International work in engineering
Development of products and systems
As an engineer you will be diving into the technical development, design and construction of products and systems.
Do you wish to work abroad or for an international company? This English-taught programme prepares you for a wide variety of opportunities. The programme is entirely in English, including an internship at an internationally oriented company in the Netherlands, and abroad at a later stage.
Realistic company assignments
You will be doing assignments from real (international) companies, combined with teaching material from disciplines such as mechatronics, mechanical engineering and product development. The focus is on technical and methodical design.
More than just engineering
Besides gaining broad knowledge in the field of engineering, you will also be stimulated to develop general skills: everything you need to be well prepared to conquer the international labour market. In addition, you are optimally prepared for further training at higher vocational education (hbo).
After graduation, you can move on to various English-taught higher vocational education programmes. You can also join the engineering department of an international company.
The programme consists of 'blocks' or projects. In each block a realistic problem is solved. The lessons will help you tackle these problems. We will have guest lecturers from the business world, and you will also work with e-learning.
Soft skillsThe development of so-called 'soft skills' plays an important role in this programme. Good examples of these are:
- ethics in the area of study and work;
- communication and collaboration in an international context;
- ICT skills;
- personal development;
- specific professional skills (e.g. problem-solving thinking).
The tuition fees are € 1.168.
For an estimate of the total cost of this programme, please refer to the Studers website. Each year the cost of the teaching materials you will need for the next school year are announced on or before 1 July.
This programme requires students to have a laptop at their disposal. Please make sure your laptop has the correct specifications, which you can download here:
Summa International Engineering laptop specifications
The programme offers one or more electives. These electives allow you to broaden or deepen your craftsmanship or prepare you to move on to a higher level. Each elective has an exam. The contents of the elective modules are determined by the school in consultation with the work field. The modules are currently under development and the offer may still change.
This is a programme with a limited number of places. It is important that you sign up as soon as possible. This way you will have a better chance at being able to start this programme, provided that you meet the admission requirements. It is also wise to sign up for another programme that suits you.
To be accepted for this programme you need:
- pre-vocational secondary education certificate theoretical programme or;
- bilingual secondary education certificate.
The programme is also suitable for foreign students (whether or not currently living in the Netherlands) with a comparable level of education.In order to follow this programme successfully, a good command of the English language is necessary.