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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Programmes

This school also offers:

Certificate

Professional Certificate: Leadership Essentials for Engineers

Online Part time 15  September 2019 Netherlands Netherlands Online

Gain essential skills to become a successful leader in a technology dominated world. In this program, you will learn that a good leader needs at least three mindsets, supporting the development of essential leadership skills. [+]

Gain essential skills to become a successful leader in a technology dominated world

The majority of the challenges that organizations face are technology related. Given the growing importance of technology, the demand for leaders with an engineering background will probably rise. Already a quarter of the CEOs of the world's 100 largest corporations have engineering degrees.

Engineers have the potential to be good leaders. They are analytical and tech-savvy. They are comfortable with figures. They often have a can-do attitude. However, these characteristics alone are not enough to make engineers effective leaders.

In this program, you will learn that a good leader needs at least three mindsets, supporting the development of essential leadership skills:... [-]


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Online Course: Adaptive Planning for Infrastructure and Water Management

Online Part time October 2019 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. [+]

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: Aeroacoustics: Noise Reduction Strategies for Mechanical Systems

Online Part time January 2019 Netherlands Netherlands Online

Learn how to apply cutting-edge knowledge of aeroacoustics in a simple and effective way. After taking this course you will be able to reliably measure noise in a variety of mechanical systems and develop noise reduction strategies to improve their aerodynamic design and performance. [+]

Learn how to apply cutting-edge knowledge of aeroacoustics in a simple and effective way. After taking this course you will be able to reliably measure noise in a variety of mechanical systems and develop noise reduction strategies to improve their aerodynamic design and performance.

Over the last few years, the field of aeroacoustics has developed rapidly in finding solutions for reducing noise from aircraft, engines, ventilation systems and wind turbines. However, finding the right balance between achieving maximum performance (of mechanical systems such as airplanes, cars, drones, etc.) and lowering their noise output to comply with noise regulations, and ensure people's comfort and health, is a complicated task.... [-]


Online Course: Air Safety Investigation

Online Part time November 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Online Course: An Introduction to Credit Risk Management

Online Part time Open Enrolment Netherlands Netherlands Online

Imagine that you are a bank and the main part of your daily business is to lend money. Unfortunately, lending money is a risky business - there is no 100% guarantee that you will get all your money back. If the borrower defaults, you will face losses in your portfolio. Or, in a bit less extreme scenario, if the credit quality of your counterparty deteriorates according to some rating system, the loan will become riskier. These are typical situations in which credit risk manifests itself. [+]

Imagine that you are a bank and the main part of your daily business is to lend money. Unfortunately, lending money is a risky business - there is no 100% guarantee that you will get all your money back. If the borrower defaults, you will face losses in your portfolio. Or, in a bit less extreme scenario, if the credit quality of your counterparty deteriorates according to some rating system, the loan will become riskier. These are typical situations in which credit risk manifests itself.

According to the Basel Accord, a global regulatory framework for financial institutions, credit risk is one of the three fundamental risks a bank or any other regulated financial institution has to face when operating in the markets (the two other risks being a market risk and operational risk). As the 2008 financial crisis has shown us, a correct understanding of credit risk and the ability to manage it are fundamental in today's world.... [-]


Online Course: Culture Sensitive Design

Online Part time September 2019 Netherlands Netherlands Online

This course will take participants beyond the obvious into the unexplored. It will expand their view and move their research from the realm of the traditional user-product environment into the cultural context. [+]

Cultural sensitivity and understanding can stimulate the potential for innovation in new product and service design. This course will show you how!

Could a valuable (and healthy) innovative idea, such as the use of hot air technology to fry food be adopted worldwide? Can indigenous patterns and other forms of native art be used to decorate products regardless of their context and meaning? Can the way we look at and compare cultural differences and practices be a source of inspiration in product and service design?

This course will take participants beyond the obvious into the unexplored. It will expand their view and move their research from the realm of the traditional user-product environment into the cultural context. Cultural sensitivity will help, not only to avoid mismatches between designs and intended users, but it will also prove a great source of inspiration and opportunities for new product design.... [-]


Online Course: Design for Values: Sharpen Your Business Proposition

Online Full time September 2019 Netherlands Netherlands Online

Sharpen your business proposition by learning how to systematically integrate values (such as sustainability, safety, equity and privacy) into the design of new technologies or products in your organization. This will ensure a strategic win-win outcome for both society and your business. [+]

Sharpen your business proposition by learning how to systematically integrate values (such as sustainability, safety, equity and privacy) into the design of new technologies or products in your organization. This will ensure a strategic win-win outcome for both society and your business.

Investing in and adopting Design for Values can benefit your organization in multiple ways:

Improve the chances of commercial success and increase investors' confidence by making innovations more socially acceptable. Prevent future legal problems and reduce the risks of negative financial implications caused by bad publicity. Risks potentially associated with the use of new technologies can be prevented if they are properly assessed and addressed during the product design process. Retain and attract new customers by using sales arguments based on the benefits of integrated values. Using these values as part of your marketing strategy can help you define your unique selling proposition. Strengthen your brand's reputation and reinforce its position in the industry by showing commitment to the development of the industry with ethical business practices and contributions to the community. ... [-]

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

Online Part time September 2019 Netherlands Netherlands Online

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. [+]

Weight reduction is a key factor in the development of materials and components for use in many industries. Lightweight structures are widely used for this purpose. However, these structures present challenges: they need to be light but also safe, durable and easy to maintain. How can this be done?

This course provides an introduction to lightweight structures, starting with the "trinity" - the interaction between shape design, base material, and manufacturing. The evidence gained from both successes and failures demonstrates that the interaction between these three elements is crucial for successful designs and end products.

The course covers the design principles of lightweight structures; durability and fatigue; testing; manufacturing methods and mechanics. The main focus is on structures made with composites but the use of metals will be addressed as well.... [-]


Online Course: Fatigue of Structures and Materials

Online Part time September 2019 Netherlands Netherlands Online

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. [+]

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 analyze 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 September 2019 Netherlands Netherlands Online

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

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

In this course, you will learn about engineering applications with FRPs in building and infrastructure development. There are more widely available courses about the use of composite materials in the field of aerospace engineering. But aspects and requirements such as scale, laminate composition, nature of loading, environment, life-span, production techniques and tolerances, quality control, inspection, and maintenance are quite different in construction projects compared with aerospace and automotive applications.... [-]


Online Course: High-rate Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment

Online Part time May 2019 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. [+]

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: Introduction to Wind Turbines: Physics and Technology

Online Part time November 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

This course gives students an overview of the multidisciplinary aspects of wind turbines without too much detailed study of the literature of all these aspects. It will explain the relevant technologies at a similarly accessible level. [+]

Wind turbines involve many technical aspects: rotor blades, gearboxes, generators, control systems, etc. These are based on many physical disciplines, such as dynamics, statics, aerodynamics, and electricity. Anyone who wants to apply their scientific or engineering skills to wind turbines should have an overview of the technology with which they interact. This course provides such an overview and helps you understand how the various components of a wind energy system act together. This course gives students an overview of the multidisciplinary aspects of wind turbines without too much detailed study of the literature of all these aspects. It will explain the relevant technologies at a similarly accessible level.... [-]


Online Course: Linear Modeling

Online Part time September 2019 Netherlands Netherlands Online

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. [+]

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 Part time September 2019 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: Offshore Wind Farm Technology: Design, Installation and Operation

Online Part time October 2019 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. [+]

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 Part time October 2019 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? [+]

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 Part time October 2019 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Online Course: Rotor and Wake Aerodynamics

Online Part time 17  February 2019 Netherlands Netherlands Online

Rotor and wake aerodynamics are key to many applications such as helicopter and propeller rotors in transport and wind turbines for electricity generation. But rotors have a tendency to generate three-dimensional unsteady aerodynamic phenomena that are complex both to understand and to model. [+]

Rotor and wake aerodynamics are key to many applications such as helicopter and propeller rotors in transport and wind turbines for electricity generation. But rotors have a tendency to generate three-dimensional unsteady aerodynamic phenomena that are complex both to understand and to model.

For anyone working in the development and production of helicopter or wind turbine blades, this course is invaluable. It will deliver a depth of knowledge of the science and an ability to apply the technology that will enhance the careers of those already in the industry and the prospects of those wishing to enter it.

The course focuses on the following topics:

Momentum theory applied to rotor simulation and design and potential flow models for rotors Airfoil aerodynamics Unsteady aerodynamics Aeroacoustics Wake aerodynamic ... [-]

Online Course: Spacecraft Technology

Online Part time 13  September 2019 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. [+]

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 ... [-]

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