The Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) degree program in Software Technology is provided by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology in the context of the 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute.
It is an accredited and challenging two-year, Bologna Third-cycle (doctorate-level equivalent to EQF level 8) engineering degree program during which its trainees focus on strengthening their technical and non-technical competencies related to the effective and efficient design and development of software for resource-constrained software-intensive systems, such as real-time embedded or distributed systems, in an industrial setting. In particular we focus on large-scale project-based design and development of this kind of software.
The various parts of our prestigious PDEng degree program aid to develop the capability of individuals to work within a professional context. It advocates a scientific research based approach to solving problems, a systematic way of collecting evidence and a critical, reflective, and independent mind for the analysis and interpretation of evidence.
It adds an extra dimension to a full M.Sc. program by extending it and integrating it with new elements. The emphasis is on developing and strengthening (exercising) the competencies necessary for finding technical solutions. For finding such solutions an effective collaboration with representatives of different domains is inevitable and this is practiced during the program. During our program our PDEng trainees focus on systems architecting and designing software for software-intensive systems in multiple application domains for the High Tech Industry.
Traineeships are salaried positions. After successfully completing all requirements, trainees are awarded a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) degree.
All courses are taught in English, a Dutch language course is included.
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) plays a prominent role at both national and international levels through its research and educational programs in the engineering science & technology domain. The university is located in Eindhoven, in South-East Brabant, declared the smartest region in the world in 2011 [more], a region with a strong engineering, technology and innovation profile. At this focal point of engineering and technology TU/e is a source of innovation, which is why the university proudly states: TU/e, Where Innovation Starts!