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Faculty: Engineering Technology (ET)

Dear new employee,

This introductory website will help you with everything you need to know to get started quickly in your new job. This website also contains useful information for new employees. 

We wish you all the best in your career at UT!

Best regards,

Prof. dr. ir. H.F.J.M. (Bart) Koopman
Dean faculty of Engineering Technology

Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET), one of the five faculties at the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor's and master's students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. 

Our vision is a future society and industry that are able to realize value creation making use of sound, efficient and sustainable technology.

The mission of our faculty is to be an internationally leading centre for intelligent production, processes and smart devices in the areas of Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. The faculty will focus on the initiation, formulation, design and development of technical solutions for current and future societal problems. This mission with its focus on societal and human challenges seamlessly fits into the University’s strategy of High Tech, Human Touch. From this perspective, new technology drives change, renewal and progress in society; new technology serves as the innovation engine in society. 

  • Research objectives

    The research objectives of the faculty of Engineering Technology is to generate fundamental knowledge and to translate this knowledge into solutions for complex multidisciplinary technical problems. Within this context, the faculty focuses on the integrated value chain. Our scientists are engaged scholars. Alumni hold leading positions in industry and society. They possess top-quality knowledge and can independently find answers for inter-disciplinary and societally relevant problems by means of an engineering and entrepreneurial attitude. The industrial and societal relevance of the research is secured by close collaboration with industry and the public sector.

  • Education objectives

    The education programme of the UT is based on Student Driven Learning. We educate our students to become professionals who are capable of steering their own career development, by giving them greater control over their own learning process. The learning process is guided, supervised, stimulated and inspired by the teachers, but always within the frame of the students’ own responsibility.  Our ever-changing society requires different knowledge and skills than before. Many of the professions that people have today did not even exist twenty years ago. There is also no way of predicting what our students will be doing twenty years from now. That is why we want to educate students to become entrepreneurial 'T-shaped professionals'. They know all the ins and outs of their field of study and can contribute to its development. They are also capable of venturing off the beaten path and applying their knowledge in a broader context, in collaboration with other disciplines and society.

  • Core values of the ET faculty
    • Integration of design and engineering
    • Focus on the entire life cycle of products
    • Engagement with industry
    • Integration of education and research
  • Organisation set-up

    The Faculty is organized in departments, clusters of principal investigators who together create mass and focus in research and education. The faculty Engineering Technology has five departments, who together are responsible for the corresponding research and education in the BSc, MSc, PDEng and PhD programmes.  

    The faculty of Engineering Technology will led by a multi-member Faculty Board. This board encourges an integrated and coordinated approach of managing research, education and operational support.

    The Faculty Board is supported and facilitated by support departments. A description of these departments can be found on the next pages.

    The Faculty Council is the central participation body of the faculty of Engineering Technology. The Faculty Council frequently consults with the faculty board. The Faculty Council has a say in the policy of the faculty.

    DEPARTMENTS

    The Faculty is organized in departments, clusters of principal investigators who together create mass and focus in research and education. The faculty Engineering Technology has five departments, who together are responsible for the corresponding research and education in the BSc, MSc, PDEng and PhD programmes.

    1. Biomechanical Engineering (BE)
    2. Civil Engineering (CE)
    3. Design, Production and Management (DPM)
    4. Mechanics of Solids, Surfaces and Systems (MS3)
    5. Thermal and Fluid Engineering (TFE)
  • Entering Employment

    It is important that you find your way within our university. Therefore HR regularly organises introductory meetings. In addition, you received the brochure "Welcome to the University of Twente", in which the most diverse matters are presented, including a checklist of the first most important matters that need to be arranged. For a full list of usefull information, please check the New employees section in the UT Service Portal


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