In this study route, you focus completely on sustainable forms of energy, such as solar and wind energy.

You learn how energy can be generated more sustainably or how we can handle materials more intelligently. In this way, you ensure that the use of fossil raw materials stops.

You also learn how we deal with increasingly scarce material resources in a smart way. Look behind the curtain of, for example, a food company, an engineering firm, an energy producer or a (petro)chemical factory.

Part of the study program

Vlissingen (from 2023 in Middelburg)

This is Energy & Process Engineering

In the third year of the programme, you choose your minor. A minor will allow you to deepen or broaden your knowledge and skills. You can do this at the HZ or at another university of applied sciences in the Netherlands or abroad.
The HZ offers 3 different minors that complement the Engineering programme:

  • Minor Offshore Renewable Energy Mechatronics
    In this minor you will work on the development of robots and drones. These are used to carry out maintenance on wind farms in the North Sea.
  • Minor Energy Transition
    You will make sure that companies switch to clean fuels, such as hydrogen.

During the other semester, you gain work experience with your do an internship. You can choose whether you stay in the Netherlands or go abroad.

In the final year, you choose one study route: Mechatronic Engineering or Energy & Process Engineering. In the first semester, you will have classes and projects.

In the second half of the year, you will work on your graduation project. 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

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What can you become with Energy & Process Engineering?

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

  • Entrepreneur
  • Energy Engineer
  • Process Technologist
  • Process Designer
  • Sustainability Engineer

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. You can start a master's programme through a bridging programme, such as:

  • Master Energy Engineering
  • Master Mechatronics
  • Master Mechanical Engineering