SBC PDEng program
The SBC PDEng program wants to contribute to the transition towards smart, intelligent and sustainable cities where quality of life is high. This transition requires new solutions which can only be created through multiscale and transdisciplinary (design) approaches. This requires technical designers who are able to work in a multidisciplinary environment and know how to communicate with different disciplines and stake holders. This PDEng program educates trainees to become those technical designers! Please note that this program is about technological design, i.e., the process of solving problems by means of a technological design, this in contrast to (PhD) research, which is the process of understanding problems.
For more information on the SBC program contact Dr. L.Hensen Centnerová, L.Hensen [at]tue.nlJob description
The trainee position leads to the degree of 'Professional Doctorate in Engineering' (PDEng). The program consists of two main parts running in parallel:
- Half of the program consists of post-master level education in the form of generic design projects and courses about design methods, entrepreneurship, professional skills and several technical courses about topics relevant to design project.
- The other half of the program is dedicated to an individual design project in collaboration with a company. It is the main responsibility of the trainee to manage and execute the project. Each trainee is supported by an advisor from the company and an advisor from the university.
The company design project related to this traineeship is described below.
The aim of the project is to design a system that provides a healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient ventilation for schools within the existing investment and maintenance budgets. For this knowledge and insights from building services management and maintenance will be used in the development of products for new and existing school buildings. The objective of the PDEng assignment is to design school ventilation systems and implement a smart control strategy based on a model-based approach as well as on a Big Data learning approach as part of a Continuous Commissioning's approach. The PDEng trainee will be embedded in the Building Services group. For questions about the project contact prof.ir
. Wim Zeiler.