In the Netherlands, and especially in the Brainport region (Eindhoven and surroundings), there is lots of high tech industry. This industry needs highly educated engineers that can understand, innovate, and design complex equipment, instruments, robotic and manufacturing systems. In addition, there is a trend towards smart components and systems. This requires new generations of engineers with additional skills and training. Eindhoven University of Technology*
TU/e) in the Netherlands plays an important role within the high tech industry in the Netherlands and in the world. With the purpose to support the high tech sector by training engineers in systems design, the competitive EngD (former PDEng) track Mechatronic Systems Design (MSD), accredited by the Dutch Ministry of Education, was established in 2015, under the EngD program Automotive Systems Design. 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 (ST). For its EngD program track Mechatronic Systems Design, the TU/e is looking for ambitious Master's graduates for 2-year post-Master EngD traineeships, Track: Mechatronic Systems Design.Profile
We are looking for technical talents who:
- 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 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 next round of this 2-year program starts on October 30, 2023. This program track focuses on systems design and architecture in a high tech systems context. It trains graduates from mechatronics related disciplines to become the professional system designers and grow faster towards system architects.
The program is devoted to deepening, broadening and reinforcing mechatronics 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, in and 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.