Stan Ackermans Institute

The 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute offers two-year post-master technological designer programmes. The institute is a joint initiative of the universities of technology in the Netherlands.
4TU Delft
4TU Eindhoven
4TU Twente
4TU Wageningen

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Professional Doctorate in Engineering
Professional Doctorate in Engineering (video)
Professional Doctorate in Engineering (video)
Are you ready for the next step after your Master? Choose one of our technological designer’s programs that lead to a Professional Doctorate in Engineering.
Programmes and tracks
Programmes and tracks
Programmes and tracks
An overview of all technological designer's programmes leading to a Professional Doctorate in Engineering
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Why Sophie Cramer chose for a PDEng traineeship
Why Sophie Cramer chose for a PDEng traineeship
After completing a bachelor’s degree programme in Industrial Design at TU Delft, Sophie knew pretty quickly that she wanted to continue her studies with a focus on medical science. “I took a minor in medical science, in which I found out that working in health care and contributing to a better quality of life actually satisfies me more than designing products that are being used on a daily basis.” She transferred to a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and, through doing an internship here, ended up at LUMC, where she finished her studies at the neonatology ward. “The hospital had a vacancy for a PDEng trainee (Qualified Medical Engineer), but they were still looking for a clinical assignment. The neonatologist with whom I worked proposed our project to them, including me.”

According to Sophie, the best part of taking a PDEng is that you develop yourself in the broadest way possible. A position as technician at technical services allows you to see multiple clinical wards and learns how everything round technology is organized in hospitals. Sophie: “The broad and deep insight is unique for this PDEng programme. It’s easier to compare the programme with a traineeship than with a PhD, because in the latter you are more focused on one specific research topic. This PDEng programme at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) also contains a solid course programme, which allows you to get in touch with other PDEng trainees. I found this very valuable: although we all worked in different hospitals, we had to complete the same sort of assignments and projects. I learned how things are organized differently in other hospitals and was able to discuss my assignments with fellow trainees, which was extremely informative.”
Wednesday 11 November 2020
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Stan Ackermans Institute

Latest updates

Professional Doctorate in Engineering
Professional Doctorate in Engineering (video)
Professional Doctorate in Engineering (video)
Are you ready for the next step after your Master? Choose one of our technological designer’s programs that lead to a Professional Doctorate in Engineering.
Programmes and tracks
Programmes and tracks
Programmes and tracks
An overview of all technological designer's programmes leading to a Professional Doctorate in Engineering
SAI News
Why Sophie Cramer chose for a PDEng traineeship
Why Sophie Cramer chose for a PDEng traineeship
After completing a bachelor’s degree programme in Industrial Design at TU Delft, Sophie knew pretty quickly that she wanted to continue her studies with a focus on medical science. “I took a minor in medical science, in which I found out that working in health care and contributing to a better quality of life actually satisfies me more than designing products that are being used on a daily basis.” She transferred to a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and, through doing an internship here, ended up at LUMC, where she finished her studies at the neonatology ward. “The hospital had a vacancy for a PDEng trainee (Qualified Medical Engineer), but they were still looking for a clinical assignment. The neonatologist with whom I worked proposed our project to them, including me.”

According to Sophie, the best part of taking a PDEng is that you develop yourself in the broadest way possible. A position as technician at technical services allows you to see multiple clinical wards and learns how everything round technology is organized in hospitals. Sophie: “The broad and deep insight is unique for this PDEng programme. It’s easier to compare the programme with a traineeship than with a PhD, because in the latter you are more focused on one specific research topic. This PDEng programme at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) also contains a solid course programme, which allows you to get in touch with other PDEng trainees. I found this very valuable: although we all worked in different hospitals, we had to complete the same sort of assignments and projects. I learned how things are organized differently in other hospitals and was able to discuss my assignments with fellow trainees, which was extremely informative.”
Wednesday 11 November 2020
Valorisation
Information for industry
Information for industry
More about the cooperation between technological designer's programmes and industry partners and the benefits

Publications