Programme - in detail

First year
Course requirements for the first year of the EFPT track are divided in several categories. The first is a core group of four courses (16 ECTS total) common to all Mechanical Engineering Master tracks at TU Delft, along with a “social course” of 3-6 ECS.

o   Physics and Measurement (6 ECTS)
o   Control Theory for Mechanical Engineering (3 ECTS)
o   Advanced Heat Transfer (3 ECTS)
o   Advanced Nonlinear Mechanics (4 ECTS)

The second category (16 ECTS total) comprises compulsory courses for all students in the EPT track. These courses train the student in key basic disciplines such as fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, process modeling and simulation, and process equipment design.  All EFPT students also attend a colloquium series (1 ECTS) that exposes them to the very latest academic and industrial research in mechanical engineering. 

o   Advanced Applied Thermodynamics (5 ECTS)
o   Equipment for Heat and Mass Transfer (5 ECTS)
o   Advanced Fluid Dynamics (5 ECTS) 

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

o   Process Plant Design (5 ECTS)
o   Modeling of Thermodynamic and Hydrodyamic Systems (5 ECTS)
o   Advanced Reaction and Separation Systems (5 ECTS)
o   Turbulence (5 ECTS)

Finally there is a fourth category (15 ECTS total) containing a long list of electives, examples of which are given below. Other choices from the full TU Delft course catalog are also possible, in consultation with the EFPT Master’s Coordinator.

o   Energy from Biomass
o   Indoor Climate Control Fundamentals
o   Process Dynamics & Control
o   Multiphase Reactor Engineering
o   Fluid-Structure Interaction
o   Gas Dynamics
o   Molecular Thermodynamics
o   Computational Materials Science
o   Product & Process Design
o   Nonlinear Differential Equations
o   Numerical Analysis
o   Gas Turbine Simulation/Application


Second Year
Second year students in the EFPT track complete and industrial internship (15 ECTS) and a research project (30 ECTS) under the supervision of a TU Delft researcher.

Internships can be completed in the Netherlands and abroad.

Recent graduation research project topics  include:

o   Research Design and analysis of a heat pump applied to apartment buildings
o   Numerical modeling of heat transfer in flameless and conventional combustion
o   Power systems combining Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and gas turbines
o   Ultrasonic irradiation and its mixing and crystal nucleation consequences 
o   Experimental Validation of a New Ammonia/Water Absorption Model
o   Eco-efficiency of biomass co-firing with coal
o   Cooling crystallization under influence of a strong DC electric field for controlling polymorphism