Master Automotive Technology

Education Guide to the master's program of Automotive Technology

Welcome to the online Education Guide of the Automotive Technology Master Program.

This Education Guide is meant for students primarily. It contains information on the structure and the organizational aspects of the program. You can use it as a guide throughout your entire Master’s program. All aspects of the program will be explained in detail.

The information on these pages applies to the academic year of 2017-2018, unless stated otherwise. 


Within the department of Mechanical Engineering a new procedure is implemented to allocate students to research groups, which directly affects students who would like to perform their thesis work in one of the research groups in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. For more information, see 'Specializations' - 'Capacity-driven Master Allocation Procedure'.

Automotive Technology: a multidisciplinary challenge

Vehicles are a source of multidisciplinary challenges for technicians and scientists. Due to increasing intelligence (electronics, software) in vehicles a multidisciplinary engineer is required. This, together with the introduction of hybrid vehicles and vehicles that run on new fuels instantly show that an automotive engineer needs a background in mechanics, electronics, computer science and chemistry. As a future automotive engineer you should have knowledge of all these aspects. TU/e offers an automotive oriented education program which teaches you to see the car as a ‘system’ but also offers you in-depth knowledge about one of the essential parts of a vehicle. The master Automotive Technology gives you an outstanding starting point for a successful career in the automotive industry, education or research institutes.

The program is provided by research groups of five departments:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
  • Industrial Design