Last update 3mE information: Wednesday 30-09-2020 | 14.00 pm

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.

  • Teaching and exams will be held mainly online. Twenty per cent of teaching will be on campus and comply with RIVM guidelines. Communications about this with 3mE students will take place via BrightSpace.
  • Research at the faculty will continue under changed circumstances and will comply with RIVM guidelines.
  • All events and social get-togethers at the faculty have been cancelled.

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

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We expect that students, staff and visitors are wearing face mask, in all buildings of the TU Delft campus, including our faculty. This means you wear it when entering, when moving between rooms and when leaving a building. Once you are sitting on a stool or chair in a lecture hall or office, you can remove the face mask.

In our faculty, the large research halls (e.g. halls F and J and the towing tank) and also the corridors with project tables are regarded as 'traffic space'; a space through which many people move. That is why a face mask must always be worn in these spaces and at the project tables.

The usual safety rules apply to microbiological, chemical and radiological laboratories.

Access 3mE building

  • 3mE staff (including PhD students) can use all entrances but only with a campus card.
    The campus card must be shown to access and monitor the number of people present in the building (safety regarding corona rules).
    Access is from Monday to Friday from 7 AM to 8 PM. The building is closed on weekend.
    Facilities such as laboratories are open to staff as long as their safety can be guaranteed.
  • Students can only use the entrance on Mekelweg and the back entrance on Leeghwaterstraat and only with the campus card.
    Students only come to the faculty for a limited number of scheduled educational activities. There are no studying facilities in the building. 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.

Education & research

Research at the faculty will continue under changed circumstances and with due observance of the RIVM guidelines.

From September we strive to offer a mix of online and on-campus education to all students. In the first quarter of the 2020/2021 academic year, the exams will remain online. Communication with 3mE students about 3mE education and examination takes place via BrightSpace.

  • Students only come to the faculty for a limited number of scheduled educational activities. There is no possibility for self-study in the building. Students who have to work in the building for final master projects do so in consultation with their supervisor in the relevant department.
  • 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.
  • Small-scale graduation work (if not possible online) can take place to a limited extent. Teachers develop appropriate alternatives or solutions and do everything possible to help students and prevent study delays. We hope that students also commit themselves to this.
  • 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.
  • Small-scale graduation work (if not possible online) can take place to a limited extent. Teachers develop appropriate alternatives or solutions and do everything possible to help students and prevent study delays. We hope that students also commit themselves to this.
  • Internships and graduation assignments abroad are strongly discouraged and are not allowed in a country with an orange or red travel advice. Traveling, including health risks, and possibly not being able to return, is entirely at the student's own risk.
  • Promotions and inaugural lectures can be organized in small groups and in an adapted form, with a maximum of 30 people.
  • At 3mE, the maximum number of 'guests' for a graduation session is set at 4. This number is due to the limitations of the general areas (corridors and reception areas) in the building. With often multiple graduation sessions at the same time, we cannot receive multiple families at once in these general parts.
    Guests report to the service point.
  • Master's students can contact the Master's coordinator or program director with questions about internships and graduation.
  • 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.

Working together for safe education
This is how we work together to ensure safe teaching rooms:

  • ‘On Campus’ education is scheduled in rooms in the own building and allocated rooms to limit traffic flows.
  • The number of seats in classrooms has been reduced to be able to have 1.5 m distance between people. Many rooms have been refurbished and the available places are clearly indicated. It is at all times not permitted to admit more students in the room than the indicated capacity.
  • In rooms with loose furniture, wide aisles have been created for possible freedom of movement during the lecture.
  • Wide aisles are not possible in lecture halls with fixed furniture and in some computer rooms. Seat placement applies in these rooms. Students must fill the room from back to front. Support is available at large lecture halls to assist with this. It is not possible to leave your place during the lecture.
  • The seats in most rooms are arranged in rows. It is not permitted to move the furniture.
  • The ventilation of the teaching rooms has been checked and is sufficient for the number of people allowed in the room. It is not necessary to open windows and doors during the lecture, but it is certainly allowed.
  • Teaching rooms are cleaned daily with extra attention to contact surfaces. Disinfectant spray is available at the lecturers’ desks to clean the workplace yourself if desired.
  • There are disinfection poles at several places in the buildings where people can disinfect their hands.
  • Access coaches have been appointed to coordinate student registration upon entry into the building.
  • The online room book has been renewed! It is now even easier to select pictures and facilities of a lecture room. Information about the 1.5 m furnishment of the rooms and the permitted capacity has been added.


Opening hours of 3mE building

  • Open to staff from Monday to Friday from 7 AM to 8 PM. Closed on weekends.
  • Staff can use all entrances but can only access them with a campus card.
    If you are walking together with someone, please show your campus card as well. Registration is necessary for safety reasons and to keep track of the number of people present.
  • Only open for scheduled educational activities for students from Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM. Closed on weekends.
  • Students only have access via the entrance on Mekelweg and the back entrance on Leeghwaterstraat and only with a campus card.

Instruction video for students