Fields of expertise

Our students form a broadly oriented group of employees, making it possible to work on projects from structural mechanics to process technology and software development: there is little that cannot be done with the right team. We therefore combine students with a purely academic background with students who have had practical education or working experience. A few academic specialisations are set out below to show what students encounter on a daily basis and to give an impression of the possibilities of NNTS.


Thermal Engineering

A thermal engineer specialises in energy systems and thermodynamics. From biofuels to distillation columns or heat flow simulations; these students are versatile and work systematically. 

  • Analysing a heat pump
  • Pyrolysis of biomass
  • Designing a gas turbine
  • Heat transfer phenomena

Industrial Design

You want creative new ideas or simply need something to look good? Design, ease of use and social impact are all factors that are taken into account with Industrial Design, for results that really stand out.

  • Ergonomic design
  • Synthetic materials production
  • Lightweight engineering
  • Prototype sketching

Structural Mechanics

Without structural mechanics everything falls apart. Strength calculations, wear and tear and production methods form the basis for all mechanical designs. With SolidWorks, design becomes tangible in seconds.

  • Stress and strain
  • Vibrations
  • Numerical analysis
  • Friction wear and tear

Computer Sciences

Electric devices have the future, electrical engineers hold the future. From embedded software systems to front-end platforms. Every product is designed to be safe, reliable and effective.

  • Model-based programming
  • Eagle PCB hardware development
  • Process control engineering
  • C, C#, C++, Java, Python, etc.

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Chemical Engineering

Research and development on the scale of process technology to nano materials. Chemical engineers are capable of putting together all the building blocks we need, big and small.

  • Reactor technology
  • Nano technology
  • Transport phenomena
  • Membrane technology

Sustainable Energy Technology

With the current rate of energy and resource consumption, the world is in trouble. SET is looking for possibilities to fix this problem by making products and processes more efficient and durable. 

  • Renewable energy
  • Transition management
  • Social and cultural influences
  • Life cycle analysis

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers laugh at 20.000 Volts and are serious about microprocessors. In our modern society every high-tech project needs some electrical engineering!

  • Robotics
  • Signal conditioning
  • Data storage
  • Optics


Civil Engineering

With cement, asphalt, and steel all around it is not as straightforward as you might think. Strength calculations, project management and sustainable building are daily challenges for civil engineers.

  • Sustainable transport systems
  • Dike and riverbed erosion
  • Soil mechanics
  • Law and regulations

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical technology is focused on technology as well as the care for people. Innovative ideas evolve to practical solutions to better the life of everyone around us.

  • Robotic prostheses
  • Neuroscience
  • Nano-biology
  • Imaging and diagnostics

Technical Medicine

Using the proper technology when lives are at stake is crucial. Technical Medicine uses high tech solutions to find cures and enable recovery.

  • Bio-technical reconstruction
  • Medical imaging
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Neurosurgery