In Commercial Engineering, you focus on the business market (B2B) and the consumer market (B2C).

You design products that sell well in a particular market. For example, students designed an electric toothbrush for Philips. You are enterprising, you operate internationally and you handle cultural differences smoothly.

Part of the study program

Vlissingen (from 2023 Middelburg)

This is Commercial Engineering

In the third year of the programme, you choose your minor. A minor will enable you to deepen or broaden your knowledge and skills. You can do this at the HZ or at another university of applied sciences at home or abroad.

The HZ offers various minors that complement the Engineering programme:

  • Minor Energy Transition
    You will make sure that companies switch to clean fuels, such as hydrogen.
  • Minor Product Design
    Are you passionate about design? Then take the minor Product Design.
  • Minor Innovative Entrepreneurship
    Do you want to develop entrepreneurial knowledge and skills? Then take the minor Innovative Entrepreneurship.

The other half of the year you will do an internship. You can choose whether you stay in the Netherlands or go abroad.

In the final year, you choose one study route. In the first semester, you will have classes and projects.

In the second half of the year, you will work on your graduation project at a company. You design and research technical improvements and innovations in a company during your final project. The choice is yours whether to do this in the Netherlands or abroad.

In this year, all your knowledge and skills come together and you can prove that you have mastered the profession. With your diploma in your possession, you can start working as an engineer!

During this study route, you will improve or develop a product. Read an example here.

Study in The Netherlands

Are you thinking of studying in Holland? An excellent choice! We tell you why in our brochure.

What will you become with Commercial Engineering?

As an Engineer graduate you can find yourself in various professions. You have a broad education, but the Commercial Engineering study route also includes a number of specific professions, such as:

  • Product developer
  • Product designer
  • Entrepreneur

Bachelor's degree

Congratulations, you've now graduated! From now on you may use the title ‘Bachelor of Science’ or ‘Engineer’. Did you participate in the Honours Programme? You will get an extra certificate with your bachelor's degree.

Would you like to continue studying after completing the Engineering programme? Then there are various possibilities. If you want to do this abroad, you can usually get direct access to the Master programme. In the Netherlands, you may be required to follow a pre-Master’s programme. You can start a master's programme through a bridging programme, such as:

  • Master Industrial Project Design
  • Master innovation management