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Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
We train you to become an overall engineer.You will learn the theory and practice you need to design, create and maintain machines, production processes and machines. Your classes are given by teachers with a lot of real life working experience. The Mechanical Engineering programme is offered by Fontys University of Applied Sciences.


The Mechanical Engineering programme by Fontys University of Applied Sciences will be tough! Right from the start you need to study seriously and keep up in your study activities. You also have to learn to ask the right questions and  how to find the right balance between study and leisure activities. If so, we are convinced that you quickly get used to your university study program in Mechanical Engineering (ME).

From oil rigs to the plastics industry, from pythons in amusement parks to devices and machines, everywhere you will meet Mechanical engineers. 

He is an all-rounder with a technical background. A designer, who also knows how processes work. Mechanical engineers focus on designing, making and placing on the market of equipment, installations and machinery. They make things 'better'. Do you want to make for example a machine more energy efficient? Or ensure that a production process produces less waste? With Mechanical Engineering you are going to make it!

The Bachelor program Mechanical Engineering leads to the Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. 


All FTB programs are officially accredited and quality-based bachelor programs. Being a student in one of these programs means that you live and study in one of the most promising, fast developing high tech region of Europe: Brainport Region. This region has a unique environment in the Netherlands and is a breeding ground for innovation and home to world-class business, universities and research institutes. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: EU students
    • If you want to arrange accomodation yourself, apply by 15 August.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

1st year of study

During the first year of study you learn what Mechanical Engineering is about. You are involved in projects which are supported by typical Mechanical Engineering related subjects like:

  • Construction and mechanics
  • Mathematics
  • Energy & process
  • Measurement
  • Control and modeling
  • Thermodynamics
  • Communication and presentation tecniques
  • Materials & Manufacturing
  • Personal development & integrated design methods

In laboratories you practice technical skills such as dealing with machines and milling, welding and turning. Also practicing with drawing programs, working with 3D equipment, modeling and simulation are parts of your studies.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • International Baccalaureate with mathematics and physics (=VWO diploma); physics not for ICT and IEM.
  • Career-related Certificate of the International Baccalaureate with mathematics and physics (= Havo diploma with profession oriented subjects);physics not for ICT and IEM.
  • HAVO or VWO certificate with mathematics and physics (physics not for ICT and IEM);
  • General Certificate Secondary Education (GCSE). Requirements: at least 6 exam subjects. Minimum for the examinee subjects is 4 GCSE subjects with grades A*, A, B or C and 2 GCE subjects at A/S Level (no specific grade required). 
For more information, please visit programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9830 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9830 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Eindhoven

  • 850 - 1350 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


1. non-EU Top-Talent scholarships for FTB-programs Eindhoven

Excellent non-EU students who start their education (first enrolment) at one of the FTB-Bachelor programs (Eindhoven) from September 2018 are offered a Top-Talent Scholarship of € 2.100.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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