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Solve current issues using innovative technology

Tackling technical problems in depth 

How do you ensure that a bridge can withstand an earthquake? How do you make a safe but spectacular rollercoaster? Can you use 3D printing to create a cargo ship? What improvements can you envisage for mobile devices and e-bikes?

Mechanical engineers devise, design, create and improve all kinds of machines, constructions, processes and techniques. For any social question that requires a high-tech answer, a mechanical engineer will be part of the solution.

The programme has an innovative structure, delivered by lecturers from both VU Amsterdam and the University of Twente.

Most of the lectures you attend will take place in Amsterdam. From time to time, you will travel to Enschede, because some of the lessons you will get there for example for laboratory work. This means that you are regularly in Enschede for two consecutive days.  More information on the website of University of Twente .

The start date of this programme is September 1st.

First year

In the first year, you are familiarised with key themes in mechanical engineering. Our project-based education revolves around a different theme every semester. In the first year, these are Smart Manufacturing and Energy Transition & Sustainability. You follow courses relevant to your current project and learn to create designs in an academic setting. For example, working with your fellow students, you investigate how to make nuclear power plants more sustainable.

Subjects

  • Mathematics: Linear Algebra
  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  • Statics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science: Metals and Alloys
  • Manufacturing 1
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Renewable Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Design Engineering
  • Life Cycle Analyses
  • Manufacturing Systems

Second year

In your second year, you explore in depth the themes Resilience & Maintenance and Technology for Healthcare. The projects are concrete, have a high social impact and require innovative solutions. How do you design a device such that the consumer keeps it rather than discarding it quickly? How to design universal prostheses on a large scale? These are just a few examples of issues you tackle.

Subjects

  • Mathematics: Differential Equations
  • Dynamics
  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Signal Analyses
  • Materials Science: Polymers
  • Tribology
  • Manufacturing 2
  • Signal Analyses
  • Mathematics: Statistics & Probability
  • Control Engineering
  • Elasticity Theory + FEM
  • Precision Engineering
  • Smart Industry
  • Systems Engineering

Third year

In the third year, you shape your curriculum in line with your interests. You can study abroad or follow a minor, at VU or at UT. For example, the Aerospace Management & Operations minor and the Aircraft Engineering minor complement each other well, and the Biorobotics minor is also popular. Naturally, you can also opt for a minor offered at VU Amsterdam. In the second semester, you work independently on a final research project. The topic of your project relates to the subjects you have studied and the themes of the Mechanical Engineering programme as a whole.

Subjects

  • Mathematics: Vector Calculus
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat transfer
  • 1st year

    First year

    In the first year, you are familiarised with key themes in mechanical engineering. Our project-based education revolves around a different theme every semester. In the first year, these are Smart Manufacturing and Energy Transition & Sustainability. You follow courses relevant to your current project and learn to create designs in an academic setting. For example, working with your fellow students, you investigate how to make nuclear power plants more sustainable.

    Subjects

    • Mathematics: Linear Algebra
    • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
    • Statics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Materials Science: Metals and Alloys
    • Manufacturing 1
    • Mathematics: Calculus
    • Renewable Engineering Technology
    • Engineering Thermodynamics
    • Design Engineering
    • Life Cycle Analyses
    • Manufacturing Systems
  • 2nd year

    Second year

    In your second year, you explore in depth the themes Resilience & Maintenance and Technology for Healthcare. The projects are concrete, have a high social impact and require innovative solutions. How do you design a device such that the consumer keeps it rather than discarding it quickly? How to design universal prostheses on a large scale? These are just a few examples of issues you tackle.

    Subjects

    • Mathematics: Differential Equations
    • Dynamics
    • Mechanical Vibrations
    • Signal Analyses
    • Materials Science: Polymers
    • Tribology
    • Manufacturing 2
    • Signal Analyses
    • Mathematics: Statistics & Probability
    • Control Engineering
    • Elasticity Theory + FEM
    • Precision Engineering
    • Smart Industry
    • Systems Engineering
  • 3rd year

    Third year

    In the third year, you shape your curriculum in line with your interests. You can study abroad or follow a minor, at VU or at UT. For example, the Aerospace Management & Operations minor and the Aircraft Engineering minor complement each other well, and the Biorobotics minor is also popular. Naturally, you can also opt for a minor offered at VU Amsterdam. In the second semester, you work independently on a final research project. The topic of your project relates to the subjects you have studied and the themes of the Mechanical Engineering programme as a whole.

    Subjects

    • Mathematics: Vector Calculus
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Heat transfer

Change your future with the Mechanical Engineering programme

Change your future with the Mechanical Engineering programme

After the Bachelor’s programme, you can specialise further by following a Master’s programme. As a graduate of Mechanical Engineering you could work as a maintenance engineer, a production manager or a designer at companies like Shell, KLM or Tata Steel.

Explore your future prospects
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