Laptop advice Applied Sciences

On this page you will find the laptop advice for

  •  BSc Applied Physics
  •  BSc Life Science & Technology
  •  BSc Molecular Science & Technology
  •  BSc Nanobiology
  •  Master's degree programmes in Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Ecology, Life Science & Technology, Science Education and Communication, Sustainable Energy Technology  
BSc Applied Physics, Molecular Science & Technology and Nanobiology

You are assumed to have Internet access at home. A laptop is needed for the laboratory lessons and mathematics. The modules currently being devised assume that students have their own laptop and all the necessary facilities. Laptops can be used for projects, assignments and tests and allow you to work whenever and wherever you want. 

Modern education is based on swift access to data sources and your own files and applications. A wireless network in combination with your own laptop will enable you to use the Internet and your own files and applications practically anywhere in the Faculty. You will no longer have to take the opening hours of the computer rooms and the availability of computers into account during busier periods (during exams or approaching deadlines for submitting work). Synchronising the files on your laptop and network will also allow you to continue working offline, on the train, for example. 

Which laptop?

TU Delft has a laptop project. The laptop project offers a choice of two high-end laptops or a low-end  laptop. All models are suitable for the software required for a programme in Apllies Physics, Moleculer Science & Tecology. For Nanobiology the high-end laptops are more suitable. 

Participation in the laptop project is not compulsory but does offer considerable advantages:

  •  It is a powerful computer with good screen quality. 
  •  The price is good 
  •  3 year warranty. On campus repair and battery and possibility to get a swap laptop while your laptop is in repair.

If you already own a laptop or if you want to buy one elsewhere, bear the following in mind:

  • Suitable for Windows 10 64 bits
  • A multi-core (quad-core) processor
  • A discrete (dedicated) video card*
  • At least 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • At least 256 GB of storage (512 GB recommended)
  • At least 15” full HD screen (1920 x 1080)
BSc Life Science & Technology

While owning a laptop is not obligatory, students of these programmes are strongly advised to buy a suitable laptop. You will, at least, be expected to have Internet access at home. The modules currently being devised assume that students have their own laptop and all the necessary facilities. The laptop can be used for projects, assignments and tests and allows you to work whenever and wherever you want. 

Modern education is based on swift access to data sources and your own files and applications. A wireless network in combination with your own laptop will enable you to use the Internet and your own files and applications practically anywhere in the Faculty. You will no longer have to take the opening hours of the computer rooms and the availability of computers into account during busier periods (during exams or approaching deadlines for submitting work). Synchronising the files on your laptop and network will also allow you to continue working offline, on the train, for example. 

Which laptop?

TU Delft has a laptop project. The laptop project offers a choice of two high-end laptops or a low-end  laptop. All models are suitable for the software required for a programme in Life Science & Technology. Participation in the laptop project is not compulsory but does offer considerable advantages:

  • It is a powerful computer with good screen quality. 
  • The price is good 
  • 3 year warranty. On campus repair and battery and possibility to get a swap laptop while your laptop is in repair.

If you already own a laptop or if you want to buy one elsewhere, bear the following in mind:

  • Suitable for Windows 10 (64 bits)
  • A multi-core (quad-core) processor
  • A discrete (dedicated) video card*
  • At least 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • At least 256 GB of storage (512 GB recommended)
  • At least 15” full HD screen (1920 x 1080)

TU Delft´s laptop project is also available to students who have enrolled at Leiden University for these joint Bachelor's degree programmes, but only once they have their TU Delft NetID. 

Master's degree programmes

Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Ecology, Life Science & Technology, Science Education and Communication, Sustainable Energy Technology 

While owning a laptop is not obligatory, students of these programmes are strongly advised to buy a suitable laptop. You will, at least, be expected to have Internet access at home. The modules currently being devised assume that students have their own laptop and all the necessary facilities. Laptops can be used for projects, assignments and tests and allow you to work whenever and wherever you want.

Modern education is based on swift access to data sources and your own files and applications. A wireless network in combination with your own laptop will enable you to use the Internet and your own files and applications practically anywhere in the Faculty. You will no longer have to take the opening hours of the computer rooms and the availability of computers into account during busier periods (during exams or approaching deadlines for submitting work). Synchronising the files on your laptop and network will also allow you to continue working offline, on the train, for example. 

Which laptop?

TU Delft has a laptop project. The laptop project offers a choice of two high-end laptops or a low-end laptop. The high-end model is recommended for this master's programs. Participation in the laptop project is not compulsory but does offer considerable advantages:

  •  It is a powerful computer with good screen quality. 
  •  The price is good 
  •  3 year warranty. On campus repair and battery and possibility to get a swap laptop while your laptop is in repair.

If you already own a laptop or if you want to buy one elsewhere, bear the following in mind:

  • Suitable for Windows 10 (64 bits)
  • A multi-core (quad-core) processor
  • A discrete (dedicated) video card*
  • At least 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • At least 256 GB of storage (512 GB recommended)
  • At least 15” full HD screen (1920 x 1080)

Software

The required software can be downloaded by all students from the software portal. Click here for more information.