The Dutch engineer title is equivalent to the BSc Honours degree in British Universities, in that these Universities accept graduate Engineers for direct enrolment into a 12-month professionally oriented Masters programme in the same or a closely related subject area.
The Dutch engineer title is comparable in contents and function and acceptance by employers to a German Fachhochschule - Diplom, with the difference that both in the Netherlands and abroad it gives graduates access to postgraduate studies, which the Fachhochschule - Diplom does not.
Graduated Engineers from the Dutch system will generally require one more year of study to complete an Ingénieur programme at the French Ecoles Supérieures, with the proviso that they choose a curriculum which closely fits in with their previous specialization. It must be noted that the Ingénieur programmes in these institutes have five-year curricula for French students too.
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