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Automotive Technology

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Dutch (50%), English (50%)
24 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

Automotive Technology offers a Master’s degree program based on a systems approach, providing multidisciplinary knowledge. There are no comparable programs in Europe.

The automotive industry is fast-moving with new technologies. The traditional car has been developed into a controlled high-tech system full of mechanics, electronics, sensors and informatics. The increase in vehicle intelligence has led to a vast demand for highly educated engineers able to think on system level, to work in a variety of disciplines and to observe the complete system rather than a collection of components.

This program teaches students to observe the car as a system. It offers in-depth knowledge about essential parts of a vehicle and about vehicle-to-vehicle communication and control. The program gives an outstanding starting point for a successful career.

Eighty percent of the Dutch automotive industry is located in the region of Brainport Eindhoven. Companies like Philips, DAF PACCAR and TomTom are located there.

The first year starts with a core program. The core program consists of eight generic core courses, a project assignment and the course ‘Cars in context: Emergence of an automobile system in a mobile world’. In the first year you will also follow elective courses. You can choose among more than fifty courses, in eight specializations. The second year consists of the internship and the graduation project. The internship takes place at one of the involved research groups.

The Master's Degree Program Automotive Technology gives graduates a sound basis for a career in the automotive industry or in a research institute such as TNO (Netherlands organization for applied scientific research), for example as an engineer/designer or project leader. The program is centered on fundamental generic engineering aspects, while it stresses the multi-disciplinary character of the field. The Automotive Technology educational program for the first year includes eight generic core courses, nine elective courses and two project assignments. The eight core courses are clustered in two distinctive parts: ‘Driving Guidance’ and ‘Efficient Vehicle’. The second year incorporates an internship and a graduation project.

Automotive Technology Specializations

The multidisciplinary research in the field of Automotive Technology takes place at six departments, fourteen research groups are involved. These offer together eight research specializations. In your first year you choose one of these eight specializations. After following specialization courses you will graduate within one of the research groups which are cooperating in the specialization of your choice.

  • Electrical Systems for driveline and communication (Department of Electrical Engineering)
  • Embedded Software (Department of Mathematics and Computer Science)
  • Chemistry in Automotive (Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry)
  • Powertrain Components (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
  • Vehicle Dynamics (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
  • Systems Engineering (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
  • Automotive Materials (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
  • Human Factors

Automotive Technology Related Programs

Besides the MSc Automotive Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology offers a range of other Engineering related programs such as the English taught master in Mechanical Engineering

See which programs are related to the MSc Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology Scholarships

Students who would like to register for the Master Automotive Technology will need to have sufficient funds for tuition and living expenses. Getting a scholarship could be the first step towards obtaining a top MSc degree at Eindhoven University of Technology.

See which scholarships you can apply for if you want to do the MSc Automotive Technology program.

About Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorization contribute to:

- science for society: solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy,  Health and Smart Mobility
- science for industry: the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry
- science for science: progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education

Excellent Education
We see it as our duty to train engineers to possess a sound scientific basis and scientific depth. They also have the necessary skills to successfully flourish in social sectors and functions.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science or an equivalent study.

Grade average

For admission a minimum of 75% CGPA. For entry to Talent Scholarship Program a minimum of 80% CGPA.

Written request

Letter of motivation.

Language requirements

CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL internet based: 90

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