Requirements and benefits


The Post-Master's Program Mechatronic Systems Design is open to recent university graduates1, in particular to Master's graduates from one of the following fields: 

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Applied Physics
  • Systems & Control
  • or comparable. 

1) This program starts around November 1 each year. It is no longer possible to apply for the program of 2016. The next application round will start in April 2017.

The program is internationally oriented and taught in English. Dutch language courses are part of the program. The candidate should furthermore have:

  • affinity with technology, keen interest in and good awareness of the current technological developments;
  • an academic, critical attitude and a good awareness of the state of the art in engineering design for high tech systems, most notable in the area of the Master thesis project;
  • the ability to choose and apply methods, tools and techniques to solve actual, practical problems;
  • the ability to stay abreast of current developments in the field of high-tech mechatronic systems;
  • better than average social and communicative competencies, including an excellent English proficiency in writing, speaking, reading, and understanding.
  • a clear ambition in an industrial career, and have an inclination towards the design and development of innovative, complex products, transforming academic research results into practical solutions.

Certified diploma and degree PDEng
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). 


TU/e offers participants a full-time temporary appointment for the period of 2 years. Program participants will receive a monthly salary by Eindhoven University of Technology (approx. gross monthly pay of  € 1780 during two years).

TU/e also offers a broad package of fringe benefits, including an 8% holiday allowance, an 8.3% end-of-year allowance, and excellent sports facilities. The formal employment position at the Technical University of Eindhoven is according to the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch academic universities (VSNU). Trainees do not have to pay tuition fees. The program is financed by the Dutch Government and the industrial partners.