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Automotive Systems Design celebrates first graduates

Tuesday, 10 September 2013
As of October new talented engineers will start their career in the automotive high tech industry. The technological designer’s program Automotive Systems Design is organizing a diploma award ceremony for her very first generation of graduated technological designers.

Automotive Systems Design

The technological designer’s program Automotive Systems Design (ASD), provided under the common flag of 3TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute and located at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), provides a systems approach to problems around mobility and fuel efficient automotive systems, including communication systems and electrical driving, with emphasis on the multidisciplinary design aspects of project-based research and engineering and the challenges that are faced by the automotive high tech industry.

For the occasion of granting the first ASD graduates with their diploma, a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng), the program organizes a special event at TU/e on Thursday 3 October. During this all-day symposium the first ASD graduates will present their project results to automotive industry partners, supervisors from TU/e and industry and family and friends. In the afternoon the graduates will receive their diploma and the day will conclude with a dinner.

‘It is with great pleasure that we celebrate the diploma award session with a new generation of Automotive PDEngs. I am proud of this first generation who also helped us to improve our unique program even further’, says Maarten Steinbuch, director of the Graduate Program Automotive Systems.

The automotive industry is facing huge challenges in terms of multidisciplinary product and process engineering, requiring a new generation of technological designers. The ASD program works closely with her automotive partners to educate this new type of system architect, an engineer who can address automotive problems from different angles such as Human Technology Interaction, Software Technology, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. This unique mix of disciplines being taught to the trainees is the ASD program's answer to the increasing need for technological designers in the automotive industry, and also in the high tech industry in general, who can develop innovative solutions for automotive issues and develop high tech automotive system designs.