Computer Science


About this minor

In the minor Computer Science, you get an introduction on two of the hottest topics in the field: modern software development and data science. You will deepen your Python programming skills, apply algorithms and data structures on a variety of problems in domains such as data science, and work in teams using modern development and collaboration tools.

Be aware that we expect you to have basic programming skills before you enter this programme! To help you figure out whether you are at the correct level, we have created a mini-course on Python Prerequisites. You can find our mini-course here: Please check it out before registering for this minor programme. If you have trouble doing the assignments, this minor programme might not be for you.

In addition to basic programming skills, we expect you to have good knowledge of university-level mathematics (calculus, linear algebra, probability, and statistics).

Learning outcomes

  • Develop sufficiently complex software programs, using Python.
  • Understand, apply, and adapt core computer science algorithms and data structures.
  • Understand and apply software engineering principles and techniques.
  • Develop data science applications using modern tools and visualization techniques.

Good to know

Registration for this thematic minor is on a first-come, first-served basis and available places. (No lottery draw).

As written above, we expect you to have programming skills and to have a strong mathematical background before you enroll for this minor programme. Check out the Python Prerequisites course that we linked elsewhere.

This minor is available for bachelor’s students from the TU Delft, Leiden University, and Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Students from other universities are unfortunately not eligible to follow this minor. If you are a student from Leiden or Erasmus, please check the “thematic minor overview” to see whether you can apply for this minor (based on which faculty you study at).

All TU Delft bachelor’s students can apply for this minor, except for students of the bachelor’s in Computer Science and Engineering.

This is a regular minor, and not a bridging minor that would allow students to join our Computer Science master’s programme later.

For bachelor’s students from Applied Mathematics (BSc TW) the following applies:

  • If you have already done AM1090 (Introduction to Programming), you have to replace TI3105TU (Intermediate Python Programming) by the course CSE1400 (Computer Organisation).
  • If you have already done TI1520AM (Algorithms & Data Structures), you have to replace TI3111TU (Algorithms & Data Structures) by the course CSE2220 (Signal Processing).

If you are not a Mathematics student from the TU Delft, you cannot replace the Python course, even if you have already done a course on Python.

Student at Leiden University, TU Delft or Erasmus University Rotterdam?
Check the eligibility matrix to see if your bachelor’s degree programme offers access to this and other minors at

Student at another educational institution?
External students cannot register via EduXchange. Interested in this minor, read the whole registration procedure at

For information about the courses, visit the TU Delft study guide.
For additional information on this minor, visit the TU Delft minor page.

Teaching method and examination

Lectures, practical sessions, and projects. Most courses have one or two exams.

Check the detailed overview of courses, learning activities and study load at

Link to more information

  • Credits
    ECTS 30
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  • Start date

    2 September 2024

    • Ends
      9 February 2025
    • Term *
      Block MIN N S1
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    • Register between
      15 May, 13:00 - 31 Aug 2024
These offerings are valid for students of Leiden University