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

Vehicle Dynamics I

Type Compulsory
Semester Summer
Contact hours 39 (2 + 1)
Number of credits 3
Type of termination Assessment + Exam
Form Lectures + exercises
Lecturers Prof. Dr. Ing. Michael Valášek
Doc. Dr. Ing. Zbyněk Šika

The course ‘Vehicle Dynamics’ is aimed at gaining a basic understanding about vehicle horizontal and vertical performance. It offers a good balance between fundamentals and practical aspects of vehicle horizontal and vertical performance in relationship to its suspension components including tyres. With this basis, students will learn how to set up equations of motion and derive fundamental mathematical models to understand and experiment the basic phenomena of Vehicle Dynamics.


  • Introduction into the theory of dynamic systems
  • Forces acting between road and wheel
  • Basics of longitudinal dynamics
  • Basics of vertical dynamics
  • Basics of lateral dynamics
  • Wheel- and axle kinematics
  • Modelling of vehicle components: tyres, springs, dampers
  • Criteria of good handling performance
  • Criteria of ride comfort
  • Controlled subsystems of vehicle dynamics: suspension, braking, lateral stability

 Study materials

  1. Lecturing material and hand-outs
  2. Genta, G.: Motor Vehicle Dynamics, World Scientific, Singapore 1997 (basic textbook)
  3. T. Gillespie, Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics, SAE 1992

Czech Technical University in Prague

Technicka 4
16607 Prague 6
Czech republic

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


ITB – Institut Teknologi Bandung
Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Jl. Ganesa 10
40132 Bandung

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


TU Chemnitz
Technische Universität Chemnitz Fakultät für Maschinenbau

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

Phone: +49 371 531 31079
Fax: +49 371 531 831079


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

Ruitenberglaan 29
NL-6802 CC Arnhem
The Netherlands

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


ENSTA Bretagne
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Bretagne

2, rue Francois Verny
F-29806 Brest Cedex 9

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


CTU in Prague
Coordinator of MAE

Gabriela Achtenová

IT Bandung | Head of Mechanical
Design Research Group

Andi Isra Mahyuddin

TU Chemnitz
Coordinator of MAE

Diana Lohse

HAN in Arnhem
Masters program manager

Kea Bouwman

ENSTA Bretagne
Coordinator of MAE

Yann Marco