Designer’s programs

Are you a young professional graduate or currently completing your Master's at a university of technology? Are you interested in technological design, and would you like to increase your opportunities on the employment market? Are you specifically looking for a career in industry or business? Then the two-year post-Master's technological designer's programs at TU/e may well be what you're looking for!

What does a designer's program involve?

The designer's programs are two-year salaried programs in the field of technological design. After gaining your Master's degree in a technological field and a stringent selection process, you can take a designer's program. The programs lead to a Professional Doctorate in Engineering degree.
During your program you will increase your technological knowledge, but you also learn how to apply it in practice. As well as that you work on your professional skills to increase your career opportunities.
Like a doctoral candidate, you will have the status of a TU/e employee. That means you will receive a salary and have excellent secondary conditions of employment.

What is the added value of a designer’s program?

By offering these technological designer's programs, TU/e is responding to the needs of the high-tech industry in the Netherlands. They need experienced designers, who are able to design complex new products and processes. Designers who can think up innovative solutions.

With a Master's degree you will have a sound base of theoretical knowledge, but you still lack extensive practical experience. During your designer's program you will gain this practical experience in particular, which means you will be in great demand by potential employers.

What do the two years consist of?

The designer's programs consist of two parts. You first follow a year of advanced education to prepare you for a major design project lasting from eight to twelve months. Under the supervision of experienced professionals, you will take part in a large-scale, multidisciplinary project in a leading company. In recent years, PDEng graduates from TU/e have found challenging careers at (inter-)national organizations such as Philips, ASML, TNO, Shell, Ericsson and Akzo Nobel.

3TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute

The designer's programs are given under the banner of 3TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute. The institute operates since mid-2006 and is a joint initiative of the three universities of technology in the Netherlands: Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente.


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