4TU Stan Ackermans Institute

The 4TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute offers two-year post-master technological designer programmes. The institute is a joint initiative of the four universities of technology in the Netherlands.

PhD Programmes

Engineering & Technology (4)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Business & Management (1)



A PDEng programme is a more practically oriented route. These programmes focus on technological design and take two years to complete. The University of Twente offers PDEng programmes in the fields of Business & IT, Civil Engineering, Energy & Process Technology, Maintenance and Robotics.


As you become an employee of one of the universities, you combine learning and earning throughout the programme. During the design project in the second year, which is done in and for industry, you demonstrate your ability to apply your theoretical knowledge in solving a real-life, complex design problem. Many of our graduated PDEng trainees joined the company where they carried out their design assignment and now fulfill management positions.

Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands


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