The start of your studies in Electrical Engineering
Yes, there is a compulsory SCK for all first-time students enrolling in the bachelor's programme in Electrical Engineering. When you apply via Studielink, you will receive more information about this by email.
There is an extensive introduction programme including the first year weekend for the study of Electrical Engineering, the Electrical Reception Weekend (EOW) and the reception week for the TU Delft in general (OWee). For more information see EOW and the OWee.
The first day of the study starts with a programme introduction on Monday, September 4, 2023 on campus. In the week of August 28, by Friday 1st of September at the latest, you will receive information about all expected educational activities on 4 September. You will also be informed about your mentor group.
Your study programme starts on Monday 4th of September 2023.
In advance, there are a number of things you can do to be well prepared:
- You should at least have participated in the compulsory SCK of the BSc EE programme.
- Make sure your maths and physics knowledge and skills are up to standard at the start of the programme: for instance, do the courses pre-university calculus and pre-university physics.
- Please note that your knowledge of mathematics will be tested on Friday, September 8. This has no consequences for your study, there is no grade attached to it and it is mainly meant to be informative. You can prepare via the ‘TU Delft Mathematics Summer School’ which will take place on the TU Delft campus from 7 to 10 August 2023. Sign up through the link. You can also do this online via the course pre-university calculus
- It is useful to go to Delft once before the study programme starts, to get to know the campus, where you can do your shopping, get money from the pin, etc.!
- Buy a laptop! Every student needs a laptop. You can find more information here.
- Order your books in time via ETV!.
If you become a member of the Electrotechnical Society, you can buy books online at a discount, via https://etv.tudelft.nl/onderwijs/boeken. There, you will find the books per quarter conveniently grouped together.
You cannot yet select all teaching periods there. However, all the courses you will receive are listed in the online study guide: studiegids.tudelft.nl. There you can see which course material is required per course. The courses from the first study period and their corresponding books are also listed in the answer to the question Where can I find information about the courses I will be taking in the first quarter?
Yes, you should! You will need it, not only to study from home, but also for your practical courses and projects on campus. You can buy a laptop from the TU, but you can also buy from another shop, as long as the laptop meets the required specifications. These will be published on the Delft TU Laptop project website.
The academic year starts on Monday 4 September 2023 and the first educational activities start immediately on that day! Bring your laptop on that day!
A global planning of the first day looks like this:
What to expect?
You get to know the programme, the programme director, the dean and the director of education. You will receive important information about your programme, the faculty and studying in Delft.
The very first lecture begins! This course Didgital Sustems A (EE1D11) You will follow this course with the entire class on campus.
Introduction (30 min)
You will meet your classmates in your own mentor group. You will also meet your mentor. You have both a teacher-mentor and a student-mentor.
Break (30 min)
The second lecture begins! This course Digital Systems A (EE1D1)
The study association ETV is going to tell you everything you need to get started. From how you log in to what software you need for your study. Don’t forget your laptop!
BSc EE will send you information via email (welkomst brief) in the week of 28th of August, by Friday 1st of September at the latest, with an extensive programme of day 1 and in which mentor group you are assigned to.
Attention is paid to study skills, but also to getting to know each other, the faculty and TU Delft. More information will follow. The EE program has a compulsory mentorship for this.
Individually, you can discuss with the study advisor your progress, study planning and personal circumstances that may influence your study. For this you need to make an appointment with the study advisor.
There are also quarterly meetings in which the program director looks back on the past quarter and tells you what is planned for the coming quarter. Furthermore, all kinds of tips are given.
If you have a disability that makes studying more difficult, for example a physical disability, AD (H) D, ASD or dyslexia, you can make an individual appointment with the academic counsellor of the BSc EE through this link. At “select category” choose BSc EE (your studies). You can pick a time slot that is still available.
All the courses you will take are listed in the online study guide: studygids.tudelft.nl.
In the first quarter you will have the following courses:
Required books to purchase
Linear Circuits A
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, 7th edition, Charles K. Alexander, Matthew N. O. Sadiku, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 978-1-260-57079-3
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits
Digital Systems A
Digital Design and Computer Architecture
RISC-V Edition, Sarah L. Harris and David Harris, Morgan Kaufmann, ISBN 978-0-12-820064-3
Introduction to Electrical Engineering
No book needed.
In addition, you can find the curriculum chart on the TU website's student portal. The chart shows a schematic representation of the BSc EE programme, giving you a good idea of the themes that will be covered in the next three years.
The schedule for quarter 1 can be viewed from mid-August.
To see an indication of your timetable, go to mytimetable.tudelft.nl and click on 'add timetable'. Choose year '2023-2024', select 'department' EWI (EEMCS) in the next screen. For the 1st year timetable you can choose 'EEMCS-BSc Electrical Engineering 1'. Now you can add your study programme. In the calendar on the right you can select the desired week.
Yes, for all TU Delft programs you must obtain 45 out of 60 EC (credits) in your first year. More information can be found here
The resits of the bachelor programme Electrical Engineering deviate from the standard TU Delft schedule. The resits of the first quarter take place on in week 2.6 (before the Christmas break) and week 2.7 (after the Christmas break).
The other resits of quarter 2, 3 and 4 are in the summer. So pay attention, these resits are in week 5.2 and 5.3. For academic year 2023-2024 this is from 8 July to 19 July 2024.
Every study programme has a study association. For Electrical Engineering this is Electrotechnische Vereeniging (ETV). The study association organises fun and interesting activities throughout the year. They also arrange the sale of books (members receive a discount!) and you can go there if you have questions or comments about the education. You do not have to become a member, but we do recommend it!