Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enrol in the MSc Robotics?
Please see Admission and application
Am I eligible for the Master Robotics?
The following BSc degrees are eligible for admission:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
Where can I get more information about the program?
- General information: This website
- Operational information: Brightspace page https://brightspace.tudelft.nl/d2l/home/43741 (only available to TU Delft students via the Student Portal)
- Courses and recommended electives: https://wbmt2.tudelft.nl/organisatie/formulieren/msc/Form%202_RO.docx
- Formal information about obligatory courses: https://studiegids.tudelft.nl/a101_displayProgram.do?program_tree_id=24127
Note that the program may show minor modifications each year.
If my BSc is not one of the three aforementioned ones, what can I do to become eligible for the Master Robotics?
If you have completed a BSc at the TU Delft, you can complete a bridging program. The available bridging programs can be found here: https://studiegids.tudelft.nl/a101_displayProgram.do?program_tree_id=24094.
If you have completed a BSc at a Dutch university other than TU Delft, please check the requirements and procedures at https://www.tudelft.nl/onderwijs/toelating-en-aanmelding/msc-nederlands-diploma/1-toelatingseisen/
In both cases, please note that, the bridging program must be completed before you can start with the MSc.
Bridging programs are not available for international students.
The courses of my bridging program are all given in Q1. What are the consequences of this to my progress in the Robotics MSc program?
Because of the 'harde knip' (‘Bachelor’s-before-Master’s rule’ in English), you will have to complete your bridging program before enrolling in the MSc program. If you have passed all bringing courses in Q1, you will be able to enrol in Robotics in Q3. If you have questions regarding your bridging program and your admission to the MSc, please contact the admissions committee (Toelating-3mE@tudelft.nl)
Is it possible to do an Individual Double Degree with MSc Robotics?
Yes. However, not all combinations are possible. Check the requirements for Individual Double Degrees here: https://www.tudelft.nl/studenten/faculteiten/3me-studentenportal/organisatie/examencommissies/procedures/master-individuele-double-degree/. For information about how to apply, see https://www.tudelft.nl/studenten/faculteiten/3me-studentenportal/organisatie/examencommissies/procedures/master-individuele-double-degree/
Can I start with the MSc Robotics in February?
Yes, this is permitted. However, if you start in February, you will not be permitted to join the Multidisciplinary Project (RO47007, Q4) or the Portfolio program (RO47000) before September. If you start in February, then please pay special attention to acquiring the right information yourself (from Brightspace and the Study Guide). Note that the introduction days take place in August/beginning of September.
I understood that the track ME-VE and the specialisations BioRobotics and Haptic Interfaces of the track ME-BMD will be discontinued in 2021-2022. If I start with one of these programs in 2020-2021, will I be able to complete my studies?
Yes, these *programs will be still available for the students who start in 2020-2021. But these *programs will probably not admit students anymore from February 2021 onward.
*ME-VE will be discontinued in 2021-2022
*ME-BMD the specializations BioRobotics and Haptic interfaces will be discontinued in 2021-2022
The specialization BITE will continue.
I started with ME-VE or ME-BMD in 2019-2020. Can I switch to Robotics and transfer some of the courses I already completed to this program?
It is possible to switch, but please note that the overlap in courses between these two MSc tracks and the new MSc Robotics program is very small. You could transfer some of the courses that you have completed in the elective space of the first year of the Robotics program. In other words, you may switch, but this means that you start almost from the beginning (including a 2-year portfolio).
I am planning to do a bridging program to Mechanical Engineering in 2020-2021. Can I still choose for ME-VE and ME-BMD-BR/HI after the completion of the bridging program?
No. MSc Robotics started in 2020-2021, ME-VE and ME-BMD-BR/HI will be discontinued in 2021-2022.
Does the MSc Robotics have specialisations?
No; the first year of the Robotics program contains mostly obligatory courses (40 out of 60 EC), which provides a homogeneous basis for all students. For the remainder of the EC, you are free to select from a diverse set of elective courses. The course ‘Portfolio’ will help you shape your vision and choose electives. The obligatory courses in the first year are representative of the research expertise of the staff, and will be helpful for you to decide what type of thesis you want to conduct in the second year.
Due to the pandemic, I am wondering if I could defer my decision to next year?
For information about the postponement of admission, please check the corresponding TU Delft guidelines https://www.tudelft.nl/en/2021/tu-delft/coronavirus/incoming-students
I have an administrative question about my registration to Robotics. Whom should I contact?
Please contact the Student Administration or look at the FAQ of the Student Administration webpage: https://www.tudelft.nl/en/student/administration
Updated: March 4, 2021