On this page you will find information and contact details related to the Bachelor's programme Industrial Design Engineering. 

programme organisation

  • Programme director

    The programme director is in charge of the Industrial Design Engineering programme as a whole, and plays a key role in the development of the faculty education policy, organization of education and student counseling, and maintenance and improvement of the quality of education. The programme director writes the IDE education and exam regulations and ensures that all courses in the curriculum are provided.

    The programme director is head of the applications committee, permanent advisor to both the faculty committee and the exam committee, and is a member of the faculty’s disciplinary board and advisory appointment committee.

  • Programme coordinator
    ir. H.M. Schuurman - Hemmer (Hiske)
    Programme coordinator | Lecturer

    The programme coordinator manages the contents of the bachelor’s programme. The coordinator is involved in the actualization of various aspects of the programme, coordinates those aspects to create an cohesive package, and is involved in maintaining the doability and quality of the programme. The programme coordinator does this together with the programme director and the programme committee. Students can always approach the programme coordinator with questions or comments about the bachelor’s programme. 

  • Study adviser
    drs. C.C. Hoeksma (Tineke)
    Student advisor Industrial Design Engineering

    If you have questions or concerns related to the bachelor’s programme, the study advisor is a good first point of contact. Besides answering questions strictly related to the study, the study advisor can also provide guidance concerning private issues that are getting in the way of your studies. If necessary, she can refer you to people or organizations within or outside the university. The study advisor is aware of programme and university rules and regulations, and, unlike other faculty members, has access to your transcript of records. It is your responsibility to get in touch with the study advisor if you feel like you could use her guidance.

    Everything you discuss with the study advisor is confidential. Your situation or concern will only be discussed with third parties who might be able to help if you consent. The study adviser will make notes during the meeting with you and enter these in Osiris. You are able to see these notes yourself. The notes are shared with other study advisers of the faculty Engineering Technology to help you at any moment unless you ask to label the note as strictly confidential. Notes are never shared with someone outside our faculty unless you have given permission to do so. You can make an appointment via this website or via et.planner.utwente.nl.

    Below you can schedule an appointment:

  • Staff

    The majority of the Industrial Design Engineering staff are part of the Design Production and Management (DPM) department and can be found on the DPM website staff page: utwente.nl/en/et/dpm/staff

    Contact information for these and other staff members can also be found in the UT phone book: people.utwente.nl

boards and committees

  • Admissions committee

    The Admissions Committee assesses and decides whether an applicant is admitted to the programme in case when the general admission rules are not applicable.

    The members of the Admissions Committee are appointed by the Dean from the staff members who are charged with teaching in the study programme. The Admissions Committee is chaired by the Programme Director.

    The composition of the Admissions Committee is as follows:

    • Dr. J.W. Polderman (chairman)
    • Ir. I.F. Lutters-Weustink (secretary)
    • Dr. A. Karahanoglu

    Advisor to the Admissions Committee

    • Vacant
  • Programme committee

    The Programme Committee is an advisory organisation established by law and consists of an equal number of lecturers and students. Main task of the Programme Committee is to provide advice in the preparation of the education and examination regulations. The Programme Committee advises the Programme Director in the execution of the educational programmes. Educational evaluations form the basis of this advice.

    Staff members:

    • Dr. ir. K. Nizamis (secretary)
    • Ir. W. Dankers
    • Dr. ir. G.D.S Ludden (chairman)
    • Dr. A. Martinetti MSc

    Student members:

    • R. Hagen (vice-chairman)
    • B. Hinloopen
    • N. Reeze
    • J.F.G. Stekelenburg

    Guest: J.S.C. Poorts (Study Association S.G. Daedalus)

    Minutes starting from the academic year 2021-2022 are available here. For the minutes of previous years contact k.nizamis@utwente.nl

  • Evaluation committee

    The Evaluation Committee consists of Bachelor’s and Master’s students, appointed by the programme director. This committee evaluates all courses in both programmes on behalf of the programme director.

    Every course is evaluated regularly by means of a standard questionnaire which is handed out to students during the exam. This has shown to yield the largest response. Students are requested to give values to different aspects and assign an overall value. If the overall value drops below the target value of 6, the course will be evaluated during the next year as well. Results of the evaluations are discussed with the lecturer responsible for the course, who also formulates suggestions for improvements. Results of the evaluations, suggestions for improvements and results of exams are analysed by the quality assurance coordinator.

    The results and recommendations are distributed by the student association Daedalus.
    Evaluation: evaluatiecommissie@daedalus.utwente.nl

other supporting services

  • Educational Affairs Office

    The Office of The Educational Affairs (formerly known as BOZ) administratively supports all educational processes. Among other responsibilities, The Educational Affairs Office makes sure that each student has an individual exam schedule on Osiris, that grades get entered into the system, and that diplomas are made. The office is located in Citadel H328.

  • Student Mobility Centre

    The Student Mobility Centre supports students to study abroad and gain (work)experience in practice.

    The centre also facilitates companies and organisations to offer assignments to our students for the Industrial Design Engineering Bachelor’s programme.

    The Bachelor final assignment is a 3-months individual project focussing on developing a product or service, or to solve usability and/or production issues.

    Below you find contact details for bachelor assignments.

    Coordinator bachelor graduation project IDE:

    dr.ir. B.L.A. de Koeijer (Bjorn)

    Staff member student mobility & bachelor graduation projects: 

    E.D. van Oosterzee - Nootenboom (Ellen)
    Coördinator Bachelor Theses Civil Engineering & Industrial Design

    Students who want to study abroad and need support should contact the Internationalization assistant:

  • Councelling

    There are certain situations in which the track coordinators can't help you with your problem and it may be more helpful to get in touch with the university’s student psychologists or student counsellor. To make an appointment, go to Student Affairs Coaching & Counselling in the Vrijhof.
    You will find information about financial issues, choice of study, courses, study tips and more on their website.

  • Secretary DPM
    B.J. Dibbelink (Bianca)
    Supporting Staff
    I. Dos Santos - Smit (Inge)
    Supporting Staff
    S.M. Groenendijk (Saskia)
    Supporting Staff

    The secretary's office of the Design Department is located in the Horst, in Horstring West, office W242. The majority of IDE staff mailboxes can be found here.

    The general phone number is +31 53 489 25 20


    Universiteit Twente
    ET, Department DPM
    De Horst (gebouw 20), office HR W242
    Postbus 217
    7500 AE Enschede


    De Horst (building 20), office HR W242
    Drienerlolaan 5
    7522 NB Enschede

study association

  • S.G. Daedalus

    S.G. Daedalus is the Industrial Design Engineering study association at the University of Twente. The study association is run by and for students. It has a voice in maintaining the quality of education and organizes activities for its members (study related as well as not study related). It also facilitates the purchase of discounted study books and materials.