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

Advanced Vehicle Dynamics Theory

Type Compulsory
Semester winter
Contact hours 64
Number of credits 7,5
Type of termination Written Exam
Form Lectures + exercises
Lecturers Monsma  Saskia Dr. Ir
Kamerling, Thymen MSc
Vries de  Johan Drs.

Modeling of linear and nonlinear vehicle behavior regarding handling (lateral behavior) and comfort (vertical behavior), emphasizing: tires, driver, passenger cars, racing cars, articulated vehicles and motorcycle


The course covers the following topics:
The student is able to analyze, synthesize and evaluate:
linear and nonlinear tire behavior and models, including main influences like load transfer, combined slip, camber, suspension characteristic
steady state vehicle handling performance based on the single track vehicle model including nonlinear tire models.

The student is able to analyze, synthesize and evaluate:
steady state and dynamic behavior of passenger vehicles, articulated vehicles and motorcycles
closed-loop driver vehicle system behavior and modeling with the preview driver model. (AVD WE2)

Dimensions of assessment:

• Knowledge and understanding (analyzing and defining problems)

Study materials

• G. Genta.: The Automotive Chassis, Volume 2: System Design
• Joop P. Pauwelussen, Essentials of Vehicle Dynamics HAN
• Lecturing material and hand-outs, available on OnderwijsOnline

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