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. 

About EngD

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.

Are you about to receive your master’s degree, but are you not quiet done learning? Would you like to work on innovative technological solutions for the high-tech industry or healthcare? Apply for a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (EngD) program at TU/e and become an expert at high- level technological design.

EngD stories

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. Please find more information in the vacancies below.

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.

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.