Bachelor’s program mechanical engineering
Mechanical engineering is a broad discipline with a high industrial and social relevance.. Mechanical engineering combines subjects from mathematics, physics and chemistry. Aspects taught during the program include heat and flow, mechanics and dynamics, the control of machines and systems, and properties of materials. But more is required than technical knowledge alone to become an aspiring mechanical engineer. Later in a projects, mechanical engineers are required to work well as a team with specialists from different disciplines. That is the reason why a lot of attention is given to the social and communication aspects of the profession as well as creativity and innovative abilities.
Master programs mechanical engineering
In the Mechanical Engineering Master’s program students learn to develop, apply and validate concepts and models to complex technical issues in science and industry. Teaching and research in the graduation tracks are closely integrated and you are kept aware of the latest developments in the discipline. You become familiar with all the latest tools and technologies used by mechanical engineers. As a Mechanical Engineering graduate you are a science-oriented designer and a designoriented researcher, capable of looking beyond the boundaries of disciplines, society and countries. You can define a study program that matches your own wishes and preferences.
Within the department of Mechanical Engineering there are three clusters: Mechanics & Materials, Systems & Control and Energy & Flow. The clusters are reflected in the tracks you can choose of. These tracks can be done within one research field (Computational and Experimental Mechanics, Dynamical Systems Design or Thermo Fluids Engineering) or have a broader Mechanical Engineering perspective (Automotive Engineering Science or Micro- and Nanotechnology). There are numerous contacts with industry and knowledge institutes such as with ASML, Ford, Océ, Philips, Shell, Unilever and TNO.
Fluid and Solid Mechanics*
The mechanics of fluids and solids play a vital role in the competitive engineering of advanced products, processes and systems. Fluid and solid mechanics form a very important, fundamental core of engineering sciences such as mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, applied mathematics and physics, as well as chemical engineering. The advent of modern computers has created totally new challenges and perspectives for the discipline of fluid and solid mechanics. In the special Fluid and Solid Mechanics Master’s track students learn to describe, analyze and optimize the static and dynamic mechanical behavior of products, processes and systems. The applications range from systems on nano, micro and millimeter scale through large-scale industrial processes to environmental issues.
This special Master’s track offers four specialization fields (Mechanics and Materials, Heat and Flow, Dynamics and Control and Computational Science & Engineering), which offer graduation projects.
* Fluid and Solid Mechanics is a special track of the Mechanical Engineering Master’s program.
Systems and Control**
Systems and Control has become an important discipline in many fields and one in which Dutch researchers have played a prominent international role during the last few decades. Systems and Control involves engineers with specialist knowledge about control systems for complex industrial products and systems. Applications can be found in mechatronic systems such as those used in pick-and-place positioning systems and robotics as well as in automotive, energy and (chemical) process industries. The Systems and Control Master’s program prepares engineers for a specialist role in the field of dynamics and control technology for complex industrial systems.
During the first year each student chooses one of the five specializations (Control Systems, Control Systems Technology, Dynamics and Control, Electromechanics and Power Electronics or Systems
Engineering). Graduation projects are research projects within one of the research groups at TU/e or in a company or research institute. There are numerous contacts with industry and knowledge
institutes such as with ASML, Ford, Océ, Philips, Shell, Unilever and TNO.
3TU Master’s degree program
Systems and Control is a 3TU Master’s degree program. The three leading universities of technology in the Netherlands – Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology and the University of Twente – have joined forces in the 3TU.Federation. 3TU maximizes innovation by combining and concentrating the strengths of all three universities in research, education and knowledge transfer. Together the universities offer five Master’s degree programs. Systems and Control is one of them. Being a 3TU program, Systems and Control gives you the opportunity to carry out your specialization at either one of these universities. As a student you are assured of the best education in this field. You will be taught by the very best lecturers education has to offer. More information can be found at
** This MSc program is a cooperation between the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.