The automotive sector became a high tech sector with huge challenges in terms of multidisciplinary product and process engineering. The trend towards smart components and automated systems is a strong driver of the Dutch automotive sector. This trend requires new generations of engineers who are educated to handle complex technical problems and lead the technological innovation.Eindhoven University of Technology
* (TU/e) in the Netherlands plays an important role within the automotive high tech industry in the Netherlands and in Europe. With the purpose to support the automotive sector by training engineers in systems design, the competitive Engineering Doctorate (EngD, former PDEng) program Automotive Systems Design (ASD), accredited by the Dutch Ministry of Education, was established in 2011. Working with industry is an essential ingredient of this program. It is organized with close links to and cooperation with other EngD programs such as Software Technology and Data Science. For the next round of the 2-year traineeships offered by the EngD program Automotive Systems Design, the TU/e is looking for new candidates.Profile
We are looking for talented engineers with a university Master degree or with equivalent knowledge and experience who:
The next round of the 2-year traineeships starts on November 4, 2024.
- Have a clear ambition in an industrial career, and an inclination towards the design and development of innovative, complex products, transforming academic research results into practical solutions.
- Are highly motivated and ambitious;
- Want to learn more technically as well as professionally;
- Want to further accelerate their career while helping their colleagues to further develop;
- Can think critically, and on various levels of abstraction;
- Want to learn how to communicate their ideas and thoughts effectively and efficiently to a broad, varied audience.
The program ASD focuses on systems design and architecture in an automotive context. It trains graduates from automotive related disciplines to become professional system designers and grow faster towards system architects.
The program is devoted to deepening, broadening and reinforcing Automotive related technological knowledge and competencies, as well as personal and professional skills. This program with a unique structure consists of an educational year, followed by a 1-year individual design project for industry. During the first year about half the time is spent on lectures, workshops and training, and the other half on projects on solving a real-world problem from one of the industrial partners with a team.
The lecturers, who mostly have an extensive experience in industry and who cover the theory on topics such as systems architecture, design, and problem solving, return as coach during the projects to help translate the theory to practice. The lectures are in part general, and in part tailored to the problem domain coming up. Team projects are selected from different domains and address various technological areas to both provide multidisciplinary exposure and enhance cross-domain thinking. In this set-up the trainee gets the opportunity to experience the different roles that make a good team.
Program graduates will be awarded a certified diploma and the degree 'Engineering Doctorate' (EngD). Their name will be entered in the EngD register of the Royal Dutch Institute for Engineers (KIVI). The program is affiliated to the British Association of Engineering Doctorates (AEngD). As of 1 September 2022, the PDEng degree changed into EngD, which is just a new name for the same education.