asked questions

Asimov has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions about topics such as the courses, master thesis, internships, graduation and future job prospects for your convenience.





For international students the minimum 30 ECTS each year. For Dutch students, there is no minimum.
There are two opportunities every year, but these can be used every year during the master.
To follow the study programme, 42 hours of study per week are recommended.
Courses can be selected from any department and also any university, but it has to be related to the master track. The master track coordinator will have to approve the selected courses.
Yes, it can be done at any given moment during the by filling out this form and sending it to the coordinator.
It is requested to submit the selected courses in the first month of the academic year. However, since the selection can always be adjusted it does not need to be a definitive selection.


For both Masters it is not mandatory. It is an optional part of 15 ECTS in the second-year programme, which can also be used for a research assignment, the Joint Interdisciplinary Project (JIP) or 15EC of extra courses.
Internships can be found either through the master track coordinator, our website or other vacancy and company websites. The internship will have to be applied through this form and should be approved by the track coordinator or thesis supervisor.
Yes, it is generally possible, the international office can offer help during this process.
Yes, it is possible, knowledge of the topic and the company will be beneficial during the thesis.


A minimum of 54 ECTS should be obtained before the thesis can be started. A request for an exception can be made through the track coordinator if certain course grades are pending.
Contact the master track coordinator or head of your specialisation to find a supervisor, information can be found on the Student Information Brightspace page. The supervisor should be a professor, assistant professor or associate professor at the TU Delft. When the thesis is done at a company, one more supervisor has to be selected who meets the mentioned condition.
There is no particular deadline, but it is recommended to start as soon as possible that certain required courses on the topic can be taken.
It is research on the state of the art of the selected thesis topic and related previous publications.
The minimum is 6 months and the maximum is 2 years.
Yes, it can be done when the change of topic is approved by the supervisor.


At the moment that all the selected courses and the thesis are completed and your tuition fee is payed.
It can be done by filling out this form. This should be done at least 20 working days prior to the final thesis presentation!


Since the TU Delft is regarded as an institution that educates engineers of high quality, national and international career prospects are positive. So far it has appeared that 75% of the graduated Vehicle Engineering students finds a job within 2 months. From talks with the industry, the demand for Robotics Engineers is high, therefore it is expected that these graduates will also find a job in within a short period.
Some companies will look at the grades, so if you wish to do so and time is not a restriction it can be helpful.
Not necessarily. It is a good initiative but most companies will give you time to learn Dutch once you have started working.


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