About Learning Online

Welcome to TU Delft Online Learning! We are delighted that you are thinking of joining our extensive community of learners.

The courses we offer are authored by the world-class academic staff at TU Delft which is one of the leading technical universities in Europe and we have been delivering them since 2014. These carefully crafted and unique online courses are designed to help you take the next step in your career and bring added knowledge and value to your organization or your community. 

Studying online can be a new experience for some or a different one from what you may have had in other courses. This is how our online courses work and what you can expect:

24/7 access

TU Delft’s online learning is predominantly asynchronous, which means that you do not have to be in front of your computer at a specific time to attend lectures. All lectures are recorded and you can access your course 24/7 and use flexible online tools like the forum (discussion board) to communicate with your instructor and fellow participants.


The total number of hours you need to invest per week is detailed on each individual course page. This includes the recorded video lectures as well as other course activities such as readings, quizzes, assignments and other activities to help you fully understand and apply what you have learned. 


To make sure that our participants achieve the desired level of expertise, we include assignments and quizzes which you need to complete to earn the course certificate. These must be submitted before a specific due date. 


Some courses may occasionally have live sessions at a specific time and date. These sessions are usually announced on the course information page or at the beginning of the course, so that you can plan your time well in advance. If you are not able to attend because of your time-zone or any other reason, you will always have the opportunity to view the recorded session when it is convenient for you.

Tips for successful learning

Engaging with the course on a regular basis, connecting with your peers and managing your time efficiently are some of the keys for successful learning. This full list of tips can help you complete your course successfully.

More resources

   Learn more about TU Delft Online Learning
   2-minute video tour of our learning platform
   Webinar Online Learning TU Delft - Your Questions Answered
   What do other learners say about our courses? Read the story of Vanida from Chile, a TU Delft graduate. 
   More questions? Visit our support page for FAQs or to contact us.