EngD position in Supporting tools for developing certified products at KITT Engineering

EngD position in Supporting tools for developing certified products at KITT Engineering

Published Deadline Location
15 Nov 31 Dec Enschede

Job description

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme Business & IT (BIT) offers you a 2-year position combining post MSc education and a design project to be carried out at KITT Engineering at Enschede.

The educational programme, carried out at the University of Twente, will have an in-depth and broadening character with ample attention for professional development and will be partly tailored to the design project. Together with KITT Engineering you will develop a high-level, creative solution for the given challenge.

Note: EngD replaces the PDEng degree as of 1 September 2022 in the whole country. This means that after successfully completing the programme you will receive a diploma with the EngD degree. EngD is used to denote the degree awarded in the United Kingdom (UK) in programmes that resemble ours. The Dutch technical universities changed the name of the PDEng degree because the Universities of Applied Science in the Netherlands will start with Professional Doctorate (PD) trajectories soon, so they wanted to avoid confusion between these trajectories and their own programmes at academic level. Only the name of the degree has changed; the content of the programmes has not been affected. If you want to know more, please read more here

The project: Supporting tools for developing certified products at KITT Engineering
In this project you will develop methods and tools to make sure products developed by KITT Engineering are certified. To achieve this goal, you will have to take both organisational and technological issues into consideration. These methods should follow from an ontological analysis of the processes and products of concern, and their relation to the business goals of the company. At the end of the project, concrete results should be delivered that consider the technical limitations of the implementation platforms used in the company and are aligned with the intuition of the engineers.

Strong analytical skills are therefore required, as well as some knowledge on business models, business processes and IT support, especially software development techniques. Communicative skills will also be an important factor in the selection process.


University of Twente (UT)


  • You hold a MSc degree in Computer Science, Internet Science & Technology, Software Technology, Business Information Technology (BIT), Industrial Engineering and Management, Interaction Technology or a related specialization;
  • You have demonstrated affinity with design and multidisciplinary assignments;
  • You have a passion for finding solutions for complex business and IT-related issues;
  • You have excellent collaboration and communication skills;
  • You are self-starting and self-motivating, willing to take initiatives and feel the responsibility for your own project;
  • Applicants 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).

Conditions of employment

  • We offer a very challenging position for two years in an inspiring multidisciplinary and international environment. We offer a tailor made post-master design programme that has an educational component (~50%) as well as a design project (~50%).
  • Your salary and associated conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU).
  • You will receive a gross monthly salary of €2.089,- per month.
  • There are excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme.
  • On successfully completing the programme, you will receive a certified degree. You will be entitled to use the academic degree EngD and will be registered as a Technological Designer in the Dutch register kept by the Royal Institution of Engineers in the Netherlands (KIVI).

Additional information

Please submit your application until December 31, 2022 by using the "Apply now" button below. Applications should at least include:
  • A cover letter (maximum 2 pages of A4), emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications, motivations to apply for this position.
  • A Curriculum Vitae, including a list of all courses attended and grades obtained, and, if applicable, a list of publications and references.
  • An IELTS-test, Internet TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT), or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE).
General information about EngD (formerly PDEng) programmes you can find here.

For additional information about this position, you are encouraged to contact dr. Luís Ferreira Pires: l.ferreirapires@utwente.nl or telephone +31 534 89 38 43.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Engineering
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • max. €2089 per month
  • University graduate
  • 912


University of Twente (UT)

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Drienerlolaan 5, 7522NB, Enschede

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Make sure to apply no later than 31 Dec 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).