Master in Electrical Vehicle Engineering (Distance Learning)

University West
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Online / Distance

About this program

Master in Electrical Vehicle Engineering (Distance Learning)

Electric systems within the automotive industry are becoming more and more advanced. Now you can develop the knowledge you need to work as a highly qualified designer, test engineer or development engineer in the automotive industry. This specialised training offers a novel approach in relation to traditional programmes. Our programme was designed in collaboration with the automotive industry to prepare you for a high-demand career in electric vehicles and electric powertrain. This is a full-time, one-year programme with in-person labs and company visits. It is possible to study the programme both online or on campus.

Admission requirements

You will be considered for admission to the Master in Electric Vehicle Engineering if you fulfil the following entry requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering or equivalent. Additionally the Bachelor of Science degree must be comprised of a minimum of 5 HE credits in programming and 15 HE credits in mathematics.
  • Proof of English proficiency

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Introduction to Electric Vehicle Systems and Components
  • Basics of Electrical Engineering
  • Law, Standards and Guidelines
  • Electric Machines
  • Electrical Measurement Techniques
  • Power Electronics
  • EMC
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Drive System Design
  • Thesis work: Structural Design and Safety

Scholarships & funding

University West does not offer scholarships for students in distance learning programmes. 

Swedish Institute Scholarships

Students admitted to master's programmes in Sweden can apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fee. There is a national scholarship programme administrated by the Swedish Institute (SI) towards specific countries.

Program delivery

This program will be taught on campus (with online components). 


For the academic year 2021/2022 the tuition fee for this programme will be SEK 100,000 (approx. €9,700). You will pay the tuition fee per semester (in two instalments)

Students with citizenship in countries not within the EU/EEA or Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees for university studies in Sweden.


Master of Science (MSc, 60 credits) in Mechanical Engineering with a specialisation in Electric Vehicle Engineering

Continuing studies

This programme helps you build a strong foundation in the field of electric vehicles. You can go on to develop the qualifications you need to pursue your PhD in the fields of:

  • Electric machines
  • Battery technology
  • Power electronics
  • Measuring technology
  • Additive manufacturing

Career paths

Your programme prepares you for the current and future needs of industry, where mechanical engineers with specialised automotive training are required.Companies are also looking for engineers with international interpersonal skills to improve effectiveness in global operations – an additional component of this programme. On graduation, you will be highly competitive for positions within the private sector or further advanced studies.This degree qualifies you to hold positions such as:

  • Component-responsible engineer in the automotive sector
  • Electric machine designer
  • Hybrid component rig test engineer
  • Electric and hybrid vehicle system design engineer 

About this institute

University West

University West is a modern university offering programmes that are in close collaboration with working life in an attractive, modern study environment. The university has about 15,000 students and 625 employees. The campus is centrally located in the town of...

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Contact info

University West

Gustava Melins gata 2
46132 Trollhättan


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