Industrial Design (BSc) (BSc)

University of Twente the Netherlands

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The award
BSc

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Industrial Design (BSc) at University of Twente

The Bachelor's programme in Industrial Design combines technology and creativity in order to design consumer products that are practical to use, well-designed and right for the target group.

What is Industrial Design?

During the Bachelor's programme in Industrial Design at the University of Twente, you will learn to design or improve products using technical insights, creativity and a feel for consumer behaviour. In this context, that means products that are functional and attractive. But there is more to it than that: you also have to be able to manufacture your design at a reasonable cost price, the product must be practical, and properly transportable. The Industrial Design course prepares you for all those aspects.

Reasons for studying the bachelor's programme Industrial Design

What distinguishes this programme from courses elsewhere, above all, is its future-oriented approach. You will get a firm grip on the entire design process, from developing ideas to market introduction. You will gain fundamental knowledge at a scientific level that lets you navigate accurately between technical possibilities and market movements. This makes you an entrepreneurial designer.

Our programme is also characterized by its design-oriented, project-based content. You will work on real assignments from the market, for instance. Together with your team, you will develop a prototype that you present to your client. A lot of products made by students have actually ended up in shops this way. Have a look at a clip about one of these projects:

More information about the bachelor's Industrial Design

The Industrial Design bachelor's programme at the University of Twente is looking for entrepreneurial students. Is this creative Bachelor's the right thing for you? Discover why you should take this course at the University of Twente, have a look at the study programme or run through the admission requirements.

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  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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Entry requirements

Students from outside the Netherlands should have a pre-university secondary education comparable to the Dutch VWO diploma, with high passing grades in Mathematics and Physics as required subjects. As the programme is taught entirely in English, a high level of English proficiency (CEFR, B2/C1 level; minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent) is also required. 

Mathematics is an indispensable pillar for all science programmes. Experience shows that if you are good in science subjects like mathematics, physics and chemistry, you are more likely to succeed in the Industrial Design course than if you have difficulties with these subjects. 

If you possess a German Abitur, you can gain admission to the programme if you have studied English, Mathematics and Physics to Abitur level. Please note it is not necessary to have taken these subjects as Leistungskurs.

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