Sander van den Oever


Before I started my master in Computer Science, track Software Technology, I followed the bachelor programme in Computer Science and Engineering here in Delft. I chose to study in Delft as I like the university and the university also provides great career prospects. I also like the fact that there’s almost no hierarchy in the university, which means that professors are easily approachable and really enthusiastic about their work. Apart from the university, Delft is a nice city to live in.

After obtaining a very broad knowledge foundation in my undergraduate studies, I wanted to specialise further during my master. The master programme Computer Science – Software Technology offers a lot of freedom regarding the courses you pick, which is ideal when you want to specialise in a certain topic. I like how software is literally everywhere in our lives, from the vending machine to the smartphones. During the courses we get a lot of hands-on assignments which often require group work. Examples of assignments that I really enjoyed were: using a language workbench to implement a compiler for MiniJava and writing a face recognition tool.

When you want to follow this programme, it’s a good thing to orientate yourself beforehand. Explore beforehand what courses look interesting, this can really help to draft your study plan and help you find a proper thesis subject. Pro-activeness is the key to anything.

Sander van den Oever