The pre-Master's programme is a transfer and bridging programme for higher professional education (HBO) or university education bachelor's programme students who wish to obtain a university master's degree, but who cannot be admitted directly. Students with a related previous education will gain the knowledge and skills needed for participation in the Master’s. Once you’ve successfully completed the pre-master's programme, you’ll be granted admission to the Master’s programme in Mechanical Engineering.
As a hbo student as well as a university student you can start on the pre-master's during your bachelor's degree as a minor or after completing your bachelor’s degree.
Start date of the pre-master's programme for HBO students will be in September. University students can start on the programme during the whole year.
For hbo students
A pre-Master's programme contains 30 credits. This is a fulltime study programme of one semester and contains the following courses: mathematics (11 ECs), academic skills and introduction to research (7,5 ECs) and domain related courses (11,5 ECs).
Mathematics (8 EC)
Systemanalysis (4 EC)
Academic Research Skills (3 EC)
Mathematics (3 EC)
Engineering Thermodynamics (3 EC)
Elasticity theory (2 EC)
Matlab (2,5 EC)
Academic Research Skills ( 4,5 EC)
For university students
The study workload, or number of EC the pre-master's programme for university students consist of, depends on your previous education and will not be the same for everyone. Pre-masters programmes for university students range between 15-60 EC.
In the coming year, the pre-Master's programme will partly be taught in Dutch and partly in English.
If you will be eligible for admission to the pre-Master's programme in Mechanical Engineering depends on your previous education. More information on admission.
For general information requests please contact our Study Information Desk.
For questions regarding the pre-master of Mechanical Engineering contact the pre-master's coordinator:
Read more about our pre-master's programmes.