24 months
16500 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In your daily life, without realising, you are continuously surrounded by products. But who designed these products? Why are they shaped the way they are? What user demands do they meet, what processes lie behind the development and what technologies are involved in that process? That’s what the Master’s in Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) at the University of Twente (UT) is all about. 


This two-year Master’s in Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) at the University of Twente (UT) enables you to become a ‘designeer’, an industrial design engineer who does not only know how to design and engineer a (part of a) product, but goes beyond that. With in-depth, scientific insights, you can overlook the whole design and engineering process and know how to continuously develop and improve the products and the processes involved. In the end, it’s about developing products that enrich people’s lives. 


The demand for industrial design engineers eminent and still growing, as innovation and smart design are gaining importance in the development of our society. The Master's in Industrial Design Engineering prepares you to be dynamic and strategically strong while offering a study programme that can be, to a large extent, adjusted to your preferences, making you a unique and expert industrial design engineer. The strength you gain at UT in technology and engineering makes you all the more employable.


The programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Specializations included:

  • Emerging Technology Design (ETD)
  • Human Technology Relations (HTR)
  • Management of Product Development (MPD) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) of an engineering-based, rather than a design-based, industrial design engineering programme.
  • Knowledge of the following topics: Engineering and Design 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

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.



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