EngD program Data Science

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Application deadline VISA Closed
Application deadline NL & EU Closed
Title Engineering Doctorate in Data Science
EC Points 120
Duration 24 Months
Language English
Availability Full-time

Become a highly skilled data scientist through the Engineering Doctorate program in Data Science, a two-year post-master’s curriculum.

Ready to work, not done learning? Our two-year Engineering Doctorate program offers you specialized expertise and practical hard and soft skills relevant to industry. And so boosting your career prospects and allowing you to make a real-world impact through research. You’ll collaborate closely with industry partners, receive financial support, and gain recognition for your professional development. 

Application for a new round of Engineering Doctorate in Data Science is currently closed. There will be a new round later from October 2024. Register for our newsletter to be the first to hear about the new round of applications. You can then apply here. The selection of candidates (called ‘Data Challenge week’) will take place in March 2025. 

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About EngD in Data Science

The EngD program stands out for its industry-focused approach, preparing you for a career as a data scientist and an independent designer, unlike the PhD., which emphasizes independent research. As an EngD candidate, you’ll be employed by TU/e. You will receive a salary and comprehensive benefits. Over two years, you’ll deepen your knowledge, gain practical experience, and enhance your professional skills working on real life projects.

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Why choose an EngD Data Science?

Industry focus

Gain practical skills for real-world careers in technology design.

Hands-on experience

Dive into real projects with leading companies

Personalized development

Customize your learning to match your career goals.

International community

Join our strong and divers community

Study Program & Curriculum

In our EngD program, you shape your own path by creating a personalized training and supervision plan in the first year. This plan guides your development and helps you excel in your chosen field. You’ll explore training projects, elective courses, and compulsory courses to refine your skills. In the second year, you’ll apply your knowledge through a hands-on project with a company. Over two years, you will deepen your expertise and execute a design project with industry partners, leading to an Engineering Doctorate degree.

More about the study program

Trust the process

“‘Trust the process’ was the guiding principle from the first day of the EngD program. With a background in Electrical and Computer Engineering, I aspired to become a Data Scientist. The program provided me with the... Read more
Elena Stamatelou Data Scientist, Freelance
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Honing on my skills

“My experience at JADS was transformative. The practice-oriented projects honed my skills. The JADS network opened doors to exciting opportunities. JADS accelerated my career in data science and AI, equipping me with the... Read more
Wenjun Liao-廖文骏 AI Consultant at DLL
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JADS provided a dynamic environment to develop myself both personally and professionally

“During my EngD, JADS provided me with a dynamic environment to develop myself both personally and professionally. The EngD program and the university as a whole were a perfect fit for me. I still enjoy coming back to JADS to... Read more
Lennart Damen EngD alumnus and Boardmember of Alumni Association AI Lumni
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Elevating me from a data analyst to a data scientist

“JADS transformed my career, elevating me from a data analyst to a data scientist. It taught me data science is a process that combines the art and science of problem-solving through data, a skill crucial for solving diverse... Read more
Bingcheng Luo Data Scientist, Meta
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Collaborated with diverse peers, worked on real-world projects, and achieved personal and professional growth, all while creating cherished memories.

JADS provided me with the chance to immerse myself in a diverse, intercultural environment, where I collaborated with peers possessing a wide range of technical skills. It also allowed me to engage with various stakeholders, work on... Read more
Akshaya Ravi Research Scientist, Philips IP&S, Netherlands
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My time at JADS has been truly transformative

“My time at JADS has been truly transformative. The EngD program gave me the space to merge my passion for football with data science. At JADS, I could attend workshops, competitions, and events in this field in addition to... Read more
Hadi Sotudeh Football Analytics Doctoral Student, ETH Zurich
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I was able to challenge myself and enhance my skills in a safe environment

“JADS gave me the opportunity to work with top industries in the Netherlands and evolve my business acumen, tech, and soft skills. This program provided the guidance I needed and the chance to collaborate with colleagues from... Read more
Antonis Stellas Data Scientist, freelance
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EngD alumnus JADS Data Science

"You will find your hidden talents and improve yourself"

“It is intensely challenging, but you will find your hidden talents and improve yourself. You get the benefits of being a student, learn, get work experience and get paid. It is a really valuable program for the rest of your... Read more
Ravi Thakkar EngD Alumnus and Data Scientist at Signify
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EngD alumnus JADS Data Science

One of the program’s distinctive strengths is its ability to bring people together

“The EngD program allowed me to professionalize my career in the world of data. It did that, and a lot more. I had the privilege of connecting with such a wonderful, very smart, and culturally diverse group of people. All were... Read more
Pieter Overdevest Data specialist / Teacher EAISI-JADS Professional Education
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Admission requirements

If you enjoy problem-solving, teamwork, and have strong technical skills, you might be a good candidate for our program. You should have an MSc in Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science from an accredited institution like Eindhoven University of Technology, UTwente, Wageningen University or Tilburg University. Experience in applying Data Science technology to real-world problems is also valued. For all requirements go to our Admission requirement page.

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Application procedure

You can enter the program only after successfully passing the full admission procedure, which consists of three steps. This process includes providing all required personal information, a thorough assessment through a Data Challenge Week and an application interview.
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EngD Data Science & AI Cases

Smart Pork Chain sensor

Helping to smarten up the pork production chain

Zinabu Melese is an Ethiopian EngD student at JADS who for his doctorate research explored a wealth of data from Hendrix Genetics and the Vion Food Group in order to lay the foundations for further data integration in the production chain. The next step will be to couple data from sensors hanging in pig farms to slaughterhouse data.

Developing a recommender app for de Efteling

A EngD trainee from JADS helped de Efteling develop a recommender app. Thanks to this app, Efteling will be able to better distribute its visitor flows throughout the park.

Successfully tackling money laundering with data science

JADS, together with Van Lanschot, developed an approach to tackle money laundering using data science

Making SMEs in the AgriFood domain data savvy

As part of the " Regio Deal Noordoost Brabant" project, researchers and students in co-operation with entrepreneurs are developing facilities to make SMEs in the AgriFood domain data-savvy.

VISOR - research for smart event safety

The VISOR project focuses on the analysis, detection and prediction of behaviour of large crowds.
nature and data science

Meeting the demand for data professionals in the AgriFood sector

FARM-IT focusses on meeting the demand for data savvy professionals in the agri-food sector. JADS is involved in FARM IT through a minor agri-food, e-learning, professional education, collaborations

If not Data Science, the other EngD programs might spark your engineering passion

JADS is a unique cooperation between Eindhoven University and Tilburg University. As such, the Engineering Doctorate in Data Science is one of 11 EngD programs. Would you like to work on innovative technological solutions for the high tech industry or healthcare? Discover all 11 EngD programs offered by Eindhoven University of Technology: one of JADS’ founders:

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Alumni 50+
Companies 35 different
Countries 36 different

More than 90% of the foreign graduates from the EngD program Data Science find a first job in The Netherlands. Our alumni now work at companies like ASML, Unilever, Schiphol, KPN, Coolblue, and many more.

Leading companies, markets, and businesses in many fields are hiring big data infrastructure professionals at doctorate level to help them store, explore, process, access, visualize the terabytes of data that they collect daily. While the volume of data produced and stored grows exponentially, there is a severe shortage of talent to design data infrastructure and pipelines and to turn complex data into valuable business insights.

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