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Industrial Design Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #186 (QS) ,
The Bachelor’s programme in Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Twente (UT) combines technology and creativity in order to design consumer products that are practical to use, well-designed and right for the target group.


During the Bachelor’s programme in Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Twente (UT), you will learn to design or improve products using technical insights, creativity and a feel for consumer behaviour. In this context, that means products that are functional and attractive. But there is more to it than that: you also have to be able to manufacture your design at a reasonable cost price, the product must be practical, and properly transportable. The Industrial Design Engineering course prepares you for all those aspects.

What distinguishes this programme from courses elsewhere, above all, is its future-oriented approach. You will get a firm grip on the entire design process, from developing ideas to market introduction. You will gain fundamental knowledge at a scientific level that lets you navigate accurately between technical possibilities and market movements. This makes you an entrepreneurial designer.


Research has shown that there is a lot of demand for industrial designers who can design intelligent products, with an eye for the overall design process. This central, coordinating role is getting more and more important. Technological developments are taking place extremely rapidly, while the commercial lifespans of products are getting shorter and shorter. Demand for engineers who are able to look beyond the boundaries of their own specialist field is therefore going to keep increasing strongly over the next few years.

The Industrial Design Engineering programme at the University of Twente prepares you for this. After you have completed this course, you will be ready to start a career as an entrepreneurial designer. You will be a professional who – literally and figuratively – can design the future. You will be familiar with all aspects of the product development process. You will be able to anticipate the future and to look beyond professional boundaries.


The Bachelor’s programme in Industrial Design Engineering at University of Twente (UT) is accredited by NVAO.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Design
  • Concept Creation
  • Realization of Concepts
  • Smart Products
  • Human-Product Relationships
  • Consumer Products
  • Designing for a Target Group
  • Multi-Functionality


English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

International diploma

Students from outside the Netherlands should have a pre-university secondary education comparable to the Dutch VWO diploma, with high passing grades in Mathematics and Physics as required subjects. 

Dutch VWO Diploma

You will be directly admitted to the Bachelor’s programme in Industrial Design Engineering if you possess a Dutch VWO diploma with a profile in Natuur & Techniek. You may also be eligible to start the programme with a profile in Natuur & Gezondheid, but only with the subjects Wiskunde B and Natuurkunde. 

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Enschede

  • 650 - 920 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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