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 max. 200 students will have the opportunity to take part in the Joint Interdisciplinary Project. Interdisciplinary project teams of each four to five selected MSc students will work together full time for ten weeks starting Q1 2020.
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
During JIP 2018 I experienced the opportunity to step outside my normal study pattern and get a taste of real world challenges.
JIP student 2018 - Feadship project
The participating companies 2020 will be announced in January/ March 2020. In April 2020 the selected companies and case-studies will be officially presented by the
company coaches at TU Delft campus. This ‘meet & greet’ with the companies will be organized for students who are interested in the Joint Interdisciplinary Project.
Wednesday, April 24th the selected companies and case-studies were presented at TU Delft campus. This ‘meet & greet’ with the companies was organized for students who are interested in the Joint Interdisciplinary Project.
The project was interesting and motivational. It provided a lot of energy and collaboration in a short period of time!
JIP student 2018
Royal HaskoningDHV project
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
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 2020
You are full time available (40 hours per week) in Q1
Motivation letter + Top 3 company cases
Approval from your master coordinator
Students will be selected on the basis of motivation, study progress and recommendation.
Announcement participating companies & topics February-April 2020. Application April/May 2020.
Announcement selected teams May/June 2020.
The Joint Interdisciplinary Project is an interdisciplinary team internship
Programme JIP 2020-2021:
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
Additional case study related company fieldtrip
Location: both in the company and at TU Delft
Team mentoring by a company coach and a staff member of TU Delft
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 Aerospace Engineering
Director of education at 3ME
Programma Coordinator 4TU CEE
Nanneke de Fouw
JIP Support Staff
Want to join JIP 2020 or simply have a question? just drop Birgit or Pratul a quick message and we'll get back to you!