Student guidance

At Mechanical Engineering we find it very important that you get the right support and guidance during your studies. Throughout your bachelor 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

As a first-year bachelor student you will get a student mentor to help you get settled in.
Your student mentor is your first point of contact for all your practical questions. The transition from high school to university requires a different study approach and your student mentor will help you to get acquainted with studying at TU/e. You can discuss topics with your mentor about planning and study management, but also about choosing your electives. You’ll be guided in a group with other first year students, so it’s also the perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow students. All student mentors are senior Mechanical Engineering bachelor students, so they know the program.

Teacher coach

From quartile 2 onwards teacher coach meetings are held for all first-year bachelor students. Each quartile you’ll have a meeting with a teacher coach of one of the three divisions of Mechanical Engineering together with your student mentor group. The teacher coaches will elaborate on their work and research field during these meetings, and you can ask questions in a personal setting. At the end of the year, you’ll have gained insight in the different fields of Mechanical Engineering. In the second year of the program you will reflect on your own interests, after having a conversation with an alumni coach and intervision with peer students. In year 3 you will be invited to a (group) meeting with a professor from Mechanical Engineering and coaching will mainly focus on your future as an engineer.

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More information

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