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Industrial Design Engineering

Degree type
Language of education
English (100%)
36 months
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Type of institution
University of Applied Sciences
Den Haag

Program description

Industrial Design Engineering programme teaches to design solutions for today’s complex challenges and to combine creativity with entrepreneurial skills.

The sky is the limit. As a result of globalisation and modern technology, the limits of our capabilities have become increasingly smaller. Boundaries between products, services and consumer experience are also becoming increasingly blurred. This requires a new type of designer with a broad view: the ‘open innovator’.

Our English-language Industrial Design Engineering study programme teaches you to design solutions for today’s complex challenges and to combine creativity with entrepreneurial skills, so that the products and services you have designed will be physically realised as well. This new study programme is already backed by a solid network in the business community. Businesses are eagerly looking out for these designers of the future. More information about Industrial Design Engineering

Study Program
The English-taught Industrial Design Engineering degree program at The Hague University of Applied Sciences has a three-year curriculum and leads to a Bachelor of Engineering. You’ll learn to devise creative and successful solutions for complex issues in trade and industry and non-profit organizations, solutions that are of value to the user, the market and society.

Industrial Design Engineering takes three years rather than four. So be aware that you have less time than is usual to complete your studies. If you are prepared to take on this commitment, your lecturers and mentor will help you wherever possible to complete the course in three years. As this is an accelerated program, no exemptions are given.

Industrial Design Engineering Content 
In the first year you’ll take four modules, all of which revolve around your role as a researcher: Yourself & The World, Now & The Future, People & Solutions I and People & Solutions II.

  • Yourself & The World
    This introduction module helps you understand the way in which you present yourself to others and how you come across to others (personal branding). You’ll also learn about the influence of cultural differences and how you can use social media.
  • Now & The Future
    In this module you’ll make connections between the today’s world and the future. You’ll learn how you can adapt innovative ideas to the changing human being, society and technologies. You’ll do this by various means, including role plays, field assignments and visualization techniques.
  • People & Solutions I
    As a researcher you need to know how you can obtain information, how to make connections with people, conduct a good interview and maintain your objectivity. Skills such as these are taught in this module. You will also learn to present your ideas in the most convincing way possible, with the aid of the latest methods and techniques.
  • People & Solutions II
    In this module you will perfect your presentation and communication techniques. You will learn to convey complex subjects in a clear way using language and images, for example in your contact with external clients. You can do this only if you yourself have acquired a logical approach to work. For this reason, you will work on developing your own tool book in which you record all the steps in the creative process.
  • Second and third year modules
    The details of the curricula of the second and third years have not yet been finalized. Despite this, we hope that the list of modules shown below will give you an impression of these subsequent years.

Industrial Design Engineering Career Prospects There is considerable demand for people with both specialist design knowledge and the ability to think broadly. As a graduate open innovator you’ll fill a gap in the market. Since you can build a bridge between research, design and entrepreneurship, you can set to work in almost any professional field. International trade and industry, in particular, are keenly awaiting your arrival.

After your degree, you can join the somewhat larger international corporations as a junior innovation manager. In this role you will recognize, mobilize and encourage creative ideas and you’ll find all kinds of ways of boosting the likelihood of an innovation being successful. Alternatively, you could become a project leader or an innovator in the field that you are enthused by. Think, say, of a business innovator, if you want to devise innovative business models, or of a sustainability innovator, if you are interested mainly in sustainable solutions. A green innovator is another option. As a green innovator, you’d design, say, a public transport concept with a reduced environmental impact or the cleanest form of transport powered by natural gas.

Industrial Design Engineering the program for you?

If you have an international focus, this course is really something for you. The language of instruction is English and your fellow students will have all kinds of nationalities. This means that while still studying you’ll be able to learn from other cultures and you’ll be well trained for a job in an international company.

Industrial Design Engineering Related Programs

Besides Industrial Design Engineering, The Hague University of Applied Sciences offers a range of other Engineering programs such as Engineering Psysics (in Dutch) and many more courses. 

See which programs are related to the Industrial Design Engineering.

Industrial Design Engineering Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Industrial Design Engineering program will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top Engineering degree at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the Industrial Design Engineering.

The Hague University of Applied Sciences is offering a total of 54 scholarships to students who would like to start their bachelor program during the academic year 2013-2014. At  €5,000 each, the scholarships cover almost two-thirds of the total first year university’s tuition fee. For more information, go to the The Hague University Scholarship program.

About The Hague University of Applied Sciences

The Hague University aims to train the professionals of the future. They will be able to  perform more and different tasks with their knowledge in their changing professional domains. With practical knowledge and insight, they are able to contribute to innovation within their professions; translate practical knowledge and insight into creative findings, new designs, new processes and smart innovations.

Our 21,300 students, as well as our staff, come from over 146 different nationalities. That diversity is one of our most powerful resources. The exchange of competing ideas and opinions is what leads to real innovation.

More information about The Hague University of Applied Sciences

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Admission requirements

Previous education

Non-Dutch students will need a qualification equal to the Dutch VWO diploma such International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur or GCE-A levels. Other diplomas may also be recognised but these will be subject to assessment.

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