The Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) is a two-year post-Master technological design programme that combines academic research in an industrial context with taught modules in a range of related subjects. PDEng trainees are paid employees, either on the payroll of the university or on the payroll of the supporting client.
A challenging and innovative technological design project, defined by and carried out at the client, is the focal point of the programme. The project and the taught modules are programmed parallel to ensure that the newly gained knowledge can directly be transferred in technological innovations. The education part (~60 EC) at the UT has both a broadening and in-depth character, with ample attention for professional development. After successful completion of the programme, the trainee receives the certified degree PDEng. The cluster Science Based Engineering supports the following four PDEng programmes: