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Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #197 (QS) Enschede, Netherlands
The Mechanical Engineering programme of University of Twente (UT) is designed for students who are eager to create technological solutions that make a difference in our society and dreams of being an expert in inventing, designing, improving and maintaining all kinds of machines, constructions and processes.
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In the Mechanical Engineering programme of University of Twente (UT) students will learn all the scientific theory and skills they would expect from a bachelor’s programme – as well as how to apply mechanical engineering in practice. We have a strong commitment to application and will help you cultivate your versatility and resourcefulness. In every module, you and your project team will tackle a real-life, practical problem. This will help you to get in step with the latest scientific knowledge and possibilities and build a solid foundation for your future in mechanical engineering. It will also help you discover which team role, or combination of roles, best suits you (in our education we differentiate three roles: researcher, designer or organizer).

An international, interdisciplinary programme at a leading technical university

Our programme’s international flavour is another asset, exposing you to students from The Netherlands, other parts of Europe and from around the world, and to staff members from countries such as India, Pakistan, Iran and Spain. Even the curriculum has an international perspective: for example, in one of the modules you will adapt an American power plant for Chinese application, looking not only at the technology but also at environmental and societal interests and regulations. We invest seriously in intercultural skills and if you want to follow courses abroad we will help you. So if you’re keen to cross disciplinary as well as cultural and national borders in your career, this bachelor’s programme is the perfect preparation.

Preparing for a master’s programme with excellent career prospects

The demand for mechanical engineers who combine scientific knowledge with practical skills is increasing both in The Netherlands and abroad. Especially if after the bachelor’s degree you complete a master’s programme – in Mechanical Engineering or a related subject – you are almost guaranteed to quickly find a good job. Most of our master’s students find jobs as engineers within 2 or 3 months of graduating. As a mechanical engineer, you will be a respected professional with excellent career opportunities.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Energy and Materials
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Design and Mechanics
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Product Design

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.

General Requirements

  • You are admissible if you have an international secondary school diploma equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma: good A-level results or International Baccalaureate with good grades in: Advanced mathematics ('Wiskunde B'), Physics ('Natuurkunde')
  • You will be admitted to the Bachelor's programme if you possess a Dutch vwo-diploma with the profile: 'Natuur & Techniek', 'Natuur & Gezondheid' together with 'Wiskunde B' (advanced mathematics) and 'Natuurkunde' (physics), Other profile, as long as it includes 'Wiskunde B' (advanced mathematics) and 'Natuurkunde' (physics).
  • As the programme is entirely English-taught, you have to meet the English language requirements

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    10625 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10625 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 Enschede

  • 650 - 920 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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