Philosophy (Msc) Certificate Program

The Certificate is an initiative of the Philosophy and Ethics of Technology section of Eindhoven University of Technology. The section has received excellent marks for its research and for its teaching. To find out more about the section, the curriculum and the organization of the Certificate, please check this website. For any remaining questions, please email the Certificate Programme Director, Dr. Elizabeth O'Neill.

The Certificate is intended for students who are interested in the big picture. 'Why' is a word that frequently pops up in philosophy, and for good reasons. Why, for example, would you want to take the Certificate when your curriculum is already a busy one? And why would you turn to philosophy when you are studying to become an engineer?

Curriculum 2017-2018

The Philosophy Certificate consists of 15 ects, or more if a student desires. The courses are Master's level courses, equal a study load of 5 ects and most are in English. Two of the courses (10 ects) are compulsory. Choose at least one elective (5 ects). Students have to complete at least 10 ects on top of their regular course programme.

0FC05(A1)Ethics of Technology
0FC06(A2)Philosophy of Science and Technology


0LM120(A1)Perspectives on medical technology
0HM300(A2)Novel Technology
0LM140(B4)Let's Make Humans Better: Enhancement, Technology & Transhumanism
0LM150(B4)Entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility
0LM160(B3)Religion, science and technology (2017-2018)




Philosophy and ethics of design  (2016-2017)

7QX6M0(B3)Architecture and philosophy

Add certificate courses to your electives

Many of you have the option of taking electives as part of your Master’s degree. Often you will not have to take all 15 ects in addition to your normal courses. The Philosophy Certificate classes are Master's level courses. In most cases you can use those Master's level courses for the optional classes in your Master program. Contact your study advisor about the possibilities. To see which classes are on Master's level, see the table above.

Add other courses to your certificate

If you are interested in including courses that are not listed above (e.g. courses from other universities) in your certificate studies, please contact the Certificate Programme Director: Dr. Elizabeth O'Neill.

Have you found incorrect or outdated information? If so, please send an email to Dr. Elizabeth O'Neill.