Mechanical Engineering

programme structure

“Where scientists study the world as it is, engineers create the world that never was.”Theodore von Kárman

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Profiles And Specializations

This two-year, full-time Master’s programme (120 credits) will prepare you for your future profession based on one of three competency profiles: Design and Construction (D&C), Organization and Management (O&M) and Research and Development (R&D). You will have the freedom to compose your own programme with a clear focus on one competence profile and one specialization. You will choose 25 credits of competence profile courses: 20 in electives within your chosen profile and 5 from another profile. (O&M students take two electives (10 credits) from the other profiles.) For your specialization, you will take core courses worth 15-20 credits and in-depth courses up to a maximum of 10 credits. You will also complete your graduation project (40 credits) within your specialization. Your internship (15-20 credits) does not have to be in your specialization, but does require the approval of your supervising professor.


Unlike the Bachelor’s programme, where research and methodology are mainly taught in a separate course, research is an integral part of many courses throughout the Master’s programme. These courses are geared towards creating a thorough basis for fundamental research in the specialization of your choice. Read more about research.

Contact Hours

Some courses are not taught according to a fixed timetable; instead, lecturer and student agree on the most suitable times for teaching and assessment. Normally, students have 15 contact hours each week in the first year of the programme. Contact hours are reduced to a maximum of five hours each week in the graduation project phase.

The programme is only available on a full-time basis. Students who wish to make other arrangements should contact the academic counsellor, Dr. G.G.M. Stoffels.


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