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Industrial Design Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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There are a lot of introductory workshops in year one. You’ll be continually working on design projects on IDE. From day one you’ll be convincing real companies and NGOs, like Bosch or Doctors without Borders, how your brilliant ideas can fill a gap in the market. In the first semester, you’ll reinforce your new professional experience with workshops and skills in the Basics of IDE. This includes user research, construction, business and personal branding, visual communication, prototyping and learning the necessary 2D/3D software programmes.

In year one, you’ll also get to make your first choice for the second semester. Will you go for Product Engineering, Strategic Design or Design Aesthetics and Perception? Your choice is important because it focuses your area of expertise.

There are three profiles in Industrial Design Engineering at The Hague University of Applied Sciences: Explorer, Creator and Entrepreneur. Some semesters focus on one or two of these profiles, so you can choose what fits you best.


You could be an innovator at Philips or develop 3D printing technology for a small production company that makes custom-made shoes for the consumer market. Or you could set up your own enterprise based on one of the ideas you developed during your studies. There are many opportunities once you complete IDE and begin your career. But as a young professional, you do much more. You’ll discover the culture at your company and what the profession does on a daily basis. You’ll attend meetings and company parties. You’ll also learn all there is to know about your market - the latest developments, the competition and what they do.

What will you become:

  • Innovation manager
  • Product designer
  • Industrial designer
  • Multimedia designer
  • Engineer
  • Design thinking advisor
  • Smart interior designer
  • Open source designer
  • User researcher

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Product Engineering - Creator, Entrepeneur
  • Design Aesthetics and Perception - Explorer, Creator
  • Responsible Design - Explorer, Entrepreneur
  •  Prototyping and Craftmanship
  •  Smart Object
  •  Responsible Design
  •  Design with Nature

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Non-Dutch Diploma

To enrol for the Industrial Design Engineering 3 year programme you will need a secondary school diploma comparable to a Dutch VWO diploma and a good command of English. 

Also, you need to have passed your exam in mathematics. 

For the assessment of your secondary school diploma, we generally follow Nuffic’s evaluations of foreign diplomas.

Dutch Diploma


  • N&T Does not qualify for admission
  • N&G Does not qualify for admission
  • E&M Does not qualify for admission
  • C&M Does not qualify for admission


  • N&T Immediately qualifies for admission
  • N&G Immediately qualifies for admission
  • E&M Immediately qualifies for admission
  • C&M Does not qualify for admission


  • Does not qualify for admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8140 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8140 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 Den Haag

  • 780 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Do you come from outside the EEA (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) or Switzerland and want to do your bachelor degree at THUAS? You can apply for the €5,000 Holland Scholarship financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Dutch universities.

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