Curriculum

This Bachelor’s degree is a three-year programme with a mix of teaching methods, such as lectures, instructions, projects and self-study. Classes are taught between 8:45 and 17:30. A lecture consists of two 45 minute blocks, with a 15-minute break in between. The projects will help you to apply your knowledge in a group and experience the practical use of the various subjects and how they interrelate. You will also practise your presentation and reporting skills.

The Electrical Engineering degree programme consists of seven modules:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Digital Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Electrical Energy

Mathematics is the tool you will use throughout your career and as such Mathematics is the core of the degree programme. The Physics courses include quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism. You will need this fundamental knowledge to comprehend the operation of electrical and electronic components and systems.

Each semester offers a number of courses and a project, for example to design an autonomous robot that can detect mines. In the third year, you will take a number of courses next to your minor and you will complete the Bachelor’s degree programme with a graduation project.

First year

The first year is dedicated to learning the basics of electrical engineering. You will have lectures on electrical and electronic circuits and computer systems and you will learn how to program computers. You will also be heavily submerged in mathematics and physics. There are also tests on a regular basis to measure your progression and understanding of the material. The results of these tests are, if positive, part of your examination mark. You will also work on specific assignments, in which you will learn to apply your newly gained knowledge. An example of a project is to design and put together an audio system. 

Courses

Second year

In the second year, you will focus more on Energy Technology, Signals and Systems, Microelectronics and Telecommunications. Your understanding of mathematics is further challenged by complex function theory and differential equations. You will also work on a project. This starts with outlining specifications, which you will incorporate into the design of a chip for a video game, like ‘Pong’. Once the chip has been produced at the clean lab at the faculty, you can actually test it. You will also learn how to model, design, analyse, document and measure.

Courses

Third year

You will resume your studies in the third year with a minor at TU Delft, at another university, abroad or with an internship. In the third quarter, you will resume with courses in Electromagnetism, Computer Architecture and Organisation. During the Bachelor’s graduation project, you will work in a team on an electrical engineering design and prototype. For example designing a system to optimise the energy of the Nuna solar car battery. You will ’found’ a start-up to get acquainted with the business, commercial and ethical aspects of your work.

Courses

Minor

In the first semester of year 3 of the Bachelor’s degree programme, you will have the opportunity to spend six months broadening your horizons and exploring a subject that interests you, in the way that suits you best. Electrical Engineering students, for example, choose minors as Electrical Sustainable Energy Systems or Offshore Wind Energy. Alternatively, you can broaden your perspective by opting for a cohesive course package, an internship or a course abroad. A well-chosen minor can help you to find the career options that suit you, or decide which Master’s programme you want to do after your Bachelor’s degree programme.

More information about Minors


Read more about: admission requirements 



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.