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.

Programme tracks

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 (3EC)

Also a social course is mandatory, which one depends on the track.