The roots of education are bitter, but the fruits is sweet ~ Aristotle

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world ~ Nelson Mandela

Education is not a preparation for life, Education is life itself ~ John Dewey

24.3.08

Delft University of Technology



Delft University of Technology, (Technische Universiteit Delft in Dutch) in Delft, the Netherlands, is the largest and most comprehensive technical university in the Netherlands, with over 13,000 students and 2,100 scientists (including 200 professors). It is a member of the IDEA League.

Although the University only received its current name in 1986, it has been providing technical education for 165 years.

History

On January 8, 1842, King Willem II founded the 'Royal Academy for the education of civilian engineers, for serving both nation and industry, and of apprentices for trade'. The Academy also educated civil servants for the colonies and revenue officers of the Dutch East Indies.


An Act passed on May 2, 1863, imposing regulations on technical education as well as bringing it under the influence of the rules applying to secondary education. Then, on the 20th of June, 1864, a Royal Decree was issued, ordering that the Royal Academy in Delft be disbanded in order to make way for a new 'Polytechnic School'. The School went on to educate architects, and engineers in the fields of civil works, shipbuilding, mechanical engineering and mining.

On May 22, 1905, an Act was passed, acknowledging the academic level of the School's technical education - it became a 'Technische Hogeschool', or an 'Institute of Technology'. Queen Wilhelmina attended the Institute's official opening ceremony on July 10, 1905. The Institute's first Rector Magnificus was the professor of hydraulic engineering ir. J. Kraus. The Institute was granted corporate rights by an Act passed on June 7, 1956.

It was an Act which took effect on 1st September, 1986, that officially transformed the Institute of Technology into Delft University of Technology, also known as 'TU Delft'.

Undergraduate Programs


All undergraduate programs lead to a B.Sc. degree.

Aerospace Engineering

Applied Earth Science

Applied Mathematics

Applied Physics

Architecture

Civil Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Industrial Design Engineering

Life Science & Technology

Marine Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Molecular Science & Technology

Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Management



Graduate Programs



The university offers the following graduate programs (sorted by faculty). All programs lead to a M.Sc. degree.
Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
Geomatics
Applied Sciences
Applied Physics
Biochemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Life Science & Technology
NanoScience
Science Education & Communication
Teacher programme (TULO)
Architecture
Architecture
Building Technology
Real Estate & Housing
Urbanism
Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Applied Earth Sciences
Civil Engineering
Geomatics
Offshore Engineering
Transport, Infrastructure & Logistics
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Applied Mathematics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Power Engineering (track)
Microelectronics (track)
Telecommunications (track)
Embedded Systems
Media & Knowledge Engineering
Bioinformatics (track)
Industrial Design Engineering
Design for Interaction
Integrated Product Design
Strategic Product Design
Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Marine Technology
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Offshore Engineering
Systems & Control
Transport, Infrastructure & Logistics
Technology, Policy and Management
Engineering & Policy Analysis
Geomatics
Management of Technology
Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Management
Transport, Infrastructure & Logistics




TU Delft ranked 63rd in the 2007 THES-QS World University Ranking
TU Delft ranked 78th in the 2008 THES-QS World University Ranking
TU Delft ranked 83rd in the 2009 THES-QS World University Ranking
TU Delft ranked 108th in the 2010 QS World University Ranking
TU Delft ranked 104th in the 2011 QS World University Ranking

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