Industrial Design Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

Ten years ago, many of today’s products did not exist or were nothing more than prototypes of their current selves. Ten years from now, these same products will have evolved still further, maybe thanks to you. The Master’s in IDE gives you the know-how to make it happen.

The Industrial Design Engineering offered by University of Twente (UT) combines design, engineering, technology and the social sciences. You will go beyond the mere circuitry of electronic equipment to design and improve products that are part of people’s everyday lives. You will consider their safety, affordability and sustainability, with the user experience as a key frame of reference.

Career

The world needs well-rounded developers with a feeling for the integrated development of smart technologies. Fast-developing technologies in combination with ever shorter time-to-market will only increase the demand for IDE professionals who are able to cross traditional boundaries and apply a wide range of skills.

IDE graduates go on to fulfil a range of jobs: industrial designer, product designer, product engineer, design engineer, design manager, product manager, interaction designer, researcher, usability consultant, design-centred researcher, strategic designer, brand manager, new product development project leader, innovation consultant and design-brand consultant.

Accreditation

The programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Virtual Reality
  • Packaging Design & Management
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Scenario Based Product Design
  • Source of Innovation
  • Maintenance Engineering & Management
  • Biomechanics
  • Surface Engineering for Look & Feel
  • Durability of Consumer Products

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) of an engineering based, rather than a design based, industrial design engineering program.
  • Knowledge of the following topics: Engineering, Design
  • Copy of diploma
  • Transcript of records (Bachelor of Science and Knowledge on the above mentioned topics)
  • CGPA of at least 75% of the maximum score, or your country's equivalent    
  • Course descriptions
  • Portfolio
  • English summary of thesis (BSc or MSc)
  • Sufficient mastery of the English language.
  • Resume (Europass)
  • Names and addresses of referees (2)

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          14250 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 14250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
        • EU/EEA Applies to you

          2060 EUR/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for Enschede

        • 650 - 920 EUR/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

        Funding

        The University of Twente offers excellent students the possibility to enrol in UT master’s programmes with a scholarship. These scholarships vary from government grants to funding by organizations or private persons. In addition, faculties and the University of Twente Scholarship Foundation (UTS) offer a limited number of scholarships to excellent students.

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