Field of study

A mechanical engineer not only has knowledge of mathematics and physics, but also of lifespan, energy consumption, safety and recycling. Technical systems and processes are becoming increasingly advanced and complex and can be found in a variety of places. As a result, mechanical engineers are employed throughout society, primarily in technology, both for large multinationals such as Unilever and Heineken and for smaller engineering firms. But there is also a demand for mechanical engineers in government bodies and education.


In our daily life, we are surrounded by mechanical engineering fitted with integrated electronics both at home and at work, from smartphones to cars and from chip factories to assembly lines. It is the task of the mechanical engineer to ensure that the electronics and mechanics are properly integrated so that the systems operate optimally.

Mechanical techniques

Mechanical engineers continue to be ‘engineers of mechanical devices’ in the classical sense of the term. And this is why we also find mechanical engineers in medical technology where they work on the most innovative and ergonomic instruments.

Energy techniques

From coal-fired power plants, petrol-powered cars and gas-fired central heating to solar, wind, water and biomass energy. This technology, whether it concerns development or implementation, cannot function without well-educated mechanical engineers.

Material Engineering

A global revolution is taking place in new materials. These include materials with properties such as energy storage, lightweight, data storage, but also subjects such as sustainability and recyclability. Mechanical engineers are involved with the development, production and application of these things.