Automotive Technology

The major where you look beyond your borders

Our world faces numerous social challenges presented by the everlasting demand for mobility and the impact this has on space and environment. TU/e believes that technology is the answer to resolve the negative aspects. The Automotive major meets the demands of society on the automotive sector. You learn the basics of all the relevant parts of the car, so you can understand the car as a system. Because of this knowledge you contribute to innovations on smarter, cleaner and safer cars. 

The automotive sector is growing fast and demand for automotive engineers is rising. For good reason. The automotive industry is facing some significant challenges. The modern car is an intelligent system, super high-tech. Electrical components are here to stay with the transition to new powertrains (hybrid and electric) and advances in communication and navigation. In addition to the traditional mechanical engineering, the emphasis lies increasingly on disciplines like electronics and software.

Typically Automotive in Eindhoven

The Automotive major is a unique program in automotive engineering at university level; within the Netherlands it is only available at TU/e. Much of the Dutch automotive industry is concentrated in the Brainport Eindhoven Region where employers are in real need of highly qualified engineers educated for the automotive sector. Since the automotive sector is knowledge-intensive, that means that many employees have a higher education or university background. 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.

Best rated in Guide to Universities

The Guide to Universities 2016 has designated TU Eindhoven the best technology university in the Netherlands for the twelfth time in a row.In the Guide of Universities 2015 the Electrical Engineering Bachelor’s program received the top rating ‘Top Rated Programme 2015’.

A study for you?

You have a strong interest in science subjects. You are fascinated by complex high-tech systems and the interplay of motion, electronic components and control. You are always searching for improvement. You are ambitious and become inspired by the thought that your efforts can help to reduce traffic jams or CO2 emissions. Recognize yourself? Then you belong to the new generation of automotive engineers!


The Automotive major is formally part of the Electrical Engineering Bachelor study program. When you have completed this major, you receive the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree, specializing in Automotive.