Lifelong Learning

Want to stay informed of the latest developments in your field of study or further develop yourself as an engineer? TU Delft offers a wide range of educational options, also for alumni. Thanks to Online Learning, you can expand your knowledge from home through a "Massive Open Online Course" (MOOC), a free online course for which you can also receive a certificate against payment. You can also continue to learn about more specific themes via (paid) master classes or courses.

TU Delft Online Learning

Alumni discount

In today’s world, engineers need to stay up to date and be able to respond to new challenges and deal with hard-to-predict future developments. TU Delft provides continuing education to enhance the expertise of lifelong learners throughout their careers, including exclusive benefits for working professionals and alumni.

As TU Delft's Alumni you are entitled to a 25% discount*. In order to get your discount code, please contact alumnirelations@tudelft.nl. 

*Not applicable for courses offered on Edx.org. Some other courses may be exempted. 

Key facts on TU Delft Online Learning:

online learners worldwide
over 2.5 million
Professional and academic courses
Over 50
MOOCs (massive open online courses)
106
Awards
27
Verified certificates
22.347
Dedicated instructors
250

The level is similar to the Master’s courses, and though it can be difficult to balance your working day with your studies, I never hesitated

Vanida Salgado, on online learning TU Delft

Access to Scientific Research

Lifelong Library Card

Alumni can request a library card free of charge, with this card you can:

  • Read and borrow all the books (except the e-books)
  • Look up articles and other digital collections in the Library Search & Go computer
  • Get access to the Wifi network that will work on the entire campus through a year account. 
  • You can get the Library card at the desk in the Library on campus of TU Delft, please show a form of identification. 
TU Delft Repository

The TU Delft Repository is an environment that encompasses four repositories, each targeting a different group: Research Repository, Research Data Repository, Education Repository and Cultural Heritage Repository. Here you could find any number of research or documents from professors, students thesis or other papers. Take a look!

Six ways to find a scientific article

Quit some alumni want to keep access to the research and articles published in the academic world, however they cannot access through the former student credentials after graduation. In honour of alumni that want to keep reading publications, Alumni Relations made an overview of all the different ways of getting access to literature.

Unpaywall extension

Find, track and use 25 million open access publications. Download the unpaywall extension at unpaywall.org and get access to full-text research papers. For Chrome and Firefox.

Open Access Button

Free, legal research articles delivered instantly are automatically requested from authors. You can find articles through the search bar on the website or download the button at openaccessbutton.org as an extension for your browser.

Google Scholar

Find Full-text articles via Google Scholar Button. The button is a plug-in and is available for Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Add it in the settings of your browser. 

Request a copy via the author

You can always request a copy directly from the author; often not the fastest way, but traditionally a well-used route to get an article. 

Using the #icanhazpdf hashtag on twitter

Use the hashtag #ICanHazPDF in a tweet with the link or name of the desired publication. People who have access to the publication can then share it with you. 

Buying from the publisher

As a last resort, you can buy the article from the respective publisher or journal by contacting them via their platforms.

Career Centre

The TU Delft Career Centre helps young alumni, PhD candidates, PDEng trainees and students with the preparation for the job market and the development of their career skills by offering various workshops, programs and background material.

In the first year after graduation, alumni can use the same services as students free of charge. Betweenthe first and the fifth year after graduation we offer alumni specific services for a lower fee.

Please contact the Career Cenre for more questions or suggestions and click on the link displayed if you want to explore more on this subject.