Large projects for Energy and Process Technology are getting a more and more complex character. Therefore the market asks for high qualified designers who have knowledge about different kind of technical and non-technical aspects of contemporary issues. But above all the market asks for employees who know how to work properly in a multidisciplinary design team and dealing with solving complex issues are really needed.
Since 1990 a lot of companies have been using the designer training of Twente University’s Process Technology (TWAIO-track). Because of this track highly qualified process engineers are available for companies. Recent graduated of the EngD programme in Process Technology function very well. The track has been re-launched and is now up to date by adding a focus on Energy Technology.
The EngD programme in Energy and Process Technology focuses on creating technological solutions for products and processes in nutrition, energy and the process industry. The programme is based on functional and market based requirements and focuses on quality, environment en sustainability. During the programme, you transfer results into technological innovation in industry and society.
A methodological approach, which tackles the always present uncertainties, always comes first.
Employers of graduates of this EngD programme are often the organizations were the trainees do their design assignments. The branches of these organizations vary from large multinationals to smaller companies in the energy-, process- and materials sector. Also engineer companies and energy-generating companies have shown their interest.
The two years lasting EngD programme in Energy & Process Technology combines academic research in a professional context with education in a range of related subjects. It 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.
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). The total study load of the professional development courses is 6-10 EC. See www.utwente.nl/ctd for an overview of professional development courses.
IN-DEPTH AND BROADENING COURSES
The in-depth and broadening block carry a total study load of at least 45 EC and comprises 2 obligatory blocks (design and core courses) and an elective block. The core courses and elective courses to choose depend on the track in which your design project is categorized.
The compulsory block includes three courses. One design course:
Two courses that can be chosen from a set of 6 courses
- Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering for EngD
- Process Equipment Design for EngD
- Energy Conversion Technology for EngD
- Energy, Sustainability and Society for EngD
- Plastic and Elastomer Engineering for EngD
- Elastomer Science & Engineering for EngD
The chosen compulsory courses will always be at a post-master level.
The elective block of at least 18 EC allow you to extend your competences in a specific direction as a further preparation for the design project. For the composition of this elective block, together with your (daily) 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 at the University of Twente, national research schools, Capita Selecta courses, conference visits (incl. paper and/or poster), summer schools, in-company courses, or courses at another 4TU location.
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.
The EngD-programme in Energy and Process Technology focuses on these target groups:
- Talented graduates of a Master of Science in the field of Energy and/or Process Technology, or a related discipline like Chemical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics (national and international) etcetera, with a special interest in design cases;
- Graduates of a Master of Science in a related discipline of energy technology, process technology or material sciences, with several years of experience within the field. Besides, these graduates must have the ambition and talent to accelerate in finding solutions / creating designs for complex EPT issues with a multidisciplinary character.
- Graduates of a Master of Science in Energy and Process Technology working at your organization, who have the ambition to get-out the most of their career.
The EngD programme focuses on talented graduates with an interest in designing solutions for complex technological problems. This means that not everyone will be allowed and that the selection for this track will be strict.
Candidates will be tested based on these selection criteria:
- CV candidate, with special attention to: results MSc, other diplomas, courses and years and type of work experience (if applicable);
- Motivation candidate, with special focus on demonstrable affinity with design and multidisciplinary assignments;
- Professional skills, such as English language skills, communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork, initiative and self-reflection; and
- Letter(s) of recommendation senior / graduate professor.
Candidates with a non-Dutch qualification and who have not had secondary and tertiary education in English can only be admitted with an IELTS-test showing a total band score of at least 6.5, internet TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT) showing a score of at least 90, or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE).
The selection will be done by the EngD-selection committee.
If you are interested in this EngD track Energy & Process Technology, read more about how to apply.
If you have any further questions about the EngD programme in Energy & Process Technology, please contact programme director Dr.ir. A.K. Pozarlik
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