Last update 3mE information: Monday, July 19 2021 | 9.00 am

3mE Information Coronavirus

Up-to-date information about measures taken by the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE) against the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

  • We are gradually opening up our university on the assumption that more and more physical education will be possible. Check out the corona web page of TU Delft, the corona web page for students or Brightspace for more information.
  • The working-from-home guidelines have been reimposed by the Dutch government, so please only come to the campus in consultation with your supervisor. Maintaining the 1.5 metre rule remains a key factor.

For all general information about guidelines and measures that apply to the entire university, please consult TU Delft’s corona website.


Access 3mE building

  • The faculty is open on weekdays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • Students and staff can only use the front and back entrance with the campus card. Watch the instruction video for students.
  • Visitors have to sign in with a staff member and register at the Service Desk when they enter.
  • The labs are open for experimental work from 8 AM to 5 PM. After 5 PM, labs must adhere to the ‘working safely outside office hours’ protocol.
  • In areas where teaching is taking place in the building, there are mandatory walking routes for students, staff members and visitors.
    Read more about accessing the campus on TU Delft’s central corona website.


All staff and students can order free self-tests. Regular self-testing helps the detection of asymptomatic spread of COVID-19, and it is advised to do regular self-tests when you come to the campus. The use of these self-tests is not mandatory and no requirement to access our campus or education. Visit for more information or to order free self-tests.

Rules TU Delft

  • The requirement to wear a face mask has been relaxed: the requirement to wear a face mask inside buildings will be suspended, on condition that a distance of 1.5 meters can be guaranteed. There are rooms, labs or workshops in our building where local rules apply and the supervisor can require attendees to wear a face mask.
  • A distance of 1.5 meters is still required, also in elevators and group meetings. The number of people in a group or office therefore depends on the size of the room.
  • Since the 1.5 metre rule still applies, the marked walking routes in the building are also still compulsory.
  • If you yourself or one of your housemates are showing symptoms stay at home.


Universities have now been asked by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to prepare for a baseline scenario for the new academic year. The idea is to gradually allow more people on campus, so that we can gain experience in hosting larger groups on campus. Check out the corona web page of TU Delft, the corona web page for students or Brightspace for more information.

Communication with 3mE students about 3mE education and examination takes place via BrightSpace.

  • Students who have to work in the building for final master projects do so in consultation with their supervisor in the relevant department.
  • Graduation sessions can be held at the faculty, with a maximum of 4 people in the audience. You can graduate online after permission from the Examination Board.
  • Students who carry out a final project with an external party that is / will be closed, should contact their supervisor for an alternative or a new assignment. Master's students can contact the Master's coordinator or program director with questions about internships and graduation.
  • Promotions and inaugural lectures can be organized in small groups and in an adapted form, with a maximum of 30 people.
  • Students who suffer from study delay due to illness because of the coronavirus, because they cannot take exams or complete assignments, must notify the 3mE study advisers in advance.
  • Students who, according to the RIVM guidelines, cannot come to campus, report this to the 3mE study advisors if they are unable to follow the education in an alternative, online way. First-year Mechanical engineering students deregister with their project teacher and mentor.
  • Vulnerable students can be referred to the study advisors for a place in study rooms E4 or C4.
  • Self-study is possible for students in Library, Science Center and Pulse (evenings), see Central study places on campus.
  • For questions or advice, please contact the study advisors of 3mE. They can be reached by email or via Skype.

Read more about education and thesis defences on the TU Delft Corona website.

This video shows the rules that apply in the building of faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering.