Information for incoming students

Mechanical Engineering

Below you will find the Exchange Study Packages (ESP) which can be chosen by exchange students in Mechanical Engineering. Make sure you choose a package in your own study level (B = bachelor, M = master)!
Note 1: in your application procedure you will be asked which courses you would like to do. Make sure you do not mention the name of the ESP but rather the individual codes and names of the different courses/modules of this particular ESP (codes are all given below).
Note 2: the ESP's are composed of modules of the regular BSc curriculum or courses of the regular MSc curriculum. It is not possible to choose only certain parts of the BSc modules.

ESP - fall semester

Interdisciplinary package: Aeronautical Engineering & Management (level: B3)

This Exchange Study Package consists of the following two BSc modules: 
Block 1A: 201500059Aerospace Management & Operations   (15 ECTS credits)
Block 1B: 201500050Aircraft Engineering   (15 ECTS credits)
Click on one of the codes above to go directly to the course catalogue and/or click on the name to download the module description. Note that this package is also offered within the ECIU TWIN programme for Mechanical Engineering.

Interdisciplinary package: Materials & BioRobotics (level: B3)

This Exchange Study Package consists of the following two BSc modules: 
Block 1A: 201700147 - BioRobotics   (15 ECTS credits)
Block 1B: 201500064 - Materials for the Design of the Future   (15 ECTS credits)
Click on one of the codes to go directly to the course catalogue and/or click on the name to download the module description. Note that this package is also offered within the ECIU TWIN programme for Mechanical Engineering.

Regular curriculum (Level: B2/B3)

From the regular BSc curriculum of Mechanical Engineering the following module can be chosen:
Block 1A: 201700147 - Dynamic systems   (MOD05; 15 ECTS credits)
Click on the code above to go directly to the course catalogue. Note that you will have to select a second module from one of the other ESP's for Block 1B (in the Fall semester).

Maintenance Engineering and Operations (Level: M)

This Exchange Study Package consists of the following four MSc courses and an integrated design project:
Block 1A:
201200146 - Maintenance Engineering & Management   (5 ECTS credits)
201200145 - Capita Selecta “Maintenance Engineering & Design-for-Maintenance”   (design project; 5-10 ECTS credits)
Block 1B:
201400244 - Cost Management and Engineering   (5 ECTS credits)
201300038 - Failure Mechanisms & Life Prediction   (5 ECTS credits)
201700042 - Safety by Design for Products, Equipment and Systems   (5 ECTS credits)
Click on one of the codes above to go directly to the course catalogue.

Other interdisciplinary packages

In addition to the domain specific ESP's as given above, other departments within the University of Twente offer interdisciplinary packages which you might be eligible for.

ESP - spring SEMESTER

Fluids & Heat Engineering (Level: B2/B3)

This Exchange Study Package consist of one BSc module and a research assignment:
Block 2A: 201700127 - Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer   (MOD07; 15 ECTS credits)
Block 2B: 191154750 - Engineering Fluid Dynamics - Capita Selecta   (Research Assignment; var. ECTS credits) (or a different Capita Selecta course)
For more information about this package, please click here. Click on one of the codes above to go directly to the course catalogue. Note that this package is also offered within the ECIU TWIN programme for Mechanical Engineering.

Regular curriculum (Level: B1/B2/B3)

From the regular BSc curriculum of Mechanical Engineering the following three modules can be chosen:
Block 2A: 
201500313 - Production Systems Engineering   (MOD11; 15 ECTS credits)
Block 2B
201500274 - Design and Mechanics   (MOD04; 15 ECTS credits)
201600269 - Bachelor Assignment   (MOD12; 15 ECTS credits). Note: this module can only be chosen in combination with MOD11!
Click on one of the codes to go directly to the course catalogue.

Maintenance & Asset Management (Level: M)

This Exchange Study Package consists of the following four MSc courses and an integrated design project:
Block 2A: 
191852630 - Reliability Engineering & Maintenance Management   (5 ECTS credits)
201500235 - Design for Maintenance Operations   (5 ECTS credits)
Block 2B:
195820500 - Infrastructure Management   (7,5 ECTS credits)
201300039 - Structural Health & Condition Monitoring   (5 ECTS credits)
Whole semester:
201200145 - Maintenance Engineering & Design-for-Maintenance - Capita Selecta   (integrated design project; var. ECTS credits)
For more information about this package, please click here. Click on one of the codes to go directly to the course catalogue. Note that this package is also offered within the ECIU TWIN programme for Mechanical Engineering.

alternative selection

Individual course package (Level: M)

Although we strongly prefer you to choose one or two of the above mentioned Exchange Study Packages, it might be that you would really like to choose your own set of courses. In that case, take a look at this overview of courses in the MSc programme of Mechanical Engineering, grouped by specialisation and profile. With 'profile' is meant: 'research & development', 'design & construction' and 'organisation and management'. Regular MSc students in ME have to choose a specialisation and a profile; exchange students do not. You can, however, use that information to select a feasible package of courses. Clicking on a module or course name in that overview will lead you straight to our Course catalogue, in which you can find more information regarding the concerned course. Do pay attention to the required pre-knowledge! Also note that MSc courses require a finished BSc degree in the same or similar field, which is not always mentioned.

Realise that if you choose your own individual course package rather than the ESPs defined above:

  • the assessment of your application will take more time. The assessment time increases if you choose courses belonging to an educational programme of a different faculty; your application will have to be assessed by multiple Exchange Coordinators.
  • you increase the risk of having overlap in your lectures. The risk is the lowest if you choose courses within a specialisation, and increases if you choose courses of different specalisations or even different educational programmes. Since the schedules are published a few weeks before the block starts, overlap cannot be checked months in advance.