Course structure

This 2-year program focuses on giving you a sound theoretical basis in automotive engineering, together with specific multidisciplinary knowledge of modern automotive technology. Multidisciplinary research takes place at several departments where multiple research groups are involved. Together, they offer several specializations, one of which you choose in your first year. You will graduate within one of the research groups which cooperate in your chosen specialization. 

These specializations cover the broad subject of automotive technology, and include: 

Smart Mobility 

  • Autonomous driving & embedded software 
  • Vehicle dynamics control 
  • Automotive human factors 

Sustainable Mobility 

  • Internal combustion engines and future fuels 
  • Electric & hybrid vehicles and transmission  

Program structure

 Year 1 Core program 30 ECTS
  Specialization courses  15 ECTS
  Homologation / electives 15 ECTS
Year 2 Internship 15 ECTS
  Graduation Project 45 ECTS


Research groups Automotive Technology

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Control Systems Technology

The mission of the CST group is to develop new methods and tools in the area of Systems Theory, Control Engineering and Mechatronics. The...

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dynamics and Control

Our mission is to conduct high-level research in the area of Dynamics and Control, with the emphasis on modeling, analysis and control of...

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Power & Flow

Multiphase and Reactive Flows focuses on clean and efficient combustion and process technology, to cater for fast-growing energy demands.

Control Systems

Electromechanics and Power Electronics (EPE)

The mission of the EPE group is to carry out fundamental research on electromechanics, power electronics and motion systems.

Department of Electrical Engineering

Electronic Systems

Our goal is to create constructive design trajectories for electronic systems that lead to high-quality, cost-effective systems with...

Department of Electrical Engineering

Signal Processing Systems

Enabling the digital revolution through theories, algorithms, architectures and solutions for analyzing and interpreting signals, images,...

Section Model Driven Software Engineering (MDSE)

The section MDSE comprises the chairs Formal System Analysis and Software Engineering and Technology.

Section Security and Embedded Networked Systems (SENS)

The section SENS comprises the chairs Security of Embedded Systems and System Architecture and Networking.

Department of industrial engineering & innovation sciences

Human Technology Interaction

The Human-Technology Interaction (HTI) group analyzes people’s interaction with technology with the aim to better understand and improve the...

Department of Industrial Design

Future Everyday

Future Everyday aims at bridging the gap between emerging technologies and people’s everyday life: how to deal with uncertainties that come...