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: 19 November 2020
As of Monday 23 November it is compulsory to wear a face mask and follow the house rules in the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. This measure is being taken in anticipation of national legislation which will be brought in from 1 December. It is essential that everyone in the building complies with the health and safety measures. We want to retain the freedom granted by the Government to continue teaching on-campus for as long as possible. If these rules are not followed, measures may be taken.

Designing Back on Campus - our rules of engagement

In order to minimise the risk of coronavirus in IDE, we ask all students, staff and potential visitors to behave responsibly. Please familiarise yourself with the basic rules which address four key points:

  • when you may attend the faculty,
  • what to do if you’re unwell,
  • keeping a safe distance, and
  • practising good hygiene.

What to do in the case of an infection:

Studying at IDE

  • We offer students a combination of online and on campus education, but are working to the precautionary principle. This means that we are prepared to deliver education 100 % online should it prove necessary.
  • The capacity for on campus education is dictated by the 1.5 metre social distance rule. We are able to accommodate 400 students at IDE at any one time, with teaching slots staggered over the course of the day to avoid creating a rush hour. 
  • Where possible, we are offering two slots of on campus education per student per week, with the rest of education offered online.
  • The following pages provide tips for online study.
  • We are currently exploring options to expand capacity for studying during weeks where no education is planned. More information to follow.
  • 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 a Skype 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.

Graduation ceremonies and diplomas

  • Graduation ceremonies can take place on campus again under certain circumstances. For more information, please read the letter from the department of E&SA.
  • For the latest news on PhD defence ceremonies please visit this page.
  • A maximum of 30 people is allowed to attend graduation and defence ceremonies.

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.
  • The principle remains: work at home where possible.
  • 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

  • TU Delft staff and students are urged to wear face masks on campus and when moving through common areas in buildings. This means upon entering, when moving between spaces and when leaving a building. Once you are sitting in a lecture hall or workspace, you may remove your face mask.
  • 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.
  • Pulse is closed for students, but remains open for teaching staff.

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.