TU Delft Open & Online Education

Introduction

WELCOME TO ONLINE LEARNING AT TU DELFT

Are you looking to make your career in science, design or engineering? Then join the community of online learners at TU Delft!

Online learning at TU Delft

A key part of our DNA involves developing innovative ways of learning that allow you to benefit from what we have to offer. Since 2013, TU Delft decided that online learning programs were the best way to share its knowledge with people around the world. Wherever you live, and whatever your goals and ambitions may be, our diverse portfolio of courses will suit your needs. Our course portfolio offers great value and helps you to stay on top of your game, whether you are looking to change career, broaden your skillset, or acquire further academic qualifications.

Why choose TU Delft Online Learning?

  • Coursework & interactions are 100% online.
  • Study at the time and place that suits you.
  • 24/7 access to course material.
  • Learn from world-class experts in their field.

TU Delft received the EDEN 2016 Best Practice Initiative Award for a paper about the TU Delft Online Learning Experience - a pedagogical model that supports the development of our courses and strives for increasing quality. The award is not just for the paper, but for the whole initiative of designing the model and implementing it for our courses.

Leading technical university

With a history of over 175 years of excellence in research and education, TU Delft has established itself as one of the leading technical universities in Europe, as demonstrated in the yearly world university rankings. TU Delft is positioned no. 19 in the world ranking (no. 6 in Europe) in the Engineering & Technology subject of the Times Higher Education, 2014-2015. With TU Delft you will be joining with thousands of our graduates around the world. These scientists, engineers, and executives have been developing technologies for a broad array of industries and disciplines. These include the construction of the famous Dutch sea protection infrastructure, developing the latest generation of wind turbines, and designing innovative new products and services that make a difference to society. We prepare you for your career and future endeavors by combining the expertise of our world-class academic staff with our advanced learning facilities. Our partnerships with the business community ensure that the knowledge you gain can be applied in the real world. This is why our students choose TU Delft: they find appropriate employment effortlessly or become successful entrepreneurs.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Dutch

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Programs

This school also offers:

Certificate

Professional Certificate Program in Railway Engineering

Online Part time 20 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Improve your strategies and decision making in the design, operation, and maintenance of both infrastructure and rolling stock. Learn and apply the skills and knowledge needed to deal with the multifaceted aspects of railway systems. [+]

Overview

Improve your strategies and decision making in the design, operation, and maintenance of both infrastructure and rolling stock. Learn and apply the skills and knowledge needed to deal with the multifaceted aspects of railway systems.

This Professional Certificate Program in Railway Engineering consists of three career-oriented courses plus a capstone project. It is a highly practical program which will provide you with the appropriate tools and valuable insights in how to adopt this new systems approach to railway engineering and operations. Throughout the program, you will work on many small projects and real-life cases and then conclude with a capstone project where you will receive personal guidance on a project or case of your choice.... [-]


Courses

Online Course: Adaptive Planning for Infrastructure and Water Management

Online 6 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Learn skills and tools needed to analyze 'deep' uncertainties, to anticipate change and to design adaptation pathways for large-scale and long-term interventions in infrastructure and water management systems. [+]

Overview

Learn skills and tools needed to analyze 'deep' uncertainties, to anticipate change and to design adaptation pathways for large-scale and long-term interventions in infrastructure and water management systems.

Recent events show the vulnerability of infrastructure to unexpected or difficult-to-predict events. Flood security is frequently threatened and returns on investment in infrastructure are vulnerable to shifts in climate change, to financial crises, to disruptive innovations or to trend-breaks.

A system-based approach

In support of this new and systematic approach to long-term planning, researchers from TU Delft and the Deltares Institute in the Netherlands, have developed tools with which to:... [-]


Online Course: Air Safety Investigation

Online 6 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

In this course, we will explore the challenges faced by investigators when trying to piece together the probable sequence of events. We will familiarize you with the investigative ways of thinking and forming of conclusions. In fact, you'll learn to think and act as an air safety investigator.

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Online Course: Air safety investigation OVERVIEW

In this course, we will explore the challenges faced by investigators when trying to piece together the probable sequence of events. We will familiarize you with the investigative ways of thinking and forming of conclusions. In fact, you'll learn to think and act as an air safety investigator.

Observation, fact-finding and analytical skills

Thought-provoking assignments test your observation skills, fact-finding skills, and analytical skills. The assignments give you a taste of what investigators face during an investigation. Skills such as Inductive and Deductive reasoning are highlighted to explain the challenging process of air safety investigation. This professional course contains assignments, individual feedback, and live online sessions. Air safety investigations are complex and affect people from all over the world, with different backgrounds. This course is aimed at different target groups so you can experience different perspectives. We will focus on the legal framework behind air safety investigations worldwide, and the generic procedures followed when an aviation occurrence happens.... [-]


Online Course: Design of Lightweight Structures I: Metals and Composites

Online 7 weeks Netherlands Delft

Economics and Ecologics go hand in hand for aircraft. So how do we get structures light and keep safety, durability, maintainability and other aspects up to par? You need knowledge about design, base materials and manufacturing to get successful. [+]

Next admission period opens February 2018 OVERVIEW

Economics and Ecologics go hand in hand for aircraft. So how do we get structures light and keep safety, durability, maintainability and other aspects up to par? You need knowledge about design, base materials and manufacturing to get successful. The interaction between these three, for composites called the Trinity, is crucial. What is the influence of weave styles on the feasible shapes you can produce with a press process? Which decisions do I have to make, before I can specify what is repairable by the customer and what needs to be repaired by the OEM? Why is there an absolute size effect for holes in plates?

The course not only supports the understanding why structures are as they are but also enlightens you in decisions you have to make to get to these lightweight structures. This course uses videos created with Video scribe software, so it has more impact on the viewer than traditional filmed material. Next to these videos, written course material is available, where we selected material from CRC which is free for many students. Finally, we tried to minimize the number of mathematical expressions in this course, as those are often preventing people from the real understanding of the problem.... [-]


Online Course: Digital Manufacturing for Industrial Design

Online Part time 4 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Learn about the design process and latest techniques of digital manufacturing. Put it into practice through hands-on assignments using the software. [+]

Overview

Learn about the design process and latest techniques of digital manufacturing. Put it into practice through hands-on assignments using the software.

Design professionals, supervisors, and managers are required to understand, use, and extract value from digital manufacturing. Industrial design is a world that has grown increasingly digital, and in which the duration from idea to implementation is shorter than it has ever been.

This course gives you an opportunity to connect with emerging trends and technologies, the instructors, and their insights. It is taught by TU Delft's leading scholars and experts in digital manufacturing. The Industrial Design Engineering faculty at TU Delft is a world leader in the application of technology, especially in applying it in a human-centered way. It is known for setting the agenda for the creative industry.... [-]


Online Course: Fatigue of Structures and Materials

Online 7 weeks Netherlands Delft

Fatigue fractures may occur as a consequence of cyclic loading structures. In particular, within the context of fatigue and damage tolerance certification, engineers should have the knowledge and skills to analyse and assess fatigue life and fatigue performance. [+]

Next admission period opens February 2018 OVERVIEW

Fatigue fractures may occur as a consequence of cyclic loading structures. In particular, within the context of fatigue and damage tolerance certification, engineers should have the knowledge and skills to analyse and assess fatigue life and fatigue performance. This includes the ability to design against fatigue and to validate designs with validated fatigue strength justifications. Fatigue fractures and related structural failures may be caused by a variety of factors, such as quality of applied materials, the production technology, the structural design, inappropriate reliability calculations, underestimations of load spectra, and inappropriate use of structures. With so many possible factors an integral and rigorous engineering approach is required.... [-]


Online Course: Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) Composites in Structural Engineering

Online Part time 9 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Learn how to design and build with Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP), the new high-performance composite material for structural engineering. [+]

OVERVIEW

Learn how to design and build with Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP), the new high-performance composite material for structural engineering.

Benefits of using FRPs

FRPs offer designers opportunities for innovative, free-form design; Construction companies can benefit from reducing the weight of a bridge deck for example and experience a snowball effect with reductions in the costs for foundations, lifting equipment, transportation, bearings, etc.; Infrastructure owners can make profits in the long term by investing in FRP structures which are corrosion and fatigue-free and therefore exclude costly and time-consuming maintenance.

FRPs in building and infrastructure... [-]


Online Course: High-rate Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment

Online Full time 6 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Learn the principles, process design, and troubleshooting techniques for anaerobic wastewater treatment and get the full potentials of your anaerobic high-rate reactor. [+]

OVERVIEW

Learn the principles, process design, and troubleshooting techniques for anaerobic wastewater treatment and get the full potentials of your anaerobic high-rate reactor.

Maximize the benefits

Anaerobic wastewater treatment is the most energy-efficient technology for treating wastewater. With minimal energy requirement and the conversion of organic pollutants into energy-rich biogas, there's a double energy gain! This course addresses the fundamental principles, the microbial and physicochemical aspects, reactor technology and current and future applications.

The course presents state-of-the-art technology, focusing on sludge bed reactor systems. It also introduces the diagnostic tools used to determine the reasons for any sub-optimal performance. Sometimes anaerobic reactors suffer from sudden failures. In this course, you will learn how to perform a diagnosis on the anaerobic reactor and evaluate why failures are experienced and decide what remedial action is required to restore the full potential benefit of the anaerobic system.... [-]


Online Course: Leadership for Engineers

Online Netherlands Netherlands Online

Many of today's global challenges require tech-driven solutions -- climate change, the growth of the world population, cyber security, the increasing demand for scarce resources, digitalization, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. [+]

Online Course: Leadership for Engineers OVERVIEW

Many of today's global challenges require tech-driven solutions -- climate change, the growth of the world population, cybersecurity, the increasing demand for scarce resources, digitalization, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. With this in mind, it is no surprise that one-fourth of the CEOs of the world's 100 largest corporations have an engineering degree. Solving these global problems requires leaders who, in the first place, are comfortable with technology, models, and quantitative analyses -- Leaders who see systems instead of isolated problems. However, simply understanding technology is not enough. Successful leaders today must have both the ideas and the know-how to put these ideas into action by working collaboratively with others, winning their hearts and minds. We need leaders who know how to seize opportunities in a networked world and can mobilize people and other stakeholders for large-scale change. Leaders who lead fulfilling lives and who are able to move themselves and others from the 'me' to the 'we'. Leaders who are long-term oriented and who deliver economic profit, while also making positive contributions to society and the environment. We call these leaders 'sustainable leaders'.... [-]


Online Course: Linear Modeling

Online 8 weeks Netherlands Delft

This course delivers the skillset in linear or structural modeling that is required to solve structural problems from which you can develop finite element (FE) models for practical applications. It also teaches how results can be correctly interpreted. [+]

Next admission period opens February 2018 OVERVIEW

This course delivers the skillset in linear or structural modeling that is required to solve structural problems from which you can develop finite element (FE) models for practical applications. It also teaches how results can be correctly interpreted. The course uses an open source FE package in a series of weekly practical sessions where models are constructed for sample problems and results are validated against simplified analytical models or open literature. The majority of professionals in many branches of mechanical engineering will benefit from adding FEM to their skills array. The ability to develop modeling skills under supervision in a non-critical environment means that skills and techniques can be acquired in a logical, progressive manner.... [-]


Online Course: Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis in Water Treatment

Online 7 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

For anyone interested in the fascinating world of membrane technology in drinking water production and industrial water treatment, this course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge to better understand the process and its applications. [+]

Membrane filtration using reverse osmosis is a technology that is increasingly being used in many water-related organizations. Did you know for instance that reverse osmosis is now the most important technology for making fresh water out of seawater?

For anyone interested in the fascinating world of membrane technology in drinking water production and industrial water treatment, this course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge to better understand the process and its applications. Your dependence on external advisors will be reduced and your ability to make decisions regarding investment and maintenance within the organization will be greatly enhanced.

Practical applications ... [-]

Online Course: New Product Marketing: How to Commercialize Innovation

Online 4 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

This course is for all those involved in innovation who want to turn their product or service into a commercial success. It's designed for product developers, designers and innovation executives who have devoted a lot of their time to creating a new product or service and are now eager to generate demand for it. [+]

Everyday money, energy, and resources disappear without a trace. They are spent on innovative products and services 99% of which never even get noticed. This course will help you to understand and master the concepts behind the successful marketing and launch of new products. You will also learn how to create a brand strategy and a strategic launch plan that will ensure the success of your future products. Sign up for our New Product Marketing online course and discover how to stop spending valuable resources on products that no one ever sees.

The world is full of innovation. The biggest challenge is differentiation - how to stand out from the competition. Daily, new products and services are thrust through the digital channels by those in search of a willing audience. In the ocean of competing for supply, it's easier to drown than to float to the surface. While warehouses and supermarket shelves overflow, inboxes and servers fill up and everyone has more and more choice, the question arises: What does it take for a product or service to make its mark? This course is for all those involved in innovation who want to turn their product or service into a commercial success. It's designed for product developers, designers and innovation executives who have devoted a lot of their time to creating a new product or service and are now eager to generate demand for it. This course will provide a step-change in your career as an innovator by teaching... [-]


Online Course: Offshore Wind Farm Technology: Design, Installation and Operation

Online Part time 7 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Offshore wind energy is a fast growing renewable energy technology that is built upon the expertise of several engineering disciplines. Engineers who work in wind farm design, operation and maintenance must understand the various disciplines involved in order to meet energy production and cost reductions goals. This is equally true of professionals who are new to this field. [+]

Overview

Offshore wind energy is a fast growing renewable energy technology that is built upon the expertise of several engineering disciplines. Engineers who work in wind farm design, operation and maintenance must understand the various disciplines involved in order to meet energy production and cost reductions goals. This is equally true of professionals who are new to this field.

Practical case study

This course was designed with the needs of working professionals in mind. It focuses on how the various engineering disciplines integrate into the design and installation of offshore wind farms. At its core is a practical case study of the design, construction, and operation of an offshore wind farm. Each learning week will focus on a particular discipline, examining issues and challenges such as external conditions, installation logistics, dynamics, grid integration, operation, and maintenance.... [-]


Online Course: Project Management of Engineering Projects: Preparing for Success

Online 7 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Are you a (project) engineer with a technical background but lack management knowledge? Are you eager to improve project performance and want to expand your knowledge? [+]

Online Course: Project Management of Engineering Projects: Preparing for Success OVERVIEW

Are you a (project) engineer with a technical background but lack management knowledge? Are you eager to improve project performance and want to expand your knowledge? This business and management course will focus on the necessary project management skills to successfully manage projects, distinguishing three areas:

The project manager and the team The project process The project context

The course focuses on the early project phases, including examples from technical projects within various sectors and industries (amongst others, but not limited to, infrastructure projects and construction projects). At the end of this course, you will have created your own project execution plan, either in a team effort or on an individual basis. Of course, the team effort allows for a special learning experience and we appraise active team participation.... [-]


Online Course: Railway Engineering: an Integral Approach

Online 6 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Understanding the complexity of today's sophisticated railway systems will give you a better insight into how this safe and reliable transportation system works. We will show you the many factors which are involved and how multiple people, behind the scenes, have a daily task that enables you to get from home to work. [+]

Online Course: Railway Engineering: An Integral Approach OVERVIEW

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get your train on the right platform at the scheduled time every day? Understanding the complexity of today's sophisticated railway systems will give you a better insight into how this safe and reliable transportation system works. We will show you the many factors which are involved and how multiple people, behind the scenes, have a daily task that enables you to get from home to work. Journey with us into the world of rail - a complex system that connects people, cities, and countries. Railway systems entail much more than a train and a track. They are based on advanced technical and operational solutions, dealing with continuously changing demands for more efficient transport for both passengers and freight every day. Each system consists of many components that must be properly integrated: from trains, tracks, stations, signaling and control systems, through monitoring, maintenance and the impact on cities, landscape, and people. This integration is the big challenge and the source of many train delays, inconvenient connections and other issues that impact our society. This engineering course attempts to tackle those issues by introducing you to a holistic approach to railway systems engineering. You will learn how the system components depend on each other to create a reliable, efficient and state-of-the-art network. We will address questions such as:... [-]


Online Course: Smart Structures

Online Part time 6 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Smart Structures may very well lead the way to the next breakthrough and major technological advancements in aerospace. Applying smart structures to aerospace engineering requires a new way of thinking in terms of integration as well as multidisciplinarity and multifunctionality. [+]

Overview

Smart Structures may very well lead the way to the next breakthrough and major technological advancements in aerospace. Applying smart structures to aerospace engineering requires a new way of thinking in terms of integration as well as multidisciplinarity and multifunctionality.

This course will provide you with an overview, relevance and important aspects of smart structures such that you can identify which areas of knowledge are important and apply it to your professional activities.

Way of engineering and design

In this course, you will learn how smart structures impact the technological advancements of the future. It is for innovative professionals who are mainly active in the aerospace industry. However, professionals who work in the wind energy and automotive industries can benefit from this course. You will get an overview of the smart structures research and technology area during the course, as well as an introduction to this "way of engineering and design". Given the short duration of the course, the content is restricted to a helicopter view rather than going into the very details of every subfield of smart structures.... [-]


Online Course: Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies

Online 11 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

The technologies used to produce solar cells and photovoltaic modules are advancing to deliver highly efficient and flexible solar panels. In this course, you will explore the main PV technologies in the current market.

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Online Course: Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV) Technologies OVERVIEW

The technologies used to produce solar cells and photovoltaic modules are advancing to deliver highly efficient and flexible solar panels. In this course, you will explore the main PV technologies in the current market. You will gain in-depth knowledge about crystalline silicon-based solar cells (90% market share) as well as other up and coming technologies like CdTe, CIGS, and Perovskites. This course provides answers to the questions: How are solar cells made from raw materials? Which technologies have the potential to be the major players for different applications in the future?

MicroMaster Program

This course is part of the Solar Energy Engineering MicroMasters Program designed to cover all physics and engineering aspects of photovoltaics: photovoltaic energy conversion, technologies, and systems.... [-]


Online Course: Spacecraft Technology

Online 13 weeks Netherlands Netherlands Online

Exploration of space is never out of the news for long and the desire to construct lower-cost, reliable and more capable spacecraft has never been greater. At TU Delft years of technology development and research experience in space, engineering allows us to offer this course, which examines spacecraft technologies for satellites and launch vehicles. [+]

Online Course: Spacecraft Technology OVERVIEW

Exploration of space is never out of the news for long and the desire to construct lower-cost, reliable and more capable spacecraft has never been greater. At TU Delft years of technology development and research experience in space, engineering allows us to offer this course, which examines spacecraft technologies for satellites and launch vehicles. This course will provide the essential grounding for anyone with an interest in the growing field of spacecraft design and manufacture with its strong focus on the practical applications of advanced theory. This course provides:

knowledge of the technical principles of rockets and satellite bus subsystems the ability to select state-of-the-art, available components analysis of the physical and technical limitations of subsystem components identification of the key performance parameters of different spacecraft subsystems comparison of the values obtained by ideal theory and real-life ones opportunity to make preliminary designs for a spacecraft based on its key requirements ... [-]

Online Course: Spaceflight - a Technical Primer

Online 9 weeks Netherlands Delft

The giant leaps we have made since the middle of the previous century are founded on the application of knowledge and the cooperation of experts from many different fields of expertise. Interested in space, have technical knowledge but lack an aerospace background? [+]

OVERVIEW

The giant leaps we have made since the middle of the previous century are founded on the application of knowledge and the cooperation of experts from many different fields of expertise. Interested in space, have technical knowledge but lack an aerospace background?

This course provides you with an introduction to the key concepts, methods, and systems which enable spaceflight.

Leading questions will be: How do spacecraft make it into space? How do spacecraft travel through space? What are the systems comprising a spacecraft and which factors affect their design and operation?

If you want to work in the spaceflight sector and require technical insight, this course will orient you in the field and provide you with knowledge of key concepts, methods, and systems. It will give you a platform from which to launch your collaboration on and deeper investigation of spaceflight topics.... [-]


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