Is your company facing a technological problem that needs solving or a challenging design issue that needs unravelling?

A technological designer of the University of Twente may be an attractive option. All our two-year programmes and tracks offer you the possibility to hire a technological designer, a professional who can design and develop complex new products and processes and offer innovative solutions to your technological design issues.

Tailored programme

The trainee is responsible for a solution in consultation with the organisation and the University. The basic principle of the PDEng programme is that the trainee, the set of courses and the expert coaching will come together with only one thought: ‘the best possible solution for the design problem’. Therefore the trainee, the composition of the curriculum, and the choice of his/her supervisor/professor will be made together with the placement organisation.

You will have access to a top 25% trainee who is able to switch quickly between different levels, has a wider range of skills in creativity and thinking out-of-the-box, and is able to make better connections between different disciplines and integrate them into a design. Besides the solution on your technological design issue, you get to know the person well and at the end of the project you are in the perfect position to  decide whether to offer him or her a position within your company.

Possible intellectual property rights on all Contract results, generated or arrived at within the scope of the Design Project, shall be vested in Commissioning Party.

a pdeng for your own employees!

It’s also possible that employees in an organisation would like to pursue a PDEng programme. With the correct background, these employees can smoothly enrol in the PDEng programme as well.


For any questions in a  specific field, please contact the programme directors of the PDEng programmes:

PDEng Civil Engineering
Dr. J.T. (Hans) Voordijk
Telephone: +3153 489 4214

PDEng Energy & Process Technology G. (Gerrit) Brem
Telephone: +3153 489 2561

PDEng Healthcare Logistics
Prof.dr. R.J. (Richard) Boucherie
Telephone: +3153 489 3524

PDEng Maintenance D.J. (Dik) Schipper
Telephone: +3153 489 2469

PDEng Robotics T.H.J. (Tom) Vaneker
Telephone: +3153 489 2472