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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.

Programs taught in:
  • English
  • Dutch

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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, sup ... [+]

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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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 infra ... [+]

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:... [-]

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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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

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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 inve ... [+]

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.... [-]

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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-produc ... [+]

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.... [-]

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September 2019
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7 weeks
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In an increasingly data-driven world, data and its use aren't always all it's cracked up to be. This course aims to address the critical lack of any or appropriate data i ... [+]

In an increasingly data-driven world, data and its use aren't always all it's cracked up to be. This course aims to address the critical lack of any or appropriate data in many areas where complex decisions need to be made.

For instance, how can you predict volcano activity when no eruptions have been recorded over a long period of time? Or how can you predict how many people will be resistant to antibiotics in a country where there is no available data at the national level? Or how about estimating the time needed to evacuate people in flood risk areas?

In situations like these, expert opinions are needed to address complex decision-making problems. This course, aimed at researchers and professionals from any academic background, will show you how expert opinion can be used for uncertainty quantification in a rigorous manner.... [-]

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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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

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Fatigue fractures may occur as a consequence of cyclic loading structures. In particular, within the context of fatigue and damage tolerance certification, engineers shou ... [+]

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.... [-]

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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.... [-]

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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 e ... [+]

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.... [-]

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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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

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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.... [-]

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How do designers incorporate their personal vision for the future into their designs? Join this course to move beyond human-centered design and learn a unique design appr ... [+]

How do designers incorporate their personal vision for the future into their designs? Join this course to move beyond human-centered design and learn a unique design approach where your own vision plays a central role. This course provides training for professional designers and other innovation professionals in the design method 'Vision in Product Design' (ViP). ViP is a method developed at TU Delft that forces you to examine the ideas underlying your design in great detail, before coming to a manifestation: What exactly is it that you want people to understand, experience or do? The rationale behind this method is designing for the future. The majority of institutional design today is focused on a human-centered approach, using user research as the primary input for designing products and services. However, this approach is not foolproof, especially when designing for a future context which users cannot predict and/or do not have an explicit vision for. Instead of trying to formulate a product idea that matches the goal, the ViP method asks the designer to come up with a vision of the relationship between the user and the product, and then use that vision as the basis for your design. The ViP design approach is grounded in three basic principles:... [-]

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