After getting your Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, you can further specialise by completing a Master’s programme. Around 75% of our graduates chose to enter our two-year, English-taught Master’s in Mechanical Engineering. Of the other 25%, many continue on to other Master’s, such as Sustainable Energy Technology or Robotics at the University of Twente, or a master’s in aviation or automotive technology at another university. A few join the job market straight away or start their own business.
Most Mechanical Engineering alumni enter the Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente. With your Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, you are directly admissible to this Master's.
OTHER MASTER’S, ELSEWHERE IN THE NETHERLANDS OR ABROAD
You are admissible to most engineering and technology master’s at our university, or at other universities in the Netherlands or abroad, although for some you may need to complete a pre-master’s programme. You can choose to do this pre-master’s as one of your minors during the Bachelor’s.
A master’s in social sciences, such as Psychology, Philosophy or Business Administration, is also possible. A tailored pre-master’s is usually necessary. Some students combine their post-graduate studies with our Dutch-taught Master’s in Science Education and Communication, which allows you to work in education, among other things.
Most students do not enter the job market until they have a Master's degree, although you can do so after your Bachelor's. 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. 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. 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.
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 into promising innovative business cases.
Spin-offs resulting from the Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s
One example of a spin-off that resulted from this programme is Clear Flight Solutions, a company that, among other things, uses drone birds to regulate birds’ presence around airports.
Another example is HoSt, one of the largest suppliers of bioenergy installations in Europe.