A normal day of lectures starts at 08.45 and finishes at 17.30. Students spend an average of 30 hours a week at the faculty, excluding independent study time. Generally speaking, lectures are not compulsory, but most laboratory courses and projects are subject to attendance requirements. The lecturers choose suitable methods for conveying the subject matter, such as the explanation of theory in lectures, the application of theory during small-scale classroom lessons and working with other students in projects.
Study load - Lecture period
The Bachelor's degree programme covers a wide range of disciplines in aerospace engineering, fundamental sciences and professional skills.
During the first year you will get familiar with the basics of engineering design as well as dive into maths and physics. The accompanying theory is provided to the student in a multitude of ways, under the guidance of professors and students in higher years. The degree is taught in English from day one.
Deepening your knowledge
During the second year the focus will shift away from the basics towards aerospace specific courses. The basic knowledge from the first year will be expanded and applied. Moreover, the second year will see more projects and practical tutorials. You will learn how to design systems and interpret and process your measurement data.
Finalising your degree
You will start the third year with a minor of your choice. Finally, you will deal with the last step in the design process: verification and validation. As part of the course on flight dynamics, you will fly in our Cessna Citation II business yet. This is our flying classroom, from which you will be able to perform aerial measurements. You will finish the year, and your degree, with a Design Synthesis Exercise (DSE). With nine fellow students you will work on a design assignment that will be delivered to industry, institutes, or fellow scientists. You will finish the DSE with a presentation in front of an expert jury, friends and family.
You will choose where and in which field you will do you minor. If you decide to do you minor at our faculty, you can choose between Offshore Wind Energy and Airport of the Future. You may also opt for a Minor Study Abroad, where you will follow the minor at a partner university abroad.
Read more about: admission requirements
TU Delft employs the BSA system: the binding recommendation on the continuation of studies. This means that you must obtain at least 75 per cent of your credits (i.e. 45 of the 60 ECTS) in your first year in order to continue your programme. If you receive a negative binding recommendation on the continuation of studies, you will not be permitted to enroll in this programme again in the next 4 years.