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After the Bachelor's Mechanical Engineering

After getting your Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, you can further specialize by completing a Master’s programme. Around 75% of our graduates chose to enter our two-year, English-taught Master’s programme Mechanical Engineering. Of the other 25%, many continue on to other Master’s programmes, such as Sustainable Energy Technology or Systems & Control at the University of Twente, or a Master’s programme in aviation or automotive technology at another university. A few join the job market straight away, or start their own business.

Further studies

Most Mechanical Engineering alumni enter the Master’s programme Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente. With your Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, you are directly admissible to this Master's programme. 

Popular Master's programmes after this Bachelor's

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  • Mechanical Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish5 Specializations
    Mechanical engineers focus on the design, analyses and maintenance of machinery, structures and products. The Master’s programme in Mechanical Engineering zooms in on one of these disciplines.

    5 Specializations

    Biomechanical Engineering & Robotics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization focuses on the use of mechanical engineering technology and methodology to address health care problems.

    Design, Production and Management

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization focuses on design, manufacturing or management of production and logistics. Besides a specialist knowledge of technology, it requires a keen eye for business administration.

    Maintenance Engineering & Operations

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The MEO specialization focuses on improving the maintenance of technical systems, using research into design methods, physical failure mechanisms, structural health and condition monitoring.

    Mechanics of Solids, Surfaces & Systems (MS3)

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Creating new and better materials and products as well as the machinery required to make these products is the focus of the MS3 specialization.

    Thermal and Fluid Engineering

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This specialization focusses on the analysis and design of fluid or flow applications and energy conversion processes, on all scales, to obtain high performance and minimal use of energy and resources
  • Sustainable Energy Technology

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) enables you to become an engineer with in-depth knowledge on renewable energy technologies.
  • Systems and Control

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish4 Specializations
    This two-year Master’s programme teaches you how to control the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment.

    4 Specializations


    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Biomechatronics is the interdisciplinary study of biology, mechanics, and electronics. It focuses on the research and design of assistive, therapeutic and diagnostic devices.

    Control Theory

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    This two-year Master’s programme teaches you how to control the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment.

    Robotics and Mechatronics

    MSc2 yearsFull-timeEnglish
    Research activities in this specialization focus more and more on the field of advanced robotics, including robotics in medical applications.

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    MSc2 yearsFull-time
    In recent years Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have amply demonstrated their value and attractiveness. The wide range of applications includes several disciplines.


You can also follow other Master’s programmes, like Sustainable Energy Technology or Systems & Control at the University of Twente. You are admissible to most engineering and technology Master’s programmes at our university, or at other universities in the Netherlands or abroad, although for some you may need to complete a pre-Master’s course. You can choose to do this pre-Master’s course as one of your minors during the Bachelor’s programme.

A Master’s programme in social sciences, such as PsychologyPhilosophy or Business Administration, is also possible. A tailored pre-Master’s programme is usually necessary. Some students combine their post-graduate studies with our Dutch-taught Master’s programme Science Education and Communication, which allows you to work in education, among other things.

Finding a job after completing the master's Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering programme will train you as an expert in designing, improving and maintaining machines, devices, installations, constructions and processes that are vital for society – now and in the future. If you want to start a career with your Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, you have an excellence chance of finding a well-paid job. Highly educated engineers will always be in high demand in the job market. In fact, there are good opportunities right here in Twente, the fastest growing industrial region in the Netherlands. You can work wherever high-tech solutions based on a keen understanding of human and social needs are called for. Many of our Master’s graduates quickly find jobs in leadership positions, for example, as a technical specialist, or as a team leader. Some examples of where you could end up working:

  • A production and development department in the machine or equipment building industry;
  • In the automotive or aircraft industry;
  • In the chemical or electro-technical industry;
  • At a research institute, such as TNO, NLR or MARIN;
  • At an engineering firm;
  • In the healthcare sector, as a healthcare engineer, for example. 

Well-known companies employing graduates from this programme include TNO, Unilever, Tesla, Shell and Tata Steel. In the Twente region, we have alumni working at Demcon, Apollo Vredestein, OPRA Turbines, AkzoNobel and Thales, among others.

Start your own company

You can also start your own business with a solution that you have developed. The UT enjoys recognition as ‘the most entrepreneurial university’ in the Netherlands. We are strong in the application of expertise to meaningfully influence society. Together with our students we like to work with the innovation specialists from Novel-T, who like to tap in to promising innovative business cases.

Spin-offs resulting from the Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s programme

One example of a spin-off that resulted from this programme is Clear Flight Solutions, a company that, among other things, uses the robotic bird Robird to regulate birds’ presence around airports.

Another example is HoSt, one of the largest suppliers of bioenergy installations in Europe.

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