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What will I learn?

The study programme BSc Industrial Design Engineering helps you answer these questions. This unique study programme responds to the growing demand for ID engineers from the design and manufacturing industries.

What is the programme’s focus:

The complete design process of new products:

User-centred design

Concept development

Marketing, branding and consumer behaviour

Form Studies and aesthetics

Model making in wood, metal and plastics

Prototype building and testing

Product engineering and production

And of course; your own personal and professional development

What makes the programme unique:

An international programme taught in English

The combination of design and engineering: approximately 60% design and 40% engineering

No portfolio needed to start the study programme

Excellent employment perspectives.

What to expect from us

You can expect to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful ID engineer. In class, during workshops, you get the opportunity to work with different materials like wood, metals, and plastic. Moreover, you can expect us to stay up-to-date with the latest industry developments. We invest in modern tools like 3D-printers and laser cutters.

We will support your development by providing appropriate academic and personal development guidance in all phases of your study. We have an open-door policy; our team of academic and support staff is readily approachable.

What do we expect from you

Are you curious, creative, accurate, and have a drive to create? Are you interested in design, technology, and people? Do you want a career that brings these together while improving existing products or developing new ones? Then we can teach you to make connections between theory and practice so you can apply them appropriately to solve problems you might face when you design.

Most importantly: understand that your success is mainly dependent on the level of effort you are prepared to give to your studies.

Study options

Full Time (48 months)

Tuition fees
€9,830.00 (7,94,023) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


Venlo Campus

Tegelseweg 255,



5912 BG, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: Minimum score TOEFL Paper 550 / TOEFL comp 213.

For international students

As a prospective Bachelor's student you must have a diploma of higher secondary education that is equivalent to Dutch standards. In order to be admitted to Fontys University of Applied Sciences students must be eligible for higher education through a diploma of secondary education / high school diploma with good results.

For students of other nationalities: senior high school diploma/ GCE or equivalent e.g. the British GCE A-levels or GCSE grades A, B or C, International Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureate or the American High School (top stream or plus 1 year college)

Language requirements

For the English taught programmes, the minimum English language proficiency required is explained in the following table:


IELTS: 6.0

TOEFL paper: 550

TOEFL computer: 213

TOEFL internet: 79/80

TOEIC: 670

Cambridge ESOL: CAE-C

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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