Mechanical Engineering General - Spring semester (Eindhoven)

Start moment(s)
1 semester

Only Spring semester

This programme is yearly scheduled in the Spring semester, so you can not apply for it during the Fall semester.

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Mechanical Engineering General - Spring semester at Fontys Engineering in Eindhoven

The Mechanical Engineering General program is a program with courses for the starting engineer with at least 2 years of experience in a similar study program such as mechanical engineering and who focusses on designing, making and placing equipment, installations and machinery. Attention will be paid to main areas of mechanical engineering, like mechanical design, dynamics, energy & heat transfer and materials. Theory, practice and project work (i.e. project with assignments from industry) are alternated.

Programme format

This programme has been designed for Bachelor students who have completed at least two years of studies in Mechanical Engineering including subjects like construction and mechanics, energy & process, materials & manufacturing, measurement, control and modeling and thermodynamics. Note that we also expect some practical technical skills such as dealing with machines and milling, welding and turning and experience with drawing programs, working with 3D equipment, modeling and simulation.

Mandatory part of the programme

Mechanical Engineering General - Spring semester ECTS
Customer Oriented Innovation (EXHE20, S6) 5
Machine Elements (EXMEACM4, S4) 5
Applied Thermodynamics (EXMEAEP3, S4) 5
Forming, DoE and AM (EXMEAPM3, S4) 5
Project Integrated Product Development (EXMEAHE6P (IPD), S6) 10

The (mandatory part of the) program consists of 30 ECTS. It is allowed to compose an individual program with less courses (and hence less ECTS) if your home university allows you to have less credits. The only exception holds for the Project Integrated Product Development part as it is mandatory for all exchange students to participate in. It is not possible to combine courses of this program with any of the other programs.

For further information regarding the content of our engineering programmes, please download the programme descriptions via the link, Spring 2021-2022.

For specific information regarding modules, please refer to our Study Guide
Mind that you need to have a background of 4 semesters study in Mechanical Engineering to be successful in this exchange program.

How will your course programme be recognised by your home university?

Fontys will provide you with a so-called ‘Transcript of Records’, which will clarify the results that you have achieved. Depending on your results, you will receive a maximum of 30 ECTS credits. ECTS credits are recognised throughout Europe. The agreement between your home university and Fontys University of Applied Sciences will usually include a condition whereby the credits that you obtain will be recognised and transferred into the records kept by your home university.

How to apply as an exchange student

Applications should always be submitted via the International Exchange (or Erasmus) Officer at the home university. If several versions of the programme are offered, please indicate for which version you would like to apply to (Programme I, Programme II, Programme III, etc.) This officer will send your application request (nomination) to Fontys. Once Fontys has accepted the application, your Fontys study department will send you a link to a web application called Mobility Online. Added to the link you will receive all necessary information and a manual. Please take a look at this website to see how it works.

How to apply as a Fontys or other Dutch UAS student

Fontys and other Dutch UAS students, apply for this minor via

Deadline for application:

Fall semester15 May
Spring semester15 November

*For more information concerning the start date, please get in touch with the contact person of the study department of the concerned exchange programme.

Contact person:

Irina Claessen
Tel: + 31 (0)8850 88464

Course location

De Rondom 1, 5612 AP Eindhoven

Locatiekaart op adres: De Rondom 1, 5612 AP Eindhoven