Placement Procedure 2024-2025

For students that will start the Master programme Aerospace Engineering in 2024-2025: each track will have a maximum capacity.

Why are we doing this

In recent years we have seen a large increase in applications for specific tracks. We have acted on this, by increasing the number of staff members in these departments and adapt our education.

However, for certain tracks the number of prospective students is still higher than can be accomodated. As this situation is not suitable anymore, the placement procedure is imposed to ensure the continuation of the high quality of our education.

Therefore, a maximum capacity is established for each track.

Please note, all applicants that are eligible for our Master programme, can study in the MSc Aerospace Engineering but not all might be able to do the track of their first choice.

What is the capacity for each track

Track   Capacity 2024-2025  
Track Aerospace Structures & Materials             110
Track Aerodynamics & Wind Energy


Track Control & Operations 130
Track Flight Performance & Propulsion 60
Track Space


A placement test will thus only be organised and executed if the number of applicants for a particular track exceeds its maximum capacity. For reference: in academic year 2023-2024 it was necessary to conduct the placement test for the tracks Space and Flight Performance & Propulsion.

The placement test is mandatory for all applicants who applied for the tracks which exceed the maximum capacity.


The Master placement procedure for Aerospace Engineering 2024-2025 consists of three phases, as illustrated in the flowchart below.

Important note:
The deadline to register your track preferences in MyStudyPlanning is May 1st 2024.

For candidates with:

  • EER/ EFTA citizenship and an international BSc degree
  • a BSc degree from a dutch university

You may have to participate in a placement test while your admission decision is still pending. The fact that you participate in a placement test does not confirm you are eligible for the master's programme.

* Please consult the information on this webpage

Phase 1 Eligibility
You will be assessed on your eligibility for the master programme Aerospace Engineering. More information about the admission requirements, registration procedure, and required documents can be found on this webpage.

Phase 2 Track Preferences
Registering your track preferences goes through My Study Planning and is mandatory. See this guideline for more information on the steps to take.

Make sure you register for the academic year 2024-2025 and check whether you have received the confirmation email
for 2024-2025.

Registration will be opened on March 4, 2024. The deadline to register your track preferences in MyStudyPlanning is May 1st 2024. Your track registration serves as registration for the placement test in case this will be necessary for the track of your first preference. In case you have not registered your track preference before the deadline, you cannot participate in the placement test. 

Phase 3 Placement Test
In case the capacity for the track you have registered for is exceeded, you will have to participate in the placement test to determine which candidates will be placed in that track.

This test will take place on May 6, 2024. The test will be offered on the TU Delft campus and online (proctered).

The following conditions apply to the placement test:

  • The placement test will consist of two elements: a knowledge test and an essay. Both elements will be tested consecutively on the day of the test. More information can be found in the Regulations Placement Procedure.
  • Candidates who are not allocated a place in the track of their first preference, will be placed in the first available track of their preference.
  • A candidate is only allowed to take part in a placement test twice.

The results of the placement test will be communicated before June 1st.

If you have questions regarding the procedure not listed in the FAQ below, you can send an email to: 


Frequently asked questions

What are your alternatives

We know that certain tracks have recently increased in interest amongst prospective students. You can also look at other programmes within the TU Delft. For students interested in Space, please see below a few examples of alternatives: