Student guidance

At Mechanical Engineering we find it very important that you get the right support and guidance during your studies. Throughout your master’s program you will get support and guidance from different people in different roles.

Academic advisor

Your academic advisor is your first point of contact for all study related questions and problems, such as discussing your study progress, questions about your planning or elective space, or doubts about your program or study method. But also for questions about study delay due to personal circumstances or other health issues, your academic is your first point of contact.

An academic advisor is not linked to a particular project or course but guides you with all aspects of your study program. This is done in a personal conversation, for which both you and the academic advisor can take the initiative. The conversations are confidential and take place in an open atmosphere.

If necessary, the academic advisor can refer you to a student psychologist or student counselor, or a study management or study choice advisor. (Check the link ‘Student guidance, who to contact’ in the ‘Directly to’ column).
In addition to individual help or meetings, it is also possible to participate in specific group trainings in the field of study management and personal development.

Student mentor (only available to master’s students new to TU/e)

If you are a first-year master student and new to TU/e, you will be assigned a student mentor to help you get settled in. It’s your first point of contact for all your practical questions. You will be guided in a group with other first year master’s students that are new to TU/e, so it’s also a perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow students. All student mentors are senior master’s students Mechanical Engineering, so they know the program. Please note that this only applies to quartile 1 and 2 of year 1 in the master and only for master’s students new to TU/e.


Before the start of your master’s you have been assigned to a research section via the capacity-driven Master Allocation Procedure. From within this research group, you will be paired to a mentor who will provide you with program related supervision. Your mentor is a full, associate or assistant professor who will guide you in selecting your courses, finding an internship position and orientation on a possible graduation subject.

Thesis supervisor

By the time you start your graduation project, you will be supervised by a thesis supervisor. He or she will guide you during your graduation project.

TU/e Alumni Community

If you want to learn from experts from the field, check out the TU/e Alumni Community. It brings TU/e students, young professionals and experienced alumni together. You will get the opportunity to talk about your ambitions with experts from the field and learn from their career challenges. Experienced alumni, from all TU/e departments, are willing to share their professional insights and experiences with you. They can help you shape your own future.

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More information

Want to know more? Contact the Academic Advisor of the master ME via the contact form below.