The start of your studies in Computer Science & Engineering

Where and when do lectures start?

Lectures start on 4 September 2017. You are expected on campus between 9 and 10 o’clock at the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science (EEMCS). This is building number 36 and the address is Mekelweg 4 in Delft. You will receive an exact time by e-mail in August. This e-mail will also contain the programme of your first day, which will start with a Programme introduction.

Please remember that the first day of studies is a very busy day on campus: busses are crowded and it may be more difficult to find a space to park your bike. Make sure you leave on time: it’s okay to be a few minutes earlier.

What can or should I do before the first day?

Your studies start on 4 September. There are a few things that are good to do before that day:

How do I find out which books to buy?

All required and suggested books and/or readers are stated in the course information in the Digital Study Guide.

All books are sold by study association W.I.S.V. 'Christiaan Huygens' (CH). During the Programme introduction on the first day, there will be enough time for you to buy your books there. You can pay using your debit card. CH members receive a discount on books, so joining CH pays off!

Once your registration at Delft UT is complete, you will receive your login details. You can use these to order readers in our electronic learning environment Brightspace. More information during the Programme Introduction!

Should I buy a laptop?

Yes, you should! You will need it, not only to study from home, but also for your practical courses and projects on campus. You can buy a laptop from the TU, but you can also buy from another shop, as long as the laptop meets the required specifications. These will soon be published (mid June) on the Delft UT Laptop project website ( ).

Not entirely sure of what to buy? Or maybe you prefer Apple products? Contact the study association, they will be able to give you advice:

Should I join the study association?

Every study programme at Delft UT has a study association. The study association organises interesting and fun activities all year round. They also sell the books you need (members get a discount!) and if you have any questions or remarks concerning your study programme they can help you. So you don’t have to become a member, but it is a good idea.

CSE students are joined by Applied Mathematics (AM) student in study association W.I.S.V. ‘Christiaan Huygens’ (generally called CH, website: The first contact you’ll have with CH is during the Freshers’ weekend, which is part of Delft UT’s general introduction week OWee. Register for the Freshers’ weekend and the OWEE via the latter’s website:

On the weekend you will meet other CSE and AM students. You will also receive a lot of information about studying at our faculty. Some lecturers and other staff will join for a day so you can meet them. If you have successfully applied to CSE you will receive information on the weekend automatically. See you there!

Please note: there will be no hazing during the Freshers’ weekend. It is a fun weekend aimed at informing you on educational matters and the study association and getting to know fellow students. Programme management therefore highly recommends taking part!

Will there be an introduction to the programme?

The first day starts with signing an attendance sheet, registering for a Mentoring group and, if you haven’t done so already, buying books. Afterwards, the director of studies will welcome you during the Programme Introduction. After lunch you will attend the first lecture of the course Computer Organisation.

How are first year students supervised?

Computer Science & Engineering has compulsory Mentoring. You will be divided into small groups and meet regularly with two mentors: a lecturer of the programme and an older student. You will learn study skills and more about computer science, the faculty and Delft. And of course you’ll get to know each other. In the second quarter you and the other group member will be a team during the OOP Project.

Besides Mentoring by a lecturer and an older student your Academic Counsellor Eva de Haan will be available to discuss you study progress and planning and answer any questions you may have. If you have a functional impairment, for instance a dyslexia or a physical disability, and you need support in your studies as a result, you may also contact Ms de Haan for advice and information. Make an appointment via

Where can I find information about the courses in the programme?

Information on all courses of the CSE programme is available in the digital study guide ( On the first day you will also receive a curriculum chart which gives a schematic overview of the programme. Check this year’s curriculum chart here:

Where can I find my timetable?

For an indication of your timetable go to and click on ‘add timetable’. Pick year ‘2017-2018’ (or, if not available 2016-2017) and click on ‘Programme of study’. In the window that opens, search for ‘Technische Informatica’ (Dutch for CSE!) and select ‘1e jaar’ (1st year). Add this study programme and select the week you want to see.

Does CSE give a binding recommendation on continuation of studies (Bindend Studieadvies BSA)?

Yes, like all Delft UT bachelor’s programmes CSE requires that you pass at least 45 credits worth of courses in the first year. Find more information on

Where can I find more information?

The Delft UT website has more information.

For more information on the EEMCS faculty check and the Academic Counsellors’ website: .



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