About

The Information and Communication Technology programme from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) educates you in the design of systems that can process, store and convey information in every sense of the word. This programme includes describing and simulating circuit parts and designing and constructing system parts and components. In addition, the interaction between hard- and software is fully addressed.

Application of new Information and Communication technologies is seen as one major factor to improve efficiency of complex systems while maintaining a high quality. High-tech companies need professionals who can design and develop complex new products and processes and offer innovative solutions. Professionals who can fill the gap between market demand and technical possibilities. 

It is our mission to deliver these ‘Technological Designers’ to industry, especially industry that focuses on three important societal themes:

  • Care and Cure
  • The Connected World
  • Smart and Sustainable Society

In-depth understanding of the needs and wishes of users has first priority. A designer makes choices, searches for alternatives and makes decisions, where not only logic and expertise but also creativity, intuition and good taste are very important.

Careers

After successfully completing all parts of the study programme students will receive a certified diploma. A certified PDEng has in-depth knowledge of design processes, theoretical as well as practical, which clearly distinguishes him/her from a ‘normal’ MSc.

The ICT program trained (over 20 years now) more than 200 Technological Designers in Information and Communication Technology. They have found challenging and exciting jobs in (multi)national companies, including Philips, NXP Semiconductors, ASML, Océ, Ericsson, Infineon, TNO, Vodafone, and many Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SME’s).

Accreditation

This program is recognized as a PDEng program by the CCTO, the Dutch certification institute for technological PDEng programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Technology and design
  • Domain specific specialization courses
  • Professional and Personal development
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering project

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    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.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • The programme Information and Communication Technology is open to recently graduated MSc students from top universities only. 
  • More specifically, application is only open to those candidates holding an MSc degree that is recognized by the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education and to those candidates who have passed a regular post-BSc scientific study programme of at least two years in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Science or Applied Mathematics. 
  • Admission standards are high in order to maintain the quality of the programme. 
  • Good marks, technical background, possible work experience, motivation and personality are decisive factors.

Living costs for Eindhoven

  • 850 - 1350 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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