Course structure

The Master’s program in Industrial Design is a two-year program of 120 ECTS. 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.

Unique teaching model

The Industrial Design department applies a teaching model that focuses on learning through developing competencies. In essence, the model ensures direct application of what you learn based on the integration of specific competencies. To ensure steady progress, each student is monitored by project coaches, mentors, lecturers and experts and receives regular feedback. 

You start the master’s program by drawing up a personal development plan, which you discuss and agree with your mentor. This plan is the guideline for your entire competency-based learning program in which you develop your very own vision and identity as designer. 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.  

Projects are always performed within squads, teams focusing on core research topics in the department. You work alongside fellow students and researchers in these teams. The projects are often set up at the request of an external business, government agency or NGO. Aside from one course on Constructive Design Research, you take electives that fit your specialization track and personal learning goals, and support your competency development.