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PDEng has become EngD as of 1 September 2022

Why?

Why did we switch the degree

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

EngD in UK resembles our programmes

EngD is used as a degree already in the United Kingdom (UK) for programmes that resemble our programmes. The national associations for both programmes 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 graduated on or after 1 September 2022, you have or will receive a diploma with the degree of EngD. If you graduated before 1 September 2022, you received a diploma with the degree of PDEng; however, you are free to use the EngD degree instead as of 1 September 2022.

In view of the name switch from PDEng to EngD, you can download the official statement explaining the reasons for this switch. The explanation supplement can be found here

Contact?

Do you have any questions? Please contact your programme director. 


Information for alumni

If you graduated before 1 September 2022, you have received a diploma with the degree of PDEng; however, you are free to use the EngD degree instead as of 1 September 2022.  

In view of the name switch from PDEng to EngD, you can download the official statement explaining the reasons for this switch. The explanation supplement can be found here

More information

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