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Education: information for students

Are you a graduated young professional or currently completing your Master of Science programme at a (technological) university? Are you looking for an even faster successful career in industry or business?

PDEng in short

PDEng positions are two-year, full-time positions in a wide variety of disciplines. As an employee of the university, you will receive a salary and an attractive benefits package. Upon completion of the programme, you will be awarded the Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng).

Challenging academic courses and projects 
Almost all programmes are taught in English. The programmes offer you an opportunity to enhance your technological expertise and develop your professional skills. You will work with the latest design methodologies in multidisciplinary projects and follow challenging, in-depth courses on the discipline of your choice. This will help you look at projects from a wider perspective. Your lecturers from academia and industry will share the latest scientific insights and their real-world expertise. 

Developing excellent professional skills
Nowadays, employers are looking for engineers who have more than just the right technical background - the engineers of the future also need stellar professional skills. That’s why you follow courses to develop your communication, presentation, project management, teamwork and problem-solving skills during your PDEng.

Innovative technological design project
The highlight of the program is the 12 month technological design project you will do for a leading high-tech company or healthcare facility. You will develop an innovative industrial product or process in a large-scale, multidisciplinary setting. Of course, you will have the full support and resources of the university at your back. Your technological solution will help solve a real-world business challenge and increase the profitability of the company or facility you are working for. This will give you valuable practice in solving real industrial problems and unlock exciting career opportunities. Many of our PDEng trainees have found jobs with (multi-)national companies, including Philips, ASML, NXP, Océ Technologies, Akzo Nobel, Vodafone, Ericsson, DSM, Unilever, Schiphol Airport and TNO.

Our programmes can be found here