Specialisations / Electives

Orientation on your thesis theme and specialisation/master 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 and electives. On this page, there is information for:

  • EPA and MOT students choosing a Specialisation and Elective courses.
  • CoSEM students choosing a Master Elective Package and Track Electives.

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.

Choosing a specialisation / electives package is in fact the start of your graduation.

You'll have to fill out the application form to be approved of and signed by a graduation coordinator.  Then you can hand it in at the service desk in the hall of the TPM faculty. The Board of Examiners has to give its approval as well. After that the form is sent to the student administration to have the modules choosen registered in your MSc programme.

NOTE: In case your already approved set of courses changes you'll have to fill out a new application and have it approved again!

Information for students who started in 2016 (and later)

CoSEM (SEPAM)
In the 2nd year CoSEM students have a Master Electives Package of 15 EC and 10 EC of Track Electives. See TER appendix 3, or CoSEM recommended Track Electives.

EPA
In the 2nd year EPA students have a Master Specialisation of 15 EC and 10 EC of Elective courses.

MOT
In the 2nd year MOT students of cohort 2016 have a Master Specialisation of 15 EC and 9 EC of Elective courses.In the 2nd year MOT students of cohort 2017 (and later) have a Master Specialisation of 15 EC and 10 EC of Elective courses.

Model Master Electives packages / Specialisations
See below for the 7 model Master Electives Packages / Specialisations offered by TPM. Check the descriptions and the Collegerama recordings. An Electives package / Specialisation will take place with sufficient interest only!

For February-starters and Study Abroad-students in most cases it is not possible to schedule a model Master Electives Package / Specialisation. These students have to compose a free Master Elective Packages / Specialisation, which has to be approved of by the Board of Examiners. Please fill out the application form (CoSEM, EPA or MOT).

General information presentations* for each programme and a specialisation / master electives package information market are scheduled every year in April/May. Shortly after the information market in April or May 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 Electives Package / model Specialisation. It is important to complete and return this questionnaire as the decision whether or not a model Elective Package / Specialisation will take place is based upon this information.

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 Master Elective Package / model Specialisation chosen will be visible in your SVO.

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)

Results obtained at other universities:​
If you want to have the results you’ve obtained at another Dutch university registered in Osiris, please hand in a list of marks, signed and stamped by the relevant university at the Servicepoint. Please also state your TUDelft student number on that list.

If you want to have the results you’ve obtained at a foreign university registered in Osiris, please contact the Board of Examiners

General information presentations April 2019:

Information for students who started in 2015 (and earlier)

Attention: where SEPAM is mentioned, please bear in mind that as per 1 September 2017 the name SEPAM is changed into CoSEM).
In the 2nd year all three MSc programmes (Sepam-EPA-MOT) have a specialisation of 15 EC.
Besides this SEPAM has 9 EC of domain specialisation. 
EPA and MOT have 9 EC free electives. 
The SEPAM domain speciali​sations are also open to MOT and EPA students.
For the domain packages you can check the programme chart (SEPAM programme) of the domain/track concerned. 

Model specialisations
See below for the model specialisations to be offered in 2017-2018.
Check the descriptions and the Collegerama recordings, also on the Orientation page.
A specialisation will take place with sufficient interest only! 

For February-starters and Study Abroad-students in most cases it is not possible to schedule a model specialisation. These students have to compose a personal specialisation, which has to be approved of by the Board of Examiners. Please fill out the Application form for Specialisations and electives, version May 2017. 

General information presentations for each programme and a specialisation information market are scheduled every year in April/May.
Shortly after the information market in April or May you will receive an e-mail with a link to a web questionnaire. With this qestionnaire you can opt for your first and second choice for a model specialisation. It is important to complete and return this questionnaire as the decision whether or not a specialisation will take place is based upon this information. 

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 model specialisation modules is known and registered in Oriris, the specialisation chosen will be visible in your SVO.

Requirements for the 9 EC electives for SE​PAM students.
Sepam students have to take 9 EC of domain related courses.
When Sepam students choose to go abroad, these 9 EC of domain related courses can be taken at the foreign university. It is not necessary to complete an exemption form for these domain related courses, but these domain related courses taken abroad must be approved of by the Board of Examiners by completing the application form. This form has to be approved of and signed by a graduation coördinator first. These courses may not be Bachelor courses or language courses and may not overlap significantly in terms of content with any other unit already included in the study programme.  

Requirements for the 9 EC electives for MOT and EPA students.
Students choose 9 EC worth of elective courses. These may not be Bachelor courses or language courses and may not overlap significantly in terms of content with any other unit already included in the study programme of the student concerned.  These electives must be approved by the Board of Examiners by completing the application form. This form has to be approved and signed by a graduation coördinator first. Students may also choose the SEPAM domain courses.  

When d​o MSc students of cohort 2015 and earlier have to fill out an application form for Speciali​sation and electives?

  • When you have to deviate from the model specialisation (15 EC) because you're a February-starter or when you're planning to study abroad.
  • SEPAM students have to fill out the form when they deviate from the model SEPAM domain specialisation (9 EC), as specified for 2016-2017. See the schedule on the right.
  • MoT and EPA students have to fill out the form to have the 9 EC of free electives approved of.

Use: the Application form for Specialisations and electives, version May 2017.Always contact your graduation coordinator.

Summarizing:

SEPAM:·         

  • In case of study abroad
  • Start February
  • Change in previous choice
  • Deviating from the model specialisation and/or from your SEPAM domain courses as specified for 2016-2017

MoT and EPA

  • To have the 9 EC free electives approved of
  • In case of study abroad
  • Start February
  • Change in previous choice
  • Deviating from the model specialisation 

Don’t forget:

  • to have your application form approved and signed by the graduation coordinator
  • to add all supplements required (check the form carefully).

Results obtained at other universities:​​If you want to have the results you’ve obtained at another Dutch university registered in Osiris, please hand in a list of marks, signed and stamped by the relevant university at the Servicepoint. Please also state your TUDelft student number on that list.

If you want to have the results you’ve obtained at a foreign university registered in Osiris, please contact the Board of Examiners

Model Master Electives packages / specialisations
Model Master Electives packages / specialisationsDescriptionsPresentations


Mind: where in the descriptions
here below 'specialisation' is mentioned, also the 
'Master Electives Package' is referred to.

Direct links to the Collegerama 
recordings.
 
Click on the links here below and then on the play button
​Emerging technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship  + Annotation2018 - 2019Presentation
​ICT Design and Management (not for CoSEM I&C)2019 - 2020Presentation
Poster design 4.0
​Economics and Finance 2018 - 2019Presentation
​Advanced Modelling Gaming and Design2018 - 2019
Poster AMGD
Presentation
Supply Chain Management 2018 - 2019Presentation
​Infrastructure and Environmental Governance +Annotation2018 - 2019Presentation
​Cyber security2018 - 2019Presentation

 

​​Recordings can also be found in Collegerama under 

  • Public Presentations 
  • Type 'Specialisations TPM' in the search box, followed by ENTER
  • Click on the desired record
  • Then click on the play button
Annotations

Students can apply for the following annotations. Please use the relevant forms.

  • Entrepreneurship: website and form
  • Infrastructure and Environmental Governance (I&EG): website and form
  • Technology in Sustainable Development (TiDO/TiSD): website and form
Study Abroad

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.