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Design Traineeship in Design and Technology of Instrumentation

Degree type
Language of education
English (100%)
24 months
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Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The program is the design of high-tech systems in industrial labs, production lines and hospitals. Emphasis is on succesfull project management and combining techniques from various disciplines.

The Design Traineeship in Design and Technology of Instrumentation is a two year post graduate master course for University graduates with a master degree in the field of physics,  electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering or related disciplines.

In industry, there is an ever-increasing demand for people who have expanded their capabilities to include product and process design. The core of the DTI program is the design of high-tech systems in industrial labs and factories. Emphasis is both on successful project management, as well as technological design.

Through the project management and personal skills you learn to solve the right problem: proper communication with your principal and other stake holders, planning, risk management etc. are key aspects.

Through the design, modeling and statistical skills you learn to solve the problem in the right way. Technological knowledge in relevant fields is also a part of the curriculum.

Trainees in the program are employed by the university (approx. gross monthly pay of 1,700 euro; during two years). There is no university fee.

Design and Technology of Instrumentation Program Outline

During the first phase of nine months in the Design and Technology of Instrumentation course, you have a personal menu of courses, scientific as well as on management level, which broaden and deepen your existing knowledge. You will be executing the first assignments in industry by doing a mini-project, which confronts you with the ongoing R&D real-life developments in industry. Non-technical courses include project management and professional development. The next phase, the one-year project, is spent on a challenging and innovative technological design task.

This project integrates a number of (sub-)disciplines, all under supervision. So you are supported by scientific knowledge (university), practical design experience (industry) and project management expertise. The last part is an international internship of three months, mostly in a company in the USA, because of its competitive atmosphere. However, other countries may be individually chosen as well (China, Singapore, other European countries). As a final exercise, you apply the experience gained during the one-year project in a short period of time and in a different environment on a completely new subject.

Program Objectives
Training of high level design engineers in physical instrumentation and technology, aimed at the high-tech industry.

Design and Technology of Instrumentation Career Prospects

Graduates of the Design Traineeship in Design and Technology of Instrumentation generally find a job in a high-tech company. The organizational and project skills acquired during the course form an excellent starting point for a career in a challenging and highly competitive industrial environment.

Graduates with the highest GPA and course results may pursue a PhD based on their design project, working in industry for another two to three years. The Design and Technology of Instrumentation program is fully funded by the industrial partners.

About Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorization contribute to:

- science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy,  Health and Smart Mobility
- science for industry: the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry
- science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education

Excellent Education
We see it as our duty to train engineers to possess a sound scientific basis and scientific depth. They also have the necessary skills to successfully flourish in social sectors and functions.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

MSc degree in Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and similar disciplines, with a high grade for their MSc research project

Professional experience

Experimental experience gained in laboratory work is important

Knowledge minimum

Motivation and endurance, sufficient level (showing from marks etc. in master's phase), hands on experience with physical equipment.

Language test

The candidate must be fluent in English, both written and spoken.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS listening: 6.5, IELTS reading: 6.5, IELTS writing: 6.5, IELTS speaking: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 550, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 90

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