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Smart Buildings and Cities

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Ph. D. On Campus
24 months
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About

Part of 4TU Stan Ackermans Institute, the Smart Buildings and Cities programme from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a two-year post-master technological designer program. The SB&C program wants to contribute to the transition towards smart, intelligent and sustainable cities where quality of life is high. 

Overview

This transition requires new solutions which can only be created through multiscale and transdisciplinary (design) approaches.

The Smart Buildings and Cities programme 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.

Career

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:
  • seek opportunities for new products, coordinate the design and development of these products
  • link various industries so as to achieve the required technological integration
  • stimulate or initiate the successful introduction of innovations in the market. A graduate should be able to start a new business, initially with - for example - the support from the Innovation Lab of the Eindhoven University of Technology, or completely by their own efforts.

Programme Structure

The program consists of two main parts running in parallel:

  • Half of the program consists of post-master level education in the form of generic design projects and courses 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. It is the trainees main responsibility to manage and execute the project. Each 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.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Note that vacancies become available throughout the year and that the starting moments for each position will also vary throughout the year.

Tuition Fee

Trainees do not have to pay tuition fees. 

Funding

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