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EEMCS: Your connection to the future

The education programmes of TU Delft are designed with the engineers of the future in mind. The three disciplines in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) play a pivotal role in meeting this demand. Mathematics, one of the pillars of every technological science, provides the intellectual and professional tools that are the basic equipment of every engineer. Information and communication technology (ICT) is everywhere around us in society. It is one of the new paradigms of recent history. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science together account for 80% of the ICT research at TU Delft. The current focus on sustainability, high-level effectiveness and energy savings indicates the relevance of our other fields of expertise: electrical power engineering and power supply.


Thanks to our staff, the Faculty of EEMCS is a leader in developing and maintaining knowledge and expertise in electrical engineering, computer science and applied mathematics at the highest international level, and disseminating this knowledge to third parties. With our combined power, knowledge and facilities, we work to manage and solve the social problems of today and those we anticipate in the future, especially with the opportunities provided by ICT and electrical power engineering. At Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral levels, the faculty seeks to shape our students into responsible engineers who will continue the learning process throughout their whole lives. The faculty provides a stimulating and inspiring environment that helps to prepare them for their future careers and their responsibility to society.


TU Delft's unique social position, as set out in 'Challenging the Future', means that our programmes are designed with the engineers of the future in mind. It is these young engineers that will develop novel solutions to the global challenges of the year 2040. The world's population is expected to grow to 9 billion people by 2050, but as yet the living standards of the vast majority of the world's population still lag far behind those of the rich developed world. Rising living standards in the developing world represents the greatest challenge of the future and will unleash complex issues. Increasing energy consumption and dwindling natural resources, a worsening climate problem, globalisation, structural poverty, urbanisation, war and international migration would all seem to be in store.
In the context of such developments, the Faculty of EEMCS has a clear vision of its role and responsibilities. Electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science will make vital contributions to global welfare, well-being, and security. ICT will play an essential role in our future society. It will be a driver of ever greater globalisation, connecting a world which will become totally networked at all possible levels. Expanding virtualisation will also lead to new paradigms. The Faculty of EEMCS will make a real contribution to developing sustainable products and systems and address the challenges of energy production, storage and distribution.


The faculty houses three tightly interconnected disciplines within one building and will continue to work on strengthening the symbiosis between these three disciplines. Research at the Faculty has already attained international levels of excellence, and a number of our research groups work at the very highest international level. The Faculty will strive to ensure that its research will meet the most ambitious targets by striving for even greater quality and synergy between the three disciplines represented here. We will also focus on quality of teaching, both within our educational programmes and our educational process and environment.
The Faculty's main objectives can be summarised as follows:

  • supplying excellent BSc, MSc and PhD graduates
  • conducting leading research programmes
  • ensuring high visibility for our research findings 
  • outstanding research facilities 
  • creating a pleasant working environment for staff
  • helping our alumni to occupy important national and international positions.


The Faculty's excellent researchers and outstanding facilities in three important ICT disciplines, energy power engineering, and applied mathematics will enable us to meet these objectives. The fact that we participate in so many research centres and institutes, interfaculty research projects, and national and international research projects demonstrates the relevance of our fields of study.
To achieve the mission and objectives set out above, the main thrusts of the Faculty's policies in the near future are:
* modernise and enhance the quality of teaching; the starting point for this will be to ensure complete coherence between the Bachelor's, Master's, and post-graduate level programmes.
* enhance the attractiveness and input of the Bachelor's degree programmes.
* focus more closely on the sustainability of research; anticipate new research areas and expand new research which involves solving today's major global questions.
* enhance the quality and visibility of the Faculty's research.
* stimulate socially engaged and responsible entrepreneurship in the broadest sense.

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