Track: High-Tech Engineering (former PME)
Degree: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Credits: 120 ECTS, 24 months
Type: Regular study programme
Language of instruction: English
Addressing fundamental questions and application challenges related to High-Tech Systems and Scientific Instrumentation with special emphasis on precision and the use of miniaturisation in Mechanical Engineering.
The steady technology development of today pushes the performance of all kinds of equipment for electronics, health care, materials technology and many other fields to new extremes. To meet the new requirements, mechanical engineering is pushed to extremes in precision, miniaturisation and multi-domain integration both for the products of tomorrow and the equipment to make those products. This requires a science based engineering approach based on thorough understanding of not only mechanics and dynamics but also aspects such as thermodynamics, mechatronics, optics and system miniaturisation and integration.
The purpose of the MSc Track in High-Tech Engineering (HTE) 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. Starting from the fundamentals of physics and mechanics, students gain the insights and understanding they will need to push beyond the current limits. The programme includes analysis, design and implementation of solutions, using analytical models, computational methods and experimental work to reach new performance and understanding. With this focus on the ‘ultimate in mechanical engineering’ the program confronts students with the daunting conceptual and design challenges of developing (and utilising) tools for precision mechanical engineering. Although the emphasis is on high-tech equipment and instrumentation, the same knowledge and methodology applies to energy systems, medical equipment, automotive and aerospace design and many other fields of mechanical engineering, enabling these future engineers to address the needs of our modern society.