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Embrace Technology, Entrepreneurship & Creativity

September, February
20 weeks
Contact hours
20 - 25 per week
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Join Embrace TEC minor programme at Fontys Pulsed!

Embrace TEC: Technology + Entrepreneurship + Creativity is a minor program for students ready to find their purpose and discover their top talents and how to utilize them. By joining this minor, you jump on a power-packed 20-week program where you get real hands-on experience in solving meaningful challenges, designing prototypes, taking field trips, connecting with industry experts, and working in multi-cultural, cross-disciplinary teams.

You can join regardless of your study program or interests.

The program consists of group challenges and personal project track work. The group challenges are always around a meaningful topic that impacts society. Your track work is either deep-diving into your personal purpose or working on your entrepreneurial skills.

During the minor program, you explore and develop your purpose and skillset through three roles: Personal and Professional Identity explorer, Design-Based Worker, and Technology Integrator. You learn a lot about self-reflection, design-based working methods, and technologies like programming, 3D printing, woodwork, and laser cutting.

How it works?

First five weeks you detox! The idea is that you detox from the traditional way of education and learning and adjust to a Fontys Pulsed learning style which is challenge-based, student-centered and has design-based working in it's core. You get to know emerging technologies and creative tools, work groups and individually, and take the first steps to figure out what you want to get out of this minor and how we can uncover your true identity and personal purpose together.

Detox days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The next 15 weeks you get to work! With the whole minor group, you start working on a longer Pulsed for Good challenge that includes mini-challenges and active group work. During these weeks and challenges, you have the opportunity to decide what kind of role you prefer to take and what you would like to learn during the process. You also choose a unique track to further work on your personal purpose or developing your entrepreneurial skills or business.

Each week you have three working days in the Pulsed room, The days are divided to challenge days (Wednesday, Thursday) and track day (Tuesday).

How do we educate you?

We believe the learning process is more important than the outcome, so we spend time working on meaningful real-life challenges instead of passively teaching from textbooks and measuring your learning process with exams.

Come and experience our unique approach to education!

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Have you already thought about your choice of minor? Do you want to immerse yourself in your profession, or do something completely different? Your choice of your minor can be quite difficult. The most important thing is that you choose something that really suits you. This way you can distinguish yourself from others and make your studies even more personal. But how do you choose? And what can you choose? 

(Online) minor information week
To help you with your choice, we organize an (online) minor information week in November. During these information sessions you will learn more about the content of the minors and you can ask any question you may have. You can register here for the information week, available from October.

But let's have coffee together! You are always welcome to visit us. Find us in R10, first floor (Fontys Rachelsmolen).

What we expect from you

  • You are open to discover your personal and professional purpose
  • You are keen to learn what are your top talents and how to best use them
  • You have an open mind to jump in a programme where your perfomance is not measured with exams and grades
  • You can take responsibility in a return for freedom and flexibility we offer

What you can expect from us

  • We make you part of a multicultural and multidisciplanary group of students
  • We provide you with meaningful real-life challenges to work on during your minor
  • We offer a lot of personal and professional coaching possibilities
  • We take you in our strong community where you can feel like home

What is it like to study at Fontys Pulsed?

We believe it is important to create a dynamic and open learning environment in which students from different cultures, nationalities and disciplines come together. A place where everyone feels at home. In order to achieve this, we (re)shape and (re)create this unique and modular/flexible environment together with our students.

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We are Pulsed Academy

Take a look at our culture and how it is to study at Fontys Pulsed!

Fail forward

Failing forward requires support, guidance, and most importantly, the time and space to reflect on you fantastic fails. This subtle shift from failure to failing can reduce the fear of failure that discourage students from exploring.

 “We want you to revise and iterate based on what you learned from failing – all on a path to real success.”

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Laure explains design-based working and teaches students how this method helps to fail forward.

Spark your fascination

We believe that good ideas start with your own fascination. This creative spark can start from empathy, but sometimes It is also the problem or the process that is close to you that gets you started.

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A modular pedal board for guitarists, which is the result of a project that started from someones fascination with guitar playing and the struggles with existing pedal boards.

Personal coaching

As a student you will have your own personal coach during this educational programme. We believe that if you are comfortable with yourself, you will achieve and learn more. Together with your coach you will work on discovering and forming your personal identity.

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One of the coaches of Pulsed is talking about a project with a student in a one-on-one feedback session.

The student experience

Watch the videos to get a feel of how it is to study at Pulsed. You will also learn why love to wear slippers in our Pulsed space!

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    How to apply as an exchange student

    Applications should always be submitted via the International Exchange (or Erasmus) Officer at the home university. Once Fontys has accepted the application, your Fontys study department will send you a link to a web application called Mobility Online. Added to the link you will receive all necessary information and a manual. Please take a look at  this website to see how it works. 

    How to apply as a Dutch student

    Dutch students, apply for this minor via https://www.kiesopmaat.nl

    How to apply as a Fontys student 

    You have to register yourself for the minor in Progress. Make sure you click 'Fontysminors' and then search for Embrace TEC.

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    AddressRachelsmolen 1, 5612 MA Eindhoven
    ContactGert van der Stelt

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    Name: Gert van der Stelt
    E-mail: embracetec@fontys.nl
    Website: https://www.fontyspulsed.com/

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