The Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) degree programme in Software Technology is provided by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology in the context of the 3TU.School for Technological Design, Stan Ackermans Institute.
It is an accredited and challenging two-year, third-cycle (doctorate-level) engineering degree program during which its trainees focus on strengthening their technical and non-technical competencies related to the effective and efficient design and development of software for resource-constrained software-intensive systems, such as real-time embedded or distributed systems, in an industrial setting. In particular we focus on large-scale project-based design and development of this kind of software.
The various parts of our PDEng degree programme aid to develop the capability of individuals to work within a professional context. It advocates a scientific research based approach to solving problems, a systematic way of collecting evidence and a critical, reflective, and independent mind for the analysis and interpretation of evidence.
It adds an additional dimension to a full M.Sc. programme by extending it and integrating it with new elements. The emphasis is on developing and strengthening (exercising) the competencies necessary for finding technical solutions. For finding such solutions an effective collaboration with representatives of different domains in inevitable and this is practiced during the programme. During our programme our PDEng trainees focus on systems architecting and designing software for software-intensive systems in multiple application domains for the High Tech Industry.
After successfully completing all requirements, trainees are awarded a Professional Doctorate in Engineering degree.