Research and Development Internship Graduation Thesis


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Job Research and Development Internship Graduation Thesis
Location Sliedrecht
Discipline Internship and Graduation
Education WO academic higher education
Position Permanent position
In Short

Would you like to join IHC Systems’ Research and Development department and support us by carrying out an interesting assignment? If so, then why not apply to conduct an Research and Development internship graduation thesis.

  1. Open
  2. Interviews scheduled (applications are still possible)
  3. Second round of interviews (check with the recruitment team if applications are still possible)
  4. Final interviews (applications are not possible anymore)
  5. Vacancy filled (applications are not possible anymore)
  1. Vacancy available
  2. Interviews scheduled
  3. Second round of interviews
  4. Final interviews
  5. Vacancy filled
Your job

In the Research and Development department of IHC Systems, we investigate and develop the latest automation for the offshore and dredging industry. We are looking for students who are interested in performing a thesis or an internship at our department. Our field of expertise covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Motion and heave compensation
  • Dynamic positioning (DP) systems
  • Autonomous vessels
  • Dredge automation
  • Power management.
We offer a range of related assignments, such as:
  • Auto landing for motion compensated gangways
  • Model-based-control thruster allocation for DP systems
  • Machine learning for dredging equipment control.
Furthermore, we would be happy to work closely with you to create a personalised assignment.  

Your profile

To be eligible for this position, you must be:

  • Enrolled in a WO master’s degree, preferably related to systems and control
  • Able to plan and prioritise your tasks, and work with sufficient independence
  • Proactive and have a hands-on mentality
  • Fluent in Dutch and English, both spoken and written.

Our offer

IHC Systems offers you a challenging full-time internship within a successful and dynamic company with a reputation for being a worldwide leader in technological innovation. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary and professional development opportunities.

Our organisation

As a student you will work at IHC Systems. This organisation develops and supplies standard and custom-built solutions for the efficient operation of dredgers and related vessels. These are deployed in the marine dredging industry and for the mining of alluvial and deep-sea resources. The electrical, electronic and IT systems involve anything from robust sensors to stand-alone and/or integrated systems for service, presentation, automation, hydrography and DP/DT, supported by training simulators. Global life-cycle support – either remote or on location – guarantees durability and reliability. The company, which has paved the way in its sectors for over 40 years, is based in Sliedrecht and employs over 100 people.

IHC Systems is part of Royal IHC (IHC), the global market leader in the construction of specialized ships for wet mining and dredging activities, and an important player in the field of complex custom-built offshore ships. However, we do not stop there. For every ship, we also develop advanced equipment that is integrated seamlessly. In addition, we offer life-cycle support to our customers, which is available worldwide and for the lifetime of our products. If you look at our customer base, you will find prominent dredging companies, oil and gas conglomerates, offshore contractors and national governments. With offices worldwide, IHC has an international orientation. Today we have 3,000 colleagues working in various locations across The Netherlands and overseas. For more information about IHC please check:


Are you interested in the position of (graduation) internship and do you recognise yourself in the job description? Please respond directly through our website: or by using the apply button.

For more information about Royal IHC, the vacancy and the application process, please visit or call the Staffing department on +31 (0)88-015 4444.

Uiteraard is het ook mogelijk om in het Nederlands te reageren op deze positie.

Royal IHC does not approve of commercial, contractor and/or agency acquisition or commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered by IHC.


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