Student mobility (EN)

Incoming students

This set of pages informs you about the exchange offers of the Faculty of Engineering Technology. To apply for an exchange semester, please go to the application page.



The Faculty of Engineering Technology comprises four engineering disciplines: industrial design engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and sustainable energy. These four disciplines are covered in our three BSc programmes and five MSc programmes. All MSc programmes are taught in English, while from the academic year 2017/2018 onwards, all our BSc programmes will be taught in English as well. This has started with the first year (B1), and in 2018/2019 the second year (B2) will be offered in English, etc.

Academic year, nominal study load

The academic year is divided into two semesters (1 & 2), and each semester into two quarters (A & B). Most of our courses are taught within one quarter, but some of the course are taught during a whole semester (1A+1B, or 2A+2B) and some are even taught from semester 1 into semester 2 (1B+2A). This, and a lot of other information, can all be found in our course catalogue. In the course catalogue, the quarter in which the course starts is indicated with 'Starting block'.
The nominal study workload at the UT is 60 ECTS Credits annually, i.e. 30 ECTS credits per semester or 15 ECTS credits per quarter. The number of ECTS credits per course varies between 2 and 10. The majority of MSc courses offered at the UT have a study load of 5 ECTS credits. All BSc modules have a study load of 15 ECTS credits. It is not possible to register for only a part of a BSc module (e.g. for less than 15 ECTS credits).
The academic level of the course is indicated with: B1 (1st year BSc), B2 (2nd year BSc), B3 (3rd year BSc) and M (MSc).

Course selection

To make choosing your courses (and the admission process) easier, the UT offers so-called Exchange Study Packages (ESP). These ESPs are balanced, coherent, well-structured and self-contained sets of courses at BSc or MSc academic level. Most of the ESPs are composed for one semester (30 ECTS), some of the ESPs are composed for one quarter only (15 ECTS). Since both BSc and MSc programmes now offer English taught courses, bachelor students have to select BSc modules and master students can select both BSc modules or MSc courses. 

Please continue reading about the ESPs you can choose from as an exchange student for our faculty by selection one of the discipline sections below:

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