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Admission requirements for the BSc Industrial Design Engineering

Have you decided to sign up for the Bachelor’s programme Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Twente? First, sign up via Studielink. Check the admission requirements below to be sure that your application will succeed. 

What diploma did you get?

International diploma

You are admissible if you have an international secondary school diploma equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma: good A-level results or International Baccalaureate with good grades in:

  • Advanced mathematics ('Wiskunde B')
  • Physics ('Natuurkunde)

Please check your country of origin if your diploma matches these requirements. You can even apply even though you have not completed your diploma yet.

Foundation year

Are you an upcoming, international student and is your secondary education not comparable to the Dutch VWO-diploma? However, you would like to take this programme? The University of Twente offers you the possibility to take a foundation year after which you will be admissible.

You also need a high level of English proficiency, as this programme is entirely English-taught. Check the language requirements

German Abitur

For detailed information on admittance with a German Abitur diploma, please check the admission requirements for this study programme.

Dutch diploma (vwo)

You will be admitted to the Bachelor's programme if you possess a Dutch vwo-diploma with the profile:

  • 'Natuur & Techniek'
  • 'Natuur & Gezondheid' together with 'Wiskunde B' (advanced mathematics) and 'Natuurkunde' (physics)
  • Other profile, as long as it includes 'Wiskunde B' (advanced mathematics) and 'Natuurkunde' (physics). 
Dutch hbo-propedeuse/hbo-diploma

Students with a hbo-propedeuse of 'Industrieel Product Ontwerpen (IPO) are not directly admissible to the Bachelor's Industrial Design Engineering. We advise IPO students to make use the transfer minor in their third or fourth year of the IPO programme or to do a pre-Master's programme after completing IPO. Both options give access to the Master's programme Industrial Design Engineering

Access to the pre-Master's programme is only possible with an end grade of 8 of higher, and an average of 7,5 or higher for individual courses. 

Do you already hold your hbo-diploma? Find out more about the conditions for admission with an hbo-diploma

Level of English

As the programme is entirely English-taught, you have to meet the English language requirements. You need to upload the required documents as proof of your English language proficiency, before the application deadlineIf you hold a Dutch VWO-diploma, then you meet the language proficiency requirements. Check the language requirements here.

Questions regarding this study or its admission requirements?

Good knowledge of mathematics and physics

Mathematics and physics are an indispensable part of all science programmes. The better you are at mathematics and physics, the more likely you are to succeed in the Industrial Design Engineering programme. But the real key to success is that you take studying seriously, are motivated and study regularly.

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