What does an engineer do?

The perception of engineering seems to vary somewhat from country to country, partly for historical reasons. Today, the term is often used in the sense of applied sciences. Engineers apply their technical expertise to diverse areas, they develop communication, transportation and building infrastructures. Others focus on really small things, developing complex miniaturised devices, some so small they can be implanted in the human body to monitor and treat disease.

Responsibilities of an engineer

  • Technical advise
  • Feasibility studies
  • Conceptual design
  • Calculation
  • Budget
  • User analysis

Where do engineers work?

Where engineers work usually depends on their specialism and working field. Dosign are active in diverse technical disciplines in which professional engineers apply their specific skills.

How to become an engineer?

To work as an engineer usually requires an advanced technical study (in NL: HBO- or WO). If you aspire to a specific engineering field, the choice of your study can be crucial. Dosign Academy offers certified courses and vocational training in engineering, also to external participants, i.e. non-employees of Dosign.

Engineering traineeship

In 2011 Dosign started several engineering traineeships in the Netherlands and Germany. The programmes combine work and training. In a special dual programme, set up in cooperation with the Dutch universities of applied sciences, technical graduates (NL: HAVO/VWO and MBO) follow an advanced engineering study (NL:HBO). The dual study covers mechanical, electrical and mechatronic engineering. Alongside their studies, students obtain experience as junior engineer in diverse technical sectors.

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