The Netherlands boasts an excellent position in the international rankings of shipbuilders: it is the global leader in marine construction. And the Marine Technology degree programme at TU Delft is the only programme of its kind at academic level. The programme is built on a firm substantive foundation which enables you to view your field of work critically. You will receive a wide range of physics and mathematics courses and you will learn how you can apply this to real-life maritime examples.


The Marine Technology degree programme consists mainly of mathematics, physics and typical subject-related courses. Lectures and tutorials are interspersed with laboratory courses and projects in which you make calculations and apply these to practical situations. These projects are geared to teach you how to collaborate, present and report, which are indispensable in your later work. You will spend about seventy per cent of your time attending lectures, tutorials, laboratory courses and instruction as well as carrying out self-study. For the remaining thirty per cent, you will work on projects in a group of about eight students. Once you have completed your Bachelor’s degree programme, you can transfer to the Master’s degree programme in Marine Technology and choose for either the Science track or the Design, Production and Operation track. Would you prefer to transfer to a different Master’s programme? If so, you can also choose Offshore & Dredging Engineering or a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Technology or Civil Engineering.

Internship & study abroad

Experience gained abroad contributes to both your personal and professional development. It helps make you more attractive to employers in the Netherlands and abroad. Although the regular programme does not include an internship, you are able to go abroad during your minor. During the Master’s there are more options for studying abroad. you decide to take a Master’s programme, you will have more options. You can take courses, do an internship or work on your thesis project in another country.

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Additional Opportunities

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 in the 2nd and 3rd year. 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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At TU Delft you have the opportunity to be involved in unique student projects that bring together students from various disciplines. These incredible student projects include the world’s fastest bicycle, the fastest solar-powered car, and the altitude record for amateur-built rockets. Our teams 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.

Scheepsbouwkundig Gezelschap ‘William Froude’

Scheepsbouwkundig Gezelschap ‘William Froude’ is the study association for students of Marine Technology. It represent the interests of students and organises a variety of useful and fun activities. You can buy textbooks from them at a discount and they organise get-togethers, parties and a first-years’ weekend to introduce you to the degree programme and your fellow students. Froude also organises excursions to companies at home and abroad, case tours, workshops, lectures and symposia. In addition, you will be supervised by a student mentor from the association.

Study load per week

12 hrs

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