The programme in Civil Engineering from University of Twente (UT) focuses on solving design issues within the main themes of water management, transport engineering and construction engineering.
What you'll learn
During the programme, you transfer results into technological innovation in industry and society. Examples of design issues include the accessibility of urban areas, high-quality public transport, risk management, flood protection under the influence of climate change, urban renewal, asset management for infrastructure or complex buildings (e.g. hospitals), underground construction, multifunctional land use, etc.
The design project will be defined in close consultation with the organisation or institution where you will be working for. The project can arise from a design question from the organisation/institution or from the valorisation of PhD research where industry/government has an inquiry to.
The programme ensures that the design project is innovative and complex, contains sufficient design aspects and is sufficiently multidisciplinary. The design project is individually in the sense that you have your own project. Because of the complex and multidisciplinary character of the project, in most projects you will work together with colleagues. The University of Twente ensures that there is a clear part of the design, for which you are responsible and for which you will be judged.
Employers of graduates of this PDEng programme are often the organizations were the trainees do their design assignments. The branches of these organizations vary from government to engineers of consultants and contractors. Furthermore, large research institutes can be clients for design orientated issues and therefore an employer of PDEng graduates.
The compulsory block includes two compulsory courses:
- Systems Design & Engineering
- Technology Development and Management for Civil Engineering
- For the elective block, together with the direct supervisors you can select courses which are of interest for the technological design project. Elective courses can either be master courses or post-master courses.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesIndustrial & Systems Engineering Civil Engineering & Construction Materials Science & Engineering View 6 other PhDs in Industrial & Systems Engineering in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Candidates will be tested based on these selection criteria:
- CV candidate, with special attention to: results of the Master’s programme; other diplomas, courses; and years and type of work experience (if applicable);
- Motivation candidate, with special focus on demonstrable affinity with design and multidisciplinary assignments;
- Professional skills, such as English language skills, communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork, initiative and self-reflection; and
- Letter(s) of recommendation senior / graduate professor.
At this moment, the fees for a PhD position are determined per faculty. Therefore, we advise you to contact your prospective PhD supervisor.
Living costs for Enschede
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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