About PDEng

PDEng positions are two-year, full-time positions in a wide variety of disciplines. In addition to broadening your technological expertise, you will learn more professional skills that will enhance your career opportunities. Highlight is the 10 to 12 month technological design project you will do for leading high-tech company or healthcare facility.
As an employee of TU/e, you will receive a salary and an attractive benefits package. Upon completion of the program, you will be awarded the Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng).

Why become a PDEng trainee at TU/e

A PDEng 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 PDEng 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 (PDEng) program at TU/e and become an expert at high- level technological design.

PDEng stories

How to apply to a PDEng program?

Before entering a PDEng progam, there will be an admission and selection procedure. Each PDEng progam has its own starting dates, admission requirements and selection procedure.

Difference between PDEng and PhD

Next to PDEng programs we also offer PhD positions.  PDEng 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 a PDEng prepares you for a high-level position in industry.  A PhD-program takes 4 years, a PDEng program 2 years.

Other PDeng programs in the Netherlands

All PDEng 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.

Ben jij bijna klaar met je master opleiding maar eigenlijk nog niet uitgestudeerd? Wil jij werken aan innovatieve technologische oplossingen voor de hightech industrie of gezondheidszorg? Solliciteer dan naar een Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) opleiding en wordt een expert op het gebied van hoogwaardig technologisch ontwerp.

Events and information

Watch our webinar where a PhD student and a PDEng trainee tell you more about their position at the TU/e.
Or visit our Graduate School event on the Campus!