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Master programme starting September 2020

  • The MSc Mechanical Engineering is a two year master's programme. Each year is divided into four quarters, each consisting of ten weeks. The study workload at the UT is 60 European Credits annually (European Credit Transfer System / ECTS). According to Dutch law, one credit represents 28 hours of study and 60 EC represent one year of full-time study. The academic calendar details the holidays taken into account.

In the MSc Mechanical Engineering programme, you will choose a specialisation. On this page, you will find more information on the specialisations, as well as an overview of the courses. 

As of September 2020 the specialisation offer will be renewed and students can choose from seven new specialisations. If you have questions regarding these new specialisations please contact the programme coordinator Adelien Heutink


Course overview

Below you will find an overview of all the Mechanical Engineering courses, listed per specialisation. Please know that this a draft version and that changes still can be made in the quartiles of the courses. For more information on the content of the courses, you could use the Osiris course catalogue


The master Mechanical Engineering is finished with a master thesis assignment. The objective of this assignment is to deepen knowledge and use this for tackling a fundamental problem. Because Mechanical Engineering is a very broad discipline it is necessary to choose a certain area for the assignment, therefore a specialisation has to be chosen. Within the master Mechanical Engineering are seven specialisations being: Aeronautics, Design and Manufacturing, Energy and Flow, Maintenance Engineering & Operations, High-Tech Systems and Materials, Personal Health Technology and Robotics