The Automotive Engineering programme at the Chalmers University of Technology is based on lectures, large assignments, simulations and experiments, and these are carried out as real case studies, or using other similar methods, with assistance from industrial tools.
Powertrain and vehicle dynamics are two essential disciplines in terms of understanding and designing the automotive vehicle system and its behaviour. The same is true of the field of safety, which is also a strong competence area at Chalmers; this brings a unique touch to the programme not found at many other universities.
Since all industrial automotive product development is carried out in a team-based project environment, the programme stresses the importance of project work. The aim of the projects is to provide a work environment that closely resembles that found in industry. Students work on a multi-cultural team composed of many different competencies. Project tasks derive from industry or academia, and they take technical aspects as well as the importance of communication, teamwork and project management into consideration.
Skilled automotive engineers are required to meet the ever-increasing demands on high-quality individual mobility and transportation of people and goods, especially when considering global warming, environmental challenges and not least the vision of zero accidents. In the west coast region of Sweden, there has been a long tradition of research and development within manufacturing and assembly facilities for the automotive industry.
The Automotive Engineering Masters Programme at Chalmers has the potential to provide students with the knowledge and competence needed to develop technologies for a sustainable mobile society that is in line with industrys needs.
Graduates will be able to:
- identify and discuss vehicles as complex systems from technical and social perspectives through a broad platform in automotive engineering
- analyse new technical challenges and create technical advancements in the automotive industry in three focus areas: powertrain, vehicle dynamics and safety
- synthesise and evaluate automotive systems and products in terms of direct use and lifecycle analysis and take environmental and economic aspects into consideration
- through applications and practice:
- utilise automotive-related IT and product development tools
- demonstrate the skills needed to manage and contribute to team-based engineering activities and projects in a multi-cultural environment.
The programme will lead to professional roles within research and development, design, and testing of processes, systems and parts of automotive vehicles or other mechanical systems. Some of the possibilities include design of suspension systems, development of engine processes, design of human body models for virtual crash testing, testing and evaluation of powertrains, suspensions, stability of heavy vehicles and safety systems.
The system view provided by the programme also provides a suitable background when aiming for a career/role within technical support, sales, manufacturing or management at different levels.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Internal combustion engines
- Engineering of automotive systems,
- Engineering of automotive systems, Written and oral assignments
- Practical leader- and entrepreneurship
- Chalmers formula student
- Automotive engineering project
- Active safety
- Combustion Modeling
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesAutomotive Engineering View 3 other Masters in Automotive Engineering in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor’s degree with a major in: Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Vehicle Engineering or Automation and Mechatronics Engineering
- Prerequisites: Mathematics (at least 30 cr. including Linear Algebra, Multivariable Analysis, Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Statistics or Probability Theory), Control Theory or Automatic Control (at least 6 cr.) (including Signal Processing, Analyses of Feedback Systems (Stability), Design of Control Systems (PI, PID Controllers, State Space Design), Transfer Functions), Mechanics (including Statics and Dynamics), Strength of Materials or Solid Mechanics, Machine Elements or Applied Mechanics or Machine Design, Engineering Materials, Programming (at least 6 cr.)
International14551 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14551 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
- 140 000 SEK/academic year;
Meritorious students from around the world, required to pay tuition fees, are eligible for one of the numerous scholarships offered and administrated by Chalmers. Additionally, there are several external scholarships that you can apply for such as the Swedish Institute Scholarships. Students are also encouraged to search for and identify other such scholarships.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.