Prior Bachelors

Prior Bachelors

Direct access
A Bachelor degree in Computer Science obtained at the TU/e or other Dutch university provides direct admission to the IST program.

International Bachelor degree in CS
Students with an international Bachelor degree in Computer Science have to apply for admission via the admission committee. 

Please, visit the TU/e Admission and Enrollment page for more information about admission and other requirements.

Other TU/e Bachelor degree
TU/e students with non-CS bachelor willing to follow our master Information Security Technology need the following preparatory courses:


Code Name
2IT60 Logic and set theory
2IC60 Computer networks and security
2WF90 Algebra for security

Strongly recommended:

Code Name
2WF80 Introduction to cryptology
2IC80 Lab on offensive computer security

In general, there are several possibilities:

1. The courses can be taken as electives during the student's current non-CS TU/e bachelor.
2. When bachelor is obtained the courses can be taken as part of the pre-master program.
3. When bachelor is obtained the student could be admitted to a master with 3 of those courses as homologation that could be part of the master program.

The second and third option should be discussed in advance with an academic advisor for masters in Computer Science and approved by the CS admission committee.

University of Applied Science Bachelor degree (HBO) 
Students with a matching Bachelor of Science from a Dutch University of Applied Science have to follow a standard pre-master program Information Security Technology first. Upon completion of this pre-master they are admitted to the master IST.

Deviating (non-CS) non-TU/e bachelor
Students with deviating university bachelor can only be admitted to master IST if the deficiency is not more than 15 credits (3 - 5 credits courses).

We suggest these students checking our bachelor program Computer Science and Engineering to make an estimate for themselves that the deficiency is not more than 15 credits. If they feel that the deficiency is not more than 15 credits submit a master program application for the decision of our admission committee.

More information

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