Degree programme

Dutch architects, urbanists, and landscape architects are highly regarded worldwide. Pioneering design from the Netherlands has a global impact on the way we think about buildings, neighbourhoods, cities and city-regions.

Think of Amsterdam’s ring of canals, which dates back to the Golden Age, the Beurs van Berlage, or Rotterdam’s Lijnbaan - the world’s first pedestrian shopping street - and the Rotterdam Market Hall, but also the Randstad and Green Heart spatial concepts. As a student of the bachelor's degree programme in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences, you are part of this tradition. 


As a student of Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences, you learn about the interaction between technology, design, society and the built environment. You will develop analytical and creativity skills and spatial aptitude. The degree underpins your self-development in the field of analysis, research, calculation and design, as well as visual and verbal presentation skills. As a student you will explore the different professional worlds of architecture and the built environment. With a degree in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences you can become an architect, but also pursue a career as an urban planner, a landscape designer, a project manager, a real estate expert or an expert in building technology.

What sets students of Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences apart?
“You’ll need an aptitude for spatial design, an interest in technology and society, and a creative and analytical attitude towards learning. You aim to design a good, social and sustainable living environment, want to change the world for the better, and want to do so in a both a scientific and practical manner. Of course you can’t improve the world by yourself. So you have to cooperate with your team members, present ideas verbally, visually and in writing and discuss them together. These are important skills you will learn to develop.” dr Remon Rooij, M.Sc.  (Bachelor Degree Programme Coordinator and Associate Professor of Spatial Planning & Strategy).

The bachelor's degree programme in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences puts an emphasis on design, technology and society. There are lectures on inspiring examples, seminars on history and technology and practical sessions focused on hands-on research projects. You will do design projects by yourself and in groups. Both the theoretical and technical modules require basic knowledge of English.

Lectures and design projects are taught by expert teachers affiliated with the university, and by guest lecturers who share their practical experiences in the field of architecture and the built environment.

Internship & Abroad

The third year includes a minor of half a year. This is a cohesive bundle of modules that allow you to add more depth or breadth to your studies. For example, you can chose to do your minor abroad, or do an internship. An internship can help you choose the right master’s programme.

For more information visit study/internship and the Architecture minors page.

Additional challenge

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.

'Stylos' study association

Stylos is the study association of the bachelor's degree programme in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences. Founded in 1894, Stylos has now expanded to 2100 members and around 100 active committee members, which makes Stylos one of the biggest and most active study associations in the Netherlands. Stylos’ activities, organised for and by students, add value to the studies and the field, organising lectures, masterclasses, excursions and study trips amongst other activities.

Read more about: the curriculum 

Study load per week

10 hours

Projects/ Practical
10 hours

22 hours

Binding recommendation

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.