Automotive Technology

Major Automotive Technology 2023-2024

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You have chosen to study the major Automotive Technology within the TU/e Bachelor College. 

Half of the three-year bachelor’s program is devoted to your major Automotive Technology (AT), a study that will prepare you for a job as an engineer in automotive technology.

The other half of the program consists of basic courses and elective courses:

  • All first-year TU/e students follow several basic courses which are the same for every study program. 
  • In your first year you already choose several elective courses. You shape your own study program right from the beginning. 

The study program also contains non-engineering courses because engineers are concerned with more than engineering alone. 


This study aims to bring you up to the level of engineering-science Bachelor as an all-round automotive engineer. To this end the following objectives are central to the study:

  • To give the student a broad knowledge base to enable him/her to accommodate to the subfields of the subject;
  • To provide the student with skills to optimize cooperation in a multidisciplinary team;
  • To prepare the Bachelor student properly for an engineering-science Master in Automotive Technology or related discipline.


Smart mobility has been designated one of the university’s three strategic areas. Automotive is a field that fully complements the technological and societal challenges facing the automotive industry. Future developments in the industry will be geared towards: 

  • Smart mobility: how can smart automotive technology help reduce the number of traffic jams? 
  • Clean vehicles: how can new methods make the car even more fuel-efficient and clean? 

TU/e is collaborating with the international business world on intelligent, productive mobility and transport as well as on safe, clean and efficient vehicles. 


More specifically the Automotive field concerns the following subfields and subjects: 

  • Thinking in terms of systems 
  • Energy supplies and the environment 
  • Vehicle communication 
  • Reduction of traffic jams 
  • Cooperative mobility 
  • Vehicle efficiency 
  • Electric vehicles 
  • Platform electrification 
  • Vehicle optimization 

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