Honours Programme Master
The faculty of Technology, Policy and Management offers an Honours Programme for Master’s students (HPM). Master’s students with above-average performance are eligible for a place on this programme, aimed at developing talent. The Honours Programme is a challenging 20 ECTS extra-curricular programme that you design yourself for the most part. It offers additional teaching, research and projects related to specific themes that you choose yourself. There is plenty of room for choice in terms of students’ personal development.
You will find all information about the Master’s Honours Programme on the tabs below. You can also check out the Honours Programme Delft (HPD) general website for more information.
The application and selection process for admission to the Master’s Honours Programme takes place at the beginning of the academic year. An information meeting about the Master’s Honours Programme will also be organised during this period. The deadline for applications is November 24th for all students. You can submit your application (preferably in the form of a PDF file) to HP-TBM@tudelft.nl.
To be admitted to the Master’s Honours Programme you need to meet the relevant requirements. You can only apply if you meet the following requirements:
- Your grade point average for the completed (TU Delft) Bachelor’s degree is 7.5
- You are able to finish the Master’s Honours Programme within 24 months
- You have exceptional motivation to participate in the Programme
Your application must contain the following components:
- Documentary proof of admission requirements: Proof that you meet the admission requirements (for example, a copy of the supplement to your degree certificate)
- Motivational letter: Please indicate on max. 1 page:
- Why you want to enrol in the master’s Honours Programme and what you expect to gain from it
- Describe how you see your future: your career, ambitions and areas of interest
- Explain how your motivation and performance show that you are eager to learn and prepared to do extra above of your regular master’s programme
- Proposed programme (can be part of your motivational letter): HPM offers you a lot of freedom to make your own choices and to choose your own direction within the Honours Programme. Describe:
- What will be the focus of your HP?
- What elements do you want to include (courses, research, project, internship etc)?
- Your rough planning
Your proposed programme does not have to be set and stone. It’s important that you already think about your ambitions during the programme. Changes can still be made during the year. Every student who meets the admission requirements and has submitted a properly completed application will be discussed by the Director of Studies and Faculty Coordinator Honours Programme. They decide whether you will be admitted to the Programme or, if applicable, be given the opportunity to provide further information.
Every student who meets the admission requirements and has submitted a properly completed application will be discussed by the Director of Studies and Faculty Coordinator Honours Programme. They decide whether you will be admitted to the Programme or, if applicable, be given the opportunity to provide further information.
The Honours Programme contains 20 ECTS on top of your regular masters’ (120ECTS). The programme consists of two parts:
For this part you take on mandatory course (5 EC). The goal of the interfaculty part is to develop soft-skills which can be from great use in your future career. This year we offer different courses:
- UD2010 Technological Expertise in Public Debate
- UD2012 Business Leadership of Engineers
- UD2014 Winterschool Alta Scuola Politecnica: Innocation Districts
- IFHPM0000 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- IFHPM0010 Materials in a sustainable society
- IFHPM0020 Leadership skills for Engineers
Any changes in these courses are possible
This 15 ECTS part you can put together yourself in consultation with your supervisor/coach. For example, you might work on a business-oriented assignment or engage in a research project. Or maybe want to broaden your academic development by taking part in a multi-disciplinary project at TU Delft or elsewhere. You can also choose a number of extra elective courses.
You can use the individual component for more intensive or extensive studies. A coach will support you in working out the details of your programme. At the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, your coach will usually be the Faculty Honours Coordinator.
HPM-students from the TU Delft will form a community with both bachelor- and master honours students from all TU Delft faculties, in order to establish and build a network with other outstanding students, scientists and leading figures from the business community.
HPM-students from the TU Delft will form a community in order to establish and build a network with other outstanding students, scientists and leading figures from the business community.
A Honours student who meets the completion requirements below has successfully completed the Honours Programme and will be awarded a certificate signed by the chair of the Board of Examiners and the Rector Magnificus.
- You have completed (gaining a pass for every component) your personal HP programme (at least 20 EC) as approved by the HP coordinator;
- You have completed the Master’s programme (CoSEM/EPA/MoT) including the Honours Programme within 24 months (measured from your first enrollment of your Master’s programme until final examination date).
Exit qualifications for the Honours Programme Master (HPM) at TU Delft
The Honours Programme Master (HPM) offers the student the possibility of deepening, widening and enriching of their knowledge gained on top of their regular master programme. The value of this programme for the student is reflected by attaining the following exit qualifications:
- “Scientific and intellectual development”; two out of three exit qualifications have been met
- “Research and design capabilities”; one out of two exit qualifications have been met
- “Communication”; two out of three exit qualifications have been met
- “Self-adjustment and reflection capabilities”; three out of three exit qualifications have been met
- Able to build coherent structure within his/her HPM programme.
- Possesses knowledge of and skills necessary for fact finding, methods and technical practice, including model building within the relevant field of study. Has the skills and attitude to apply these methods to content of the HPM programme in a creative, innovative and independent manner.
- Capable to analyze current scientific and societal consequences (economical, social, cultural, environmental) of new developments in relevant fields of study and able to integrate these into his/her HPM programme.
- Able to work on different abstraction levels and capable of identifying and applying the appropriate abstraction level to his/her HPM programme.
- Within the content of his/her HPM programme, able to contribute to the developments within the chosen field of (applied) science.
- Able to formulate independent points of view based on his/her HPM programme and is capable of communicating them in a clear and concise manner.
- Has contributed to spreading of knowledge through activities geared towards scientific publications and/or speeches, popularizing of science, education and any other forms of contribution to the popular debate.
- Is able to and posesses the appropriate attitude to draw other fields of study into his /her research or design process.
- Is able to formulate and argue the merits of his/her own goals and outcomes of HPM programme. Is able to argue and judge his/her own growth potential by participating in the HPM programme.
- Able to identify new insights that might alternate the content of his/her programme and is able to adjust accordingly.
- Able to plan properly between requirements for the HPM programme, the regular Msc programme and any additional requirements needed to complete the HPM programme. Is able to incorporate the HPM successfully into his/her regular Msc programme.