Currently no public JIP events are scheduled.
Real business cases, real experience
The Joint Interdisciplinary Project is an exceptional opportunity to incorporate real interdisciplinary teamwork into your Master. You will work together with passionate fellow students and companies in technical innovation ‘in the niche’ on a business case to create innovative impact. Teams will be able to think beyond their field of expertise, deepen their analytic and creative skills all the while sharing their disciplinary knowledge. Students will get the guidance required to realize the change and get a taste of both success and failure to become resilient in the face of obstacles. The projects are focused on integrated design or research assignments, in addition to value adding, societal acceptance and engineering ethics.
In JIP 2023, more than 200 students had the opportunity to take part in the Joint Interdisciplinary Project. Interdisciplinary project teams of each four to five selected MSc students have worked together full time for ten weeks. Next academic year 2024-2025 > 250 students can start in Q1 (September 2023)
Defining your team problem definition based on the company case study
Connecting with stakeholders in both industry & academic world
Experiencing your future professional environment
Inspirational interacting with other JIP teams
Cognitive abilities attributable to interdisciplinary thinking
Scientific and intellectual development
Research and design capabilities
Collaboration and communication in an interdisciplinary team
Self-adjustment and reflection capabilities
Be prepared to apply and expand your knowledge and skills from day one. The interdisciplinary learning atmosphere will help you grow both personally and professionally
JIP 2022 | Team KLM
“JIP gave me the opportunity to learn new skills through a dynamic experience in
addition to applying my prior knowledge in a real-life setting.
JIP 2022 | Team NACO
Do you have what it takes?
Entry and application criteria
Are you an adventurous student seeking an integrated learning experience?
Curious to develop both technical knowledge and ‘generic’ skills such as management, interdisciplinary teamwork, design thinking, ethics, business models? Are you generous to share your experiences and motivated to inspire your fellow students with your own disciplinary knowledge? Passionate about the challenges in interdisciplinary high-tech innovation & business development in a real-life testing environment. Do you want to surprise professionals in the world of engineering with innovative, unexpected, transcending insights?
You are a 2nd-year master student (Technical Medicine: 2nd or 3rd year)
You have almost completed the first year of the master’s degree programme and will enroll in your second year of master’s degree programme at TU Delft in September 2024
You are full time available (40 hours per week) in Q1
JIP application form (Brightspace)
JIP Motivation letter + Top 3 company cases
The Joint Interdisciplinary Project is an interdisciplinary team internship
Programme JIP 2024-2025:
Kick Off days: First three days of the programme: ‘managing the project’ courses: scrum, ethics, interdisciplinary teamwork, business models, finances, design thinking
Additional company workshops: in depth lectures & workshops by the company coaches related to the team cases
Team mentoring by a company coach and a staff member of TU Delft
Planning JIP 2024:
March-April: Companies and cases JIP will be announced.
April-May: Student application is open
June: Announcement of JIP Teams
September: Start JIP. Fulltime for 10 weeks.
A general impression of the course of the project
The reviews & course days are plenary
“Working towards a common goal often requires effective communication, commitment, and coordination. I've upskilled myself in these areas, thanks to the JIP experience.”