Students have the opportunity to perform their research project within the Ocean Grazer's research group.
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At the Faculty of Science and Engineering, we offer students a Masters degree programme in Mechanical Engineering that fits the needs of digital technology and digital society. The university is a unique place where engineering, natural sciences and social sciences meet to tackle urgent societal challenges. It prepares students for an international digital and high-tech career in industry.
The close collaboration with the Innovation Cluster Drachten, a cluster of hight-tech companies in the north Netherlands, offers students a unique opportunity to be part of research and development teams where innovative high-tech systems, products and solutions are developed using cutting edge technologies. Some exemplary Mechanical Engineering design projects are the development of hydrogen refueling tank systems at Resato B.V., of sensor systems for radio astronomical applications at ASTRON, of robotic and data analytic solutions for the production and quality monitoring of consumer products at Philips Drachten, of mechatronics and robotics solutions for medical lab equipment at BD Kiestra B.V., along with many others. The programme plays a central role in the Smart Industry Hub of North Netherlands, in the Offshore Wind Innovation Centre, in the smart and green mobility centre of Hive.Mobility as well as in a number of other engineering initiatives in renewable energies and in smart and circular economies.
Mechanical Engineering in Groningen has a long-running tradition of top research. Exemplary research projects: nano- and microfabrication technology and advanced material at the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (ZIAM); 3D metal printer, smart micro sensor and actuator systems, the Ocean Grazer project, smart energy systems, collaborative multi-robotic systems, digital twin and systems & control at the Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen (ENTEG); advanced instrumentation systems at the Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON) and the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (KAI); and fuel-cell and hydrogen conversion at the Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG) & ENTEG.
The mission of the master’s degree programme in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Groningen is:
To train and prepare students to apply principles of engineering, science and mathematics in the modelling, analysis, design and realization of physical systems, components and processes; special focus is on advanced instrumentation, smart factories, and smart & green energy savers.
Main compulsory courses
•Computational Solid Mechanics
•Introduction to Data Science
With the track-specific compulsory courses on Basic Detection Techniques, Analysis and Control of Smart Systems, and Advanced Instrumentation and Extreme Environments, you will learn the fundamental of detection technologies, gain knowledge on control systems that are crucial for high-precision of advanced instrumentation and understand state-of-the-art technologies in advanced instrumentation that can function under extreme environment, such as, cryogenic, ultra high vacuum or high temperature.
Additionally, in the advanced instrumentation track, you have the opportunity to follow five elective courses out of more than twenty elective courses. Examples of electives in this track include Space Mission Technology, Bio-signal Processing for Human Machine Interaction, Advanced Detection Techniques, Microfluidics, Advanced Vibration, Applied Optics, Opto-mechatronics, Medical Imaging Instrumentation, and many more.
Through the track-specific compulsory courses on Robotics, Advanced Processing for Complex Materials and Analysis and Control of Smart Systems, you will gain knowledge of crucial technology for smart factories in the era of Industry 4.0. You will learn the fundamentals of robotics and its control, understand techniques and methods relevant for processing of advanced and complex materials used in high-tech systems, and learn control systems required for the realization of smart factories.
Within this track, you will be able to specialize in Materials for Mechanical Engineering or in Robotics, Mechatronics & Smart Systems. In each specialization, you will be able to choose five elective courses from out of more than twenty elective courses. Examples of electives in this track include Multibody and Nonlinear Dynamics, Robotics for AI, Smart Materials for Engineering, Opto-mechatronics, Fracture of Materials, Metamaterials, Fitting Dynamical Models to Data, Data-driven Optimization and many more.
Smart and Green Energy Systems
The track-specific compulsory courses on Thermodynamics of Energy Conversion, Introduction to Electrochemical Engineering, and Advanced Process and Energy Technologies allow the students to understand the fundamentals of thermodynamics involved in the energy conversion of smart and green energy systems, to learn various advances in electrochemical engineering involved in batteries, electrolysers and fuel cells, and to gain state-of-the-art knowledge of process and energy technologies.
You will be able to choose five elective courses out of more than fifteen elective courses which allows you to specialize in processes and electrochemical systems or in renewable energy systems. Examples of electives in this track include Microfluidics, Hydrogen, Fuels and Electrolysers, Fuel-Cell Systems, Capita Selecta in Smart Grid, Capita Selecta in Ocean Energy, and many more.
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Computational Solid Mechanics
Introduction to Data Science
Elective course in Business, Management and Society
3 track specific compulsory courses
5 track specific elective courses
The education in the Advanced Instrumentation track focusses on two major themes.
The first theme is on the advanced instrumentation for healthcare, in collaboration with researchers based at Faculty of Medical Sciences and Center for Advanced Radiation Technology that develops advanced instrumentation for various fields of scientific research as well as for healthcare (proton therapy).
The second theme is on the advanced instrumentation for astronomy and space research. The theme is developed together with researchers based at the Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON) and at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute.
For the complete curriculum of this track, please see: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=6398
This track is developed together with high-tech companies associated to the Innovation Cluster Drachten.
The Smart Factories track offers two specializations that are coupled to two excellent research activities at the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
The first specialization focuses on Materials for Mechanical Engineering where students learn on the computation and engineering of advanced materials, understanding the interactions at multi-scale levels crucial for the intended functionalities of the materials, and the associated advanced processing of such materials. Researchers from the Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (ENTEG) and the Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials (ZIAM) are involved in this specialization.
The second specialization focuses on Robotics, Mechatronics & Smart Systems where students learn on advanced technologies in the development of robotics, opto-mechatronics and many other smart sensor & actuator systems used in high-tech systems. These technologies are geared towards the factories of the future: intelligent, connected and customized production processes with intelligent, connected and customized products.The courses are given by researchers from the Engineering and Technology institute of Groningen (ENTEG).
For the complete curriculum, please see: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=6399
In this track, two main themes can be chosen, both of which offers advanced technologies crucial for the energy transition in different domains.
The first theme is closely related to the hydrogen-based energy transition where a line of knowledge chain in electrochemical technologies is formulated. Various courses related to fuel-cell systems, electrolysers, thermodynamics and process design for energy systems are offered in this theme. This theme is coupled to the ambition of the region in becoming the hydrogen hub of Europe.
The second theme is related to engineering and technologies of renewable energy systems where the students can deepen their knowledge in specific renewable energy systems. The students can learn technologies in wind energy, wave energy, solar energy, ocean energy and smart energy systems.
This track involves mainly researchers from Engineering and Technology institute of Groningen (ENTEG) and Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG).
For the complete curriculum of this track, please see: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fwn/vak/showpos?opleiding=6700
Please note that the link leads to the former track Process Design for Energy Systems, which will be incorporated in the SGES track from 2022/2023 onwards. The information is therefore a mere indication of the SGES track's content.
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aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2022
wettelijk tarief : € 2209 (€1105 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 15487
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 18850
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2023
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Application - Decision:
1 December– 15 January
1 February – 1 March
15 March – 15 April
1 May - 15 June
Please fill out the checklist to describe your pre-education.
Students with the following Bachelor's degree may apply:
From Universities in the Netherlands:
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According to the survey of Innovation Cluster Drachten, a cluster of high-tech companies in north of Netherlands, the graduates of Mechanical Engineering are highly sought of. Current vacancies of high-tech positions within the cluster can be found here.
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