Degree programme

The programme consists of a mix of lectures, thematically oriented education, laboratory courses, small-group projects and self-study. Throughout the entire Bachelor's programme, you take courses in both the Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics programmes. The courses are diverse and include Algebra, Mathematical Structures, Electricity and Magnetism, and Multi-scale Physics. You will take courses at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, as well as at the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

Curriculum

The Applied Mathematics - Applied Physics Bachelor’s degree programme is intense, so you be prepared to work hard. On average, you will spend 50 hours a week on the programme, including 24 hours of lectures, 8 hours of projects or laboratory courses, and 18 hours of self-study.

The academic year is divided into eight terms of five weeks. Some courses take one term, while others take two or four terms. The (interim) examinations take place in the last week of a term.

You will learn a lot of theory during the Bachelor's degree programme. You learn to apply this theory by working on various projects, including the Bachelor's project in the third year. 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. 

After successfully completing the Bachelor’s degree programme, graduates may use the title ‘Bachelor of Science’ (BSc).

Additional challenge

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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.
More information about the Delft Honours Programme

Dreamteams
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.
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 associations

Christiaan Huygens (CH) is the study association for students of Mathematics and Computer Science at TU Delft. The study associations promote the interests of students through various activities, such as selling textbooks at a discount, making previous examinations available, monitoring the quality of education and resolving potential problems with help of lecturers and students. CH also offers students the opportunity to connect with the business community. Naturally, CH also organises social events, excursions, symposiums, educational trips, social gatherings and lunches for members.

Vereniging voor Technische Physica (VvTP) is the study association for students of the Applied Physics Bachelor's programme and the Applied Physics Master's programme of TU Delft. The VvTP represents the interests of Applied Physics students and promotes the study of science subjects. To achieve these objectives, the VvTP is active in four different areas: education, career, the broadening of knowledge and social activities. One of the most important reasons for becoming a member is the fact that all members receive a discount on books. Furthermore, the VvTP serves as a kind of ‘living room’ at the faculty.

You can become a member of both study associations. If you are a member of one, you can become a member of the other at a discount. You can also choose which introduction weekend you would like to attend.


Read more about: The curriculum



Study load per week

Lectures
24 hrs

Projects/Practicals
8 hrs

Self-study
18 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.


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