Our overall goal is to offer our students the best possibilities to be motivated, curious, critical, and broadly educated. We strive to do so by coupling clear explanations to our enthusiasm for technology and humans. Through interactive classes, that stimulate student curiosity and a (self-) critical attitude, we aim to challenge students to put their knowledge into a broader context.  For a good impression of what it is like to study at the Control and Simulation section, led by Prof. dr ir Max Mulder, watch this video.

MSc courses and graduation projects in human-machine systems

In the first year of the Masters program at the Control and Simulation section, we offer students a broad and solid basis for control engineering, mathematical systems theory, stochastic systems, human-machine systems, and flight simulation. In the second year, a specialization can be chosen for the Master thesis. To successfully pursue the MSc degree in the field of human-machine systems, interface design and supervisory control (along with some practical experience in programming), the following courses would be required:

In the final thesis phase, students can choose to design and prototype a new interface and/or conduct a controlled human-in-the-loop experiment in one of our world-class facilities to empirically investigate the benefits and potential pitfalls of the design. Our students generally work closely together with us and our PhD students to obtain the best possible result and achieve high scientific impact. In fact, the work of most students result in conference articles and sometimes even peer-reviewed journal articles!  For an overview of available thesis assignments, please go here.


We regularly provide workshops at international conferences and industry to showcase our research. If you are interested in an educative workshop and/or a live demonstration of our interface prototypes, please contact us.

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