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Graduation assignment: Optimize electronic cabinets for circular economy

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Veldhoven, Netherlands


No experience (Student)



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Are you a Master student in Industrial Engineering? Do you have a strong interest in complex technology? Then this graduation project could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

Within the Electronics Development department of ASML, cabinets are being developed that carry the electronics needed for functionality in our products. During the lifetime of a cabinet once installed at a customer location, parts within or even a full cabinet can be repaired or replaced once defective or it can be upgraded to the latest and greatest new design. Parts that are returned to the supplier could be reworked to as-new, hence minimizing impact on our environment while reducing costs.
Optimizing design to enable for the circular economy needs to be done in an early design phase. Next to that, many electronic cabinets have already been installed at customer locations over the years.

Job Description

The goal of this project is to analyze how to optimize cabinet design (both mechanical design and bill-of-material design) for as-new in the early design phase and to identify opportunities for the installed base. This needs to be done while taking into account all other business drivers such as optimizing for serviceability, controlling non-recurring engineering costs and total cost of ownership. You will, with respect for optimizing for circular economy:
• Analyze current design of electronic cabinets;
• Benchmark with peer companies;
• Define design rules;
• Provide recommendations for new design;
• Provide recommendations for installed base.


You are a Master student in Industrial Engineering with strong analytical skills. You have a pro-active mindset, demonstrate taking initiative and have a flexible attitude. You have excellent English communication and writing skills.

This is a graduation project for 4 or 5 days a week with a duration of minimum 6 months. The start date is in September 2020.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access U.S. controlled technology.

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What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance of 500 euro (maximum), plus a possible housing or travel allowance. In addition, you’ll get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the software to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.

In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?