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Afstudeeropdracht - HBO - Informatica, gaming, software engineering

Internship in Hengelo, the Netherlands

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Dutch (Fluent)

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In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

Assignment: Graduation

Level: HBO

Field of study: Computer science, Gaming, Software Engineer

Title of the assignment: Thales Naval Game  - Serious Gaming – Game Developer

About us

With 80.000 talents working in 68 countries, we are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security. In the Netherlands, where 2000 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions, research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft).

About the Software Department

The software department of the Application Engineering cluster is responsible for the software development in Combat Management and Radar- and Optical sensors for worldwide navies- and defense systems. The work is performed in multi-disciplinary agile teams with specialists in software/system/test engineering and functional design.

About the assignment

Always wanted to develop a game but never got time or inspiration to create one?  This is your chance to create a game for Thales (at Thales). Create a game that is “easy to learn and hard to master”. So that gamers want to keep playing this game. The main purpose is to have fun and make the gamers (students)  aware of the naval domain and the products that Thales produces. The Radar and Sensors that are developed in Thales will be used in the game.

The game is inspired by games like RoboCode, DOTA, LoL, Heroes of the Storm.  A MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) based game with battleships. Equip your battleship before entering the battle arena to fight other battleships.

Together with a game artist the game is in need to be extended/updated with new abilities, features and designs. Work could consist of adding new abilities, implement proper ui, create customizable ships, improve network manager, adding new game mode  and more…

The game is created by students for the students!


Unitiy, Gaming, UI, Programming

Thales offers…

  • An interesting internship or graduation assignment in an international high tech environment
  • An open and flexible working environment;
  • An excellent internship allowance
  • Its own student association where you can participate in educational and fun activities.


Would you like to apply directly?  Then click on the button ‘Apply now’ to show your interest.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school or educational institution during the whole internship period for our internships and graduation assignments.

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Thales Nederland is part of the Thales Group, with 65,000 employees in over 50 countries, including 22,000 working in R&D. This makes Thales one of Europe's largest electronics companies and it has an extremely strong position worldwide. Thales Nederland is active in the sectors of Defence, Security and Transportation Systems. We have almost 2,000 employees, making us the leading supplier...

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