Industrial Design

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 1.91 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 8.46 k / Year(s)  
187 place StudyQA ranking:1417 Duration:36 months


Industrial Design focuses on intelligent products, systems and services. Therefore there are engineers required with the ability to match technology to the real needs and wishes of users.

Industrial Design relates to products and services that enable us to make optimal use of our environment and interact with it. It's based on three important pillars: technology integration, the user perspective and design in the broadest possible sense. All three are constant factors during the entire bachelor program. Teaching ID at TU/e is competency-centered. That means students do not have to take exams for individual courses; instead they have to develop competencies such as technology integration, social and cultural awareness, market orientation and visual language. Competency development is tested each half-year, based on the 'digital portfolio' that you keep. Compared with other engineering courses this is a revolutionary approach. The staff of coaches and professors consists of individuals who work at least part-time in their own companies or design bureaus, or who teach at other institutes such as the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL), the Royal College of Arts, or an engineering course at one of the Dutch Universities of Technology.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Start in 1 September: May (non-EEA: May). Tuition fee
  • EUR 1906 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 8464 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

Types of teaching (in year 1):

  • theory: 40%
  • practice: 40%
  • self study: 20%

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 0%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 0%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 0%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 0%

This programme has a workload of 180 ECTS.


Honors Academy:

If you have the potential to finish the propedeuse in one year and if your results put you among the top 20% of your year group, you fulfill one of the criteria for a successful application.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 90

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.


Previous education: Must be equivalent to Dutch pre-university diplomas (especially with respect to mathematics and physics).

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1
  • IELTS overall band: 6.5
  • TOEFL internet based: 90

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).


Scholarships and grants

Undergraduate students


There are very few scholarships open to international students wishing to follow a Bachelor's program. The grantfinder may offer some possibilities.


Students from countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) may be eligible for a grant from the Dutch government.


Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands

Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands

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