Industrial Design Engineering

University of Twente
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
01 September 2023

About this program

Industrial Design Engineering

Will you design the consumer products of the future? Products that don’t just look good, but are also geared to the needs of end-users, the production process, packaging requirements and recyclability? In our three-year, English-taught Bachelor’s in Industrial Design Engineering you will learn to combine technology and creativity to design and improve products. Together with fellow students, you will spend time in the work-place designing and making physical and virtual (consumer) products that are practical to use, well designed and in line with users’ needs and wants. If you want to get a solid foundation in technology and engineering and cover a variety of subjects, from mathematics to graphic design and from ergonomics to marketing, Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) is the right choice for you.

Admission requirements

English language requirement

  • IELTS (academic) with an overall score of 6.0 and a certificate not older than two years.
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) with an overall score of 80 and a certificate not older than two years. Please note that the University of Twente does not accept the MyBest scores of the TOEFL test.
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced, formerly known as; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) obtained with an A, B or C grade.
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency, formerly known as; Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) obtained with an A, B or C grade.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Introduction to Ide
  • Ideation
  • Realisation of Products
  • Smart Products

Year 2

  • Human-Product Relations
  • Consumer Products
  • Designing for Specific Users
  • Virtual Product Development

Year 3

  • Systems in Context
  • Bachelor Thesis Project

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Tuiton fee for EU/EEA: €2,168 per year
  • Tuition fee for Non-EU/EEA: €10,750 per year


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design Engineering
  • Certification: BSc
  • Accreditation - Nvao

Continuing studies

Most people who graduate from the Bachelor’s in IDE enter our two-year, English-taught Master’s in Industrial Design Engineering. This Master’s is a perfect follow-up to the Bachelor’s. Another popular choice is the Master's in Mechanical Engineering. With your Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design Engineering, you can enter most engineering & technology master’s, provided you first complete a pre-master’s programme.

Career paths

After getting your Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design Engineering, you can further specialise by pursuing a master’s degree. Most students choose to do this. You can follow a master’s at the University of Twente, at another Dutch university, or at a university abroad. Some bachelor’s graduates join the job market straight away or start their own business.

About this institute

The University of Twente is a young, entrepreneurial research university in the Netherlands with proven excellence in the field of new technologies and their impact on society and humanity. The university develops technologies that shape the future: ICT, biotechnology, and...

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