Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Vehicle Engineering, 120 credits (TFORM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2018

Last edit: 09/10/2018
Approved: 09/10/2018

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

  • deep knowledge and understanding in the chosen field of technology and proven experience.

  • deeper methodological knowledge, including the ability to apply theoretical knowledge on engineering problems.

  • as well as deeper insight into current program of research development.

Skills and abilities

A person with a Master of Science in Vehicle Engineering will have:

  • ability to with a holistic view critically, independently and creatively identify, formulate and manage complex problems.

  • an ability to create, analyze and critically evaluate different technical solutions.

  • an ability to plan and use appropriate methods, carry out advanced tasks within a given framework and evaluate this work.

  • the skill required to participate in research and development work or to work independently in other qualified areas and thereby contribute to knowledge development.

  • the capacity for teamwork and collaboration in groups with different composition.

  • an ability to both in national and international groups, orally and in writing clearly explain and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and the arguments underlying these.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

A person with a Master of Science in Vehicle Engineering will:

  • have an ability to make judgments with regard to relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects, and demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development.

  • 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