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

Internal Combustion Engines

Type Compulsory
Semester winter
Contact hours (78) 4 + 2
Number of credits 5
Type of termination Assessment + Exam
Form Lectures + exercises
Lecturers Prof. Ing. Jan Macek, DrSc.
Ing. Antonín Mikulec


The course target is to provide fundamental information dealing with recent concepts of vehicle powertrains, especially combustion engines (ICE) and tools for their realization, especially considering mixture formation, combustion and gas exchange principles.


Fundamentals of internal combustion engines (ICE): principles of thermodynamics, principles of combustion, formation of pollutants, gas exchange, super- and turbocharging; description of tools for fuel injection, mixture formation, valve gears, combustion realization, exhaust aftertreatment.

  • Thermodynamics of open system, types of engines, definition of main parameters.
  • Engine torque control, stability of engine-load interaction, basic engine maps
  • Thermodynamics of piston ICE, T-s diagram assessments of efficiency, Carnot cycle, real cycles
  • Thermodynamics of piston ICE, T-s diagram assessments of efficiency, Carnot cycle, real cycles
  • Fuels, thermochemistry and chemical kinetics
  • Combustion processes and basic types of flames. Pollutant formation.
  • Compression and expansion process and heat transfer to walls
  • Charge exchange process and parameters. Definition of ICE partial efficiencies.
  • Mixture formation and control for SI and CI engines. Ignition and injection system design.
  • Combustion chamber design. Valve trains and charge exchange equipment design
  • Turbocharging and supercharging - devices and design
  • Engine pollutants and exhaust gas aftertreatment
  • Engine testing and ICE maps


Study materials

  • Lecturing material and hand-outs
  • Stone, R. Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines. SAE 1988-2003, ISBN 0-7680-0495-0 (basic textbook)
  • Heywood, J.B.: Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals. Mac Graw Hill 1988, ISBN 0-07-028637-X
  • Texts of lectures at Moodle server.

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