Programme

In the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE), students are challenged to devise new solutions. They may, for example, try to help athletes excel, or improve healthcare. We also encourage them to be curious, tolerant, collaborative, determined, inspiring and creative, so that they will soon be prepared to design our future – our common future.

Curriculum

This curriculum emphasises the design of products and systems. During the first two years, you will take modules in product development (PD), along with multi-disciplinary modules. The PD courses form the common thread of the programme. You will receive design assignments and integrate the knowledge and skills taught in the multi-disciplinary modules. You will also learn to visualise concepts, to give presentations and to perform technical documentation. In addition, you will discover how products tare technically well-made, what the cultural meaning of products is, and the roles that they play in people’s lives. Other important curriculum components include research to develop new ideas and to the ability to view products from a commercial perspective.
In the third and final year, you will take a minor and two elective modules, in addition to working full-time on the final project for 10 weeks. Throughout the programme, theory is alternated with practical exercises and projects. You will conclude each module with an examination, assignment and/or paper. Within the modules, you will work both independently and in teams.

During your degree programme, you may choose to take an internship in the Netherlands or abroad. Or you might decide to spend some time studying in another country (Study Abroad). TU Delft has partnerships with universities all over the world.

Go to io.buitenland.tudelft.nl for more information.

Additional challenge

Delft Honours Programme Delft
The Delft Honours Programme is for ambitious students who are looking for a challenge over and above what their curriculum offers. This is in addition to your regular study programme. It gives you the opportunity to acquire additional knowledge in or outside your field of specialisation, to work on your personal development and to collaborate with students on other programmes.
More information about the Delft Honours Programme

Dreamteams
Would you like to be responsible for a world first? At TU Delft you have the opportunity to be involved in unique student projects in which students from many disciplines work together. Projects worked on by these Dreamteams include the world’s fastest bicycle, the fastest solar-powered car and the altitude record for amateur-built rockets. Dreamteams compete in worldwide competitions and achieve fantastic results that put TU Delft on the map.
More information about Dreamteams

Top sporting talent
Do you want to become a top-level athlete while studying for your degree? TU Delft supports students who combine their studies with top-level sporting activities and invests in the development of talent in and outside the lecture halls. Because it is often difficult to combine a regular programme of study with a top-level sports training programme, we offer special facilities and provisions for recognised top-level athletes. This includes coaching by academic counsellors and top-level sports coordinators, financial support in the form of the Graduation Support Scheme, sponsorship, and access to the sports facilities at X.
More information about top-level sport

Support

Personal guidance

TU Delft offers various kinds of support and guidance. As a general rule, it is up to you, the student, to make it clear what your needs are. 

Academic counsellors
Every study programme has at least one academic counsellor. The academic counsellor is the first point of contact on issues relating to your degree programme. You can contact the academic counsellor with questions about your degree programme and everything related to it. This ranges from planning your studies and advice to guidance and support in applying for special provisions, financial or otherwise. If you are encountering problems, it is particularly important to contact the academic counsellor swiftly. 
All conversations with academic counsellors, university psychologists and student counsellors are strictly confidential.

Guidance in your first year 
Your fellow students are ready and waiting to help. First-year students can call on their mentor, a senior student who helps a group of first years to get to know the curriculum. It is a chance to share experiences and discuss any problems. It helps you to feel quickly at home in your new environment and assists you in achieving some rhythm in your studies. 

The guidance is provided in groups of around 10 students and focuses on questions and information relating to the degree programme, but also social activities. The mentor is the first source of information for students and, if necessary, can also refer you to the academic counsellor or study association. This ensures that new students feel at home in the faculty more quickly and can share their experiences. The mentor group for the Bachelor’s degree programme is also the group in which you take the first-year skills components. This means that you cannot switch groups at random.

Psychologists
The TU Delft psychologists provide help to students with problems that are impeding their academic progress. They work with individuals and with groups.

Central student counsellors
The TU Delft central student counsellors are on hand to help all TU Delft students on a wide area of issues. These range from switching programmes to support for top-level athletes and students with a disability or chronic illness. They also include rules and regulations relating to your degree programme, such as enrolling and ending your enrolment, study grants and scholarships and financial support. 
All conversations with academic counsellors, university psychologists and student counsellors are strictly confidential. 

Studying with a disability

TU Delft has a lot of experience in supporting students who have a disability or other issues. In many cases, tailored support and assistance are available for issues ranging from dyslexia and physical disabilities to ADHD and the autism spectrum. The academic counsellors and student counsellors keep up-to-date with the latest developments. It is always up to the individual student to report their disability as early as possible when applying for the degree programme through Studielink.

More information

Workshops & Training Courses

TU Delft Career & Counselling Services offers a range of workshops on such subjects as time management, accelerated study progress or participation in a Study Buddy project.

ID study association

ID is one of the largest and most active student associations in Delft. The association promotes the interests of IDE students, for example, by strengthening the contact between students and staff and contacts with other faculties and degree programmes. The association also offers you the opportunity to find out more about specific topics within the field and the industry. ID organises activities in the categories: Skills, Education, Social, Trips and Career.