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This program was set up in close collaboration with the automotive industry. So its content is geared to industry needs. Also, automotive companies provide guest lecturers and real projects for you to work on. You’ll be at the forefront of developments in sustainable mobility.

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Automotive Systems in a nutshell

Automotive Systems is a track within the Master in Engineering Systems. It includes 2 compulsory modules in the 1st semester: Systems Modeling and Applied Control. In the 2nd semester you choose 2 of the elective modules from the themes 'Advanced Vehicle Dynamics and Control', 'Green Mobility' or 'Smart Mobility'. The final part of the program is your major project. Here you do research on an automotive issue.  

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Get an inside view of the Automotive Systems program at HAN. Become a student for a day, join a sample lecture or meet 1:1 with a lecturer or student online. We are currently offering the following activities:

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About your degree

Master Engineering Systems: Automotive Systems track - Blended Learning

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Systems modeling and applied control

Semester 1 gives you the fundamentals of systems modeling and applied control. Apply your knowledge directly during labs and real-life projects for the automotive industry. And fine-tune your communication and research skills.

Compulsory modules

In Systems Modeling you learn how to model systems using the white-box model. Applied Control is about analyzing a system or model.

Academic calendar

The academic year runs from September to August. In that time you have 42 weeks of education. The rest of the time you have holidays.

Modules and lecture days

Here you can find a weekly schedule of all the modules for the Master Engineering Systems in semester 1 and 2. This includes the modules for the Automotive Systems track.

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Track-specific modules

In the 2nd semester of the Automotive Systems track you get to diversify. Choose from no less than 7 different modules!

Elective modules

Choose 2 elective modules from the following 7 modules.

Theme Modules
Advanced vehicle dynamics and control
  • Advanced Vehicle Dynamics
  • Advanced Controller Design
Green mobility
  • Innovations in Powertrains
  • Hydrogen Technology
  • Sustainable Fuels, Engines and Emissions
Smart mobility
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Smart Vehicles

In this track you can also follow the theory of the module Big Data and Small Data.


A good match?

Want to discover whether Automotive Systems is a good match for you? Whether it fits with your previous education and experience? Visit us at an upcoming Open Day or Open Evening and find out. Or arrange an online meeting with a staff member.

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Investigating an automotive issue

Your 3rd and final semester is devoted to your graduation project. That’s where you investigate a real-life issue in the automotive industry. Where? At a company or research institute.

Major project

The major project is a final test of your ability to manage a project. And where you demonstrate your skills in communicating, reporting and presenting. You get the support of a HAN staff member and a supervisor from the company or institute. 

Master of Science

You’ve reached the finish line. You now have your Master of Science in Engineering Systems. Congratulations! The program you've completed is accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). That means you now have an internationally recognized degree. Where are you going to put your automotive skills to work? 

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Curious about the Engineering and Automotive campus in Arnhem? Watch our drone campus tour! Get a glimpse of the atmosphere. See for yourself what our classrooms, meeting rooms and project rooms look like.

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Find out about job opportunities for graduates in Automotive Systems. And what do alumni say about this degree and about finding work? 

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