Vehicle Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Vehicle dynamics properties and the interaction with the road/track as well as active systems for safety, monitoring and comfort are important topics within the programme. The vehicles as part of transport systems and the interaction with society are also dealt with within the programme.
The programme includes two specialisations; Road Vehicles and Rail Vehicles. The Road Vehicle specialisation includes all road vehicles with a main focus on cars, trucks and buses. In the Rail Vehicle specialisation, the system aspect is very important, as the different parts of a railway system – vehicle, track, electrification and signalling – all strongly influence each other. The programme is based on lectures, assignments, simulations and experiments.
The first year of the programme focuses on providing a common base in vehicle engineering, and includes some common compulsory courses for all students as well as compulsory courses for each specialisation. In addition to the compulsory courses, students have the opportunity to choose a number of conditionally elective courses in order to create their own profile.
The second year consists mainly of elective courses, a common project course and the final master’s degree project which can either be undertaken at a university or, or more commonly, a company. The student is encouraged to actively search for a suitable project in industry, and KTH will provide assistance and suitable points of contact
The Vehicle Engineering programme provides an excellent basis for pursuing a career in the global vehicle industry, at consulting companies, transportation authorities, fleet operators as well as at universities and institutes active in this area. The co-operation between the Swedish vehicle industry and the Department of Vehicle and Aeronautical Engineering is very close, and there are several major ongoing research programmes in which KTH, key manufacturers and the transport administration are involved.
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A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from a vehicle, mechanical engineering, or similar programme with sufficient theoretical depth and good academic results. Course work must include linear algebra, differential and integral calculus, differential equations, transforms, numerical analysis, rigid body mechanics, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and control theory.
The specific requirements may be assessed as not fulfilled if:
It is recommended but not required to have some previous knowledge in MATLAB/Simulink or similar software
Every year a limited number of KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory.
Applications for the KTH Scholarship for studies beginning in autumn will be open December 1 - January 15.
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