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PDEng becomes EngD as of 1 September 2022

New name, same degree

Why do we switch the degree

We change our degree because the Universities of Applied Science in the Netherlands are starting with Professional Doctorate (PD) trajectories. Therefore, we want to avoid confusion between those trajectories and our programs at academic level. Only the name of the degree changes; the content of our programs is not affected. 

EngD resemble our programs

EngD is used as a degree already in the United Kingdom (UK) for programs that resemble our programs. The national associations for both programs AEngD and 4TU.SAI have been affiliated members since 2012. In the past we agreed that EngD and PDEng were on the same level.

Information for trainees

This means that if you graduate on or after 1 September 2022, you will receive a diploma with the degree of EngD. If you graduate before 1 September 2022, you will receive a diploma with the degree of PDEng; however, you are free to use the EngD degree instead as of 1 September 2022. Als, you may then request an EngD certificate including a supplement explaining the name change. 

Contact?

Do you have any questions? Please contact your program director. In the upcoming months there will be more communication about the switch. 

Information for alumni

If you graduate before 1 September 2022, you will receive a diploma with the degree of PDEng; however, you are free to use the EngD degree instead as of 1 September 2022. Als, you may then request an EngD certificate including a supplement explaining the name change. 

More information

Read more about the name switch in an interview with director Prof.dr. Paul Koenraad