• Program Detail

B.S. in Industrial Design

Competencies are developed as a result of integrating learning experiences in which attitude, skills and knowledge from different areas of expertise are selected, acquired, and used. Demonstrations (known as “demos”) are the result of applying competencies in, for example, a project. It is at this level that the performance of a student can be assessed. 

Our department uses an adapted competency model (see figure) based on the Criteria for Academic Bachelor and Master Curricula, as defined by Meijers et al. (2005). The final aim of our educational programs is to develop an overall competence of design. This overall competence of design combines a vision, professional identity and the individual competencies, which are unique combinations of attitude, skills and knowledge from the different areas of expertise. 

Click to enlarge: competency framework, adapted from Meijers et al. (2005) **MSc expert in three: DRP and two areas of expertise 

In addition to the competencies required to operate successfully, students must also be competent in designing and researching. 

This is emphasized in competency Design and Research Processes. Furthermore, students must develop professional skills and a scientific approach, which is demonstrated in their ability to communicate, process and apply scientific information, plan and organize, reflect and collaborate. These professional skills are emphasized in most educational activities, and should also be explicitly addressed in their Personal Development Plan (also known as the PDP).