Course descriptions (Study Guide)

Each year, both the Bachelor's programme and the Master's programmes offered by the faculty are officially determined. Changes in the programmes and the range of minors and electives are determined annually and laid down in the curriculum decision.

After that, the programs and all associated courses are formally recorded in the study guide. The course description in the study guide contains important information about:

  • the course content and the number of credits;
  • the appointed examiner for the course (responsible for assignments);
  • the learning objectives;
  • the method of assessment and whether there are partial examinations.


The study guide can be found here.

Mandatory program

Both the Bachelor programme and the various Master programmes consist for the most part of compulsory courses for every student. You can find the structure of the program by searching for a program in the study guide.

Elective space in the programmes

In addition to the compulsory subjects, each programme also has a section for which you can make your own choices. For the Bachelor programme this is the 5th semester, in which you will do a minor. You can choose from what is on offer within and outside TU Delft. See the minor page for this.

Each Master programme also has a section that you can fill in with electives. You can choose from the range (at Master's level) of our own Faculty Master degree programmes, but also from the range of Master's electives offered by other TU Delft degree programmes or external university degree programmes. Because it is not known in advance which courses you will choose, the results you achieved in Delft will first appear in Osiris under โ€œOtherโ€ results.

After you have registered for the first graduation presentation (P2), the education administration will include the electives you have completed in the elective part of your programme. If you do not want to wait for that, you can submit a request for the recognition of your electives. You can also do this in advance, so that you can be sure that your electives will be accepted. This is especially important if you are going to take courses via the exchange programme.

These forms are called:

  • Certificate of incorporation (to request prior approval for electives not offered by TU Delft)
  • Accreditation Academic achievements abroad (to include results obtained abroad in your study progress overview (SPO)
  • Master elective list (before and after: to request approval for electives offered by the TU Delft)