Minors in the Bachelor’s degree programmes
A minor is a cohesive unit of modules worth a total of 30 ECTS (six months). You take the minor in the first semester of your third Bachelor year.
At TU Delft, there are two types of minors:
- Thematic minors: a combination of modules put together around a specific theme, such as sustainability or robotics. Some minors are open to students of other universities.
- Individually-composed minors: minors that you put together yourself and may, for example, include an internship with separate modules at TU Delft or another university.
A thematic minor is a combination of modules put together around a specific theme. You can choose TU Delft modules, but you should also consider what is on offer at our partner universities in Leiden and Rotterdam.
If you opt for a minor at one of the partner universities, you must indicate your preference between 1 May and 31 May using the online application forms on the Leiden or Erasmus minor websites. You can submit one minor preference per partner institution. More information about minors within the LDE partnership.
Find a minor:
Sustainable Design Engineering - IDEFor students: All TU Delft BSc programmes
Free minor / Bridging minor
This is a minor that you put together yourself from different course elements. It must be made up of a cohesive programme of modules, provided by a university programme and at third-year level. Master’s modules are not permitted.
A bridging minor offers students at TU Delft and other universities the opportunity to go on to take a Master’s programme other than the one that automatically follows on from their Bachelor’s degree programme. If you would like to take a bridging minor, you should approach the relevant contact. You can find the details on the Minors overview page.
Submit your choice to the Board of Examiners at least two months in advance using the designated Free Minor / Bridging Minor Approval Application Form.
Internship or Study Abroad Minor
In some faculties, you can gain practical or international experience by opting for an Internship or Study Abroad Minor. Find out what is possible at buitenland.tudelft.nl and, for internships, contact the faculty (international) internship office. Please note: if you plan to go abroad, you will need to arrange a lot of things during the second year of your Bachelor’s degree programme.
A minor also gives you the unique opportunity to broaden your horizon at other universities. For instance, you could choose a minor at one of our partner universities: Leiden University or Erasmus University Rotterdam. Apply for a minor at Leiden or Erasmus University between 1 and 31 May via their online application forms. You can apply for one minor at each university. Read more information about the LDE minor cooperation here.
Minors at the Erasmus University Rotterdam
Minors at the EUR constitute to 15 EC in total. TU Delft students are obliged to complete 30 EC during their minor period. The options for doing electives at EUR are extremely limited and it is not possible to do two EUR minors. Consequently, we advise you to fill in the remaining 15 EC with electives at TU Delft. To do so you need prior permission from your Board of Examiners. On the 'Flexible Minor Request’ form, fill in the electives and the EUR minor of your choice.
If you do wish to take electives at EUR, it is your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements. Check the University Guide to Elective Courses for the procedure that applies to each faculty. If you are placed for a selection minor at TU Delft, your enrolment for a minor at EUR is automatically cancelled.
Minors at Leiden University
The minors at Leiden University are 30 EC. However, the courses in the minors are not clustered in the first semester like in Delft. In the e.Studiegids of Leiden University you'll find a description of each minor and its courses. In the course description you're linked to the timetable page of each faculty. Here you can find when a course is taught. When in doubt or if you have any questions, contact the person listed at the minor in the e.Studiegids. If you are placed for a selection minor at TU Delft, your enrolment for a minor at Leiden University is automatically cancelled.
|Arch||Architecture||MST||Moluciular Science & Technology||ME||Mechanical Engineering|
|CE||Civil Engineering||MT||Marine Technology|
|IDE||Industrial Design||AES||Applied Earth Sciences|
Systems Engineering, Policy
Analysis & Management
|LDE||Leiden, Delft, Erasmus|
|CT||Clincial Technology||CS||Computer Science||LD||Leiden, Delft|
|AE||Aerospace Engineering||AS||Applied Physics||EUR||Erasmus University|
|LST||Life Science Technology||AM||Applied Mathematics||VU||Free University|
All thematical minors of the TU Delft are taught in English, excluding the minors: Educatie, Ondernemerschap: Med-Tech Based Entrepreneurship, Ondernemerschap: Technology Based Entrepreneurship and Security, Safety and Justice (LDE).
|Minor||Course code||BSc programme||For TU Delft students from||Size minor (EC)||Selection*|
|Advanced Prototyping||IO-MI-135||IDE||All BSc studies||30||✓|
|Airport of the Future||LR-MI-167||AE||All BSc studies||30|
|Archineering||BK-MI-146||Arch.||Arch, CE, IDE, AE, MT, WB||30|
|Automotive Design||IO-MI-165||IDE||Arch, IDE, AE, MT, TPM, ME||30||✓|
|Bend and Break||CT-MI-147||CE||Arch, CE, IDE, AE, MT, AES, AS, ME||30|
|Biomedical Engineering||BME-MI-087||CT||All BSc studies||30||✓|
|Cities, Migration and Socio-Spatial Inequality||BK-Mi-193||Arch.||Arch, IDE, CE, TPM||15|
|Communication Design for Innovation||SEC-MI-177||AS||All BSc studies||30|
|Computational Science and Engineering||TW-MI-195||TM||All BSc studies||30|
|The Delta Expert: water for the future||CT-MI-166||CE||All BSc studies||30|
|Companies and innovation: economical, ethical, juridical and safety perspectives||WM-MI-191||TPM||All BSc studies||30|
|Educatie||SEC-MI-049||SEC||All BSc studies||30||✓|
|Electrical Engineering for Autonomous Exploration Robots||ET-MI-109||EE||AE, MT, AS, ME||30|
|Electrical Sustainable Energy Systems (ESES)||ET-MI-190||EE||All BSc studies||30|
|Finance||TW-MI-097||TM||All BSc studies||30|
|Geneeskunde voor technische studenten (application via EUR)||XX-MI-EUR-GK||EUR|
All BSc studies
|Geo-resources for the future||TA-Mi-192||AES||All BSc studies|
|Heritage & Design||BK-MI-142||Arch.||All BSc studies||30|
|House of the Future||BK-MI123||Arch.||All BSc studies||30|
|Integrated Infrastructure Design (IID)||CT-MI-186||CT||All BSc studies||30|
|Interactive Environments||IO-MI-124||IDE||All BSc studies||30||✓|
|International Entrepreneurship and Development||WM-MI-101||TPM||All BSc studies||30||✓|
|Mathematics and Finance||TW-MI-187||TM||AE, MT, AS, ME, CS, EE, TM||30||✓|
|Modern Physics||TN-MI-189||AS||CE, EE, AE, MST, MT, AES, CS, TM, ME||30|
|Nationale GI Minor (application via VU)||VU||All BSc studies||30||✓|
|Neighbourhood of the Future - Green Blue Cities||BK-MI-083||Arch.||Arch, CE, IDE, AES, TPM||30|
|Ondernemerschap: Med-Tech Based Entrepreneurship||MOT-MI-153||TPM||All BSc studies||60|
|Ondernemerschap: Technology Based Entrepreneurship||MOT-MI-088||TPM||All BSc studies||30|
|Projectmanagement from Nano to Mega||CT-MI-174||CT||All BSc studies||30|
|Responsible Innovation (LDE)||WM-MI-180||TPM||All BSc studies||30|
|WB-MI-168||ME||EE, IDE, CS, ME||30||✓|
|Security, Safety and Justice (LD)||WM-MI-099||TPM||All BSc studies||30|
|Software Design and Application||TI-MI-110||CS|
All BSc studies
|Spaceflight||LR-MI-185||AE||All BSc studies||30|
|Spaces for Display: retail & exhibition design||BK-MI-145||Arch.||Arch, IDE||30||✓|
|Sports Innovation||IO-MI-164||IDE||All BSc studies||30||✓|
|Sustainable Design Engineering||IO-MI-073||IDE||All BSc studies||30|
|Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics||CT-MI-127||CE||All BSc studies (excl. TPM domain T&L)||30|
|Under the sky, experiencing landscape architecture||BK-MI-194||Arch.||Arch, IDE, CT, TPM||15|
|Zeiljachten||MT-MI-105||ME||All BSc studies||30|
* For these minors selection criteria apply. Check the minor description for more information.