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.

Application open

Application through University Admissions in Sweden.

16 October 2017: Application opens
15 January 2018: Application deadline
1 February 2018: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
6 April 2018: Notification of selection results

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The tuition fee for the full programme is SEK 310,000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

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Degree awarded: Master of Science
Language of instruction: English
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Programme start: Late August
Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
School: School of Engineering Sciences (at KTH)

For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the programme coordinator.

Programme coordinator: master@sci.kth.se ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Vehicle Engineering at KTH

The Vehicle Engineering programme deals with vehicle design, functions, requirements and the evaluation of different types of road and rail vehicles. Vehicle dynamics properties and the interaction with the road/track as well as active systems for safety, monitoring and comfort are important topics within the programme. The vehicles as part of transport systems and the interaction with society are also dealt with within the programme.

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 in order 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, or more commonly, 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.

Vehicle Engineering

Topics covered

Vehicle systems and their components, vehicle-road/track interaction, dynamics, modelling and simulation, analysis, control, validation, experiments

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Career

The Vehicle Engineering programme provides an excellent basis for pursuing a career in the global vehicle industry, at consulting companies, transportation authorities, fleet operators as well as at universities and institutes active in this area. The co-operation between the Swedish vehicle industry and the Department of Vehicle and Aeronautical Engineering is very close, and there are several major ongoing research programmes in which KTH, key manufacturers and the transport administration are involved.

After graduation

Design, development, calculation and testing of vehicles. Development of vehicle components and active vehicle systems. Systems analysis, energy and environmental assessments.

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Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

Utsav Khan, India

"Volvo and Scania, two giants in the automobile industry, have good connections with KTH."

Meet the students

Changes in the programme may occur.

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