Professional Doctorate in Engineering - PDEng

Is your organization searching for a multidisciplinary technological designer or do you want to offer your employees a highly qualified technological designer training?

Is your organization searching for a design solution for a technical problem?

In that cases, a PDEng trainee might be an interesting option for you.

Professional Doctorate in Engineering

The PDEng (= Professional Doctorate in Engineering) trainee follows a 2 year post-Master’s designer programme at the University of Twente. In consultation with the organization, this tailor made programme will be designed to educate trainees who are able to design high level, creative and renewing designs for complex issues with a multidisciplinary character. Amongst others, this means that the trainee can:

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Create a design for multidisciplinary issues individually

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Give input on larger projects both individually and together with colleagues

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Change quickly between different kind of levels

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Give direction to the realization of a design with a team.

The PDEng programme offers a combination of an educational part at the University and a practical design part at an organization:

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The courses in the educational part has a broadening and in-depth character, with ample attention for professional development of the trainee. The courses will provide the trainee the necessary (non)technological background to evaluate the effects of a technology in the industrial context. In consultation with the company, the programme will be tailor made.

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During the practical part of the programme, the trainee will spend his time working in industry on a challenging and innovative technological design project – a real problem that needs to be solved. This project will integrate a number of (sub-)disciplines. The trainee will be supervised by both engineers from industry as well as by university staff. So the trainee is supported by scientific knowledge, practical design experience and project management expertise.

The University of Twente offers three PDEng tracks; Civil Engineering, Energy and Process Technology and Robotics:

Civil Engineering:

The University of Twente has developed a PDEng programme in the field of civil engineering in which trainees can focus on one of the four pillars:

• Water Engineering and Management;

• Transportation Engineering and Management;

• Construction Management and Engineering;

• Hospital engineering.

Through these pillars we can educate trainees within your specific branch in the civil sector.

For more programme specific information please see the Civil Engineering pages.

Energy & Process Technology

The PDEng program in Energy & Process Technology focuses on the design of technical solutions in nutrition, energy and process industry. The programme is based on the strong demand from the market, taking quality, environment and sustainability into account.

For more programme specific information please see the Energy & Process Technology pages.

Robotics

The technological designer in the Robotics creates innovative robot technical solutions for medical, industrial and security applications. This includes surgical or rehabilitation robots, welding robots for inspection in the metal industry, and independently operating robots. In order to design these robots, the programme meets a multidisciplinary approach with mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, information technology and control engineering.

For more programme specific information please see the Robotics pages.

The PDEng (= Professional Doctorate in Engineering) trainee follows a 2 year post-Master’s designer programme at the University of Twente. In consultation with the organization, this tailor made programme will be designed to educates trainees who are able to to design high level, creative and renewing designs for complex issues with a multidisciplinary character.

PDEng at Twente – An initiative of the 3TU

Hundreds of companies already use the PDEng programmes of the technical universities in the Netherlands successfully. The 3 TU’s provide the designer tracks also know by Stan Ackermans Instituut, 3TU School for Technological Design.