Master Engineering Systems: Automotive Systems Full-time

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The program starts 1 September 2024 and 1 September 2025

Our views on mobility are changing. Hybrid and fully electrical vehicles are now a common sight. The technology that powers them is developing faster than ever, as are new technologies like hydrogen power. Keen to be part of these developments? Apply for this cutting-edge automotive master program!

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Why study Automotive Systems at HAN?

Ready for the future

This automotive master program focuses on developing the cars of the future: smarter, safer, more comfortable and more efficient.

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Collaboration with industry 

Various automotive firms contribute to the curriculum. How? Through guest lectures, excursions and projects.

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Direct transfer after bachelor

Transfer directly after your bachelor in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics, process technology or automotive engineering.

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Valuable network

Through the HAN Automotive Center of Expertise you build up a valuable network. Very useful for your further career.

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Linked to the profession

Work on real projects for the automotive industry. Together with companies like Ford Research and DAF Truck.


European double degree

Study for 1 year at HAN and 1 year at another European university and get a double degree (Master in Automotive Engineering and Master of Science).

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Automotive Systems: quick facts

    16-20 Contact hoursaverage per week
    25 Hours of independent study average per week

What do you learn?

This automotive master track gives you the fundamentals of modeling and control systems. It also gives you lots of options to specialize within the automotive field. Interested in developments in green mobility, smart mobility or advanced vehicle dynamics and control? It’s your choice. Finally, you get to apply your knowledge and skills in a major project. The setting? Either industry or research. 

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What can you do with this degree?

An automotive master degree gives you access to a broad field. You could work in research, design, development, production or evaluation. You have a deep understanding of vehicle systems and components. But also solid communication and project management skills. This puts you in a great place for a rewarding career in this industry. 

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16 November 2024

Online Open Day

Our Online Open Day was on 23 March 2024. Did you miss it? No worries! We’ve recorded sessions of our talk shows about visa, housing, admission, scholarships, student life and more. So you can watch our videos wherever and whenever you like.

The next Online Open Day is on 16 November 2024. Want to be notified when registrations for the next Online Open Day open? Pre-register for November so you’ll get a mail from us when you can secure your spot for the Online Open Day. Don't miss this chance to connect with HAN students, lecturers and ask all of your questions.

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Student experiences

Why study Automotive Systems?

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.

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Part of the Master in Engineering Systems

Automotive Systems is a track within the Master in Engineering Systems. So when you apply on Studielink you choose Engineering Systems. Then you indicate the track you wish to follow. In this case, Automotive Systems. Other tracks in the Master in Engineering Systems are

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Study in part-time?

Want to study in part-time? Follow the modules at your own pace? You can if you are from the EU/EEA or have a valid residence permit for the Netherlands. You also need to be working in the field. The part-time program takes 3 years to complete. 

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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.

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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. Safe and friendly student cities are just one of the 7 reasons to study at HAN.

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The location

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  • HAN Arnhem campus

    Ruitenberglaan 29
    6826 CC Arnhem
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Monday to Friday: 8:30 - 16:30

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