With mathematics and physics at its core, the Electrical Engineering degree programme will help you gain a broad knowledge of various specialisations, such as microelectronics, telecommunications and energy technology. You will also develop collaboration and presentation skills, while working on application-oriented projects. Exactly this combination of skills will prepare you for a career in the dynamic world of Electrical Engineering.
The Electrical Engineering degree programme is intense, so be prepared to put in some work. On average, you will spend about 42 hours a week on the programme, including 16 hours of lectures, 8 hours of laboratory courses and 18 hours of self-study.
The academic year is divided into four ten-week terms. During the first two years, you will have eight weeks of lectures in each term, followed by two weeks of exams. You study three modules in each term. Some modules have a midterm exam in the fifth week. In addition, there are tests to check your progress and to see if you have understood the material. Mathematics and physics are the foundation, while the Electrical Engineering modules of Circuits, Signals and Systems, Digital Systems, Telecommunication and Electrical Energy build on this.
Besides lectures, you will also work on projects in the first and second year, so you can learn on how to apply the newly gained theory. During these projects, you will adopt a project-based approach to work. As an engineer you must also be able to collaborate, make presentations and communicate well. You will kick off the third year with a chosen minor. And the Bachelor’s degree programme finishes with a graduation project. After successfully completing the Bachelor’s degree programme, graduates may use the title ‘Bachelor of Science’ (BSc).
Internship and study abroad
The third year includes a six-month minor, which you are free to choose yourself. This is a coherent programme of courses with which you can deepen or broaden your studies. For example, you may choose to follow a minor abroad or to do an internship, which can help you choose the right Master’s programme.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Study association Electrotechnische Vereeniging (ETV)
Electrotechnische Vereeniging (ETV) is the study association for students of Electrical Engineering at TU Delft. The study association promotes the interests of students through various activities, such as selling textbooks at a discount, making old examinations available, monitoring the quality of education and resolving potential problems with help of lecturers and students. ETV also offers students the opportunity to come into contact with the business community. And, of course, the association also organises social events, excursions, symposiums, educational trips, social gatherings and lunches for members.
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Study load per week
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.