Course structure

The two-year Master of Industrial Design program comprises 120 ECTS credits. The program supports you in becoming an expert within a specific field related to the design of intelligent systems, products and services in a societal context. You start by drawing up a personal development plan, which you discuss and agree with your mentor. This plan guides your entire competency-based learning program to develop your very own vision and identity as designer.  

In addition to the core course on Constructive Design Research, you choose a number of electives to suit your personal learning goals and support your development. You will also participate in projects based on the department’s core research topics. These are often set at the request of an external business, government agency or NGO, and are always carried out in teams with fellow students and researchers. 

Your tuition is complemented by verbal feedback from your coaches, fellow students, lecturers and experts. You keep a record of your experiences and learning evidence in a personal digital portfolio.   

Graduation track

Which career path do you plan to take after graduation? In the course of the first year, you will select the track that best matches your career ambitions. The tracks are based on the opportunities for employment of an industrial design engineer and support your transition to employment or academia.

Research, design and development

Do you want to work in the R&D or design department of a corporation (e.g. Philips, Océ, TomTom, BMW or Nedap) or public institution in the Netherlands or abroad?

Design leadership and entrepreneurship

Are you a future design manager or entrepreneur?

Constructive design research

Do you want to contribute to the international design research community?