Mechanical Engineering



Type of DegreeBSc

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 6,816

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Programme introduction

The Mechanical Engineering bachelor's programme is a three-year programme worth 180 ECTS and consists of an introductory year and a two-year main phase. Each year is composed of four blocks. Students gain knowledge from lectures and apply this in their lab work. Project group work is an intrinsic part of each block, in which small groups of students work together on a task. In addition to classroom examinations, designing working prototypes, demonstrations and presentations are crucial to accomplishing each block.

Special attention will be given to energy-related matters from a mechanical point of view. 

Course structure

In the first year, the curriculum covers a wide range of subjects related to mechanical engineering, including product analysis, mechanical design and engineering, energy technology, materials and manufacturing technology, as well as extensive professional skills lessons. A focus will be on mathematics and energy-related topics. Students gain the knowledge required to enter the main phase of the programme.

The first semester of the second year mainly consists of a work placement. Students will also be able to take modules, which may be useful during the internship, during this year. The second semester is focused on product design and system design respectively, depending on the interest of the student.

During the third year, students can make the programme more personal during the third year by choosing a minor in the first semester. For instance, the minor Energy Efficiency in the Process Industry focuses on saving energy in the process industry by implementing available technologies and equipment in an existing installation. Students will learn how to discover, quantify and prioritise options for saving energy and learn to design compliant adaptations to the existing installation and control system that best serves the company's goals. This semester is followed by a graduation project at a national or an international company or organisation.

After successful completion of the Bachelor's programme, graduates are awarded an internationally recognised Bachelor of Science degree.

How to apply

To apply for this course, you must have at least 3 A Levels. If you hold BTEC Level 3 qualifications in relevant subjects, please contact us for further advice.

The application deadline is the 15th August. As with other Bachelor's programmes at the university, applications should be submitted on Studielink.

Career opportunities

Many of our graduates will be employed in areas where the emphasis is on technical engineering. A small number of graduates will become Technical Advisors. There will also be graduates who may become project leaders or academic researchers. You may even use entrepreneurial skills you have developed to set up your own company.

Continuing your studies after your Bachelor's degree

After successfully completing your Bachelor's degree, you can enter a Master's programme. The Institute of Engineering offers three international Master's programmes focused on energy: Energy for Society, European Master in Renewable Engery and European Master in Sustainable Energy System Management. See for more detailed information

For more information on the programme, admission and application, Groningen or the Netherlands, please visit our website

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