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About JIP

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

About JIP

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



Companies 2020


The participating companies 2020 will be announced in April 2020. Each year a 'company pitch event' is held so companies can present themselves and students can ask questions. Because of the CORVID-19 virus this event will be replaced by an online platform where companies will post videos and students can ask questions. Over the course of 3 days the companies will answer the questions. Keep an eye on the JIP social media to be kept up to date about the online platform.

Flying V

Aviation is facing its biggest challenged since its inception: environmental sustainability. There is no silver bullet to making flying environmentally sustainable. Radical aircraft configurations, alternative fuel, changed operations and a modified pricing policy need to come together. The Aerospace Engineering Faculty of TU Delft has presented its radical Flying-V design promising a 20% reduction in energy consumption. Hydrogen is a serious alternative to kerosene with zero CO2 emissions. This case centers around the implementation of a hydrogen-based aviation ecosystem with the Flying V configuration at its core.

View the company presentation, full case and ask questions (Q&A is open 27th of april untill 7th of may):

Companies 2019

These companies were part of JIP in 2019.

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?
Entry criteria:

  • 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

Application criteria:

  • Motivation letter + Top 3 company cases

  • Approval from your master coordinator 

  • CV


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.




Practical Information

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



JIP team 

Birgit de Bruin

JIP Coordinator

Aldert Kamp

Director of Education at Aerospace Engineering

Hans Hellendoorn

Director of education at 3ME

Renate Klaassen

Programma Coordinator 4TU CEE

Nanneke de Fouw

JIP Support Staff

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