Elective courses

The elective part of your Bachelor’s program comprises out of 15 credits USE learning trajectory and  45 credits electives*.  You can opt for elective packages or separate elective courses. In principle, any course in the Bachelor College can be chosen as an elective, including Major courses from other programs. You could take more than one USE learning trajectory, in this case the second USE trajectory will be marked as a Coherent package of 15 credits.

Once you have made a final decision on your degree program, the optional component allows you to experiment with electives and packages to match your studies even more closely to your (developing) interests and capabilities as you progress through the program. Depending on your ambitions, interests and capabilities you could, for example, decide to deepen your knowledge of your major, explore the boundaries between a number of disciplines, study a combination of two majors (possibly to gain two degree certificates), take on the challenge of an Honors program or obtain a second-level teaching qualification for pre-university education.

However, you will need to bear in mind the necessary prior knowledge required for the course and the timeslot you wish to choose. The TU/e PlanApp and this website can provide useful guidance. Discuss your options with your study coach, who can help you make an appropriate choice. Also, the Check your Match event will be organised annually, where you can deepen the information about your free courses and USE-trajectory.

* This differs with the combined programs:
- Applied Mathematics-Software Science: 10ECTS electives & 15 ECTS USE.
- Web Science-Software Science: 20ECTS electives & 15 ECTS USE.
- Applied Mathematics - Applied Pfysics: 10ECTS electives & 15 ECTS USE.

Please note! Some courses overlap to much with courses of your own major, which  means you are not allowed to take part in those. Check the overview of the excluded courses for each major to find out more.

Tip: Use the free electives in your first year to discover your personal interests. Most of the coherent packages start in the second year, on some of the packages we advise to start in the first year to make sure you finish your Bachelor in 3 years.

Tip: Would you like to do a Masters’ after you finished the Bachelor College? We advise you to also check this website. If your major doesn’t give direct admission to the Masters’ program, you could take homologation courses as free electives. Contact the study advisor of the Master’s program you would like to take for more information.