MSc programme

EFPT students can tailor their degree to emphasize energy engineering, process engineering, or fluid mechanics.

Track coordinator

Dr. B.P. Tighe

Programme - in detail

Course requirements for the first year of the EFPT track are divided in several categories. The first is a group of three courses (12 ECTS total) of the core Mechanical Engineering Master at TU Delft:

  • Advanced Fluid Dynamics (4 ECTS)
  • Advanced Heat Transfer (5 ECTS)
  • Measurement Technology (3 ECTS)

The second category (10 ECTS total) comprises EFPT specific compulsory courses:

  • Advanced Applied Thermodynamics (5 ECTS)
  • Equipment for Heat and Mass Transfer (5 ECTS)

These courses train the student in key basic disciplines such as fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, process modeling and simulation, and process equipment design.

In the third category (10 ECTS total), students begin to tailor their degree program by selecting two courses from a list of four:

  • Process & Power Plant Design (4 ECTS)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics for Engineers (5 ECTS)
  • Separation Technology for Renewable Processes (5 ECTS)
  • Turbulence (5 ECTS)

A fourth category strengthens the Mechanical Engineering skills of the student. At least 2 courses should be selected from the following list of eight:

  • Physics for Mechanical Engineers (4 ECTS)
  • Nonlinear Mechanics (4 ECTS)
  • Multibody Dynamics B (4 ECTS)
  • Control Systems Design (5 ECTS)
  • Intelligent Vehicles (5 ECTS)
  • Drive & Energy Systems (3 ECTS)
  • Mechatronic Systems Design (4 ECTS)
  • Engineering Dynamics (4 ECTS)

A fifth category puts the engineering skills into a broader societal context; a non-technical course of 3-6 ECTS must be chosen. Often these courses are related to climate, ethics, starting a company, etc.

Finally there is a sixth category (filling ECTS of the program up to at least 60) containing a long list of technical electives, examples of which are given below. Other choices from the full TU Delft course catalog are also possible (as long as they are technical courses), in consultation with the EFPT Master’s Coordinator.

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Modelling Electrolyzers, Fuel Cells, and Batteries
  • Rheology of Complex Fluids
  • Particle-based modeling of fluids
  • Experimental Techniques in Fluid Mechanics
  • Microfluidics: Applied theory and lab
  • Multiphysics Transport in Energy Materials
  • Buildings as Energy and Indoor Climate Systems
  • Turbomachinery
  • Introduction to Multiphase Flow
  • Refrigeration and Heat Pumps Fundamentals
  • Process Dynamics & Control
  • Multiphase Reactor Engineering
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Gas Dynamics
  • Molecular Thermodynamics
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Thermochemistry Biomass Conversion
  • Nonlinear Differential Equations
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Gas Turbine Simulation/Application

Second year students in the EFPT track complete and industrial internship (15 ECTS) and a research project (35 ECTS) under the supervision of a TU Delft researcher.

Internships can be completed in the Netherlands and abroad.

Recent graduation research project topics include:

  • Responsive microgel-based inks for inkjet printing: Application for in-situ sensing on-a-chip
  • Characterisation of electrochemical properties of capacitive membrane electrodes
  • Development and Validation of a Physics Based Modeling Framework for Batteries
  • Dynamics of particles on the turbulent free surface
  • Carbon material circularity: processing methods to recover graphite from spent Lithium-ion batteries
  • Effects of hydrogen bubbles on the performance of an LOHC dehydrogenation reactor
  • Effect of buoyancy on the laminar boundary layer in a stably/unstably stratified flow of supercritical carbon dioxide
  • Blue Hydrogen in a flexible multicommodity energy system
  • Heat Transport In Capillary-Fed Electrolysis