Information coronavirus

Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering

On this page we inform employees, students and other visitors about the additional measures that are being taken at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering against the spread of the corona virus Covid-19.

All general information regarding the measures taken by TU Delft is displayed in one central place: click below to view this information.

Additional information for the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering

Update: 25 August 2021

Education

Because the 1.5 metre distance rule for education buildings will no longer be in effect from 30 August moving forwards the faculty is able to offer more all groups of students 2-3 days of on campus education and/or scheduled self-study opportunities. Because there is a limit of 75 students per education room, most classes will remain online.
For information on the timetable, students should refer to their TU Delft email, MyTimetable and Brightspace. 

Self testing

Free self-tests are 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 22:00 from Monday - Thursday. On Friday, the building closes at 19:00. 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:

Students

  • Your education schedule determines if your education takes place on campus or online.
  • MSc graduation ceremonies must take place on campus, unless your graduation coach grants special permission for an online ceremony.

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

  • Have on-campus education scheduled
  • Are working on their MSc Graduation Project and have been assigned a partial workplace 
  • Are working on their prototype for a MSc Graduation Project and need access to facilities in the Model Making and Machine Lab (PMB) and/or the Applied Labs. Students who want to make use of these facilities should make arrangements in advance
  • Need printing and/or reproduction facilities for their courses 

Staff

IDE staff should work from homeas much as possible 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, and practise good hygiene.

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 academiccounsellors-ide@tudelft.nl.
•    Special information for students looking for a graduation project 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.

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, unless this is included in MyTimeTable.
•    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. This 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. 
•    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 open and available for lunch for both students and employees. The amount of seating in the central hall is reduced and only available for use between 12.00 and 14.00 hours. We recommend enjoying your lunch outside if possible, in reserved education rooms or at workspaces.
•    The Model Making and Machine Lab (PMB) and Applied Labs are open. Their capacity is not yet 100%. If you’d like to use the PMB, flexible workspaces or Applied Labs facilities, please contact their coordinators to make an appointment. 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.
•    Students should refer to their course guidelines (found in Brightspace) on what to do in case of sickness.
 

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 academiccounsellors-ide@tudelft.nl.
  • 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.