The Delft University of Technology is located in Delft, Netherland, and it is also known as TU Delft. Show more
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The University has professors which you can always ask for anything. They are great mentors and will do anything in their capabilities to help you in reaching your goals. Furthermore, the University has a pleasant campus area which consists of a lot of greenery and that calms the mood of the students. In the past years the university got a steep increase in the amount of new students applying so spaces could have gotten worse lately due to overpopulation.
Apart from the university itself there is a very diverse student culture in Delft with many different Student and Sports Associations. If you like travelling and learning about new cultures, you can look up AEGEE-Delft, they have a casting network within Europe. If you like a certain sport, say rowing, you can go to Proteus or Laga. There is something for everyone.
I enrolled in a master program in biomedical engineering at TU Delft after completing my bachelor’s degree elsewhere. The reason for the change was the good status of this school, research topics and facilities, and the possibilities it seemed to offer.
It is not an easy school. The courses are very challenging and students are asked to apply their problem-solving skills at every step they take in the courses through participating in projects and completing assignments throughout the quarters; overall they are encouraged to think and work out problems independently. I sensed in every lecturer I’ve had so far a sincere enthusiasm and excitement about their profession and an effort to pass it on us, their students. The courses aim to give practical insight into the respective field of expertise also by inviting professionals from companies and other facilities to give a lecture or have a discussion with students.
As for my program (BME), I really appreciate that TU Delft has very extensive collaborations with other universities, companies and medical research centers. By creating an individual study program (choosing individually a significant number of subjects) each of us can prepare for the obligatory internship in a field of our choice, and through that get a better idea of prospective career options.
The university has also a very friendly and international student culture with many student organizations, faculty pubs and a sports & culture center where students can take their mind off of studying, grab a beer and have a chat with their peers.
And Delft is a lovely town – quiet but close to bigger cities (if you need them) and also close to the beach (easily reachable by bike). So, what more do you need?
Overall, Delft University of Technology is a nice place to study.
In Aerospace Engineering, it has great facilities such as labs, an aviation hall and various wind tunnels that are already approach early in the Bachelor’s program. It gives a nice insight to student on the machinery they are likely to use later, either in their master or career.
The professors, in general, are good and try to help their students as much as they can, but it is not the case of everyone of them. However, it helps practice the self study and independence.
Delft is a quiet city, nicely located. The Hague is not so far and offers great shopping areas and the beach (in case of sunny day).
The student life is good, each faculty has its own student association, and quite a few more associations can be found on campus, organizing great events, from career opportunities to nice parties.
On the accommodation, it is hard to find, but for first year international students, the university provides a one-year accommodation.
About that, international students are more present in masters degrees than in bachelors.
The courses are what are expected, cover basic engineering knowledge and also more specific aerospace fields. In addition to that, students are included in practical applications such as group projects and lab sessions. These facilities are to be deserved, and the university expects a lot from their students, giving them quite a heavy work load. Past the first stressful moments, once you have your organization sorted out, it is all fine.
The university also provides counselling services in case of heavy struggles.
To sum it up, the university of Delft has a non-negligible value on the resume, and to keep this level of excellence, puts quite a lot of pressure on their students but on the other hand, always makes sure to offer them good facilities and overall great courses. I would definitely recommend it.
I consider Delft Technical University as one of the up-and-coming universities of northern Europe. With high-tech facilities and ample funding and relations with companies, it really gives engineering students a taste of cutting-edge technology and innovation, in contact with the real world. Of course, setbacks always exist. The weakest points are identified in the studying spaces, that cannot support all of 22,000 students in rush periods, like examinations times and weekends, and the disanalogous intake of new students with the local housing community, are just to name a few. Additionally, the university’s outing the wider international student community is evident, yet highly promising. The integration with local students is not always successful. Yet, an abundance of student organisations, high-class innovation teams and multi-cultural, international activities in nearby cities of Rotterdam and the Hague, offer a thrilling educational experience for whoever wants to jump in the world of serious engineering. We do not have the balls of Imperial College or Cambridge University, and the windy weather and lack of sun are substantial, but one can gain from living the Delft experience, on the topics of skills, mentality and innovativeness, along with the high-tech quality are more than enough to make this university worth. Lastly, educational fees are really reasonable for what it is offered, in regard to the rest of the same calibre universities in Europe (#53 in the world, according to QS ratings,2018).
I study the master of Applied Physics at TU Delft. I would really recommend this university! I came here without any precise expectation, just to prove myself in a new environment and what I found is a very well organised university from various points of view.
On the first hand, the first two weeks I came here were an “Introduction Programme” where you get used to the place and have a lot of social activities. I really appreciated this because it gave me the possibility, as an international student just arrived in the university, to get to know a lot of people and start making new friends. Furthermore, even throughout the year there are still a lot of social activities linked to the university (faculty pubs every week and even special events).
On the second hand, from an academic point of view, the university is full of opportunities, especially if you look actively for it. Of course from this point on I will mainly talk about my course. My faculty has a lot of contacts with companies and graduated people (I could meet various people that graduated in the past, and that let me to get an understanding of where I could end up after this studies), very good research facilities (there’s a clean room that, I’ve been told, is quite important at the european level) and a lot of extra-curricular events. Last but not least, all the staff (professors, PhDs, postdocs, student counsellor,…) are very friendly and available and I can’t stress enough how much that helps in your academic career.
It is, though, a quite demanding course that requires a lot of commitment and, depending on the person, can cause a lot of stress.
Coming to TUDelft was for me a jump into the void. I didn’t know what to expect, just that I would study aerospace engineering and that I would have to find out how to organise my life on my own.
Surprisingly, the introduction to student life went very smoothly thanks to the multiple programs the TUDelft makes for this very purpose. The study load is also balanced and you can be rewarded with high grades without having to die for it (although you’ll still sweat ;). I had a great time this last 3 years here, both enjoying the study programme and making many international friends.
The only issue I have found is that if they don’t do research in a certain area you won’t be allowed to do your master thesis on such topics, even through internship or collaboration with another uni (this at least applies to aerospace).
Anyways, if you can find a department that you like, which won’t be difficult, I would definitely recommend to consider coming to the TUDelft (some people call it the MIT of Europe!)
TU Delft is a university that will make you push yourself. The content of the courses are dense, and with its quarterly distribution of courses, it seems like the time is not enough.
Still, the university provides a wide array of opportunities to meet new and international people. Even when you have so much work, you’ll find a way to socialize and have fun. It can be stressful, but TU Delft pushes your boundaries in technical knowledge and to make a highly international network.
If you really want to challenge yourself and try to be an agent of change, I would recommend TU Delft since it will provide you with the environment for it. It is an environment that will demand a lot from yourself.
The professors are not so good in the pedagogy, but have plenty of experience.
I was pretty excited before starting my Master at TU Delft: the rankings were pretty good, the country was one of the most modern and innovative of all Europe, and the promotion materials were very catchy. I can say that most of those previsions were correct!
The professors are young and they try to push education in a non traditional way of delivering classes, implementing efficient methods like Flipped Classrooms and give a lot of material online.
Most of the facilities are clean and modern, a must see is The Pulse building, technologically advanced and with a really nice architecture, the perfect place to study in peace and with a feng shui vibe.
I’d say that the courses are a little bit difficult, and the professors require you to study constantly and deliver a lot of assignment, which can be exhausting, so you totally need to balance your study life with a rich social one.
Overall, the courses are difficult, but it’s totally worth it.
I studied Aerospace Engineering for my Master of Science. I absolutely loved the university, the facilities and countless opportunities it offered. There is good support for your studies (in terms of availability of professors/lectures and easiness of retrieval of study material), and amazing support for your extra curricular activities, from sports to culture to student societies. TU Delft has a great name as well, which help enormously when looking for a job. 10/10 would recommend it!
It lives up to its reputation. It’s very up to date with facilities and research. I’ve been studying at the faculty of science for multiple years and really enjoyed it. The professors there are very supportive. Also, it provides a lot of extracurricular activities and other possibilities for students. The amount of work is high though and combined with the great amount of freedom you’re given, it can become hard to manage