Doctoral Education Programme

Building Blocks to becoming a Scientific Professional

The Delft Graduate School feels that in order to become an attractive asset to the job market, a Doctor must be equipped with a number of competences. In order to attain or improve these competences one must take skills training. This concept is the basis for TU Delft Graduate School Doctoral Education Programme

Requirements Doctoral Education Graduateschool 3mE

In addition to the guidelines of the University Graduateschool (UGS) doctoral education programme Requirements  Doctoral Education Graduateschool 3mE provides in a brief summary of 3mE Graduateschool applicable doctoral education rules. This document also underlines the most important UGS doctoral education requirements. However all decisions regarding your Doctoral Education programme (course selection/learning on-the-job activities, course enrolment) should be always made in consultation with your promotor/daily supervisor first.”

Doctoral education check

After you have obtained at least 45 GS credits in total and at least 15 GS credits per category in your Doctoral Education program, send an email to the 3mE Graduateschool via to make an appointment for a Doctoral Education check . During the Doctoral Education check, the 3mE Graduate School checks whether you meet all the requirements. Only after you meet all the requirements of the Graduate School and the Doctoral Education program has been approved, you can continue with the preparations for your doctoral defence.

  Discipline related skills
(minimal 15 GS credits)
Research skills
(minimal 15 GS credits)
Transferable skills
(minimal 15 GS credits)
Possible teaching methods


Experimental trainings:

Preferred via 'Learning on the job'-activities. Optional via Research courses  Via courses
Source of courses to be taken

All courses in consultation with supervisory team.


All 'Learning on the job' activities and courses in consultation with supervisory team.

All courses in consultation with supervisory team.





1. PhD Startup course
2. Career Development course
Example Biostatistics for Clinicians Addressing a small audience Time management