The programme of Industrial Design Engineering in Delft is the oldest of its kind and exists since 1969 as an academic programme, the history of the field is even older. 

The history of the faculty: Delft Design History

The first academic education programmes for industrial designers were at the faculty of Architecture in Delft. In 1969, an independent programme in 'Technical Industrial Design’ was established with its own engineering degree. In 1981, the engineering degree was renamed Industrial Design, and in 1986, Industrial Design finally became the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Our faculty’s integrated history is described on the pages of Delft Design History: