PDEng Automotive Systems Design (ASD)/PDEng Mechatronic Systems Design (MSD)
TU/e offers two-year (post-Master's) designer's programs. Like a doctoral candidate, you will have the status of TU/e employee if you are selected for one of these programs. The program starts with a year of advanced education, followed by a major design project of eight to twelve months in a company.
In 2015 HTSC initiated a new 2-year post master (PDEng) program to educate highly skilled design engineers for the high-tech systems industry.
MSD is positioned as a sub-track of ASD. It's the intention to give it the status of a separate PDEng program as soon as possible.
The designer's programs lead to a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng degree). These programs are given under the banner of 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute, a joint initiative of the four universities of technology in the Netherlands.
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).
This program is recognized as a PDEng program by the CCTO, the Dutch certification institute for technological designer programs.