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

Transmission and Driveline

Type Compulsory
Semester summer
Contact hours 91
Number of credits 7
Type of termination Exam
Form Lectures + exercises
Lecturers Prof. Indra Nurhadi

This course offers an efficient way of up-skilling students in the rapidly growing area of automotive transmission engineering. On completion of the full course programme delegates should have a comprehensive understanding of the technology and be able to make a significant contribution to design and development teams working in the automotive sector.


The course will cover:

  1. Transmission Categories: Manual and Automatics, Production and Trends
  2. Typical Construction and Operation of Transmissions: Manual and Automated Manuals, Automatic Transmissions, Dual Clutch Transmissions, Continuously Variable Transmissions and Split Path Operation
  3. Torque Converters: Operation and Matching Synchronisers
  4. Gearing Basics: Geometry, Conjugate Motion, Noise, Rattle, Error, Backlash And Module
  5. Gear Loading and Life: Reaction Loads, Parallel and Bevel, Failure Modes, Bending, Contact Fatigue, Wear, Scoring And Micropitting
  6. Clutch Operation: Thermal and Torque Calculations for Wet and Dry
  7. Shafts: Torsion, Bending and Deflection
  8. Splines: Capacity, Classification, Fit and Backlash
  9. Final Drive Units: Open, Passive and Active
  10. Tribology: Hertzian Contact and Stress, Lubrication Regimes, Friction and Stribeck
  11. Transmission Control: Automatic and CVT Control.

Study materials

  1. U. Kiencke and L. Nielsen, Automotive Control Systems: For Engine, Driveline, and Vehicle, 2nd Edition, Springer-Verlag New York, LLC, 2010.
  2. Integrated Powertrain and Driveline Systems 2006 (IPDS 2006), CRC Press, July 2006.

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