Specialisation / Electives
Orientation on your thesis theme and specialisation/electives package starts in the very first year of your MSc programme. You will explore the topics or types of research that interest you in order to choose your specialisation/electives package. Choosing a specialisation/electives package is in fact the start of your graduation.
- EPA and MOT students (choosing a Specialisation and Elective courses of 15 EC and 10 EC of Elective courses).
- CoSEM students (choosing a Master Elective Package and Track Electives of 15 EC and 10 EC of Track Electives, see CoSEM recommended Track Electives
Model master specialisation/electives packages
Check the model specialisation/electives packages offered by TPM below.
General information sessions and Q&A sessions for the model specialisation/electives packages are scheduled in April/May. Please keep an eye on Brightspace.
Shortly after the Q&A sessions you will receive an e-mail with a link to a web questionnaire. With this questionnaire you can opt for your first and second choice for a model master specialisation/electives package. Students intending to study abroad or who started in February have to fill out the questionnaire mentioned above as well, because this is necessary information for the organisation.
The moment the first result of one the modules is known and registered in Oriris, the model specialisation/electives package chosen will be visible in your SVO.
For February-starters and Study Abroad-students in most cases it is not possible to schedule a model master specialisation/electives packages. These students have to compose a free master specialisation/electives package, which has to be approved of by the Board of Examiners. Here you find an overview of the electives offered by our faculty.
You will have to digitally fill out the Master specialisation/electives form and have it approved and signed by one of the graduation coordinators. Please find the forms on the right (CoSEM, EPA or MOT). Then you can send it digitally to the Board of Examiners for approval. After that, the approved form will be send to the student administration for registration of the modules chosen in your MSc programme.
Please be aware that some faculties require compulsory enrolment in courses, check the digital study guide in time. For more information see: registration for courses.
Restrictions for all modules to be choosen:
- no Bachelor courses
- no language courses
- no skill courses
- no significant overlap (in terms of content with any other unit already included in your study programme)
NOTE: In case your already approved set of courses changes you'll have to fill out a new application form and have it approved again!
A graduation project abroad is a very unique experience that every student will look back upon fondly. It is important that you start your preparations well in advance. It costs a huge amount of time to find a reliable, feasible and acceptable project. Talk to the graduation coordinator and make good use of any of his/her contacts. Make sure that the graduation coordinator is involved in every step. Communication is the key to success. It is also important to make sure, therefore, that you keep all the relevant people informed about what is happening. To get a first impression of doing a graduation project abroad, have a look at the Study Abroad pages on the TPM Student Portal. When making more concrete plans, contact the International officer Toke Hoek. She can lead you to more specific information, for example about opportunities for financial support.
If you obtained results at another Dutch university, please ask the university to send your transcript to the SPA directly. Please also include your TUDelft student number/ID. In case of results obtained abroad, fill out the Application form for conversion of results Transcript of Records and follow the procedure as mentioned on the study abroad site.