Vehicle engineering Bachelor (BSc):
The aim of the bachelor education programme is to train vehicle engineers, who will be able to maintain and operate road, railway, water, air, construction and material handling vehicles with appropriate knowledge in the fields of transportation and logistics. They will be able to fulfill roles of vehicle engineering tasks, like improvement, manufacturing and operation. The listed tasks are accomplished by taking into account safety, environment and energy management aspects. The gained knowledge provides the basics to continue their education in the MSc programmes of the Faculty.
We offer a multi-step educational programme: the first three semesters deal with basic natural science, economics, human studies and professional courses. From the 4th semester students can choose from the listed specializations.
Automotive vehicle specialization
The specialization provides a wide range of knowledge starting from the structure of vehicles to the engine and driveline systems, through chassis systems like suspension, brake and steering systems, electronic systems and finally aspects related to operation of road vehicles.
Aerospace vehicle specialization
In this specialization students acquire knowledge about the structure, construction and operation of aerospace vehicles. They learn about the thermo- and aerodynamics sciences of aircrafts, structure and operation of jet engines.
Naval vehicle specialization
Students in this specialization get to know the sea and the river vessels, with the relevant fluid dynamic technologies, construction of ships, mechanical and electric auxiliaries. The graduates will dispose over all relevant equipment of vessels, complex structures and their operation.
Railway vehicle specialization
This specification provides knowledge about electric and diesel traction of rolling stock, furthermore the structural and mechanical design of the rail vehicle chassis. Students will learn about the structure and operation of the diesel engines.
Construction equipment specialization
This specification provides knowledge of vehicles utilized in the construction industry. Students will learn about the construction processes, vehicle design, auxiliary systems and their operation.
Automated material handling equipment and robotics specialization
Students will get to know both intralogistics and outdoor material handling automation. Graduated engineers will be able to handle problems in these facilities and optimization of the systems using systematic approach.
Vehicle manufacturing specialization
Students gain knowledge in the vehicle manufacturing area, manufacturing technologies, manufacturing automation, assembly of vehicles and quality assurance. They also gain insight in the methods of vehicle diagnostics and its tools.
Vehicle mechatronics specialization
In vehicle mechatronics specialization students learn about the interaction of mechanical engineering, electronics and the computer control. The students will be able handle these three disciplines in vehicle systems and their operation.
Vehicle structure specialization
Students learn about the setup, construction and operation of vehicle structures, utilizing the latest software and material technologies.
Vehicle engineering Master (MSc):
The 4 semester long master education programme is a continuation of the bachelor vehicle engineering studies. Our aim is to provide the required knowledge to graduates, required to manage development, design, dimensioning, manufacturing and analyzing internal processes of different vehicles. The students will also be prepared to management tasks and to creatively participate in Research & Development related tasks. These studies prepare students for our PhD programmes.
Automotive vehicle engineer specialization, aerospace vehicle engineer specialization, naval vehicle engineer specialization, railway vehicle engineer specialization
The specializations provides the required knowledge for systematic design and development of vehicles, interaction of vehicles and tracks, facilities and control systems, vehicle dynamics processes, simulation and optimal operation design tasks. The studies include practice oriented complex design project tasks.
Mobile machinery and construction equipment engineer specialization, automated material handling system specialization
Systematic planning and development of mobile and construction equipment machinery and automated material handling system, interaction analysis of manufacturing sites, material flow process and control systems. The education involves studying dynamic process, system simulation and optimal planning, additionally solving complex vehicle design tasks.
Vehicle manufacturing and repairing engineer specialization
Investigations are conducted of modern material usage and material analysis methodologies, vehicle specific technologies, especially focusing on technical aspects of automated manufacturing units. Furthermore the following specific areas are covered: modern surface coating and finishing technologies, automated repairing technologies, information systems and diagnostic based problem analyzing, modern technologies of vehicle remanufacturing and quality assurance.
Vehicle system engineer specialization
In this specialization the focus is put to the comprehensive analysis of vehicles, especially structural systems, energetic and control systems, interaction of the vehicle and its surroundings, vehicle system simulation and optimization, intelligent vehicles, analysis of control interactions, vehicle system dynamics and control, vehicle operation and safety issues.
Road and traffic safety engineer specialization
This specialization deals with actions and processes related to road accidents, legal environment, human effects, evaluating accidents, assessment of damages and expert evaluations. Furthermore vehicle dynamics related calculations and simulations, active and passive vehicle safety, road safety analysis, instrumental vehicle analysis are assessed.
Vehicle automation engineer specialization
This specialization provides knowledge about systematic design and development of vehicle automation systems, driver assistance and autonomous vehicle control system, environmental perception and control systems. During design phase safety and reliability issues are taken into account. Furthermore vehicle dynamics, system simulation, optimal planning, solving of complex vehicle automation tasks are assessed.
Vehicle structure engineer specialization
The focus is on vehicle structure design and development, where types, construction, materials, mechanics and control systems of vehicles structures are covered in this specialization. Furthermore the process of design and quality control with modern tools and solving of complex vehicle structure construction design projects are included.