This course differs from most of the courses at the University because participants will receive a salary instead of paying for the course. The monthly salary amounts 1913 Euro before tax (app. 1450 Euro after tax) (May 2019). This salary level is equal for all PDEng Designer Programmes in The Netherlands. For foreign participants housing in Delft can be provided at 450-700 Euro/month. A training and supervision plan, to be elaborated in the next section, forms part of the terms of appointment.

Admission requirements

The post-M.Sc. Designer Programme "Process and Equipment Design" enrolment is limited to 12 PDEng trainees per year. Therefore the selection procedure is severe. The applicants must have above average ratings and must be highly motivated to ensure completion of the traineeship within two years. The programme welcomes applications from well-qualified students who have successfully completed 5 years of university training (M.Sc., Ir., Drs.). Graduates with diverse backgrounds are admitted:

  • Chemical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering
  • Applied Mechanical Engineering, with a specialization related to chemical engineering, such as Industrial Process Equipment and Energy Systems
  • Applied Earth Sciences, with specialization Raw Material Processing or Petroleum Engineering
  • Physical Technology
  • Other, with equal merit, within the discretion of the Selection Committee

In principle all courses are taught in English. But foreign course members who would like to learn the Dutch language can follow intensive Dutch courses for foreign students at the Delft University of Technology.

Selection Committee

All applications are judged by the Selection Committee.


The Selection Committee judges the incoming applications by the criteria mentioned under Admission requirements. When a first evaluation turns out positive, the applicant is invited for an interview to ascertain suitability for the course. Prior to this interview the Selection Committee sometimes will request further written information or additional references. The official regulation concerning the admission procedures can be obtained upon request.

All candidates admitted to the course will be appointed as salaried post-MSc university trainee (PDEng trainee) for a period of two years.