Automotive Technology

Education Guide to the master's program of Automotive Technology

Welcome to the online Education Guide of the Automotive Technology (AT) master's 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 2022-2023, unless stated otherwise. 

Additionally, all students are added to the CANVAS page 4INFOAT. This is the communication channel for all students of the educational program Automotive Technology. Via announcements you receive important information, messages and updates about our education. To make sure you don't miss any announcements, it's important that you turn on the notifications for the announcements. 

If you still need to complete courses of the bachelor program, or take pre-master courses, we advise you to also sign up in Osiris for these other 4INFO-channels yourself, by choosing the relevant year and course code.


Within the department of Mechanical Engineering a Master Allocation Procedure is implemented to assign students to the sections of this department. Since the Mechanical Engineering department coordinates the master’s program AT and different sections from the Mechanical Engineering department are involved in the AT master’s program, this allocation procedure will (in) directly affect students who would like to perform their thesis work in one of the AT sections. 

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 master’s program Automotive Technology is an interdepartmental effort of five departments of the TU/e:

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

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