Application deadlines and admission requirements

What is the application deadline for the programmes?

Check here for information on the TU Delft website about application.

Can students decide to start in February with their MSc?

It is not advised to start in February since the Modelling, Uncertainty, and Data for Engineers (MUDE) module and the track core programme will only start in the first semester and will be finished in Q2. Starting in February will therefore most likely result in serious delays in completing the programme.

What are the admission requirements for the MSc programmes?

The admission of different BSc students to the new MSc programmes Applied Earth Sciences (AES), Civil Engineering (CE) or Environmental Engineering (ENV) per September 2022 is as follows:






No extra requirements

Bridging minor

Fluid Mechanics

BSc CT (+UT)

No extra requirements

No extra requirements

No extra requirements

Relevant BSc (WO NL or int.)          

Bridging programme AES, depending on BSc 

Bridging programme CE, depending on BSc

Bridging programme ENV, depending on BSc

Relevant HBO BSc

Bridging programme AES-HBO          

Bridging programme CE-HBO          

Bridging programme ENV-HBO          

Which courses in BSc CT and AES will prepare for the MSc CE and the new MSc ENV?

  • The mathematics courses of the BSc CT and AES are expected pre-knowledge, as well as Python, Matlab or C++ coding. Also fluid mechanics as taught in CTB2110 is expected as pre-knowledge. The current course AESB2320 is not sufficient for the MSc ENV topics. A short online summer course (1 ECTS) will be prepared to fix this deficiency. Please click here for an overview of the required topics for MSc ENV.
  • AES BSc students who want to apply for the MSc programme CE, need to take a bridging minor of 30 EC.
  • CT BSc students can apply for MSc AES and MSc ENV without any further requirements.
  • In general: if you want to go from BSc CT or BSc AES to a different MSc programme, you should, if possible, choose as many subjects as possible in the direction of your new choice. For example, for students who opt for MSc AES, it would be smart to get familiar with the basic concepts of geology beforehand. This is not because it may be compulsory (only the admission requirements are binding) but because it reinforces your choice and prepares you for a different field of work.

If some courses from the BSc are needed for a new MSc, can I take these courses while following the MSc programme?

Students need to pass the required courses before they can be admitted to the MSc programme they apply for. Depending on your previous programme, you may be required to do a bridging programme in order to be admitted to the new MSc AES, ENV or CE. The exact content of the bridging programme varies from programme to programme. Most bridging programmes contain courses from the BSc CT which is taught in Dutch. A good command of the Dutch language is therefore necessary to complete the bridging programme. If a bridging programme of more than 45 credits is required, you can only be admitted after having completed a complete bachelor's programme that gives direct access to the new master's programmes.

Will the electives in the third year BSc be adapted to the new MSc programmes?

There will be no changes in the current BSc programmes at the moment.

Is it true that the BSc CT is a sufficient basis for the MSc AES, while certain prior knowledge (e.g. geology, and geophysics) is missing in the BSc CT?

The BSc AES is of course the optimal preparation for the master programme AES. Although the BSc CT does not offer the optimal basis for an MSc AES, we do admit students with this diploma to the master programme AES. Students with a BSc CT are expected to have necessary knowledge about Geology, Geophysics and Physical Transport for the MSc AES. Although this is not a prior requirement, students who lack knowledge about these topics, will need to put extra effort in their studies. We assume that motivated students are willing to study the missing prior knowledge independently and work harder at certain parts of the programme. On the other hand, students with a BSc CT can have an advantage in other parts of the programme, because they have more knowledge of subjects like Dynamics compared to bachelor students AES.

Why is it not possible to go from BSc AES to MSc CE without admission requirements?

In the new master's programmes you are no longer admitted to a specific track, but to the entire programme, regardless of the track/discipline you ultimately choose. This is partly due to the fact that the common part of the new MSc programmes is much larger than in the current MSc programmes. The BSc AES does not provide a sufficient basis for all tracks in the new MSc CE programme.

When can I apply for the new MSc Environmental Engineering that is planned for 2022?

You can already apply for the new MSc Environmental Engineering. As long as this new MSc programme is not yet accredited, please follow the instructions on the webpage for this new master programme.