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

Module Major Project


Semester winter
Contact hours 72
Number of credits 30
Type of termination Defence and Report
Form Lectures + exercises



All master graduation projects are motivated by real-life problems, supplied by engineering companies. A master thesis is written, and the project is presented in an oral examination for a major project committee. In most cases, the thesis work is carried out at the company. This means that a representative of a company is involved, to verify (1) whether the thesis result match the expectations of the company, and (2) whether the rated aspects of the master thesis are relevant for the company. In this way, feedback is obtained on the professional requirements regarding the intended learning outcomes.
• 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 (where the student has to derive an appropriate problem formulation first) to a more abstract representation of the problem. This restricted representation of the real world is then the basis for problem analysis, using the tools and methods as treated in the curriculum (MAS / MCSE).

The problem analysis will result in a problem solution, to be translated in terms such that conclusions can be drawn to what extent the problem has been solved and objectives fulfilled.
The assignment is carried out by a single student, communicating with an external problem owner. The assignment results are presented and defended in a final presentation, and included in a project report.

Dimensions of assessment:
- Knowledge and understanding (C1 Analyzing and defining problems, C5 Conducting Research)
- Applying knowledge and understanding (C2 Design, C3 Testing, C4 Managing Work processes)
- Making judgements (C1 Analyzing and defining problems, C2 Design, C4 Managing Work processes   C5 Conducting Research)
- Communication (C1 Analyzing and defining problems, Communication and Collaboration)
- Professional Skills (Professional Development)

Study materials

• Lecturing material and hand-outs (Power Point, on Scholar)
• Roel Grit, Project Management, Noordhof Uitgeverijen ISBN 13 9789001790929
• Manual Major Project
• 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