The automotive industry is rapidly changing into a high-tech sector facing huge challenges in terms of multidisciplinary product and process engineering. The trend towards smart components and systems is a strong driver for the Dutch automotive sector, and requires new generations of engineers with additional skills and training. Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) plays an important role in the high-tech automotive industry, especially in the Brainport region (Eindhoven–Helmond).
As a technological designer, you can have the rewarding task of translating new ideas and plans into automotive system designs. The Automotive Systems Design programme offered by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) will give your career in high-tech automotive a kick-start.
The program emphasizes systems design and the PDEng trainees focus on strengthening both their technical and non-technical competencies related to the effective and efficient design and development of technologies and applications for modern high tech automotive systems in the context of smart mobility societal challenges. In particular the program considers the multidisciplinary design aspects of project-based research and engineering in high tech automotive systems, and the challenges that to date are faced by the automotive industry: a systems approach to problems around mobility and fuel efficient automotive systems, including communication systems and electrical driving.
This unique programme enables the trainees to gain valuable competences that are highly regarded by the automotive industry as well as by other high-tech industries where system architecture, design and engineering play an important role.
This program is recognized as a PDEng program by the CCTO, the Dutch certification institute for technological designer programs.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade C):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
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