Netherlands: Positions in Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDeng)

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Applications are invited for fully funded studentships in the User System Interaction (USI) Program of the Eindhoven University of Technology. This is a 2 year post-masters program that equips its graduates to work as professionals in the domain of human computer interaction / interaction design. Graduates will be awareded the diploma of Professional Doctor in Engineering (PDEng). The course shall accept a total of 20 candidates. Successful applicants are hired as research assistants in the Department of Industrial Design, at the Eindhoven University of Technology, they receive a salary and are not required to pay tuition fees.

About the programme
The course is conducted in the English language. The program consists of two parts. A taught curriculum of 13 months provides foundations in design, behavioural sciences and engineering to enable graduates to work in this multi-disciplinary field.  Expert staff and renowned visiting professors ensure a high quality curriculum that is up to date with the latest scientific developments in this field and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. The second part involves a 9-month internship at industries, where the graduate is co-supervised by a University and an industrial coach.

Eligibility
The User System Interaction Program (USI) is for people who
*       want to improve the interaction between people and systems
*       desire to make technology truly accessible and beneficial for people
*       are interested in technological development and its impact on people
*       like to work in multidisciplinary teams in an international ambiance with colleagues from all over the world
*       like to be at the forefront of enabling technologies and want to exploit these technologies from the perspective of the end-users
*       are challenged by engineering problems and real-world constraints.

Eligible students have a Masters degree (preferably with a distinction) in the Engineering or Behavioural Sciences (MSc’s and MA’s), e.g., computer science, mathematics, psychology and cognitive sciences, industrial design. Practical experience is an asset.

Application procedure
To apply, candidates should send a statement of purpose, a completed letter of application, extensive curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, certified copies of diplomas, courses and grades result of IELTS test academic level or TOEFL test , copy passport and a photograph. We require that students in our program have excellent social and communicative competencies, including sufficient proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and comprehension of English.

Please check the website for the updated deadlines: http://usi.id.tue.nl. You can send your application to:

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
User System Interaction, Applications Office
Main Building 3.07
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

You can also reach us by phone or email:
User System Interaction office: tel: +31 40 247 5230
e-mail: m.l.jelsma@tue.nl<mailto:m.l.jelsma@tue.nl>

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