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The Automotive Systems program offers great flexibility! After completing the compulsory modules, you can specialize in “green mobility”, “smart mobility” or "advanced vehicle dynamics and control". Whatever you choose, you’re ahead of the game for developments in sustainable mobility.
In the Automotive Systems track you follow 2 compulsory modules: Applied Control and Systems Modeling. All tracks of the Master in Engineering Systems follow these modules, so you'll be joining students of the other tracks.
In the 2nd Year you also follow 2 elective modules. These are grouped into the themes 'Green Mobility', 'Smart Mobility' and 'Advanced Vehicle Dynamics and Control'. You can choose any combination of modules you like.
The final step of this master degree is your major project. Here you investigate an automotive issue at your own workplace. Demonstrate your technical knowledge and skills as well as your communication, reporting and presenting skills. You get the support of a HAN staff member and a supervisor from your workplace.
The master in numbers
Academic calendar, schedule, grading and ECTS
The academic year runs from September to August and is divided into 2 semesters. In total there are 42 weeks of education.
Here you can find the schedule of all the modules for the Master in Engineering Systems in semesters 1 and 2. This includes the modules for the Automotive Systems track.
Dutch grading uses a 10-point system. The highest grade is a 10, the lowest a 1. To pass, you need at least a 6. What if you score a 5.5? It’s rounded up to a 6 and is then a passing grade. A grade of 5.4 is rounded down to a 5 and is therefore a fail.
Here’s a basic definition of each grade. Please note: grades of 1, 2, 3 and 10 are rarely given. A 9 is also quite rare. So, if you get an 8, you’re doing very well!
- very poor
- very unsatisfactory
- almost satisfactory
- very good
At HAN we use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, or ECTS. It’s the standard system used in higher education throughout Europe. One credit is equivalent to approximately 28 hours of study. This includes contact hours and time spent working on assignments and studying for exams. Credits are awarded when you pass your exams.
A good fit?
Does your background fit the Automotive Systems program? See whether you’re eligible for any program exemptions for subjects you’ve already covered in your previous education. Arrange an online meeting with a staff member to discover more.
During your studies, you get to work on innovative projects through HAN Automotive Research. Projects that HAN collaborates on with industry partners like Ford Research and DAF Trucks. You and your classmates collaborate on various themes. Take green mobility and the electrification of the powertrain. The research group builds and tests prototype vehicles and test rigs. Another theme is smart mobility. So, making vehicles smarter to prevent accidents, for example. As a student of this program, you don’t just see this research, you also roll up your sleeves and get involved in it!
Master title and accreditation
Successfully completed the Automotive Systems track? Then you've earned a Master of Science in Engineering Systems. After that, you can start using the highly esteemed MSc title after your name!
The HAN Master in Engineering Systems and its tracks are accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This is your guarantee that your degree meets the highest quality standards and is internationally recognized.
Admission & finances
All you need to know about admission requirements, tuition fees and the application process.