good housing, and good mental and physical health) Are prepared to spend a year doing a work placement and studying abroad Have studied the following subjects in your prior education: accounting, mathematics, economics and foreign languages Have a good command of English Are ‘worldwise’ and mature During the course, it’s important that you: Can structure information at an academic level Can reason and apply knowledge creatively at an academic level Can study independently and effectively Can reflect on your own actions Can communicate well with others Have an open mind towards people from other cultures Are flexible in working with others You will also need a number of special talents/interests: The ability to think in structures and processes Quantitative skills A team player mentality Good computer skills Distribution and logistics specialists The Logistics Management Bachelor’s course trains you to become a distribution and logistics specialist in the modern business world. During the course you study current international business practices and the latest trends in logistics and management. You also develop practical skills that will be essential on the job. As a Logistics Management graduate you can identify and analyse problems in the production and distribution processes of goods and services. You can also design practical solutions to meet your employer’s needs. Logistics Management graduates find middle management jobs in many fields, including purchasing, production, marketing, automation and cost control. Unique course During your Bachelor’s course you focus on logistics but also learn about marketing and its relationship to logistics. Marketing is a unique aspect of this Bachelor’s degree. It gives you a broader and more marketable business background. You also acquire management and organisation skills with a strong emphasis on internationalisation. During your study abroad and work placement abroad, you also get the chance to experience a different cultural environment. This international experience will certainly boost your global career opportunities. Study and work placement abroad During the course you are required to spend two semesters abroad in two different countries. One of these semesters is a work placement, during which you gain international work experience and sharpen your intercultural communication skills. This experience will increase your future employment opportunities. Learning environment You are taught by international lecturers in small groups of 30 students. Courses are practical and project-oriented. You receive plenty of individual attention from your lecturers. They help you with your course work. They will also help you get settled at HAN and in the Netherlands. Course participants come from Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. This international mix will stimulate you to think beyond the boundaries of your own culture and will prepare you for an exciting career in an international, multicultural setting. General course structure Each year is divided into two semesters and each semester is divided into two terms. You will be assessed throughout the academic year and will have exams at the end of each term. You do five to six modules per semester and are involved in interactive group projects aimed at developing your practical skills. Admissions To start a Bachelors degree course at Arnhem Business School, you have to meet certain criteria. You need to have completed an adequate level of secondary education. As the course is taught in English, a sufficient level of fluency in English is needed as well. Secondary education To be admitted you need a certificate of secondary education such as: Havo / vwo: subject requirements see 'For Dutch students only: Toelating havodiploma en Toelating Vwo-diploma' MBO (level 4) International Baccalaureate Abitur or Fachhochschulreife High school, A or B grades Sekolah Menegah Atas (SMA) General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE - A level) You should have a certificate at secondary level showing good grades in Mathematics. Fluency in English A sufficient level of fluency in English is a prerequisite for admission to this course, for example: An IELTS score of at least 6.0 or A TOEFL score of at least 79-80 (Internet based) A Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Proficiency of English (CPE) Please note: You may be invited to a Skype interview as part of your admission process. If you take a TOEFL test, you can ask ETS TOEFL to send us your score directly by using the HAN University of Applied Sciences code: 7832. Languages Dutch and Spanish start at beginners’ level. French and German start at intermediate level and require two to three years of previous training. French is available only for students starting in September, not to February starters. 1st year course exemptions If you have studied subjects related to this course at another institute of higher education, you may be eligible for an exemption of 1st year subjects. Exemptions are only granted if these subjects closely resemble ours. The Board of Admissions will review your application for each individual exemption. The board’s decision will be finalised only after the start of course. To apply for course exemptions or for admission to a higher year, you must meet the following requirements: 1. A good command of both written and spoken English, over and above the ability to follow the lectures, i.e.: An IELTS score of at least 6.5 A TOEFL score of at least 90-91 (internet based) A Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Proficiency of English (CPE) 2. Successful completion of more than one year of higher education, with subjects in business, management, logistics, finance or communication. You must provide official transcripts of grades (stamped by the institute of higher education), with detailed course descriptions and reading list. [-]

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