Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Bachelor in Automotive Engineering

The 4-year Automotive Engineering Bachelor course prepares students for design and testing of complete vehicles and components. Graduates will have a broad range of automotive skills in mechanical engineering, chassis design as well as future mobility concepts and management in an international setting. The Automotive Engineer is able to contribute in all departments and is an excellent trouble shooter in finding solutions through research or otherwise.

The Automotive Engineering course combines theory with practice within its study modules as well as through internship and graduation assignment. Learning to work in projects with people from different cultures and background plays an important role in preparing students for a successful international career in the automotive industry. Students gather work experience during their study through their internship (6 months) in a country of their choosing. 

Key modules of the Automotive Engineering Bachelor include:

  • Design of an automotive engineering structure
  • Simulation and testing of a design
  • Control engineering
  • Electrical systems
  • Materials science & strength of materials
  • Production
  • Combustion engines
  • Connection technology
  • Statistics practical
  • Practical diesel & LPG
  • Control engineering practical
  • EOBD practical
  • DC motors practical
  • Test Engineering

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study Automotive Engineering must meet the following requirements:

  • Havo / vwo: subject requirements see: For dutch students only: ‘toelatingseisen havo-diploma’ en ‘toelatingseisen vwo-diploma'
  • Mbo (level 4)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Abitur or Fachhochschulreife
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GSE-A level)
  • Sekolah Menegah Atas (SMA)

A sufficient level of fluency in English is a prerequisite for admission to this course, for example:

  • An IELTS score of at least 6.0 or
  • A TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet based)
  • A Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE)

Students should have sufficient scores in English, mathematics and physics.

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EU/EEA student € 2,060
Non-EU student € 8,485


Students successfully completing the Automotive Engineering course at HAN University of Applied Sciences obtain the Bachelor in Engineering


About this institute

Welcome to HAN University of Applied Sciences!

HAN University of Applied Sciences is located between two modern campuses in the twin cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem, in the eastern part of The Netherlands. It is one of the fastest growing universities of applied sciences in the country:...

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HAN University of Applied Sciences, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen

Kapittelweg 33
6503 Nijmegen
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