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Master of Science Computer Engineering

Delft University of Technology

Program description

Master of Science Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering is the engineering discipline that deals with the usage and development of Software and Hardware of computing systems (computers). It covers computers and computing devices from embedded to personal computers, and from mainframes to supercomputers. Computer engineering is widely considered to be one of the most dynamic fields in terms of market growth. Every year, every person in this world buys at least one product that has been designed by a computer engineer.

The students joining the Computer Engineering master of science program will learn the theory and practice of system software, including programming, operating systems, compilers and computer networks. Furthermore they will learn computer architecture, and the implementation and development of computer hardware. In addition, the state of the art in design of software tools and methodologies for synthesis, physical design, VLSI, hardware software codesign, systems on chip, VLSI test technology and reliability, and performance analysis will be addressed by the programme.

In order to prepare our students to become world-class engineers, we provide them with strong theoretical and practical knowledge. In order to ensure that our graduates can contribute to the industry, we devote a large part of the programme to practical software and hardware design experiments and prototyping.

The MSc programme in Computer Engineering is related to the programmes in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and in particular Embedded Systems, which are also offered by the faculty of EEMCS. The Computer Engineering programme has a focus towards (field) programmable hardware (such as microcontrollers and FPGAs), while the Embedded Systems programme has an inclination towards embedded software and system dependability.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for MSc Computer Engineering:

  •                  A good university BSc degree
  •                  A BSc Cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 75% of the scale maximum
  •                  Proof of English language proficiency

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Tuition fees

Tuition fee for 2012-2013 academic year

For students with EU/EFTA nationality or Surinamese nationality
around € 1,771 per year (all programme)

For students with non EU/EFTA nationality

  •         all Bachelor's programmes € 8,096,- per year
  •         all Master's programmes € 12,650,- per year 

The various TU Delft joint programmes have their own individual tuition fees and Tuition fees for TU Delft’s programmes are reviewed annually.

You will need approximately € 1.500,- to cover initial settling-in expenses. The cost of living and study, including food, accommodation, transport, books, and obligatory health insurance is estimated to be between € 850 and € 1.100,- per month.


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Delft University of Technology

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Delft University of Technology combines the strenghts of a modern university with a rich tradition. The University's eight faculties are at the forefront of technological development, and their work is contributing to scientific advancement in the interests of society. Delft...

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