Become an industrial design engineer who can create products and solutions using the latest technological possibilities.
One of the main tasks of an industrial design engineer is making technology available for people. In many research disciplines, certain technologies are invented and developed, but how do you bring these emerging, state-of-the-art technologies to the consumer market, instead of using it for a single, specific product? That’s what the Master’s track in Emerging Technology Design (ETD) is all about.
You will acquire knowledge of the latest theoretical breakthroughs in fields like virtual reality, structural dynamics or advanced materials, and learn how to apply these emerging technologies in creating new products or reinventing existing ones. You will be trained to become a technology-oriented industrial design engineer, able to integrate technology and design and by doing so, reducing the gap between research environments and markets.
Learn to design with the latest technology
In this track, you will learn how to make an expensive technology with a limited field of applicability more suitable for the mass market. Or you might use a new, advanced technology to modify an existing consumer product, making it more economic or creating greater diversity.
You don't just learn to apply the new technologies to the actual product, but also to the development process. For example, new technologies can make it possible to produce in a cheaper way (fewer parts due to friction stir welding) or more advanced (fuel cells, reduced sound).
You will become skilled in capitalising on the latest research findings, in a field of your choice. This track covers six different fields of emerging technologies. Other than in the other two IDE tracks, you get to choose a prefixed set of courses related to these technology directions. You will also complete your Master’s assignment in this direction. The defined technology directions are:
- Advanced Materials Engineering
- Biomedical Product Design
- Product and Surfaces
- Smart Environments & Virtual Reality
- Structural Dynamics, Acoustics & Control
- Sustainable Technology for Product Development
As a graduate of this Master's track, you have acquired specific, scientific knowledge, skills and values, which you can put to good use in your future job.
Is this Master’s track not exactly what you are looking for? Maybe another IDE-track suits you better, or take a look at these master's and their specialisations: