Career options

Graduates from TU Delft are able to do much more than just programming. You can also analyse problems and will have a good understanding of the environment in which the system must function and of the user who will ultimately work with the program. You will be a conceptual thinker and a team player. You will know what good quality software is. Graduates of the Computer Science Master’s degree programme are in great demand on the job market.

Completing a PhD

You can start an academic career with a doctoral programme by a four-year research project. This research project can be in the field of Computer Graphics and Visualisation, Cyber Security, Intelligent Systems, Embedded Software or Software Engineering, areas in which leading research is being conducted at TU Delft. During the project, you will work in an international environment and will continue to deepen and broaden your knowledge. As a doctoral candidate, you will spend four years conducting in-depth research, resulting ultimately in a dissertation in which you set down your contribution to science. After you have successfully defended your doctoral dissertation, you may call yourself Dr. Ir. or PhD.

Starting work

There is a huge demand for computer science engineers, both for specialists who develop and manage systems and for work in consultancy and IT management. Possible employers include software developers such as Google or Exact, consultancy agencies like KPMG, Alten and Logica, and pioneering companies like Philips, ING and Ahold. But you could also become a researcher at TU Delft or the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research. Possible positions include: software engineer, software developer, graphics specialist, system analyst, innovation or project manager and consultant in the Netherlands or abroad. In addition, you could also design interactive multimedia applications, games or e-learning systems. And finally, just like many other graduates, you are also well equipped to start your own company, such as Aanmelder.nl and Clinical Graphics founded by recent alumni.

Salary indication

The average entry level salary for a software-developer graduate is €2,700 gross per month. Recent graduates generally find paid employment within one-and-a-half months (source: Higher Education Monitor, 2013).

Alumni share their experiences


Employer: Shell
Position: Business Analyst
Graduated: 2012

Anne Marijn van Ee

‘As a Business Analyst at Shell, I work on projects, ensuring that stakeholders in an IT project get the result they need by using requirements analysis. And I also make analyses of our IT infrastructure for our portfolio team.’

 


Employer: TomTom
Position: Product Manager
Graduated: 2011

Robin van den Berg

‘At TomTom, I write project proposals for navigation and ADAS systems for car manufacturers around the world. The art is to find the ideal combination of off-the-shelf components and customisation for a competitive price.'


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