Master of Science Design for Interaction

Delft University of Technology

Program Description

Master of Science Design for Interaction

Delft University of Technology

Master of Science Design for Interaction

The Design for Interaction programme is a two-year programme; the language of instruction is English. The focus in the first semester is on the generation of design concepts. The second semester focuses on design evaluation. During the second year, students work on design projects and complete a thesis project.

TU Delft's MSc Programme in Design for Interaction focuses on the way in which people and products interact. How does a user experience and use a product? What is his understanding of that product? And is it the design of the product that determines or influences these responses, the needs and abilities of the user, or the environment in which it is used and its social context?

Designing solutions for real people

The goal of the programme is to educate designers in such a manner that they will acquire a profound understanding of what people do with products and expect from the products they use in everyday life. It aims to produce graduates who are able to design products appropriate to users’ needs and expectations.

What you will learn

To gain the skills and understanding required to design for interaction, you will pursue a multi-disciplinary course of study covering topics which include ergonomics, aesthetics, interaction design, psychology and sociology. You will also learn how to involve users in analysing needs, and study the use of technology in the design process. Visualisation and conceptualisation play an important part in this; the consideration of the interaction between people and products. The development, testing and refinement of prototypes also figure prominently in the programme.



The following rates are applied for the full academic year:

A) Tuition fees for full-time enrolment as a student


Statutory rate:

  • 2012/2013:   € 1,771
  • 2013/2014:   € 1,835

Tuition fees institutional rate I

You are eligible for the statutory rate for enrolment in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme if you hold the Dutch nationality or that of another EU/EFTA country *) **), or the Surinamese nationality.

  • 2012/2013 academic year: € 1,771
  • 2013/2014 academic year: € 1,835

Tuition fees institutional rate II

All students from non-EU/EFTA countries who began their Bachelor studies before 1 September 2008 and who have been uninterruptedly enrolled since then, pay institutional rate II.

  • 2012/2013 academic year: € 2,401
  • 2013/2014 academic year: € 2,487

Tuition fees institutional rate III (Master)

Students from outside the EU/EFTA countries who enrol for a TU Delft Master’s degree programme are required to pay institutional rate III.

  • 2012/2013 academic year: € 12,650.-
  • 2012/2013 academic year: €  9,340.- (transitional arrangement)
  • 2013/2014 academic year: € 12,916.-
  • 2013/2014 academic year: € 9,677,-

B) Tuition fees for part-time enrolment as a student


  • 2012/2013 academic year:  € 1,483
  • 2012/2013 academic year:  € 1,536

C) Examination fees for external students


  • 2012/2013 academic year: € 6,000
  • 2012/2013 academic year:  € 6,000 

D) Freemovers (BSc and MSc)


  • 2012/2013 academic year:  € 8,096
  • 2012/2013 academic year:  € 8,266
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
1,835 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Delft
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 1,835 EUR
- EU, full-time