Master's programme in Vehicle Engineering
Vehicle Engineering is a broad subject of engineering science driven by an ever increasing degree of mobility in the world. Transport, however, has to face the challenge to minimise the environmental impact it causes. New technical solutions are therefore needed in the future to make a transition to sustainable road and rail transport.
The programme consists of two tracks, i.e. road vehicles and rail vehicles, followed by four different profiles: structural design, functional design, control design and transport systems.
The road vehicle specialization includes all types of road vehicles with main focus on cars, trucks and buses. In the rail vehicle specialization, the system aspect is very important, since the different parts of a railway system like vehicle, track, electrification system and signalling system strongly influence each other.
Students admitted to the programme are required to perform an independent study in the form of a degree project corresponding to 30 ECTS. The degree project can either be performed at a university or, more commonly, at a company.
The student must actively search for a suitable thesis project in industry. However KTH will provide some assistance with information on suitable points of contact.
The programme gives a good basis for pursuing a career in the global vehicle industry, as a consulting engineer, or as a PhD student. The co-operation between the Swedish vehicle industry and the department of Vehicle and Aeronautical Engineering is very close.
There are several major research programmes ongoing where both KTH, several of the big manufacturers and the road and rail administrations are involved.