A main concern of the DP_AEM is the successful progression of students through the program.

At the beginning of the 1st year a student´s mentoring starts with a one to one meeting with the tutor. Along the 4 years tutor creates the right atmosphere for discussions concerning the program´s curricular units and the student´s choices for thesis research work, as well as future career and labor opportunities.

The Accompanying Thesis Committee (ATC) will monitor and guide the supervision of the students. This committee comprises the main (co)supervisors and 1 or 2 additional external experts in the field.