Joint Interdisciplinary Project
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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 2020 150 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 2021-2022 max. 200 students can start in Q1 2021.
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
"To accomplish better results, all aspects and different views should be treated with the same amount of passion and energy.”
JIP 2019 | Team Axxiflex
One significant take away from this experience is to listen to people with critical thinking, and be humble and open to the thoughts that I never heard of
JIP 2019 | Team Royal Haskoning DHV
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 2021
You are full time available (40 hours per week) in Q1
JIP application form (Brightspace)
JIP Motivation letter + Top 3 company cases
Students will be selected on the basis of motivation, study progress and recommendation.
Open for applications: 26th of April - 17th of May.
Selection period: April/May 2021.
Announcement teams: June 2021.
The Joint Interdisciplinary Project is an interdisciplinary team internship
Programme JIP 2021-2022:
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
Location: depending on COVID-19 restrictions: ‘hybrid’: online, at TU Delft campus, possibly in the company
Team mentoring by a company coach and a staff member of TU Delft
Coursecode on Brightspace: TUD4040
Planning JIP 2021:
April 2021: Companies and cases JIP 2021 will be announced.
April-May 2021: Student application.
May-June 2021: Selection student teams.
August 30th 2021: Start JIP 2021. Fulltime for 10 weeks.
A general impression of the course of the project
The reviews & course days are plenary
It was amazing to do these kinds of projects and I feel it helped to evolve both internal and external knowledge in every team member.
JIP student 2018
Huisman Coastal Defence project
Birgit de Bruin
Director of education at Faculty of 3mE
Programma Coordinator 4TU CEE
Nanneke de Fouw
JIP Support Staff
IT, Media & Event
Miguel Saez Ortuno
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