Degree programme

Applied Mathematics is for students who want to solve complex puzzles in our society. The Bachelor’s degree programme focuses primarily on the practical application of mathematics. You try to find solutions to problems by means of modelling. This provides a good basis for one of the specialisations found in the Master’s degree programme.


The Bachelor’s degree programme in Applied Mathematics is intense, so be prepared to work hard. On average, you will spend 40 hours a week on the programme, including 12 hours of lectures, 10 hours of instruction (during which you carry out work under supervision), 4 project hours and 14 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 or four courses per term. The degree programme consists of six modules: Analysis, Discrete Mathematics, Modelling, Numerical Methods and Differential Equations, Optimisation and Probability Theory.

In the first and second year, you will learn a lot of theory. You will learn how to apply this theory during the projects of the Modelling course. This means adopting a project-based approach to work. Moreover, as an engineer you must also be able to collaborate, make presentations and communicate well. You will start the third year with your chosen minor. And the Bachelor’s degree programme is rounded off 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. 
More information about internship and study abroad

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.
More information about the Delft Honours Programme

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.
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.

Study association 'Christiaan Huygens' (CH)

Christiaan Huygens is the study association for students of Mathematics and Computer Science 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. CH 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.

Read more about The curriculum

Study load per week

12 hrs

4 hrs

10 hrs

14 hrs

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.