After getting your Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design Engineering, you can further specialize by completing a Master’s programme. Most students choose to do this. You can follow a Master’s programme at the University of Twente, at another Dutch university, or at a university abroad. Some Bachelor’s graduates join the job market straight away, or start their own business.
Most people who graduate from the Bachelor’s programme IDE enter our two-year, English-taught Master’s programme Industrial Design Engineering. This Master’s programme is a perfect follow-up to the Bachelor’s programme. Another popular choice is the Master's in Mechanical Engineering. With your Bachelor’s degree Industrial Design Engineering, you can enter most engineering & technology Master’s programmes, provided you first complete a pre-Master’s programme.
Other Master’s programmes, elsewhere in The Netherlands or abroad
Of course, with your Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering you can also continue on to Master’s programmes in different fields, at other universities, in the Netherlands or abroad.
A Master’s programme, such as Biomedical Engineering, Interaction Technology, Sustainable Energy Technology, Environmental and Energy Management, Psychology, Philosophy, or Business Administration, is also possible. In most cases, you will have to take a tailored pre-Master’s programme first. This also applies to Master’s programmes at other (inter) national universities.
Our programme will equip you to design smart products, with an eye for the overall design process. If you want to set to work with your additional Master's degree, you will find plenty of job opportunities, also in Twente, the fastest-growing industrial region in the Netherlands. Most of our graduates find a job within three months of finishing. You’re likely to end up working in a position in which you can, literally and figuratively, shape the future as a designer who is comfortable with all aspects of the product development process and can operate across the boundaries between different disciplines.
- Engineering & production: In Engineering and production, you design new solutions for problems, systematically using your scientific knowledge. Do you enjoy working on process innovations? Then you could work as a product designer, or set to work as an enterprising technical designer at an engineering firm.
- Research & development: Some of our students set to work as researchers, for example, at a research institution, or at a Research & Development department in industry. A position at the university is also a possibility. As a researcher or product developer, you test existing knowledge and build on it. You systematically work on discovering new things that are important to industry and society.
- Management & consultancy: As a product leader, consultant or head of the development department at a large company, you bring together knowledge and skills from different areas of science. Your broad knowledge and central role enable you to contribute to new solutions in complex societal or industrial environments.
Well-known companies that have hired graduates from our programme include Audi, Thales, Heinz, Unilever, Vredestein, Bang & Olufsen, and TNO.
You can also start your own business with a solution that you have developed. The UT enjoys recognition as ‘the most entrepreneurial university’ in the Netherlands. We are strong in the application of expertise to meaningfully influence society. Together with our students we like to work with the innovation specialists from Novel-T, who like to tap in to promising innovative business cases.
Spin-offs from the Bachelor’s programme Industrial Design Engineering
Examples of spin-offs that have come out of this programme include Aryzon, a producer of Augmented & Mixed Reality headsets, CodeSandbox, an online code editor for programmers, and Exintec, a technical consulting and support firm.