Exchange program — Lightweight Structural Vehicle Design

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Taking an idea for a lightweight vehicle and bringing it into reality. Very cool! You learn about the practice of modern vehicle design based on solid theory. You also get your hands dirty with practical work. Learn to use the latest software tools and composites. And go on regular site visits.

Why Lightweight Structural Vehicle Design?

Broaden your professional skill set

This specialization exchange program takes your skills to the next level. You further your knowhow. Expand your vehicle design horizons.

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Hands-on experience

You don’t just learn about the lightweight vehicular tech of today. You learn how to design and construct your own.

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Work directly with the experts

Classes are taught by lightweight vehicular experts. Guest lecturers come at various times throughout the week. Tell about real-life situations.

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Quick facts about the Lightweight Structural Vehicle Design

    25Contact hoursaverage per week
    1Excursionevery 2 weeks
    15self-study hoursaverage per week
    5Nationalitiesaverage each semester
    30ECTS creditsEuropean Credit Transfer System

How you go on to make a difference

Lightweight Structural Vehicle Design covers the lightweight design and construction spectrum. You learn about finite element theory with linear algebra. Use Abaqus software for practical FEA-CAE exercises. Go on-site to see how the professionals do things. As a final assignment you design, produce and validate a composite beam construction.

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Why 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 is an international student. Why do so many international students come here? Because the Netherlands has excellent, affordable higher education. It also has a thriving economy (18th in the world) so there are plenty of job opportunities. What’s more, the Dutch are open-minded and almost everyone speaks English.

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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.

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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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