Within a month the course participant hands in a project management form containing concrete activities that function as tangible milestones with their respective dates.
Each month there is a joint meeting (the so-called "Terugkomdag") for all PPD course participants.
For each group (started in April or October), there will be a Project Management meeting during which for each participant the project planning, milestones, and progress will be discussed. During Return Days, project progress and the contacts the student has within the company are also discussed. Furthermore, guidance is given, for instance with regard to making internal and external contacts, setting up and adjusting a planning, and making a timely start on the writing of the report and applications.
Furthermore, there is a TOIO meeting of the first and second year course participants.
1 or 2 course participants will give a talk about the technical progress of the project with the objective to practice giving talks, and to transfer information on the projects to the other participants.
A meeting is expected to take place between the supervisor and the course participant every two weeks, and every 2 to 3 months there will be a meeting between the TU/e supervisor, the course participant, and the supervisor of the company where the project is carried out.
Each course participant is asked to make a poster that has to be approved by the company.
Completion of the design project is done by means of:
a final report
a presentation at the company or at the TU/e
a defense of the work in front of a defense committee.