Industrial Design Engineering is one of the five master programmes organised by the faculty of Engineering Technology (ET, in Dutch also called CTW). Like the programmes in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, the programme in Industrial Design engineering is a continuation of the bachelor programme in Industrial Design Engineering (Industrieel Ontwerpen) and it allows students to do a specialisation within a sub-discipline within the domain.
The programme is largely carried by six co-operating research chairs; Design Engineering (Prof.dr.ir. F.J.A.M. van Houten); Product Design (Prof.dr.ir. A.O. Eger); Product Market Relations (Prof.dr.ir. J. Henseler); Packaging Design and Management (Prof.dr.ir. R. ten Klooster); Human Centred Design (Prof. dr. ir. M.C. Voort) and Integrated Life Cycle Management (Prof.dr.ir. M.W. Groll). Next to the efforts of these primary contributors, many other chairs in the faculty contribute to both the Bachelor’s and the Master’s programme.
The secretary of the four above mentioned chairs (the OPM secretary) can be found in Horstring N-204.
The management team of the Faculty is advised by the Faculty Council. The council has the right of consent on certain issues regarding research, education, and finance. In practice the council protects the interests of staff and students of the Faculty. The council consists of five staff and five student members.