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ET - Industrial Design Engineering

In the field of industrial design, the Faculty of Engineering Technology offers both a BSc and an MSc degree programme in Industrial Design Engineering. Both programmes combine design, engineering, technology and the social sciences. Students will learn to design or improve products using technical insights, creativity and a feel for consumer behaviour. In this context, aspects such as safety, affordability and sustainability of products will be considered. Graduates will have learned how to get a firm grip on the entire design process, from developing ideas to market introduction, with the user experience as a key frame of reference. The modules and courses of these programmes offered to exchange students are all part of the regular programmes, whether in industrial design engineering or other. This means that many of these modules and courses are building on knowledge from modules and courses taught in earlier phases of that same programme. Before you start selecting your modules or courses, please familiarise yourself with the terminology and structure of our educational system.

Note:

Regarding your background (BSc/MSc) & the course level you can choose (BSc/MSc)
bachelor students have to select BSc modules and master students can select both BSc modules or MSc courses. Note that it is not possible to select only some parts of a (BSc) module.
Regarding your background (study field) & the subjects of the courses you can choose
please read this text.
Regarding pre-requisites:
note that admittance to any module or course is always subject to fulfilment of the pre-requisites of that module or course.

Also note that our programmes in Industrial Design Engineering have more 'engineering' content than a lot of industrial design programmes in the world. Therefore, the expected pre-knowledge for the modules and courses given below include an extensive amount of 'engineering' and 'mathematical' basic skills. Having just 'design skills' is therefore in general not sufficient as pre-knowledge, even if you are a BSc graduate in Industrial Design.

  • Bachelor level

    Below you can find a various number of offered modules per block. Please select one module per block in your application form. For your information: click here to see the complete overview of the curriculum, in order for you to see where the modules below are situated in the regular programme. If a module of the regular curriculum is not mentioned below, you cannot choose it. 

    SEMESTER 1 OR 'FALL SEMESTER':

    Block 1A

    Block 1B

    202000197 Human-Product Relations   (B-ID-MOD05; 15 ECTS credits)
    Subjects in this module: Energy and heat transfer, Physical ergonomics, Manufacturing 3, Project 'Human-product relations'.

    202000202 Consumer Products   (B-ID-MOD06; 15 ECTS credits)
    Subjects in this module: Graphic design, Technical product modelling 2, Product market relations, Project 'Consumer products'.

    202000230 Science to Society: From Idea to Prototype   (HTHT-S2S1; 15 ECTS credits)

    202000234 Science to Society: From Prototype to Society   (HTHT-S2S2; 15 ECTS credits)

    one of the other HTHT-minors (= interdisciplinary packages)

    one of the other HTHT-minors (= interdisciplinary packages)

    SEMESTER 2 OR 'Spring SEMESTER':

    Block 2A

    Block 2B

    202000208 Designing for Specific Users (B-ID-MOD07; 15 ECTS credits)
    Subjects in this module: Cognitive Ergonomics, Design and styling, Linear algebra, Project 'Design for specific users'.

    202000213 Virtual Product Development (B-ID-MOD08; 15 ECTS credits)
    Subjects in this module: Dynamics, Introduction 'Finite element method', Project 'Virtual product development'.

  • Master level

    The MSc programme in Industrial Design Engineering has three specialisations. Below you can find for each specialisation a suggested Exchange Course Package (ESP), composed of a selection of courses. Each course is equivalent to 5 ECTS credits, unless otherwise indicated. Please select a maximum of three courses per block (i.e. maximum 6 courses per semester) in your application form. For your information: click here to see the complete overview of the curriculum, in order for you to see where the courses below are situated in the regular programme.

    SEMESTER 1 OR 'FALL SEMESTER'

    ESP: "Management of Product Development"

    Block 1A

    Block 1B

    192850730 Governing Product Development

    192850740 Product Life Cycle

    192850910 Packaging Design and Management 1

    192851010 Packaging Design and Management 2

    201700019 Brand Management

    201800084 Systems life cycle management

    ESP: "Human Technology Relations"

    Block 1A

    Block 1B

    201700019 Brand Management

    201400180 Multisensory design

    192850830 Create the future

    192850870 Surface Engineering for Look and Feel


    200900077 Graphic Language of Products 

    ESP: "Emerging Technology Design"

    Block 1A

    Block 1B

    192850840 Sources of innovation

    192850870 Surface Engineering for Look and Feel

    201200146 Maintenance Engineering & Management

    201500009 Electric Vehicle System Design

    201400103 3D Printing; Processes and use

    201700042 Safety by Design

    191150700 Integrative Design of Biomedical Products


    Semester 2 or "Spring semester"

    ESP: "Management of Product Development"

    Block 2A

    Block 2B

    192850960 Intellectual Property in Product Development

    201000201 Virtual Reality

    201500518 Advanced 3D Modelling

    191127520 Lean Six SIgma Green Belt

    192850810 Scenario based Product Design

    201700008 Design and Behaviour change

    ESP: "Human Technology Relations"

    Block 2A

    Block 2B

    192850960 Intellectual Property in Product Development

    201500133 Embodied interaction

    192850810 Scenario based Product Design

    201700008 Design and Behaviour change

    201200137 Design Histories

    201700200 Hybridity-XD

    ESP: "Emerging Technology Design"

    Block 2A

    Block 2B

    201000159 Durability of Consumer Products

    201000212 Smart Environments Integration Project

    201500235 Design for Maintenance Operations

    201700200 Hybridity-XD

    201800156 Biomechanics of Human Movement

    201700294 Engineering project management

    201800346 Intelligent Transport Systems Design and Evaluation


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