Edu type:
Formal education
Master (EQF 7)
Start date:
Study Load:
2520 hrs
18 months
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Our views on mobility are changing rapidly. Hybrid and fully electrical vehicles are becoming ever more common. The technology that powers them is developing faster than ever. Do you want to be a part of these dynamic developments and kick-start your career in specialised automotive technology? Sign up and become the next Master of Automotive Systems.

Location Arnhem
Duration 18 months full-time (3 years part-time)
Study load 2,520 hours
ECTS credits 90 (1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of study) 
Degree title Master of Science
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Good reasons to apply

This Master course:

  • Gives the industry an innovative impulse with its Centre of Expertise
  • Kick-starts your career with fantastic job opportunities
  • Enables you to obtain a double degree with the EMAE programme
  • Puts you in close vicinity to Dutch and German automotive companies

Open days and evenings

If you live in or near the Netherlands, come and meet us at one of our open evenings. You will get the chance to meet our lecturers and students and to get acquainted with our courses and facilities. Visit an open day or evening and take a look for yourself.



Double degree in the European EMAE programme

The Mastertrack in Automotive Systems at HAN has teamed up with the Czech Technical University in Prague and ENSTA, a French State Graduate and Research Institute in Brest. These three educational institutes offer the European Master of Automotive Engineering (EMAE). It is a full-time 2-year programme which results in a double degree (Master of Automotive Engineering and a Master of Science).


Cooperation with industry

This mastertrack in Automotive Systems has close ties with industry. Several automotive companies play a role in the course by giving guest lectures, participating in research projects and facilitating major projects and excursions.

The participating companies include:

  • Benteler Engineering
  • Apollo Vredestein
  • Bosch Transmission Technology
  • Ford Research
  • DAF Trucks

Collaboration with top institutes

In the Automotive Center of Expertise (ACE), HAN students work on innovative projects with students from other universities and companies from the automotive branch. HAN Automotive Institute also collaborates with institutes such as TNO and with leading Dutch universities of technology and European partner universities. They exchange professors and share laboratory facilities. This enables the level of content in the course to be continuously monitored.


NVAO accreditation

This program is legally recognized and accredited by the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).