Last update 3mE information: Monday, 29 November 2021 | 9.00 am

3mE Information Corona virus

Up-to-date information on the measures taken by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Maritime Engineering & Engineering Materials Science (3mE) against the spread of the Coronavirus Covid-19.

At the moment the following rules apply for our faculty:

  • Work at home, unless you must work at your workplace.
  • Wear a face mask in the corridors.
  • Keep 1.5 metres distance in labs and offices.
  • Drinks and receptions are not allowed.

Please continue to follow the basic hygiene rules and stay away from campus and test yourself, should you display any symptoms. Check out the corona web page for students or Brightspace for more information for students. For all general information on university-wide guidelines and measures, visit the central TU Delft Corona website.

Access 3mE building

  • The faculty is open on weekdays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. The building can only be accessed with a valid campus card from 7 am to 8 am and from 8 pm to 10 pm.
  • 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.

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.


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, PhD corona web page or Brightspace for more information.

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

  • The 1.5 metre social distancing rule will no longer apply in educational settings. However, the rule will still apply outside educational settings, for example in offices and labs, where you will still need to keep 1.5 metres distance.
  • The number of students in a teaching room will be limited to 75.
  • 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 25 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.
  • 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 advisors 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.
  • Rooms E4 and C4 are open again for self-study during the building's regular opening hours: E4 for all students, C for master's students.
  • Self-study for students is also possible 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.

Face masks

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.