About The University
Delft University of Technology (Dutch: Technische Universiteit Delft) also known as TU Delft, is the largest and oldest Dutch public technological university, founded in 1842. It is ranked 16th in 2016 QS World University Rankings for Engineering and Technology. Located in Delft, Netherlands, it has 8 faculties and numerous research institutes, it hosts over 19,000 students (undergraduate and postgraduate), more than 3,300 scientists, and more than 2,200 support and management staff. TU Delft maintains close links with (inter)national industry, a strategic alliance contributing to the relevance of its academic programs and career prospects for its graduates.
TU Delft has a wide range of research facilities. These facilities are unique in the Netherlands and are used to conduct research for business and industry. They range from wind tunnels, a chip facility, high-voltage laboratory and nuclear reactor to serious gaming and product evaluation.
About the Exchange Program
DEA students can study at the Faculty of Industrial Design.
The department of Industrial Design houses the disciplines of ergonomics (human factors) and design (‘formgiving’). The emphasis of both these disciplines is on the interaction between user and product. Key aspects are the expressiveness of products, usability and aesthetics, the meanings that product forms have for their users, and the place of design and designing in a socio-cultural context. The department incorporates the above elements into both research and education.
Delft is an hours train ride south of Amsterdam, The small city, approximately 100,000, has a beautiful historic town center, filled with tree lined canals, peaceful walkways and medieval churches. Birthplace of Vermeer, and home of Delftware, blue and white painted pottery originally produced for the Royal family. Over one million visitors a year flock to this lovely town. The University campus Mekepark is consists of modern buildings in a park like setting.
Courses: Taught in English
The Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) offers an extensive range of courses in English. For an example:
Design Drawing for Erasmus and Adaptation
Design and Experience
Research and design
PO3, Fuzzy front end
Strategic Product InnovationCross Media Interaction Design
Design and Cultural Impact
SoftwareVideo for Designers
Creating in Project Teams
Towards Circular Product Design
Student accommodation is not available on campus at TU Delft, but arranged by the university in cooperation with the DUWO housing corporation (DUWO). DUWO can provides international students with shared accommodation in a flat with other students, where students have their own bedroom, a shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, internet access and usually a washing machine. Furnished private apartments are also available (with their own kitchen and bathroom facilities). All accommodation is situated within three kilometers of the university.
Rents range from 450 to 600 euros per month depending on whether you have a private unit or accommodation with shared facilities. The rent covers gas, water, electricity, internet connection and municipal taxes. You will receive more information about how to apply for DUWO housing after you have been admitted (tudelft.nl/accommodation).