Complex Systems Engineering and Management is a full-time two-year Master's programme in English. The curriculum comprises two years of two semesters each (one semester has two course periods), which adds up to 120 EC*. 

Choose your area of interest from the start

The Master's degree programme takes two years. You choose one of the four tracks at the beginning of the Master's programme, meaning that you will focus on socio-technical issues in your area of interest from the start. If your previous qualifications do not tie in entirely, we offer you additional modules to acquire this knowledge. The tracks are based on major current social themes.

The programme starts with a joint bootcamp in which you start with designing in a socio-technical system, as well as the learning objectives and the modules we offer in each track. There is a lot of room to determine the content of the programme yourself. You can choose between three different tracks. In these tracks you’ll gain profound technical knowledge that you need to make a socio-technical design.

In the first year of the Master programme CoSEM students have to choose one technology track out of four choices. You can choose from the following tracks: 


Academic calendar

The academic year starts at the first Monday in September and continues until July the following year. The curriculum comprises two years of two semesters, adding up to 120 ECTS.

(A fourth Track, on the built environment, is no longer offered.)

Second year

Design projects integrate the technology, systems engineering and management aspects. To ensure an interdisciplinary approach, groups are supervised by lecturers from widely differing sections. The second year provides further opportunities for specialisation with the use of electives, as well as opportunities to follow the TU Delft interfaculty design challenge or work on an external project. Elective courses and external projects can also be done abroad.
In the second year, students follow a course on writing a project plan and a scientific paper in preparation for the Master's thesis project. The master thesis itself is often carried out in a company.

  • In the second year of the Master programmes of the Faculty Technology, Policy and Management, students choose an elective
  • See the Programme for more information about the content or take a look at the Studyguide.

*1 EC = 28 hrs study, according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) • One academic year = 60 EC • Total amount of credits MSc programme = 120 EC