Information for incoming students

Industrial Design Engineering

Below you will find the Exchange Study Packages (ESP) which can be chosen by exchange students in Industrial Design (Engineering). Make sure you choose a package in your own study level (B = bachelor, M = master)!
Note 1: in your application procedure you will be asked which courses you would like to do. Make sure you do not mention the name of the ESP but rather the individual codes and names of the different courses/modules of this particular ESP (codes are all given below).
Note 2: the ESP's are composed of modules of the regular BSc curriculum or courses of the regular MSc curriculum. It is not possible to choose only certain parts of the BSc modules.

ESP - fall semester

Interdisciplinary package: Science to Society (level: B2/B3)

This Exchange Study Package consists of following two BSc modules:
Block 1A: 201700206 - From Idea to Prototype   (15 ECTS credits)
Block 1B: 201500004 - From Prototype to Society   (15 ECTS credits)
Click on one of the codes above to go directly to the course catalogue. For more information on the package click here.

Human product relations & Consumer products (level: B2)

This Exchange Study Package consists of the following two BSc modules: 
Block 1A: 201400116 - Human-Product Relations   (MOD05; 15 ECTS credits)
Block 1B: 201400117 - Consumer Products   (MOD06; 15 ECTS credits)
For more information about this package, please click here. Click on one of the codes above to go directly to the course catalogue.

Advanced Product Development (level: M)

This Exchange Study Package consists of following six MSc courses:

Block 1A:
192850730 - Governing Product Development   (5 ECTS credits)
192850910 - Packaging Design and Management   (5 ECTS credits)
201700019 - Brand Management   (5 ECTS credits) 

Block 1B:
192850870 - Surface Engineering for Look and Feel   (5 ECTS credits)
200900077 - Graphic Language of Products   (5 ECTS credits)
192850740 - Product Life Cycle   (5 ECTS credits)  

For more information on this package, please click here. Click on one of the codes above to go directly to the course catalogue. 

!! Note that our BSc programme in Industrial Design has more 'engineering' content than a lot of industrial design programmes in the world. Therefore, the expected pre-knowledge for the courses above 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.

Other interdisciplinary packages

In addition to the domain specific ESP's as given above, other departments within the University of Twente offer interdisciplinary packages which you might be eligible for.

ESP - spring semester

Design for Specific Users & Virtual Product Development (level: B2)

This Exchange Study Package consists of the following two BSc modules:
Block 2A: 201400118 - Designing for Specific Users   (MOD07; 15 ECTS credits)
Block 2B: 201400119 - Virtual Product Development   (MOD08; 15 ECTS credits)
For more information about this package, please click here. Click on one of the codes above to go directly to the course catalogue.

Marketing design of (consumer) products (level: M)

This Exchange Study Package consists of six MSc courses:

Block 2A:
192850750 - Product Life Cycle Management   (5 ECTS credits)
201000159 - Durability of Consumer Products   (5 ECTS credits)
201200137 - Design Histories   (5 ECTS credits)

Block 2B:
201000201 - Virtual Reality   (5 ECTS credits)
201500008 - Empirical Methods for Designers   (5 ECTS credits)
201500133 - Embodied interaction   (5 ECTS credits) 

For more information on this package, please click here. Click on one of the codes above to go directly to the course catalogue. 

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

alternative selection

Individual course package (Level: M)

Although we strongly prefer you to choose one or two of the above mentioned Exchange Study Packages, it might be that you would really like to choose your own set of courses. In that case, take a look at this overview of courses in the MSc programme Industrial Design Engineering, colour coded per specialisation. Clicking on a course name in that overview will lead you straight to our Course catalogue, in which you can find more information regarding the concerned module/course. Do pay attention to the required pre-knowledge! Also note that MSc courses require a finished BSc degree in the same or similar field, which is not always mentioned.

Realise that if you choose your own individual course package rather than the ESPs defined above:

  • the assessment of your application will take more time. The assessment time increases if you choose courses belonging to an educational programme of a different faculty; your application will have to be assessed by different members of staff.
  • you increase the risk of having overlap in your lectures. The risk is the lowest if you choose courses within a specialisation, and increases if you choose courses of different specalisations or even different educational programmes. Since the schedules are published a few weeks before the block starts, overlap cannot be checked months in advance.

!! Note that our BSc programme in Industrial Design has more 'engineering' content than a lot of industrial design programmes in the world. Therefore, the expected pre-knowledge for the MSc courses 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.