Mechatronic engineers

Management Precision-technology
Mikroniek 2010-5 by Jos Gunsing 8 April 2012

Mechatronics is hot in the Netherlands. Therefore, Dutch universities of applied sciences (Dutch abbreviation, HBO) intensify their efforts to deliver more and better mechatronic engineers. Avans Hogeschool in Breda was in 2009 the second HBOinstitution in the Netherlands – after Fontys in Eindhoven – to appoint a lector in mechatronics. A special lectorate, because it even extends to the level of higher secondary professional education (MBO, in Dutch; HBO being the tertiary level). Mikroniek interviewed lector Jos Gunsing about mechatronics in the Netherlands, his vision and his plans.


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