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Solve current issues using innovative technology

How do you design and develop an environmentally friendly hydrogen car or wind turbine? In the Mechanical Engineering program, you work on high-tech solutions for the future.

During Mechanical Engineering at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you will be looking for inventive technical solutions to the problems of today. The bachelor is a joint programme of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and technical University of Twente. You study Mechanical Engineering in Amsterdam with Twente's high-tech labs at your disposal for practical assignments and projects. You will learn to develop inventive solutions - clean energy, medical technology, an earthquake-proof bridge: you can design it! 

Mechanical Engineering in short: 

  • Joint programme from technical University Twente and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Very good job opportunities and career prospects
  • Scores highest in student satisfaction within the field of Mechanical Engineering in the Netherlands for 2 years in a row according to the Choice Guide Universities 2023 and 2024  
  • 80% you will study at the VU Campus in Amsterdam
  • 20% you will work in the labs of technical University of Twente in Enschede
  • You will receive a degree from technical University Twente

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Discover your Mechanical Engineering study programme

In the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Twente, you will receive a project-based education on topics such as sustainable energy, healthcare technology, and smart manufacturing. Everything you learn you apply immediately in practice. Together with your fellow students, you will be seeking technical solutions to contemporary social challenges.

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Change your world, study Mechanical Engineering

Studying at VU Amsterdam