Windesheim is an institution for higher professional education, offering a comprehensive range of study programs. Windesheim is an innovative center of knowledge and expertise, challenging individuals and people in organizations to become professionals who: - are responsible, aware of and sensitive to essential human and social values, and self-conscious; - have knowledge and competences relevant to society - want to function at higher levels in professions and society - realize personal growth in connection with this ambition and - contribute to further development, improvement and innovations of companies, societal institutions and government organizations.
Windesheim University has partnerships with more than one hundred and twenty universities worldwide (see www.windesheim.nl). There is exchange of students, teachers and staff, curricula, project activities and also double degrees. Windesheim has been involved in the European Socrates Program for decades. The School of Engineering & Design, and Industrial Design Engineering in particular has close contacts amongst others with Howest University College West Flanders, Kortrijk, Belgium; Chongqing Technology & Business University, China; University of Southern Denmark; Jönköping University Sweden, FH Joanneum, Graz, Austria; Napier University, Edinburgh, Great Britain and École de Design Nantes Atlantique, France. There are also international contacts with companies for internships and graduation projects.
The Industrial Design Engineering course at Windesheim University of Applied Science is validated by BNO, Association of Dutch Designers. The School of Engineering & Design is very active in different platforms. We are active in the platform of all universities of applied sciences in The Netherlands (HBO Raad), active in the platform of bachelors in industrial design engineering (IPO), member of KIVI association of engineers, and associate with industrial organizations like NRK Federation of Plastic Industry, FDP Federation of Metal Sheet Forming Industry, etcetera. SED has over 400 warm relations with manufacturers, design offices and other organizations for internships and projects. Windesheim University initiated a regional project with other organizations in Zwolle to stimulate the creative industry.
Program of Industrial Design Engineer focusses on educating international, innovative, entrepreneurial design engineers. The focus is on engineering and design: creating and realizing, innovating and implementing, thinking and acting. Our philosophy is visible in good workshops, good relations with manufacturing and designing companies and a good (international) program.
faculties and departments
Engineering & Design is part of the Division of Engineering and ICT at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences
bachelor level programs
Program of Industrial Design Engineer: Bachelor of Science in 4 years
master level programs
research activity and main areas
The Division of Engineering and ICT at Windesheim University of Applied Science holds four professorships: Area Development, Robotics, ICT and Health Care and Polymer Science.
doctorate level programs
subject areas for exchange students
Business Studies, Management Studies, Engineering Studies, Teacher Training, Health Care, Social Work, Information Sciences, Communication, Journalism.
June 1st ( for autumn semester or full year); November 1st ( for spring semester)
Autumn semester: September 1st - January 24th; Spring semester: January 25th - July 7th.
cost of living per month (studying and living)
Cost in total will be between € 800 and € 900. Housing will be around € 300, costs for living around € 600. Costs for study will be between € 100 and € 300 for material, literature,.... Tuition fees are seperately arranged between partners universities, mostly based on balanced exchange.