Become an expert mechanical engineer that focuses on the futureproof design, analysis and maintenance of machinery, structures, products and production processes.
Energy systems, production machinery, aeroplanes, automobiles, ships, medical devices: many systems and products that are essential to our modern life are in some way a product of mechanical engineering. And the field of mechanical engineering is continuously evolving, especially in today’s world, with the rise of the fourth industrial revolution, technological advancements and a growing urgency for sustainable development. So what does it take to build and optimise renewable energy systems, like wind turbines or heat pumps? What is the potential of smart manufacturing and maintenance technologies, like simulation, 3D printing or sensor technologies? And how can you make smart material choices for the design of aircraft, machine parts or medical equipment? These are just a few of the many versatile questions you might deal with in the Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente.
This two-year, English-taught Master’s focuses on the design, analysis, and maintenance of machinery, structures, products as well as production processes. It covers the breadth of the field of mechanical engineering, addressing subareas like solid and fluid mechanics, materials science, control and robotics, design, manufacturing techniques, tribology, biomechanics, and more. Whichever subarea(s) you will focus on is completely up to you. Thanks to the diversity of specialisations that you can choose from, you can develop your own expertise in one (or more) of the various subdisciplines within mechanical engineering.
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You start your studies in September or February. In case you need to follow the Pre-Master's first, you can only start in September and continue with your Master's in February.
You have a lot of freedom to tailor your Master’s in Mechanical Engineering to your interests and ambitions. You will build your own expertise within one of the seven specialisations, which represent different domains of mechanical engineering. You can choose one of the following specialisations:
- Design & Manufacturing
- Energy & Flow
- High-Tech Systems & Materials
- Maintenance Engineering & Operations
- Personalised Health Technology
- Smart & Sustainable Industry
Technological advancements, environmental challenges and a lack of (technical) personnel have pushed the demand for mechanical engineers in the labour market. That is why you can look forward to great career prospects. The majority of graduates of this Master’s has a job soon after graduation. Many of them even get a job offer before graduating, for example by the company they are performing their thesis at.
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