TU/e offers two-year post-master designer's programs (PDEng). Like a doctoral candidate, you will have the status of TU/e employee if you are selected for one of these programs. The programs start with a year of advanced education, followed by a major design project of eight to twelve months in a company.
The designer's programs all lead to a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) degree and are part of the 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute. This institute is a collaboration between the four technological universities in the Netherlands.
PROCESS AND PRODUCT DESIGN (PPD)
The process industry demands an integrated approach to chemical and physical processes. In PPD designers learn to build bridges between theory and practice. As a result, final projects in industry often lead to significant process and/or product improvements.
To apply for the PPD program, you need a strong background in Chemical Engineering.
This program is recognized as a PDEng program by the CCTO, the Dutch certification institute for technological designer programs.