Master Engineering Systems: Automotive Systems Part-time

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The program starts 1 September 2024 and 1 September 2025

Mobility is crucial for the economy, but it also contributes to rising CO2 emissions. This calls for creative, sustainable solutions. Which in turn require highly skilled, innovative engineers. Get on the part-time masters track in Automotive Systems and bridge the gap in the market!

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Why study Automotive Systems at HAN?

Ready for the future

This master program focuses on the development of smart cars that transport people more safely, comfortably and efficiently.

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Industry collaboration

Various internationally known automotive companies contribute to the curriculum through guest lectures, excursions and more.

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Valuable network

The HAN Automotive Center of Expertise kick-starts your career by putting you in touch with a valuable network.

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Connected to practice

You get to work on real projects straight from the automotive industry, together with companies like Ford Research and DAF Truck.

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Who is this master for?

This part-time master program is for:

  • EU/EER, Swiss or Surinamese citizens
  • Expats with a valid Dutch residence permit
  • Refugees with a valid Dutch residence permit

Don’t fit into one of these categories? Unfortunately, you can’t apply for the part-time program. But you can apply for the full-time program.

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Your growth

Skills and future job prospects

This master degree enhances your skill set for the automotive industry. You learn to train your focus on sustainable forms of mobility. For example: researching and designing eco-friendly engines. Developing and producing embedded electronic systems. Or evaluating chassis systems.


These are the skills you learn during the program:

  • Project management skills
  • Applied research skills
  • Communication, reporting and presentation skills


These positions are aligned with your completed degree:

  • Vehicle Application Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • R&D Test Engineer
  • Advanced Research Engineer
Why invest in a master?

Info for employers

Master students gain experience in professional practice, which they bring to the program in the form of actual case studies. This way, HAN’s master program curriculums reflect what’s happening in the professional field. Learn more about the benefits of this program for employers.

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Student experiences

Why study Automotive Systems?

The program

What do you learn?

The Automotive Systems track is part of the HAN Master in Engineering Systems. It gives you the fundamentals of Systems Modeling and Applied Control. You also get to specialize in an an area of your choice. That could be "green mobility", "smart mobility", "advanced vehicle dynamics and control", or any combination of modules relevant to your work and ambitions. The final step is your major project, where you research a practical problem in an industrial or research environment.

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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:

  • Sustainable Energy
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
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A good balance

Combining a study with work and private life takes some getting used to. But organize it properly and it's easier than you think. You get so much more in return!

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Choose how you want to study

Part-time or full-time

You can also opt for the full-time Automotive Systems track. In that case, the program duration is 1.5 years. Wondering which is best for you? Arrange a meeting with us – no strings attached.

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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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Contact us at HAN Technical Masters.
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Monday to Friday: 8:30 - 16:30

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Telephone number: +31 26 36 58 215

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