Information coronavirus

Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering

Through this page, we inform our employees, students, and other visitors about any additional measures taken at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering against the spreading of the coronavirus Covid-19.

All general information concerning the safety measures of the Delft University of Technology are shown on one central page; click below to view this information.

Additional information for the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering

Update: 23 April 2021

From 26 April the faculty is able to offer more online education – up to one day per student per week.  For information on the timetable, students should refer to their TU Delft email, MyTimetable and Brightspace. 

Free self-tests will soon be made available to students and staff. Self-tests play an important role in the early detection and control of the coronavirus. These tests are voluntary and not a requirement for studying or working on campus. However, the faculty strongly encourages everyone to make use of these tests. Read more details here.

Opening hours

The IDE building will close at 18:00. The opening time remains unchanged: from 07:00 the building can be accessed with a campus card, the main entrance is open from 08:00.

For the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, the current measures have the following effects:


  • All scheduled on-campus education will take place online
  • Graduation ceremonies must also take place online

The faculty building (32) will remain open during this period, but will only be accessible to IDE students who: 

  • Have been assigned a part-time workplace by an academic counsellor on the basis of specific personal circumstances
  • Are working on their MSc Graduation Project and have been assigned a partial workplace 
  • Are working on their MSc Graduation Project and need access to facilities in the Model Making and Machine Lab (PMB) and/or the Applied Labs. A limited number of places are available. Students who want to make use of these facilities should make arrangements in advance
  • Need printing and/or reproduction facilities for their courses 


IDE staff should work from home and only come to IDE if they need to do location-specific work. If you have on-campus appointments scheduled, please discuss these with your line manager and where possible, arrange for these meetings to take place online. 

Access to Building 32

Those students and staff who need to come to the faculty (due to exceptional circumstances outlined above) must adhere to our rules of engagement. In other words, wear a mask when moving through the building, only come to the building at agreed times, stay away from campus if you’re unwell, keep 1.5 metres apart from others and practise good hygiene.

What to do in the case of an infection:

Studying at IDE

  • The following pages provide tips for online study.
  • New students will of course be eager to find out more about student life at TU Delft. For more on what you might expect, please visit this page and for more faculty-specific information, please follow this link.
  • Academic counsellors continue to be on hand to support students. Go here to book an online (Teams) appointment, or send an email to
  • Special information for students looking for a graduation project can be found here.
  • More information about the Binding Recommendation on continuation of studies (BSA) 2019-2020 and COVID-19 can be found here.

Working from home and at IDE

  • The following base rule applies: work at home unless there is no other option.
  • Please discuss arrangements with your line manager.
  • A TU Delft online toolbox, with guidance and support on remote working, is available here.
  • Teachers are encouraged to take a look at this communication about Safe Education by the Department of Education and Student Affairs

New Employees

For those of you who have new colleagues starting in the near future, please ensure that you get in touch with your new starter by phone or email before their first official day to make arrangements for the induction period. New starters, like all TU Delft employees, are strongly encouraged to work from home in line with TU Delft policy to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Access to Building 32

  • Face masks are compulsory in IDE. This means upon entering the building, when moving between spaces and when leaving the building. You may remove your face mask when seated.
  • IDE opening hours are different from normal. Please see our current opening hours.
  • It is not permitted to use IDE as a place of study.
  • Please follow the one-way route which has been designed to ensure that students and staff can stick to the 1.5 metre rule. Yellow arrows on the floor and posters around the building show you which way to go. Please take a look at these maps of every floor to plan your route around the building.
  • Stairs are also one-way. The map shows you which stairwell to use to go up and which to go down.
  • Lifts are for those people with a disability and staff only. 
  • Only one person may use the lift at any one time.
  • The 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors are only accessible with an employee campus card
  • Employees should register on arrival at the IDE Service Point or the Logistics Point at the rear of the building, where they will be asked to show their campus card. Please check out before leaving the building.
  • Please lock up your bike in the bike shed behind Coffee and Bikes.
  • If it is too valuable to leave outside, staff may park their bikes in the IDE bike cellar but please note the limitations around the lift. You are encouraged to use the stairs.
  • IDE’s Canteen is closed until further notice.
  • The Model Making and Machine Lab (PMB) and Applied Labs remain open for small groups of graduating students (maximum 10 students). Graduating students who wish to make use of the facility should make arrangements with the labs in advance. Please refer to this guidance for using the PMB.
  • Please also see the TU Delft coronavirus page for rules around supervision of students in laboratories.

Reporting sickness

If you fall sick and are unable to work or study, please report this.

  • Staff should inform their line manager.
  • First and second year students can make use of the Ziekmeldapplicatie.
  • Other students should refer to Brightspace where they can find information on how to report sickness via their course coordinator.