Electrical engineering and computer technology

You learn

  • installation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems
  • installing, connecting and programming electrical and electronic systems and installations
  • repair of electrical equipment
  • developing new electronic products
  • configuring and programming equipment and components
  • safety, security and documentation

You should be

  • meticulous and systematic 
  • practically inclined and have good manual-labour skills
  • service minded and have a logical mind set 
  • creative and have good colour vision

You can become

  • an electrician, an electrical appliance technician or a power-supply operator
  • a control panel fitter, a signal fitter or a lift fitter
  • an avionics technician or an aircraft engine mechanic
  • a space technologist, an ICT service representative or a production electronics engineer
  • an automation mechanic or an ROV operator
    See all vocations and competences

Work places

  • public or private enterprises
  • the process or electronics industry
  • mechanical industry, power plants or railway operation
  • data, aviation or oil industry

More education

Vocational education and training lead to vocational competence (with or without a  trade or journeyman’s certificate). After completing vocational education and training you can start working or take further education:

  • You can take further education at a tertiary vocational college. A tertiary vocational education is a short vocational further education meant for those who have taken vocational education and training.
  • You can take a Vg3 supplementary programme for general university admissions certification
    – after Vg2 or
    – after achieving vocational competence.
    You will then have the option to take higher education at a university college or university. Remember that some study programmes, such as for instance engineering, science and medical studies, require you to have certain science subjects.
  • You can also apply for admission to higher education after a preliminary course or by the Y-path, the vocational pathway to higher education. The Y-path is intended for those with relevant vocational experience. Preliminary courses and the Y-path are most commonly used for science and engineering studies.