EngD position

Engineering doctorate

What is an EngD programme?

Are you a Master’s graduate with an interest in designing practical and innovative technologies for the industry sector? Then a EngD programme is your ticket to a successful career!

The EngD is a postgraduate degree in the Netherlands and stands for Engineering Doctorate. The 2-year programme consists of lecturers, workshops and a technological design project. You perform the design project in and for an industry company. A great way to apply your theoretical knowledge in solving a real-life, complex design problem.

You combine learning and earning during the programme, because a EngD trainee is hired as an employee of the university and receives a salary. EngD graduates have excellent career opportunities, due to the high standards of the programme and the collaboration with industry companies.

Four Dutch universities offer the EngD programme: Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Twente, Wageningen University and Research.



"I see this EngD programme as an investment in myself and my future career."

Gijs Linskens
EngD student at Eindhoven University of Technology

Read Gijs' full personal story


"The skills I have learned as an EngD give me a lot of confidence that I can lead my projects as an experienced project manager."

Melissa Niemantsverdriet
Former EngD student, current: qualified medical engineer at Meditain

Read Melissa's full story