Master's programme in Vehicle Engineering
Vehicle Engineering is a broad area of engineering science driven by an ever-increasing degree of mobility in the world. Transport, however, must face the challenge of minimising its environmental impact, requiring new, innovative solutions and capable engineers. This is a field that will continually demand specialists in order to make the transition to sustainable road and rail transport in the future.
Vehicle Engineering at KTH
The programme includes two specialisations; Road vehicles and Rail vehicles. The Road vehicle specialisation includes all road vehicles with a main focus on cars, trucks and buses. In the Rail vehicle specialisation, the system aspect is very important, as the different parts of a railway system – vehicle, track, electrification and signalling – all strongly influence each other. The programme is based on lectures, assignments, simulations and experiments. The first year of the programme focuses on providing a common base in vehicle engineering and includes some common compulsory courses for all students as well as compulsory courses for each specialisation. In addition to the compulsory courses, students have the opportunity to choose a number of conditionally elective courses to create their own profile. The second year consists mainly of elective courses, a common project course and the final master’s degree project which can either be undertaken at a university or a company. The student is encouraged to actively search for a suitable project in industry, and KTH will provide assistance and suitable points of contact.
An illustration of the programme outline is given below.
The Vehicle Engineering programme provides an excellent basis for pursuing a career in the global vehicle industry, at consulting companies as well as at universities. The co-operation between the Swedish vehicle industry and the department ofis very close, and there are several major ongoing research programmes where KTH, key manufacturers and the transport administration are involved.
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Changes in the programme may occur.