Honours programme

The Honours Programme gives excellent AE students the possibility to challenge themselves during their Master programmes, by obtaining 20 EC additional to their MSc programmes. An Honours Programme Master is an individual, unique programme and is shaped by you. The starting point is establishing your learning goals and then tailoring your programme around them.

The HPM is about challenging yourself, to go beyond your regular Master – which by the way is already a fantastic study. The HPM should therefore be an enriching, challenging experience. Some possibilities are: a project at another faculty or university in the Netherlands or abroad, or an additional internship with a distinct learning objective, going beyond your regular Master.

The entrance criteria for the Honours Programme are an average mark of 7.5 for your Bachelor courses, a successful completion of your Bachelor programme within 4 years and an average of 7.5 in your first Master results.

Completion of the Honours Programme results in a certificate.

At the start of each year, the department of Education & Student Affairs will make an inventory of all students who meet this criteria. Mid-September these students are invited for an informative lunch during which we’ll give a short overview of all the ins and outs of the Honours Programme Master. If you are interested after this lunch you can apply for the Honours Programme Master by filling in an application form (found on Brightspace: “Honours Programmes Aerospace Engineering).

After you are admitted to the Honours Programme, you will be invited by the Honours co-coordinator Susan de Rouw, to refine your learning goals if necessary and to discuss your preliminary ideas for your personal HPM.

For many students the most important objective of an Honours Programme Master is to improve their versatility in their future. The implementation can therefore relate to (a specific field of) aerospace engineering, to the role of technology in society, to personal leadership or to other skills, such as business skills.

For more information and contact details, you can visit the Brightspace, Honours Programmes Master Aerospace Engineering and the university’s central site on the honours programme.


In addition to your Master programme you can choose to earn an extra annotation in the field of sustainability or entrepreneuring. Both annotations requires a set of additional electives, a focus course together with all other students of TU Delft taking the same annotation and a focus on sustainability or entrepreneuring in the thesis.

Students considering to pursue one of these annotations can find detailed information via the two web links below. When you have chosen one of the annotations or would like to have some more information you can contact the point of contact for the Faculty of Aerspace Engineering: ir. J.A. Melkert (j.a.melkert@tudelft.nl) for an appointment.