ECTS points
Education type
Bachelor program
Three years
Bachelor of Science

The modern car is an intelligent, super high-tech system. The number of electrical components and systems is rising, especially with the transition to hybrid and electric powertrains and growing autonomous driving capabilities. In addition to the traditional mechanical engineering, the emphasis in automotive design lies increasingly on disciplines like electronics and software.

A degree for you?

Are you:

  • interested in science and technical subjects?
  • fascinated by complex high-tech systems and the interplay of motion, electronic components and control?
  • always searching for improvement?
  • ambitious and inspired by the thought of reduce traffic jams or CO2 emissions?

Recognize yourself? Then you belong to the new generation of automotive engineers!

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Joep Sloot

The automotive sector

The TU/e is the only university in the Netherlands to offer a bachelor’s-level program in automotive engineering. Much of the Dutch automotive industry is concentrated in the Brainport Eindhoven region where employers are in real need of highly qualified engineers. The Netherlands enjoys a good reputation in the automotive field. Many companies are market leaders in Europe or even globally. TU/e works closely with these national and international companies.

Major Automotive

During the Automotive bachelor’s program, you learn the basics of all the relevant parts of the car, so you can understand the car as a system. With this knowledge, you can contribute to innovation on smarter, cleaner and safer cars. The Automotive major is formally part of the Electrical Engineering bachelor’s study program. When you have completed this major, you receive the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree, specializing in Automotive.

Study in figures

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  • related to bachelor electrical engineering

  • 4,0

    Student satisfaction on a scale 1 to 5

  • 247

    Number of first-year students

  • 18-24

    Contact hours in first year

  • 62%

    Advancement to second year

  • 32%

    Degree obtained within 4 years

  • 87%

    Follow-up education

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Study association Thor

The study association represent the interests of the students at the department of Electrical Engineering. It tries to let the students view their field of study from a different angle. It achieves this by means of excursions, lectures and symposia and by organizing a study trip. On the other hand, the association also organises sports tournaments, parties, a weekly drink, weekends and other forms of leisure activities to stimulate the relation between the members themselves.


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