Professional traineeship

Once you have successfully completed the MSc Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences programme, you have a Master of Science degree (MSc). If you wish to use the title Architect, Landscape Architect or Urban Designer in the Netherlands, you must be registered in the Dutch Register of Architects.

Under the Dutch Architects Title Act (Wet op de architectentitel), completing a professional traineeship (beroepservaringperiode / BEP) is compulsory for everyone who graduates after 31 December 2014 in one of the following disciplines: architecture, urbanism, garden and landscape architecture or interior architecture and wants to register in the Register of Architects (Architectenregister). In short, this means that you must complete the professional traineeship before you are able to register in the Register of Architects (architectenregister).

At TU Delft this applies to all students in the Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape Architecture Master tracks. 

For more information check the website of Bureau Architectenregister

Modules for professional traineeship

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment offers accredited modules for professional traineeship (beroepservaringperiode / BEP). Only the module Mission, vision, strategy; the designer as entrepreneur will be offered in English on request.

You can register for the module 'Mission, vision and strategy: the designer as entrepreneur' until two weeks before it starts by sending an email to  

Frequently asked questions

For answers to frequently asked questions about the professional traineeship (beroepservaringsperiode / BEP) see the FAQ page of Bureau Architectenregister

Spring and Fall 2023

In Spring and Fall 2023, modules for professional traineeship will be offered.

Questions about BEP