24 months
19600 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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The Robotics programme of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is situated at the intersection of mechanical engineering and artificial intelligence. Engineers who graduate in this domain will be able to guide the industry in strengthening and accelerating robotisation.


The technology industry is changing rapidly. Robotization and digitisation are no longer vistas but an everyday reality. Previous developments in electronics have led to mechatronics. Nowadays, mechatronics is indispensable in mechanical engineering.

At this moment, rapid advances in artificial intelligence lead to the emergence of a new discipline: that of cognitive robotics, in which an artificial ‘brain’ is integrated with the mechanical ‘body’ of a robot. Robotics – if well designed and integrated into society – has the potential to contribute to solutions to the complex challenges in the areas of food supply, transportation, production, energy, and medical care.

What you will learn

Only knowledge of algorithms will not be sufficient: mechanical engineering knowledge is indispensable once movements and forces are involved, and ethics are indispensable to estimate the impact on society. Future society needs Robotics Engineers who understand how algorithms can be applied. These engineers ensure that mechanical systems learn and interact in complex environments; they also can use their knowledge to develop robots for a worthy society.

The Robotics programme of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) offers students a multidisciplinary education, allowing them to develop innovative and intelligent products and systems that meet today’s challenges. The focus of the programme is on the interaction between human and machine. You will acquire and apply broad knowledge on Robotics on the multidisciplinary intersection of mechanical engineering and artificial intelligence. You will learn how to model, design, and control robotic systems, how to analyse, evaluate, and validate robotic systems in complex environments, and how to relate scientific knowledge to robotic systems, by critically considering their interaction with societal aspects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dynamics & Control
  • Machine Learning for Robotics
  • Robot Software Practicals
  • Machine Perception
  • Planning & Decision Making
  • Human-Robot Interaction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The following BSc degrees are eligible for admission: Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Robotics
  • A bachelor’s degree with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 75% of the scale maximum, unless specific requirements are defined. The degree must be comparable in level to a bachelor’s degree from a research university in the Netherlands and must be closely related to your MSc programme of choice. In addition, scores for key subjects must also be good.
  • All TU Delft MSc programmes are taught in English. In order to be considered for an MSc programme, you must prove your English proficiency to be at a sufficient level.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Delft

780 - 1160 EUR /month
Living costs

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