Mechatronic System Design

Application for traineeship MSD

When you are ready to boost your career and you are the candidate we are looking for, than we invite you to submit your application for one of the trainee positions for the Mechatronic System Design program.

We offer a maximum of 8 positons for MSD traineeship positions at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology for our program 2019-2021 (starting date October 28, 2019 and end date October 27, 2021).  

Application period

Every year the program starts around November 1. 
The application period for 2019 will start around April 1.

The Mechatronic Systems Design (MSD) program has been initiated to educate highly skilled design engineers for the high-tech systems industry. This program focuses on system engineering in a mechatronics context and is known as Mechatronic Systems Design (MSD). Working with industry is an essential ingredient of the program. It  is organized with close links to and cooperation with other successful PDEng programs as Software Technology (ST) and Automotive Systems Design (ASD).  Officially MSD is positioned as a sub-track of ASD.


The program is devoted to deepening, broadening and reinforcing Mechatronics related technological knowledge and competencies, as well as personal and professional skills.

Traineeships of the MSD program are provided by Eindhoven University of Technology  (TU/e), one of Europe's Top universities and situated in one of Europe's most innovative regions,  Brainport Eindhoven. This program provides excellent means for accelerating your career in the design and development of technologies and applications for the multidisciplinary field of high tech mechatronic systems.

TU/e offers program participants a full-time temporary appointment for the period of 2 years. Program participants will receive a monthly salary by Eindhoven University of Technology (gross monthly pay of  € 1913 during two years). Trainees do not have to pay tuition fees. The program is financed by the Dutch Government and the industrial partners.

Program graduates will be awarded a certified diploma and the degree “Professional Doctorate in Engineering” (PDEng). Their name will be entered in the PDEng register of the Royal Dutch Institute for Engineers (KIVI). The program is affiliated to the British Association of Engineering Doctorates (AEngD).