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Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Groningen, Netherlands
The Mechanical Engineering bachelor’s programme at Hanze UAS develops professionals who are both creative and innovative. During the programme, students participate in applied research through product analysis and design. They learn to improve existing devices and develop new appliances, products and services, for various areas like the industry, healthcare, robotics and energy.
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Mechanical Engineering is a three-year bachelor’s programme that consists of an introductory year and a two-year main phase. The curriculum includes theoretical classes and a wide range of practical labs. Equipped with the knowledge from the classes and labs, you will work on project assignments where you will design working prototypes and improve existing devices with fellow students. Demonstrating your prototypes and presenting the design- and building process are crucial parts of the curriculum. During the programme, special attention will be given to energy-related matters from a mechanical engineering point of view.

By the time students have completed the programme, they possess a vast amount of technical knowledge plus a broad spectrum of professional skills and entrepreneurial experience.

Career opportunities

Many of our graduates will choose to work in areas where the emphasis lies on technical engineering. Other career options include becoming a Technical Advisor, Project Leaderor Academic Researcher. You may even use your acquired entrepreneurial skills to launch your own business.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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.

Second year

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

Third year

Students are able to make the programme more personal during the third year, by choosing a minor. For instance, the minor Flexible Energy Technology is dedicated to preparing students for the European Master in Renewable Energy. Broadening the scope of our engineering graduates is also one of our goals. This semester is followed by a graduation project at a national or international company or organisation. After successful completion of the bachelor's programme, graduating students are awarded an internationally recognised Bachelor of Science.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • To be admitted to the programme you need to be in possession of a secondary school degree, which is the equivalent of the Dutch VWO diploma (higher national/international secondary school level or International Baccalaureate) with high grades in Mathematics and Physics. Because the programme is taught in English, you may have to prove your English language proficiency, depending on your educational background and nationality.Visit the university's website for detailed information about the admission requirements, language requirements and how to apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7700 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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