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Process and Product Design, PDEng

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Part of 4TU Stan Ackermans Institute, like a doctoral candidate, at the Process and Product Design programme at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) you will have the status of TU/e employee if you are selected for one of these programs. The programs start with a year of advanced education, followed by a major design project of eight to twelve months in a company.
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The designer's programs all lead to a Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) degree and are part of the 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute. This institute is a collaboration between the four technological universities in the Netherlands.


The Process and Product Design programme at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is directed at the broad field of the process and product industry and aims to prepare the course participants for leading functions in the field of process design and knowledge-intensive product development. 

The objective is to develop their ability to define feasible targets, to identify and acquire the available means, and to synthesize these skills in the form of a completed result within the time agreed on. Linked to this all is the ability to work in and lead a usually multidisciplinary team. These are characteristic qualities for the profession of design engineer in the process and product industry.

Emphasis lies on amassing knowledge and practicing the skills in finding technical solutions for the design of:

  • products for the process industry
  • processes and constructions for the manufacture of these products
  • new processes and methods for the production of chemical bulk materials and energy, as well as for environmental technology equipment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Curriculum components:

  • Plant Design and Scale Up
  • Product Design
  • Applied Statistics
  • Project Management
  • Polymer Reaction Engineering
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Process Modelling, Simulation and Control

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • The Post-Master's Program Process and Product Design is open to recent university graduates and in particular to engineers and Master graduates from the discipline of Chemical Engineering. Graduates from Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Food Technology and Bio-process and Environmental Engineering can also be considered if they have a ferm background in Chemical Engineering.
  • To guarantee the quality of the program, the PPD Selection Committee applies strict selection criteria. Candidates must be among the top 25% of their discipline. Next to excellent grades, their motivation and personality will be extremely important.

Tuition Fee

Trainees do not have to pay tuition fees. 

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.


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