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Automotive Specialization Semester

Want to take your automotive knowhow to the next level? Specialize in a specific field! This is where your journey starts. You learn various disciplines within your chosen field. Expand on it. And put it all together in your final project: a product research report and presentation.

The program in a nutshell

Your studies take place Monday through Friday. You work with classmates and industry professionals on your choice of 2 specializations. Expert lecturers teach you the ins and outs of your specializations. And the industry. They prepare you for a challenging career.

You work on a project management project. You define the scope. Plan the requirements. Use the technical skills needed. And write a research report based on multiple sources. At the end of the semester, you present your project and report to your classmates and (guest) lecturers. Your chance to get noticed! 

Program details

Learning outcomes

Your learning outcomes depend on which specialization you choose. The specializations are:

  • Business Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Powertrain
  • Structural Design
  • Vehicle Electronics & Control
  • Vehicle Technology


You strengthen these competence areas during the program:

  • Intercultural collaboration
  • Business management
  • Manufacturing
  • Measurement, design, modelling
  • Algorithm design
  • Effective presentation
  • Engagement skills
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 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 and give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative and to discover things for yourself.

Orientation week

HAN International Intro

Get a good start to your studies during this week of orientation:

  • learn about living in the Netherlands
  • become familiar with the campus
  • get on board with your exchange program
  • make new friends!
Students celebrating during the introduction week at HAN University of Applied Sciences

What about credits and grading?

At HAN we use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, or ECTS. It’s the standard credit system used in higher education across Europe. How does it work? One credit = 28 hours of study. Think of contact hours. Time spent working on assignments. Preparing for exams.

One semester = 30 credits = 840 hours of study. To earn credits, you need to pass your exams. What counts as a pass? A grade of at least 5.5.

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