Competence field 1: Competences in one/more scientific discipline(s)
  1. Understand the basic sciences and basic engineering sciences and have the ability to apply them in an innovative, practical and target‐oriented way within the own field of engineering.
  2. Use of professional and applicable methods and techniques in an innovative and target‐oriented way.
  3. Integrate technological innovations in product and system design and quantify the required constructive and production oriented design parameters.
  4. Integrate styling, constructive, social, emotional and cultural aspects of design.
  5. Design products and systems that create added value in an industrial environment.
  6. Have practical skills to use design oriented methods and tools for visualising, modeling, materialising, documenting, testing and communicating design solutions.
Competence field 2: Scientific competences
  1. Look up, evaluate and work with technical and scientific information in a target‐oriented way and refer to it correctly.
  2. Correct use of standard models, research methods and techniques in assignments.
  3. Schematize and model experiments, processes and/or systems and test these in an actual context.
  4. Initiate problem based research in the subject field.
  5. Use prototyping as problem solving and integrating design method.
  6. Explore, research, verify and document methodically design decisions for the involved stakeholders.
  7. Define, execute, measure and control (double blind) experiments for technical aspects as well as interactions with individuals or target groups.
Competence field 3: Intellectual competences
  1. Show self‐reliance, precision, assertiveness and critical reflection.
  2. Show technical‐scientific curiosity.
  3. Think in a conceptual, analytical, system‐oriented and problem‐solving way at different levels of abstraction and in a variable context.
  4. Show marketing oriented curiosity.
  5. Search multiple solutions for a problem by creative thinking and acting.
  6. Design by adaptive learning, and reflective acting.
Competence field 4: Competences in cooperation and communication
  1. Ability to communicate own work orally, in writing an in graphics.
  2. Master scientific and discipline‐specific technical terminology in Dutch and in English.
  3. Elaborate concrete tasks systematically (as a team), with attention to limiting conditions in the technical realization.
  4. Use a large variety of visualization and prototyping methods to communicate with different stakeholders.
  5. Bring different stakeholders into action.
  6. Be open to emergent behaviour.
Competence field 5: Societal competences
  1. Act in an ethical and social way.
  2. Awareness of corporate aspects.
  3. Awareness of environment, quality, safety and durability.
  4. Design and experience the dynamics of a human-product-context interaction.
  5. Compare different design solutions based on non-existing and unpredictable factors.