Programme structure Maintenance

The PDEng programme in Maintenance is a two year post master programme that consists of three blocks: a block professional development, a block with in-depth and broadening courses and the technological design project. These blocks with a total of 120 EC can run parallel to each other.

The block with in-depth and broadening courses can partly be tailored to the technological design project. Gained skills in professional development and gained knowledge from in-depth and broadening courses are employed in the design project. During the design project, you transfer results into technological innovation in industry or society.

Professional Development courses

The Professional Development courses are intended to improve professional skills and advance career opportunities. Besides, the University of Twente actively stimulates the entrepreneurial spirit of her employees. The course in Professional Effectiveness is compulsory, and others are elective (in consultation with your supervisors).

In-Depth and Broadening courses

This education block comprises a compulsory block and an elective block. The compulsory block includes four courses:

Two courses which can be chosen from a set of four courses: Failure Mechanisms and Life Prediction, Structural Health and Condition Monitoring, Design for Maintenance, and Maintenance Strategies and Engineering.

Some compulsory courses are Master courses that needs to be accompanied with assignments, specific for the PDEng trainee. The compulsory courses will always be at a post-master level.

For the elective block (15-19 EC), together with the direct supervisors you can select courses which are of interest for the technological design project. Elective courses can either be master courses or post-master courses. Read here more about the different courses. 

Design project

The design project will be defined in close consultation with the organisation or institution where you will be working for. The project can arise from a design question from the organisation/institution or from the valorisation of PhD research where industry/government has an inquiry to. The programme ensures that the design project is innovative and complex, contains sufficient design aspects and is sufficiently multidisciplinary. The design project is individually in the sense that you have your own project. Because of the complex and multidisciplinary character of the project, in most projects you will work together with colleagues. The University of Twente ensures that there is a clear part of the design, for which you are responsible and for which you will be judged.