PDEng Software Technology (ST)

Welcome to the website of the Software Technology (ST) program. ST offers a two-year technological designer program for MSc graduates with a degree in the field of Computer Science or a related field such as (but not limited to) Business Information Systems, Embedded Systems, Data Science or Information Security.

Like a PhD candidate, you will have the status of TU/e employee after being selected for this program. The Software Technology program is designed to prepare you for an industrial career as a technological designer, and later on as a software or system architect. It starts with 14 months of advanced training and education, including 4 small, industry driven training projects, followed by a major design project of 10 months in a company.

The technological designer 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. The ST program is part of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Eindhoven University of Technology.

CCTO Certification

This program is recognized as a PDEng program by the CCTO, the Dutch certification institute for technological designer programs.