Track: Vehicle Engineering
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
120 ECTS, 24 months
Regular study programme
Language of instruction
This programme is now open for admission for the academic year 2020-2021. This year will be the final application year for this specific master track of the MSc Mechanical Engineering (ME). After this the Vehicle Engineering track will NO longer be available for admission. A new Master programme on Robotics will hopefully open for admission in September 2020 for Bachelor Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering students, Next year September 2021 also for international students. This master programme will focus on different types of mobile robots.
Students starting the track ME - Vehicle Engineering in September 2020, will be able to finish the current programme of Vehicle Engineering until August 2023.
The maximum capacity for academic year 2020-2021 has been reached for international students.
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
What will you learn
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.