Graduation assignment: Investigate a new sensor for wafer handling

Mechanical engineering



In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Optics


Are you a Masters student in Mechanical Engineering with knowledge of mechatronics, electroincs and optics and looking for a graduation assignment? Then this opportunity could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

The department of Mechanical Development Wafer Handling & Positioning is a very diverse department of mechanical and hardware engineers. The development of new stages and also wafer handlers is done by this department in collaboration with other departments for neighboring areas of expertise such as control, thermal and flow. This department has a broad mix of old and new in the modules it works on but also in the people working in it. In order to improve the wafer handling, research for new sensors is needed.

Job Description

In this assignment you will be involved in the full process from concept to implementation. Your main tasks will be:
-Selecting the sensor concept layout for application in our machines;
-Designing a functional test setup for proving feasibility of the concept, including CAD model/drawings, but also a functional description and a proposal for processing raw data to the desired wafer characteristics;
-Performing initial tests and the integration of the setup;
-Investigating an expansion of the concept towards a stand-alone tool;
-Assist in interfacing with relevant stakeholders such as suppliers other development departments such as Software;


You are a Master student in Mechanical engineering with knowledge of mechatronics. Additionally, you have an affinity with optics and electronics. Furthermore, knowledge of CAD is required, knowledge of NX and precision mechanics are preferred. Thereby, you have a proactive and practical attitude with good communication skills. The English language is required, both written and verbally.

This is a graduation assignment for 5 days a week with duration of a minimum of 6 months.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

Other information

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the software to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.

In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?