Open to students
of all nationalities having a bachelor degree

  • mechanical
  • transport
  • electro

Unique in Europe
two years master studies

  • high level of technical studies

 

  • combined with language studies

International cooperation
of six renowned universities

  • CTU in Prague
  • HAN
  • ENSTA Bretagne

 

  • ITB Bandung
  • TU Chemnitz
  • IFP Paris

 

Double degree
from two countries

  • depending on chosen universities and specialisations

 

  • Study stay in at least 2 countries

Eight specialisations
offered in the second year of study

  • Advanced Powertrains
  • Design of Vehicles
  • Alternative Powertrains
  • Modelisation and Computation

Eight specialisations
offered in the second year of study

  • Vehicle Dynamics and Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Powertrains
  • Engines and Fuels

MAE is worth it!

Having the bachelor degree from CTU in Prague, a respected university with very good name within Czech Republic and also abroad within EU, I could easily continue to finish my master-level education within standard program held in Czech at CTU. However I always strives for the best possible and therefore I decided to get my masters in MAE double-degree study program, although I have been told by friends and colleagues that it is not worth it. But it is.

Although I was involved in the Formula Student project at CTU in Prague, so I had previous international experience, I wanted deeper international experience. And MAE gave me that. From the first semester I started to learn how to cooperate with other students who have different background, both educational and cultural. Using English on a daily basis also deepened my proficiency and self-confidence.  

As one of the most important benefits of MAE study program is the last semester fully devoted to Master thesis project, which should be held within automotive company or research institution. Never before I had to manage a five-month project, from the start, when requirements of all the stakeholders have to be harmonized and according project plan have to be made, through long-term focus on the goals of the project, up to the final delivery that satisfies all the stakeholders. An acquisition of such internship also gave me an experience of searching and exploiting the career opportunities. An important experience for successive search of first job after graduation.

A semester fully devoted to master thesis also allowed me to extend my international experience. I was successful in searching a thesis topic in the area of vehicle dynamics and control systems. I was doing a project called "Realtime estimation of tyre-road friction for vehicle state estimator" in Gothenburg, Sweden, for one of the leader of commercial vehicles, at Volvo Groups Trucks Technologies. Thanks to that I also met specialist researchers at Chalmers University of Technology.

Another very important aspect of the master thesis within an automotive company is something I was not aware of before I experienced it. In real-life projects the result is not known ahead, especially in research & development. Sometimes I felt frustrating that I don't know whether I am on the right way. But no one else is as well. It was an important experience for me and I am happy to get through it lead by skilled specialists at Volvo GTT and Chalmers TU.

Besides the educational and professional experience I also learned to be more self-reliant. Although there are always people that are willing to help you to get accommodation, etc., you have to make the initiative and put all the pieces together. Last but not least such a long-term stay abroad taught me to manage my finances. Thanks to limited resources I also had a motivation to learn cooking, and my Dutch and Swedish landlords taught me a little how to do it. :)

So I stand for my words that MAE is worth it. I am happy to see that the program is living and further developing, introducing new universities and field of expertise.

 

Ing. Jakub Prokeš, MSc.; Development engineer / Chassis; Porsche Engineering Services, Prague

11/03/2015

CTU
Czech Technical University in Prague

Address
Technicka 4
16607 Prague 6
Czech republic

Phone: +420 224 352 499
Fax: +420 224 352 500


E-mail: gabriela.achtenova@fs.cvut.cz

ITB – Institut Teknologi Bandung
Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Address
Jl. Ganesa 10
40132 Bandung
Indonesia

Phone: +62-22-2504243
Fax: +62-22-2534099


E-mail: aim@ftmd.itb.ac.id

TU Chemnitz
Technische Universität Chemnitz Fakultät für Maschinenbau

Address
Reichenhainerstr. 70, A016
D-09126 Chemnitz
Deutschland (Germany)

Phone: +49 (0) 371/531 - 33794
Fax: +49 (0) 371/531 - 833794


E-mail: diana.lohse@mb.tu-chemnitz.de

HAN – Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen
Institut of Automotive Engineering and Management

Address
Ruitenberglaan 29
NL-6802 CC Arnhem
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)6 55 20 88 19
Phone: +31 (0)26 365 82 15
Fax:


E-mail: Kea.Bouwman@han.nl
E-mail: george.witjes@han.nl

ENSTA Bretagne
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Bretagne

Address
2, rue Francois Verny
F-29806 Brest Cedex 9
France

Phone: +33 (0)2 98 34 89 11
Fax: +33 (0)2 98 34 88 00


E-mail: yann.marco@ensta-bretagne.fr
E-mail: eliane.fonseca@ensta-bretagne.fr

CTU in Prague
Coordinator of MAE

Gabriela Achtenová
gabriela.achtenova@fs.cvut.cz

IT Bandung | Head of Mechanical
Design Research Group

Andi Isra Mahyuddin
aim@ftmd.itb.ac.id

TU Chemnitz
Coordinator of MAE

Diana Lohse
diana.lohse@mb.tu-chemnitz.de

HAN in Arnhem
Masters program manager

Kea Bouwman
Kea.Bouwman@han.nl

ENSTA Bretagne
Coordinator of MAE

Yann Marco
yann.marco@ensta-bretagne.fr