Graduates have global career opportunities and the skills to contribute to innovative and sustainable solutions that minimise the vehicle industry's environmental impact.
The Vehicle Engineering programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology deals with vehicle design, functions, requirements and the evaluation of different types of road and rail vehicles. Vehicle dynamics properties and the interaction with the road/track as well as active systems for safety, monitoring and comfort are important topics within the programme. The vehicles as part of transport systems and the interaction with society are also dealt with within the programme.
The programme includes two specialisations: Road Vehicles and Rail Vehicles. The Road Vehicle specialisation includes all road vehicles with the main focus on cars, trucks and buses. In the Rail Vehicle specialisation, the system aspect is very important, as the different parts of a railway system – vehicle, track, electrification and signalling – all strongly influence each other.
The master's programme in Vehicle Engineering provides an excellent basis for pursuing a career in the global automotive and rail vehicle industry, at consulting companies, transportation authorities, fleet operators as well as at universities and institutes active in this field. Vehicle engineering is a research-intensive area in which graduates from the programme work with for instance design, development, calculation and testing of vehicles, vehicle components and active vehicle systems, whereas other areas of work are for example related to systems analysis as well as energy and environmental assessments of vehicles and transport systems.
The co-operation between the Swedish vehicle industry and the Division of Vehicle Engineering and Solid Mechanics is very close, and there are several major ongoing research programmes in which KTH, key manufacturers and the transport administration are involved. Graduates from the programme can be found at companies such as Volvo Cars, Scania, Volvo Group Trucks Technology, Bombardier transportation, NEVS, CEVT, Daimler, BMW, Williams, Altran, Semcon, SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit, TÜV Süd, Öhlins, Continental, Bosch and many more.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Hybrid Vehicle Drives
- Vehicle System Technology
- Vehicle Components
- Ground Vehicle Dynamics
- Electric Traction
- Vehicle System Technology
- Rail Vehicle Technology
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesAutomotive Engineering General Engineering & Technology Transportation Engineering View 8 other Masters in Transportation Engineering in Sweden
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, with courses in
- Mathematics and programming: must include (i) differential and integral calculus in several variables, (ii) linear algebra, (iii) numerical analysis), (iv) ordinary and partial differential equations and integral transforms, (v) basic control theory, (vi) mathematical statistics and (vii) basics of programming in a higher programming language equivalent to at least 25 ECTS credits in total.
- Applied mechanics: must include (i) rigid body mechanics, (ii) solid mechanics, (iii) fluid mechanics and (iv) thermodynamics, equivalent to at least 20 ECTS credits in total.
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International14115 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28230 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- The full programme tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens studying this programme is SEK 310,000.
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