Applied mechanics


Do you want to learn the knowledge and skills that are needed to (re)design machinery? Are you a creative person and do you like to develop or design machines? Join our Applied Mechanics exchange programme in autumn.

If you’re passionate about designing and developing machines and love to analyze and solve mechanical problems, the exchange programme Applied Mechanics is perfect for you! During this exchange programme you will deepen your knowledge of mechanical-engineering constructions, design tools and methods.

About the programme

The Applied Mechanics exchange programme provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to (re)design machinery. Such knowledge and skills are much sought after in industry. 

You will also be working on mechanical-engineering constructions like gear boxes, drive trains, machines and transport systems, operationalizing them in several actual and company-driven projects. 

Company driven projects

During the programme you will deepen your knowledge of mechanical design.
You will also put it into practice during several real, company-driven, projects.

On top of this, you convey theory into practice. You work on a problem at a real life company with a project team for two days a week. 

Credits back home

As an international exchange student at Windesheim, you get study credits that can count towards the qualification you are studying for back home. So coming to Windesheim doesn’t have to mean extending your studies. You make a ‘learning agreement’ covering your stay. Applied Mechanics starts every year in autumn (September up to January).

Practice what you learn

Small groups of students actively engage in a real life problem. You will work for one or two days every week at a company, this company provides an engineering assignement. Based on previous knowledge and the courses provided you will be able to come up with proven concepts and practical solutions. 

Future prospects
Your future job may involve developing and designing machines and analysing (mainly) mechanical problems. Examples of potential future employers are MechDes, VMI, Zuidberg, AWL, GeesinkNorba, Verbruggen and Broshuis. This concerns for instance designing ship winches and agricultural machines, but also systems for the automotive industry. 

Entry Requirements

Two years of bachelor studies in a relevant field and English-language skills at B2 level.

Total ECTS Credits: 30
Level: Bachelor


If you have any questions about the exchange programme Applied Mechanics, please contact:

Mr. Albert Haan (Course coördinator)