From PDEng to EngD as of 1 September 2022
New name, same degree
Why do we switch the degree
We change our degree because the Universities of Applied Science in the Netherlands are starting with Professional Doctorate (PD) trajectories. Therefore, we want to avoid confusion between those trajectories and our programs at academic level. Only the name of the degree changes; the content of our programs is not affected.
An EngD program is a 2-year post-master program to become a technological designer. You will deepen your technological knowledge, gain practical experience with the latest design methods, and work on your professional skills. You will also do a technological design project (10 to 12 months) for a leading high-tech company or healthcare institution.
An EngD program is an alternative to a PhD trajectory. The difference is their focus: a PhD is focused on a career as an independent researcher, an EngD on a high-level position in industry or healthcare.
As an EngD trainee, you will receive a salary and an attractive benefits package.
Upon completion of the program, you will receive the degree Engineering Doctorate (EngD).
Why become an EngD trainee at TU/e
An EngD program will put you on a faster track to a successful career in industry. Industry offers graduated designers from our programs excellent jobs. Many of our EngD trainees have found jobs in (multi-)national companies including Philips and ASML.
Maaike de Jong
How to apply to an EngD program?
Before entering an EngD progam, there will be an admission and selection procedure. Each EngD progam has its own starting dates, admission requirements and selection procedure. On each program page you can find the specific information regarding the procedure for that program. Check out the overview of our EngD programs.
Other EngD programs in the Netherlands
All EngD programs are part of the joint initiative 4TU.SAI: 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute. The institute is a joint initiative of the 4 universities of technology in the Netherlands.
Difference between EngD and PhD
Next to EngD programs we also offer PhD positions. EngD program is on par with a PhD program. The main difference is with PhD is the focus: a PhD is aimed to establish you as an independent researcher and an EngD prepares you for a high-level position in industry. A PhD-program takes 4 years, an EngD program 2 years.
Events and information
Watch our webinar where a PhD student and an EngD trainee tell you more about their position at the TU/e.
Or visit our Graduate School event on the Campus!
Find out more about the program, our campus and TU/e student life in general during an online session.
Want to know more about our bachelors, masters, EngD or PhD programs? Watch one of our program videos presented by our staff and students.
Ask an EngD
Do you have a question about the program or EngD life? Ask our EngD's.
Graduate School Event
Visit the TU/e during the open day of our Graduate School