The Mechanical Engineering bachelor's programme is a three-year programme of 180 ECTS, and consists of an introductory year and a two year main phase. Each year is composed of four quarters. Students are taught through theoretical classes and practical labs. Project group work is an intrinsic part of each semester, whereby 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 quarter.  Special attention will be given to energy related matters from a mechanical point of view. Students who finish this programme, will have direct admission to the European Master in Renewable Energy, which is also offered by Hanze UAS (see

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The 3-year Mechanical Engineering Bachelor programme can also be followed in Dutch: a 4-year Bachelor programme 'Werktuigbouwkunde'.

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​​​​​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.


Graduate profile

The Mechanical Engineering programme develops professionals who are creative and innovative. All graduates have a large amount of technical knowledge, broad professional skills and entrepreneural expericence, by the time the programme has been completed. During the programme students participate in applied research through product analysis and design in order to develop and improve existing appliances, products and services, for instance in the fields of industry, healthcare and robotocs. Renewable energy and climate change are seen as very important when considering the future of mankind. Wind turbines and the engineering requirements for an energyneutral building, are both examples of recent groundbreaking developments in the field of energy. You could become an essential part of the latest technological developments taking place in the field of energy and engineering.

​Career prospects

International possibilities

Many of our graduates will be employed in areas where the emphasis is on technical engineering. A smaller proportion of the graduates will become Technical Advisors. There will also be graduates who may become Project Leaders or Academic Researchers. You may even use the entrepreneurial skills you have developed to set up your own company.

Continue studying?

After completing your bachelor's programme, you can also choose to continue studying and obtain a master's degree. The Institute for Engineering offers a number of international masters, of which the European Master in Renewable Energy is a suitable master after the bachelor in Mechanical Engineering.

​Year 1

  • Product analysis
  • Mechanical design and engineering
  • Energy technology
  • Materials
  • Manufacturing technology
  • Professional skills
  • Mathematics
  • Energy related projects

Year 2

  • Semester 1 - Modules
  • Semester 1 - Internship
  • Semester 2 - Profile choice: Product Design / System Design

Year 3

  • Minor (e.g. Flexible Energy Technology, International Biomedical Engineering, Elective Programme)
  • Graduation project

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