Admission / Enrolment

from HBO to Mechanical Engineering 

Students with a Bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences (HBO) do not directly fulfill all the admission requirements. In order to start a master's programme you first need to do a pre-master's programme to bring your knowledge up to the required level.

Admissible Bachelor degrees

Admission to the (pre)Master’s programme depends on your Bachelor’s programme. The following programmes related to Mechanical Engineering are admissible:

  • Werktuigbouwkunde
  • Engineering, Design and Innovation
  • Autotechniek

If you have completed a HBO programme that is listed among the related programmes, you can apply for admission. In case you have another bachelor degree the admission committee will conduct an individual assessment procedure to determine if you have sufficient basic qualifications to start the premaster Mechanical Engineering.

Brush up on English and Mathematics

Because the master's programme of Mechanical Engineering is taught in English and a profound level in Mathematics is indispensable, it is recommended that you freshen or brush up your knowledge of English and Mathematics before starting with the premasterprogramme. Additional courses can be taken at, for example, Babel and Boswell Bèta or the Open Universiteit.


You can start the premaster during or after your bachelor's degree. The application procedure and deadlines depend on the studyroute of your choice. 

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