Mastertrack Structural Engineering and Design

Diane Schoenmaker

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I’m doing research on a topology optimization tool. The tool analyzes a building design’s energy efficiency and construction strength and gives suggestions for improvement. These kinds of tools can save a lot of time: doing all these calculations by hand can take a month, but the software analyzes an 8-story building in under 6 days. Right now, we’re expanding the tool to be able to deal with more element types.

The TU/e campus is great, very lively and with lots of activities. It’s one big community. The master’s degree program is very well put together and the department organizes events that help you get in touch with nearby companies. The courses are interesting and varied, teaching you everything you need to know in your future career. After I graduate, I’m looking to start a career in industry.