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

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We all have a duty to minimise the spread of the coronavirus. We therefore ask all IDE students and staff to follow the hygiene measures set out by TU Delft which can be found in the FAQ list here.

Report 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.


  • All courses in Q4 have made the shift to remote education.The TU Delft and the Faculty of IDE are developing scenarios for education in semester 1 when taking 1,5m social distance into account.
  • A TU Delft online toolbox, with guidance and support on remote working, can be found here.
  • Academic counsellors continue to be on hand to support students. Go here to book appointments which will take place via telephone, online or – by prior arrangement – in person.
  • Special information for students executing or searching 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.


  • On-site open days for those interested in studying at IDE have been replaced with online events. An online Master event will take place on 11 June.

    • Professor Pieter Desmet’s IDE Master Class on Design for Emotions and Happiness has been rescheduled until 23 and 24 September.
    • All other on campus IDE Master Classes have been postponed until further notice. 

Graduation Ceremonies and diplomas

  • From March 23, until further notice, all graduation ceremonies will take place online. Chairs, mentors and effected students will be contacted by the department of Education and Student Affairs (ES&A).
  • Please also see the TU Delft coronavirus page for an update on PhD defence ceremonies.  

Bachelor Renewal Status

  • The Faculty of Industrial Design’s new Bachelor, which was due to be introduced this autumn, will now be postponed until 2021. 
    This difficult decision has been made in the context of the coronavirus and the significant amount of extra work involved in moving courses and exams online. While this delay is disappointing for our community, importantly it means that we can ensure the quality of the new programme when it is eventually introduced. 

Building 32

  • IDE opening hours are until further notice: 

    Monday to Friday, 
    8:00 am until 5:00 pm. 

    The 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors are only accessible with an employee campus cardEmployees should register on arrival at the IDE Service Point, where they will be asked to show their campus card. Please check out at the Service Point before leaving the building.
  • The bike cellar is now closed until further notice. Please lock up your bike in the bike shed behind Coffee and Bikes. If it is too valuable to leave outside, you may bring it with you into IDE.
  • The IDE building cannot be used as a place of study.
  • The Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) remains open. If students or staff need to collect laptops, chargers or other materials for remote working, they are able to do so during opening hours.
  • IDE’s Canteen will closed as of Monday 16 March 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 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.

Working remotely

  • Staff are encouraged to work from home where possible. Please discuss arrangements with your line manager. This may include team members working in the faculty on alternate days to ensure continuity of service, while minimising social contact.
  • A TU Delft online toolbox, with guidance and support on remote working, is available here.

Travel Policy

  • IDE advises staff and students to postpone all international travel until further notice. If you believe that international travel is essential, please discuss your situation with IDE’s faculty secretary Hans Suijkerbuik.
  • IDE students and staff located overseas have been contacted by TU Delft’s Safety Department. The advice is to return to the Netherlands and where necessary, self-isolate in accordance with TU Delft guidelines.
  • Please also see the TU Delft coronavirus page for detailed travel advice.

New Employees

  • For those of you who have new colleagues starting over the coming weeks, 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 currently encouraged to work from home in line with TU Delft policy to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Important links

Academic Counsellors Master Event Minor Event Working from home