Study program

Automotive Systems Design (ASD)

  • Focus on technical and non-technical competencies relating to efficient, effective design and development of technologies and applications for modern high-tech automotive systems.
  • The context is smart mobility and the related societal challenges. In particular, a focus on the multidisciplinary design aspects of project-based research and engineering in high-tech automotive systems. This is reflected in the key contributions by four TU/e departments.
  • Partly organized in cooperation with the Automotive Campus in Helmond, the Netherlands.
  • All courses are taught in English, a Dutch language course is included

Two-year program

The first 14 months of the program
Half the time working on real problems from industry such as DAF, TomTom and NXP, and innovative spin-outs and research institutes such as TNO, TASS and Benteler Engineering Services. During these projects you will work in teams in the same way as in industry. The other half of the time will be spent on courses and workshops.

The last 10 months of the program
Working on a challenging and innovative technological design project – a real problem that needs to be solved. This project will integrate a number of (sub-)disciplines and is supervised by engineers from industry as well as by university staff. This way you are supported by scientific knowledge, practical design experience and project management expertise. 

Content

The program emphasizes on systems design, during which the trainees focus on strengthening both their technical and non-technical competencies related to the effective and efficient design. In the program the development of technologies and applications for modern high-tech Automotive Systems in the context of smart mobility societal challenges is also addressed.

The program focuses on the multidisciplinary design aspects of project-based research and engineering in high-tech automotive systems which is reflected in the distinguished contributions of the 4 departments.

During the program the PDEng trainees tackle the challenges that are currently faced by the automotive industry: a systems approach to problems around mobility and fuel efficient automotive systems, including communication systems, cooperative driving and developments towardsautonomous driving.