Non-Dutch BSc degree
The Strategic Product Design programme requires design skills and a thorough understanding of the product development process. We require candidates to have relevant research skills and an academic approach to the subject of industrial design. An advanced level of academic writing is needed in order to report research and design activities. Teamwork skills are important as students will cooperate in project teams. English proficiency is very important for successful participation in project teams, therefore a minimal English Speaking Subscore of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 22 is strongly recommended. Furthermore, as an SPD student it is essential to couple human aspects, technology aspects and business aspects. Finally, it is crucial for SPD students to have a thorough interest in the strategic and business aspects in design.
Each application will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Selection Committee of the MSc programme. Admission will be based on an evaluation of all documents that you are required to send in. An academic credential in or closely related to design is required. Work experience and non-degree coursework will also be taken into consideration.
In addition to the programme specific requirements mentioned above, applicants must meet TU Delft’s general admission requirements for international applicants.
Variant for engineering majors
Applicants with a BSc in a traditional engineering discipline (mechanical engineering, mechatronics, production engineering/manufacturing technology, aerospace engineering or maritime engineering), are eligible to apply for a special variant of the MSc SPD programme. In this 2-year variant of the SPD MSc programme applicants will start with a semester-long intensive adaptation programme in industrial design (on master level), followed by 2 semesters with the main SPD courses and concluded by the graduation project in the last semester. (Please mind: this variant does not have a ‘free elective’-semester.) Upon completion students will hold a MSc in Strategic Product Design. There is an additional application requirement for this variant: applicants need to take the MOOC Delft Design Approach before applying, upload the MOOC certificate and show the results in their portfolio.
More information on this variant can be found here.
The portfolio requirements can be found here.
The MSc programme in Strategic Product Design starts twice a year. Students can start either in the beginning of September (fall semester) or in the beginning of February (spring semester). (The MSc variant for engineering majors only starts in September.)
For EU/EFTA students a rolling admissions policy applies. This means that complete applications will be reviewed as they are received. The application deadline will be 1 April.
The MSc Strategic Product Design has a limited capacity for non-EU/EFTA applicants. If you are eligible for admission, your application will be reviewed by a Selection Committee. The deadline for submitting your application is 15 January. By Mid-March, non-EU/EFTA applicants will be informed about the outcome of their admission request.
The application deadline for Spring semester is 1 October, for non-EU/EFTA and EU nationals. For non-EU students an admission capacity applies.
More information on how to apply
More information on the application procedure, required documents and TU Delft’s general admission requirements can be found here.