After graduation

The automotive industry is showing great interest in engineers applying a systems approach. R&D employees will become essential over the next few years. The program's multidisciplinary character prepares you perfectly for working in the automotive industry, and in related sectors using a similar background such as mechatronics and aerospace.  

PDEng program Automotive Systems Design

During the two-year PDEng program Automotive Systems Design you will be actively involved in applying technologies to a much greater extent than would be possible in industry alone. It would take many more years to gain the same experience in industry, if possible at all. You will address automotive problems from different domains such as human-technology interaction, electronics and mechanical engineering, relating to: 

  • Electric mobility 
  • Smart traffic systems 
  • Driver assistance systems. 

The program includes dedicated courses, industrial assignments and lecturers who are active in the high-tech automotive industry as designers, architects or entrepreneurs. After successfully completing the program, you will be granted the degree of Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng). As a technological designer trainee, you will receive a salary. The post-master technological designer program is offered by 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institutes.