The free elective space (max 15 EC in case of a 45-EC thesis project) ) allows the student to do a research task, an international exchange programme, an internship, an interfaculty specialisation profile (art. 4) or courses offered by other universities or by the Delft University of Technology; in the latter case, preferably courses from another department, or social studies courses.
Alternatively, this space may be used for homologation courses. These are courses that students can take to acquire knowledge missing from their previous bachelor programme.
Within this space an internship or extra project may be used as a pre-study to the final thesis project effectively extending the overall project to 60 EC.