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

Applied Control Project

Type Compulsory
Semester winter
Contact hours 64
Number of credits 5
Type of termination Exam (Defence)
Form Lectures + exercises
Lecturers Bouwman Nico MSc.
Geurts van Kessel Jan MEng
Graaf Aart Jan Dr ir.
Kaandorp Richard Ir.
Kural Karel MSc, MEng
Veenhuizen Bram Dr.

The Project serves to challenge the students to apply their knowledge and skills on a real-life problem, in correspondence with a subset of the final qualifications. The project covers the following topics:
• The problem to be solved requires an understanding and active analysis of distinctive disciplines.
• The project will always include the step from a real-life problem to a more abstract representation of the problem.
• physical system: PN-plot, bode, step responses, linear/nonlinear; Control goals; Requirements: Stability, Offset, Settling time, Overshoot, Phase and gain margin; SISO/MIMO; system engineering
• Controller design: [analog] PID, lead, lag, anti-windup, smith predictor, bumpless transfer. [digital] Euler/Tustin, zoh, sampling, PWM, bang-bang. The problem analysis will result in a problem solution to be translated in such terms that conclusions can be drawn based on the extent the problem has been solved and objectives fulfilled.


The student can design and create an analog and/or digital feedback controller for linear physical system choosing appropriate techniques (applying anti-windup and bumpless transfer schemes, selecting resolution and sample rate).
The student can communicate (in written and oral form) core findings and defend choices made with colleagues and the wider public.
The student can communicate his project findings in a clear and structured manner with colleague, customers and the wider public in oral and written forms.
The student can reflect on his role in the project and on his professional development.

Dimensions of assessment:
- Applying knowledge and understanding (analyzing and defining problems, design of controllers, testing of controlled systems, conducting research)
- Making judgements (analyzing and defining problems, design of controllers, testing of controlled systems, conducting research)
- Communication (managing work processes, communication and collaboration)
- Learning skills (professional development)

Study materials

• Lecturing material and hand-outs (Power Point, on Onderwijs Online)
• Roel Grit, Project Management, Noordhof Uitgeverijen ISBN 13 9789001790929
• Report Writing for readers with little time’ van Noordhoff Uitgevers, ISBN 978-90-01-81259-1

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