Last edit: 14/10/2011
Approved: 14/10/2011

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 objective of this programme is to educate engineers for a global industry, administrations and research institutions active in this area. It is a joint effort by several KTH departments, providing leading expertise in their respective areas of research. The Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering coordinates the programme and provides about half of the courses.

Knowledge and understanding

A Master of Science in Vehicle Engineering shall be competitive on an international market and will have:

  • good theoretical knowledge in the field.
  • the ability to apply theoretical knowledge on engineering problems.
  • the ability to solve problems with scientific methodology.

Skills and abilities

A Master of Science in Vehicle Engineering will have:

  • experience of solving technical problems by work in projects.
  • experience of work in an international environment.
  • the ability to communicate results and conclusions in a competent and intelligible manner, both orally and in writing.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

A Master of Science in Vehicle Engineering will:

  • be able to make decisions based on relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects.
  • show insight regarding the possibilities and limitations of engineering science and its role in the society.
  • be able to identify the need for further knowledge and take responsibility for keeping personal knowledge up to date.

Complete information on the degree requirements can be found in the local degree policy of KTH, see