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PhD Education Certificates examples

PhD candidates are expected to fulfil 30 credits of education during their PhD trajectory.

We listed four examples to show how other PhD candidates filled their 30 credits of education for their Education Certificates.

  • MESA+ - Advanced Optics
  • CTIT - Dependable and Secure Computing
  • CTIT - Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
  • IGS - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (double degree)

MESA+ - Advanced Optics (example)

PhD candidate Ruud Oldenbeuving
Institute MESA+
TGS programme Advanced Optics
Total amount of credits 35.8 European Credits

About Ruud: Ruud Oldenbeuving was one of the very first PhD students to have completed their studies at Twente Graduate School. He received a certificate acknowledging the (at least) 30 EC in graduate education as part of their TGS programme in the PhD phase.

Deepening, broadening, academic and career development skills

1 European credit (EC) is the equivalent of 28 hours of work. 

Courses (course provider - amount of credits).

  • Academic presentations (TCO - 1 EC)
  • MESA+ workshop ‘Fundamentals of Nanotechnology’ (MESA+ - 1.5 EC)
  • Intensive workshop ‘Entrepreneurship in Phototonic’ (Free University of Brussels - 2.3 EC)
  • Introduction workshop Twente Graduate School (TGS - 0.5 EC)
  • Workshop Photonics Packaging (IOP photonic devices and XiO Photonics - 0.5 EC)
  • Course ‘Career orientation’ (UT - 1 EC)
  • Course ‘Advanced Science Communication’ (TGS / UT - 5 EC)
  • ANP workshops (ANP - 7 EC)
  • Summer School SUSSP 66 (Herio-Watt University Edinburgh - 3 EC)
  • ANP monthly meetings (ANP - 5 EC)
  • Weekly T&T meetings LPNO, Bi-weekly colloquia LPNO (LPNO - 7 EC)
  • EOS first annual conference on Mirco and nano opto electronic systems (EOS - 2 EC)

CTIT - Dependable and Secure Computing (example)

PhD candidate Mark Timmer
Institute CTIT
TGS programme Dependable and Secure Computing
Total amount of credits 30 European Credits

About Mark: Read the press article (Dutch) about Mark’s promotion topic on Efficient Modelling, Generation and Analysis of Markov Automata.

Deepening, broadening, academic and career development skills

1 European credit (EC) is the equivalent of 28 hours of work. 

Courses (course provider - amount of credits).

  • IPA Herfstdagen on Software Analysis (Nunspeet) (IPA - 1 EC)
  • IPA Herfstdagen on Quantitative Methods for Embedded Systems (Noordwijk) (IPA - 2 EC)
  • IPA Lentedagen on Multi-Core Computing (Oisterwijk) (IPA - 1 EC)
  • IPA Lentedagen on Bioinformatics (Vlijmen) (IPA - 2 EC)
  • IPA Lentedagen on Model-Driven Software Engineering (Garderen) (IPA - 2 EC)
  • ICT.OPEN 2011 (IPA Herfstdagen, Veldhoven) (IPA - 0,5 EC)
  • ICT.OPEN 2012 (IPA Herfstdagen, Rotterdam) (IPA - 1 EC)
  • IPA basic course on Principles of Model Checking (IPA - 2 EC)
  • Marktoberdorf summer school on Software and Systems Safety: Specification and Verification (4 EC)
  • International School on Formal Methods for the Design of Computer, Communication and Software Systems (SFM summer school, Bertinoro) (2 EC)
  • Highlights of Lambda Calculus and Term Rewriting Systems (TU Eindhoven - 2 EC)
  • Talent Class ‘Write it Right’ (NWO - 0,5 EC)
  • Nationale Wiskunde Dagen (0,5 EC)
  • Symposium Wiskundedidactiek (0,5 EC)
  • Exemption (through completion of the Master of Science in Science Education and Communication) (9 EC)

CTIT - Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (Example)

Institute CTIT
TGS programme Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Total amount of credits Over 26 European Credits so far

Deepening, broadening, career development and academic skills

1 European credit (EC) is the equivalent of 28 hours of work.

Courses (course provider - amount of credits).

  • Introduction afternoon (TGS - 1 EC)
  • Research Management workshop (TGS - 2 EC)
  • Stochastic Models for Telecommunication Systems (Dutch Network on the Mathematics of Operations Research - 4 EC)
  • Randomized Algorithms (Dutch Network on the Mathematics of Operations Research - 4 EC)
  • Noncooperative Games (Dutch Network on the Mathematics of Operations Research - 4 EC)
  • Markov Decision Processes (Dutch Network on the Mathematics of Operations Research - 4 EC)
  • Advanced Queueing Theory (Dutch Network on the Mathematics of Operations Research - 4 EC)
  • OR-gamesDutch Network on the Mathematics of Operations Research - 4 EC)
  • Technical Writing & Editing (Centre for Training and Development - 4 EC)
  • Didactiek basiskwalificatie UvA-docent (Amsterdam Institute for Lifelong Learning in Education - Unknown) 
  • Professional Effectiveness (Centre for Training and Development - Unknown)

IGS - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (double degree - example)

TGS student Annelies Geerts
Institute IGS
Double diploma University of Twente & KULeuven
Programme Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Total amount of credits 30 European Credits

About Annelies She is the first PhD to get a doctorate degree from the University of Twente and the Catholic University of Leuven. She is also the first to get a PhD Education Certificate in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship track of Twente Graduate School. Annelies Geerts’ study on effective innovation strategies in established companies is innovative in itself.

Deepening, broadening, career development and academic skills

1 European credit (EC) is the equivalent of 28 hours of work.

Courses (course provider - amount of credits).

KU Leuven Modules:  

  • Economics and Strategy of Innovation (KU Leuven - 6 EC)
  • Literature Exam MSI (KU Leuven)

Methodology & Academic Skills Modules:  

  • Advanced Applied Econometrics (KU Leuven - 6 EC)
  • Doctoral Summer School on Technology Management (EIASM - Volterra - 3 EC)
  • CINet Seminar on Research in Continuous Innovation (CINet - Milan - 5 EC)

Twente Graduate School Modules:  

  • Research Design for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (University of Twente - 5 EC)
  • Theme Course Essentials of Innovation Management (University of Twente - 5 EC)