Master Mechanical Engineering

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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 can start your studies in September or February. In case you need to follow the pre-master’s first, you can start in September and continue with the Master’s afterwards. 

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Choose a specialisation

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:

Career perspectives

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.

Job opportunities for mechanical engineers

As a mechanical engineer, you can pursue a career in a wide variety of sectors, from the manufacturing, energy, transport, aeronautics, automotive, consumer goods and the maritime industry to the biomedical field. Wherever your interests lie, this Master’s prepares you for a broad range of engineering positions such as manufacturing engineer, product developer, maintenance engineer, materials scientist, system engineer, or process manager, to name a few examples. You might join the R&D department of an industrial company, or you could pursue a career in consultancy or research. You can, for example, also continue with a PhD or EngD programme after graduation, as offered by UT’s Twente Graduate School (TGS).

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Top 5 employers with the most jobs available
  1. Philips
  2. ASML
  3. Belastingdienst
  4. ABN AMRO
  5. FrieslandCampina
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Number of job vacancies in the field of this Master’s
Based on data in the time period between 1/1/2020 till 15/7/2024
Top 5 employers with the most jobs available
  1. DEMCON
  2. ENGIE Energie
  3. Thales Group
  4. Witteveen+Bos Raadgevende ingenieurs
  5. VDL Groep
557
Number of job vacancies in the field of this Master’s
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Programme overview

Degree
Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
Certification: MSc
CROHO code
60439
Faculty
Engineering Technology
Duration
2 years
Full-time/part-time
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
Language
English-taught
Starting date
1 September 2024
1 February 2025
1 September 2025
Location
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme
Accreditation
NVAO
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