The traineehsip has a value of 15 credits, which equals a 3-month full-time job. It is possible to extend your traineeship with 5 credit points from the individual space.

The main goal of the traineeship is to develop your scientific research skills. You also get the opportunity to link theory to practice and to see how mechanical engineering works in daily professional practice. In some cases the traineeship helps you to become more acquainted with the field of your graduation project.

In more than 90% of the cases, the traineeship takes place outside of the university, either in the Netherlands or abroad (which is preferred for Dutch students). In these cases, it can take place at another university, a research institute or in a specific company. The TU/e has close working relationships with many high-tech companies and institutes in the Eindhoven region, such as Philips, ASML, Océ and Paccar/Daf. A number of professors are affiliated partly to the department and partly to businesses. This strengthens the contacts between the university and the businesses.