This degree programme is unique within Europe and has an excellent reputation worldwide. We have high-tech facilities, such as an advanced flight simulator, our own aircraft which is used as a flying classroom, a clean room for the development of our own satellites, subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic wind tunnels and a large laboratory for the development, manufacture and testing of materials and structures.
As an Aerospace Engineering student you will test aerodynamics in wind tunnels, calculate satellite orbits, test materials in laboratories and, for example, design a revolutionary helicopter. In short, you will work on all the disciplines of aerospace engineering. Aircraft, rockets and satellites are used as subjects of study to help you develop the basic technical knowledge.
In addition to the technical foundation, you will learn how to guide processes in order to develop new products. You will also become acquainted with projects made possible through this combination of knowledge, such as the Delfly dragonfly drone with flapping wings and the NUNA solar car.
As you progress through the programme, the emphasis shifts from theory to application. The academic year is divided into four ten-week periods. This means that you will have examinations four times each year. Lectures are alternated with tutorials, laboratory courses and projects, in which you apply the knowledge acquired. The emphasis during project-based education is on learning to design in teams.
Internship & study abroad
An internship is not a standard part of the programme. However, there are various opportunities to go abroad, for example, in your Study Abroad minor or with one of the study trips abroad organised by student society VSV Leonardo da Vinci. Many of the Master’s degree programmes following on directly from the Bachelor’s programme do include an opportunity for an internship abroad.
Delft Honours Programme Delft
The Delft Honours Programme is for ambitious students who are looking for a challenge over and above what their curriculum offers. This is in addition to your regular study programme. It gives you the opportunity to acquire additional knowledge in or outside your field of specialisation, to work on your personal development and to collaborate with students on other programmes.
More information about the Delft Honours Programme
Would you like to be responsible for a world first? At TU Delft you have the opportunity to be involved in unique student projects in which students from many disciplines work together. Projects worked on by these Dreamteams include the world’s fastest bicycle, the fastest solar-powered car and the altitude record for amateur-built rockets. Dreamteams compete in worldwide competitions and achieve fantastic results that put TU Delft on the map.
More information about Dreamteams
Top sporting talent
Do you want to become a top-level athlete while studying for your degree? TU Delft supports students who combine their studies with top-level sporting activities and invests in the development of talent in and outside the lecture halls. Because it is often difficult to combine a regular programme of study with a top-level sports training programme, we offer special facilities and provisions for recognised top-level athletes. This includes coaching by academic counsellors and top-level sports coordinators, financial support in the form of the Graduation Support Scheme, sponsorship, and access to the sports facilities at X.
More information about top-level sport
Student support and guidance
During your studies, you are not on your own. In your first year of study you will be assigned a mentor who will help you to familiarise yourself with the campus and your study programme. Your mentor is there to answer questions you have during your new life as a student. In addition, every degree programme has academic counsellors to help you with questions about your degree programme and everything related to it. If you have questions about matters such as study planning, study delay and studying with a disability, we have a group of student counsellors, psychologists and study and careers advisers who are ready to help. Together they form the Student & Career Support team.
Student society VSV 'Leonardo da Vinci'
Student society Leonardo da Vinci (VSV) is very active in the faculty. As well as enabling students to purchase books at the lowest possible price, the society provides opportunities to become acquainted with the corporate market. VSV organises workshops, excursions, a five-day trip within Europe and a three to four-week trip to more distant destinations such as China or Japan. For more information, please visit the VSV website.
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Study load per week
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.