Bachelor Mechanical Engineering


HAN University of Applied Sciences

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As a mechanical engineer, you will be in high demand in a range of industries from the process industry and the food and agricultural industry, to automation and sustainable energy

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8 Semester
Bewerben bis
15 August 2019
Auswahlverfahren oder Eignungsprüfung

Put theory into practice

Applying theory in practice is crucial for two reasons. It helps you understand complex ideas and gives you valuable practical experience. That’s why already in the 1st year you start working on projects in small groups. For example, to understand the principles of construction, you work on creating a windmill, a wind-driven vehicle or a healthcare application. After that, you take it to the next level by working on more complex, real-life projects with an international dimension. This could involve a heat pump and thermal energy system design, industrial transport applications or machine redesign. And finally, you apply all your skills and knowledge during a work placement in the professional field.

First year: a solid foundation

Starting from your first year, you work in teams with other mechanical engineering students and students from other engineering domains. The first year gives you a solid foundation in the most important areas of mechanical engineering: constructional and energetic.

The 1st semester focuses on constructional design and the 2nd semester on energy systems.


Right from the start you apply what you’ve learned in individual and group projects.


In your 1st semester, you gain basic knowledge related to constructional engineering.

Subjects include:


Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials

Constructional Components

Materials Science and Engineering

Production Techniques

3D Computer Aided Design


Practical Project Work, Workshop Production

Professional Skills


The 2nd semester includes the focus on energy systems engineering.

Subjects include:


Thermodynamics, Fluid dynamics

Energy Systems Engineering

Sustainable Energy Techniques

Basics of Design Techniques

3D/2D Computer Aided Design


Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Introduction in Programmable Logic Controllers

Research Skills

Practical Energy Systems Project Work

Professional Skills

2nd year: real-life projects

In the second year you extend your knowledge and work on more complex, real-life projects with an external project owner.


Subjects in the 2nd year


Semester 1: Constructional Design in Mechanical Engineering


Mechanics of Materials

Materials Science and Engineering

Additive Manufacturing

Constructional Principles

Design and Analysis Techniques, Fine Elements Method and Motion

Motors and Drives

PLC and Labview Programming

Advanced Mathematics

Law and Regulations

Multidisciplinary Project

Professional Skills


Semester 2: Energy Systems Design



Combustion Principles

Energy Systems, Heat pumps

Air Conditioning Techniques

Solar and Wind Energy

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Systems Modelling

Control Systems

Multidisciplinary Project

Professional Skills

3rd year: internship

In the 1st semester you do a mechanical engineering internship at an international company or a research institute. The goal is to develop your professional knowledge and skills, and to prepare you for a job in mechanical engineering. You work on a complex project on your own or with one other student. Naturally, it concerns a mechanical engineering subject. But because it’s a broad field, you have a range of options to choose from.


Semester 2: Production Facility Design


Business Economics, Profit and Loss, Cost Price Calculations, Investments

Return on Investment

Integral Design and Analysis, Modular Design

Design Techniques for a Production Facility

Smart Production, Internet of Things

Maintenance and Quality Control

Production Optimisation

Professional Skills

4th year: minor & graduation


In your 4th year, you complete a semester course of your choice, known as the minor. Your minor broadens your expertise in a facet of mechanical engineering. You can choose a minor at HAN or take it as an exchange course at another university, in the Netherlands or abroad. To learn more about mechanical engineering, we recommend the HAN minor Machine Design and Construction. This course teaches you to deal with highly complex problems. Problems that require your knowledge in various fields of application.


Graduation assignment

You also complete a 6-month graduation assignment for a company during your 4th year. This real-life assignment shows that you can work independently, use your project and research skills, use design techniques and possess the knowledge to produce a satisfying result. To conclude your mechanical engineering project, you write a report and give a presentation amongst professionals.

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