Track: Vehicle Engineering
From February onwards, registrations will no longer be allowed for this track. A new Master program on Robotics is now available.
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Accredited by the NVAO
120 ECTS, 24 months
Regular study programme
No longer available
Language of instruction
The automotive field is in the midst of a transformation. Cheap sensors and powerful hardware, coupled with smart algorithms and big data rapidly advance the capabilities of modern vehicles.
In traditional vehicles, where the driver is under control, the automation level is gradually increased; with sophisticated highway autopilots in recent premium cars.
At the same time, the next generation is emerging: that of self-driving vehicles as part of a mobility service, where the human driver is no longer necessary and where any supervision is exerted remotely by an operator.
Automated driving will revolutionize transportation and enhance safety, comfort and efficiency
Education in automated driving focusses on perception to detect other road users, path planning and control to navigate through traffic, and human factors providing safe interaction with "drivers" and other road users. An integrated approach is offered to design vehicle automation proving performance and safety in complex real world driving conditions. Facilities include test vehicles and driving simulators.
Education in materials addresses the latest lightweight materials including composites, and their performance in durability, sustainability and energy absorption in crash conditions.