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Program structure

Two-year technological designer programmes

Together the Dutch universities of technology offer two-year programmes that will put you on a faster track to a successful career in industry. In addition to broadening your technological expertise, you will learn more professional skills that will enhance your career opportunities. Industry offers graduated designers from our programmes excellent jobs, because of the strong reputation of our graduates.

The 4TU technological designer programmes offer you an opportunity to enhance your expertise and project management skills with an extensive hands-on assignment, supervised by experienced professionals. Each programme covers a different technological field, for example managing complex architectural construction projects, designing mechanisms for user interfaces for consumer products or developing high-tech software systems for software-intensive systems. The focus of each programme is described further on the programme’s website accessible via the overview of our programmes and tracks.

Allmost all technological designer programmes (with the exception of Quality Medical Engineer and Clinical Informatics) are taught in English. The structure of all programmes is basically the same: during the first part of the programme you gain extensive knowledge and experience of the latest design methods and their applications. You also learn to work in interdisciplinary teams and further develop your professional skills. You apply what you have learned during the second part of the programme, when you design an innovative industrial product or process for one of many prominent high-tech companies. The close cooperation between these companies and the technological designer programmes offers exciting career opportunities.

For more in-depth information about the curriculum of a specific programme of interest, please visit the overview of our programmes and tracks.