The Smart Buildings and Cities from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) consists of two main parts. Half of the program consists of post-master level education in the form of courses and design projects about design methods, entrepreneurship and professional skills.
Furthermore, it includes several technical courses about topics relevant to SB&C. This part of the program also offers ample opportunity to develop professional skills. The other half of the program is dedicated to an individual design project in collaboration with a company.
During this design project the trainee is supported by an advisor from the company and an advisor from the university. A business plan for implementation or marketing of the designed product or process is part of the final deliverables.
The SB&C program trains excellent and highly motivated MSc graduates to become highly qualified technological designers.
After the two year program our trainees are technological designers with a broad technological understanding of the disciplines relevant to SB&C (architecture, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, building physics and services and ICT), who excel in their own discipline and who are able to work in multidisciplinary design teams, contribute to design issues outside their own core disciplines, integrate different technologies into new products and concepts, and who understand the commercial aspects of these innovative products and concepts.
The trainee receives a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng degree) after finishing the program successful.
A graduate of the post-master designer program SB&C will have gained knowledge and skills in the field of smart buildings and cities. He/she is able to approach a problem from a multidisciplinary perspective and come up with an innovative, realistic solution, supported by a solid business plan.He or she will be able to:
The following focus areas or themes for the Smart Buildings & Cities (SB&C) program and its design projects are defined (based on the research areas of TU/e’s Smart Cities program):A carbon neutral city
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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