Bachelor Automotive Engineering

Bachelor Automotive Engineering students working on a project at HAN University of Applied Sciences
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    Online Open Day 23 March 2024
    10:00 - 17:15
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The program starts 1 September 2024 and 1 September 2025

Mobility is changing. Towards a new kind of automobile. Cleaner. More efficient. More intelligent. Automotive engineers across the globe are developing these vehicles of the future. Want to join them? Choose Automotive Engineering at HAN and get the latest automotive expertise. And so much more.

NVAO Accredited programme

Why study Automotive Engineering at HAN University in the Netherlands?

70+ years’ experience

HAN Automotive Institute has been educating automotive engineers for over 70 years.

automotive werkplaats practicum

Exciting projects

Design, build, test and race in the Formula Student and Eco Marathon competitions.

Automotive studenten werken aan project

Career day

Each year the program organizes a career day. Over 40 companies give info on internships, graduation projects and jobs.

Studenten in leslokaal elektro practicum

Master option

Want to continue studying after your bachelor degree? HAN offers the Master in Engineering Systems.

Groep studenten werkt samen aan zelfrijdende auto met laptop

High employment rate

96% of graduates find a job within 1 year

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What do you learn?

This degree gives you a thorough technical grounding in automotive engineering. So, you learn subjects like electrical and electronic systems, mechanics and vehicle dynamics. At the same time, you constantly apply your theoretical knowledge in projects. The projects focus on future mobility concepts, such as self-driving automobiles. Later in your degree you specialize in Business Management, Manufacturing, Powertrain, Structural Design, Vehicle Technology or Vehicle Electronics and Control.

International students from Automotive Engineering are working on the street drone at HAN University of Applied Sciences

What can you do with Automotive Engineering?

With this bachelor degree, you’re a qualified automotive engineer. You have the skills to design and test automobiles and their components. Where you’ll work? Anywhere in the automobile industry. Research and development. Manufacturing. Sales. Take your pick. And we’re not just talking about cars. ‘Automobile’ also includes trucks, buses, special vehicles and motorcycles. And pulled vehicles. Like trailers, semi-trailers and caravans. 

International student building an automobile during his Automotive Engineering Bachelor at HAN University of Applied Sciences
23 March 2024

Online Open Day

The Open Day on 23 March is online, so you can join from anywhere in the world. Join our live talk shows and get the ins and outs on admission, housing, visas and scholarships. Talk to students and lecturers from Automotive Engineering and ask all your questions. All from the comfort of your own home!

dda015be-5973-11ee-b577-024215b4a989 International students Diego and Andrei studying at the library on the Arnhem campus of HAN University of Applied Sciences.

What do students think?

Students of Automotive Engineering share their experiences. About studying in the Netherlands, why they chose Automotive Engineering and the combination of theory and practice.



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Joey's storyabout choosing Automotive Engineering
Automotive Engineering student Joey Lidard
Students as partners

Dutch way of learning

The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at Dutch universities like HAN, you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions. To give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative. And to discover things for yourself.

Automotive Engineering students learn to design & build vehicles - HAN University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands

Automotive Engineering in numbers

    €2,845Average starting salary
    Source: Keuzegids HBO 2022
    gross amount per month
    63%Graduatedwithin 5 years
    96%Employedwithin 1 year
    20Contact hoursaverage per week
    20Study hoursaverage per week

Why study in the Netherlands?

Planning to study in the Netherlands? The Netherlands has a large population of international students so you won’t feel alone. In fact, 1 in 10 students at Dutch universities is an international student. Why do so many international students pursue their education at universities in Holland? Because the Netherlands has excellent, affordable higher education. It also has a thriving economy (17th in the world) so there are plenty of job opportunities. What’s more, the Dutch are open-minded and almost everyone speaks English.

International students arrived on campus to study Automotive Engineering at HAN University of Applied Sciences

Discover the city of Arnhem

Arnhem is the green and bustling capital of the province of Gelderland. With a population of around 160,000, the city has plenty to offer. Whether you’re into fashion or history, museums or pubs, concerts or nightclubs. And with its lovely green surroundings, you can also enjoy nature at its best. Safe and friendly student cities are just one of the 7 reasons to study at HAN.

International students laying on the grass in the park in Arnhem, the Netherlands

The location

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  • HAN Arnhem campus

    Ruitenberglaan 29
    6826 CC Arnhem
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Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 17:00

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