PDEng in Design and Technology of Instrumentation

Eindhoven University of Technology

Program Description

PDEng in Design and Technology of Instrumentation

Eindhoven University of Technology

PDEng in Design and Technology of Instrumentation

Welcome to the website of “Design and Technology of Instrumentation.” DTI offers a two year post-masters course on Technological Design for graduates with a master’s degree in the field of physics, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering and similar disciplines.

Like a doctoral candidate, you will have the status of TU/e employee if you are selected for one of this program. The goal of the program is to train you to become a professional technological designer in industry. The program consists of a course program and three projects in industry (two smaller ones, and one year project).

The program leads to a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng degree). The program is part of 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute, a joint initiative of the three universities of technology in the Netherlands.

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CCTO Certification

This program is recognized as a PDEng program by the CCTO, the Dutch certification institute for technological designer programs.

Career opportunities

Alumni of the DTI programme generally find a job in a high-tech company. The organizational and project skills acquired are an excellent starting point for a career in a challenging and highly competitive industrial environment, with great responsibility and rewards.

Some excellent alumni can pursue a PhD thesis based on their design project, working in industry for another two to three years. This programme is fully funded by the industrial partners.

Admission and enrolment

The program is open to graduates with a university MSc degree in Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and similar disciplines, with a high grade for their MSc research project.

The courses followed should definitely contain a number of physics subjects, especially those with a clear link to engineering (like optics, thermodynamics and thermal modelling, electrical theory, mechanics, vacuum technology etc.). Not all physic's subjects need to have been covered, but a clear flavor of physics must have been a part of the studies of the candidate. Experimental experience gained in laboratory work is important.

The candidate must be fluent in English, both written and spoken.

Trainees in the program are employed by the university (approx. gross monthly pay of 1700 €; during two years). There is no university fee. The program is financed by the Dutch Government and the industrial partners.

For applications send your resume, motivation letter, grades list, summary and full report of your MSc project, contact data of two references and any other relevant information to e.j.e.cottaar@tue.nl. The application process consists of a number of interviews (including a presentation on your master work). After which the decision will be taken whether you will get a position.

Trainees should apply at least 4 months before a starting date, when a work permit/visa in the Netherlands is necessary. Trainees with a EU/EER background should apply at least 3 months before a starting date.

Languages

Students should submit one of the following as proof of English proficiency:

  • Having a Master degree which was taught in English
  • An original Academic IELTS score of at least 6.5 on average, or;
  • TOEFL scores of at least 90 (Internet-based). Students can arrange for their TOEFL results to be sent to the TU/e directly by using the TU/e university code number 8615, Please also fill in department code 99: 'any department not listed' otherwise your results will not be sent to correct department at TU/e, or;
  • University of Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), grades A-C.

During the program you are required to learn Dutch.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


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