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MSc Admission and Application

There are several ways to be admitted to the MSc-programme Systems and Control. Usually the MSc-programme is a continuation of an academic BSc-programme, but students can also enter after a BSc programme from an institute of higher vocational education (HBO). For admission three different groups of students are considered:
  • Dutch students and students from a university which belongs to the IDEA-league (ETH Zürich, Imperial College London, Technische Universität Aachen or Paris Tech)
  • Student from a Dutch institute of higher vocational education (HBO)
  • Non-Dutch students from a university which does not belongs to the IDEA-league

1. Admission requirements for Dutch students and students from the IDEA-league

Entrance conditions to the MSc programme for students having a university BSc degree are summarized in the following table:

   Admittance
BSc Unconditional additional
program (max 30 EC)
Aerospace Engineering X .
Applied Earth Sciences . X
Applied Physics X .
Applied Sciences . X
Biomedical Technology . X
Chemical Engineering X .
Civil Engineering . X
Electrical Engineering X .
Marine Engineering . X
Mechanical Engineering X .
Technical Informatics . X
Technical Mathematics X .

1a. Academic BSc-degree Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering (TU Delft, TU/e, UT and IDEA-league)

Students holding an academic MSc-degree Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering of a Dutch University of Technology (Delft, Eindhoven or Twente) or a University which belongs to the IDEA-league (ETH Zürich, Imperial College London or Technische Universität Aachen) can enter the MSc programme without selection.

A student in the BSc-programme is not permitted to do examinations of the MSc-programme, unless he/she has a so-called premaster status.

1b. Academic BSc-degree Applied Physics, Technical Mathematics or Chemical Engineering (TU Delft, TU/e, UT and IDEA-league)

Students in this category can enter the MSc-programme without selection. In order to enter the MSc-programme additional courses have to be taken (5-9 ects). These courses are part of the elective courses in the Msc-programme.

1c. Other Academic BSc-degree from Technical Universities

The contents of the BSc-degree and study results of each candidate will be evaluated. The intake-coordinator of the examination committee is responsible for this selection. The selection procedure can result in:

  • admission without additional requirements.
  • admission with additional requirements of no more than 14 credits. The additional requirements will be part of the elective courses of the chosen variant.
  • admission with additional requirements between 14 and 43 credits. In this case 14 credits are part of the 120 EC of the normal MSc-programme and 30 credits at most are additionally required above the standard MSc-programme.
  • no admission. The candidate has to obtain a relevant BSc-degree first. Within the BSc- programme, exemption for some courses is possible, depending on earlier education.

2. Bachelor degree from a Dutch institute of higher vocational education (HBO)

Candidates having a BSc degree from a Dutch HBO-programme in Electrical engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics or Aerospace Engineering can be admitted. A requirement is that the candidate has completed the TH-Bachelors programme within 4 years, with good results. The intake-coordinator of the examination committee is responsible for the selection of candidates. An additional programme of 30 credit points needs to be completed before the candidate is formally admitted to the MSc-programme.

More information can be found here.

 

3. Admission requirements for non-Dutch students

For most MSc programmes students are required to have a university BSc degree in the same or a closely related discipline. For Systems and Control these are for instance Electrical engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics or Aerospace Engineering. For the MSc Mechanical Engineering (track Control Engineering) you need a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering. See below for additional constraints.

The TU Delft Admission and Application procedures for non-Dutch students can be found here.

Note:

  • These procedures are handled by the central TU Delft International Office and the departments or individual professors have no influence on this process. It is useless to contact individual staff members on these matters. Only after your complete application has been received and deemed ok, the faculties and departments are involved to check if the educational background of the student is sufficient for a specific MSc programme. For Systems and Control as well as for Control Engineering this entails sufficient background in
    • Mathematics (Calculus, Linear algebra, Differential equations)
    • Physical modelling
    • Classical feedback control (Transfer functions, Bode,and Nyquist diagrams, PID control etc)
    • Signal analysis (continuous and discrete time signals, Fourier and Laplace transforms, stochastic signals, sampling etc)
  • The number of scholarships is limited. Students that want to be eligible for scholarships have to complete their application before November 1 of the year before the start of the academic year (September). DCSC has no influence on the distribution of scholarships.

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