The department of Mechanical Engineering offers one Bachelor’s program and several Master’s programs. With these programs the department provides education to approximately 2.100 students. Since eduation and research are closely linked, students contribute directly to the research of the department.
The Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's program is part of the Bachelor College of TU/e and consists of a broad disciplinary basis and five major learning lines in Mathematics, Design and Manufacturing and a learning line related to each of the three research clusters (Computational and Experimental Mechanics, Dynamical Systems Design and Thermo Fluids Engineering). These research themes are also the internationally recognized subdisciplines of mechanical engineering.
Our Bachelor program
The department Mechanical Engineering offers several master’s programs. The Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program is part of the Graduate School of TU/e, and incorporates the ME Master and PhD program.
Additionally, the department offers the following interdepartmental master's programs: Automotive Technology (AT), Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion, Systems and Control (S&C) and Sustainable Energy Technology (SET). These programs are multidisciplinary programs in which multiple departments are involved in terms of contribution to the courses. This table shows which departments are involed in the programs.
Our Master programs
Master Automotive Technology
Master Mechanical Engineering
Master Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion
Master Sustainable Energy Technology
Master Systems and Control
Mastertrack Artificial Intelligence Engineering Systems
Are you a BSc or MSc Mechanical Engineering student? Or a MSc Automotive Technology, Systems and Control or Sustainable Energy Technology student from one or our partner universities abroad, interested in joining TU/e's program for one semester? We warmly welcome you to our department! The department of Mechanical Engineering has agreements with many universities. Please contact our Internationalization Officer to find out with which universities our department is affiliated.
For more general information on exchange, scholarships, Erasmus and services for exchange students, please visit the general page for exchange students.
Bachelor exchange students will join the Mechanical Engineering students in the second year. As a bachelor's exchange student you can choose six courses which equals one semester (30 EC). It's not possible to choose a (DBL) project. Before diving into our course offer, please read the general information.
As a master's exchange student you can take three elective courses in combination with an internship/research project within the affiliated section or only an internship/research project for the duration of one semester. Before diving into our course offer, please read the general information.
PhD and EngD
Do you have a master's degree and do you aspire to a career in scientific research? Then consider a PhD or EngD position in the department of Mechanical Engineering. For a PhD you will conduct, for four year, (paid) in-depth research within a specific field of research. A EngD program is an alternative to a PhD trajectory. The difference is their focus: a PhD is focused on a career as an independent researchers, a EngD on a high level position in industry or healthcare. We hope to see you here!