MSc Mechanical Engineering
Whether it's a dentist's drill or a tunnel drill, an automobile assembly line or a CD player, somewhere in the course of its development, a mechanical engineer has had a hand in its design. Mechanical engineers design, develop and build an enormous range of technical systems and mechanisms for industry and consumers. They have an important hand as well in stimulating the development of bio-systems, and micro- and nano-scale devices. Innovations in these areas are of vital importance in efforts to reduce energy consumption, to ease pressures on the environment, and to build a more sustainable society.
BioMechanical Design is the design of systems meant for interaction with biological systems (such as the human body), or the design of systems that follow the principles of biological systems (biomimetics). Examples are telemanipulation systems (surgical robots, offshore and space robots). The development and improvement of surgical instruments and aids for surgeons are among the key areas of investigation in the BioMechanical Design (BMD) track .
Energy & Process Technology
Energy & Process Technology gives students the technological knowledge and the theoretical, numerical and experimental skills to play an active role in the development of innovative new energy and process technologies. Students study key basic disciplines, including thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, process modelling and simulation, and process equipment design, giving them a sound theoretical basis in both process and energy engineering. Sustainability issues are addressed at all stages of the programme.
The purpose of the MSc Track in High-Tech Engineering is to educate engineers in the technological knowledge and skills they need to design a new generation of both the products and the required equipment that will enable even greater achievements.
This track will teach you the fundamentals of optics in theory and practice, as well as understanding of high-end optical systems like microscopes, telescopes, interferometers and digital mirror devices. This expertise is combined with mechatronic system design treating dynamics and motion control.
Reliable systems for moving people and goods are cornerstones of modern society. Transport Engineering and Logistics(TEL) focuses on the sustainable and effective development, design, construction and operation of marine and ground transport systems. Often this includes the integration of different modes of transportation. It also addresses such issues as mechanical and energy supply and conversion systems on ships.
The track Vehicle Engineering offers comprehensive education on automated driving, vehicle mechatronics, human factors and materials science. Courses and projects in the first year provide in depth multidisciplinary knowledge of current and future vehicle technology, complemented with top level courses in mechanical engineering. TU Delft develops its own automated vehicles and closely cooperates with the Automotive Industry. Courses are thereby based on the latest innovations, and masters assignments can be performed with experimental vehicles
At TU Delft, the goal of the MSc Programme in Mechanical Engineering is to give students a broad, in-depth understanding of all mechanical engineering disciplines. The programme trains engineers to handle the entire process of innovative thinking, design, manufacturing and operation.
The tracks of the Master’s programme Mechanical Engineering have a common part. This consists of three obligatory courses:
- Nonlinear Mechanics (4EC)
- Physics for Mechanical Engineers (4EC)
- Measurement Technology (3EC)
In addition, students must choose at least 5 ECs of the following courses:
- Intelligent Vehicles (4EC)
- Drive & Energy Systems (3EC)
- Advanced Heat Transfer (3EC)
- Advanced Fluid Dynamics (5EC)
- Control System Design (5EC)
Also a social course is mandatory, which one depends on the track.