Bachelor Automotive Engineering

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The program starts 1 September 2021 and 1 September 2022

Mobility is changing. Towards a new kind of automobile. Cleaner. More efficient. More intelligent. Automotive engineers across the globe are developing these vehicles of the future. Want to join them? Choose Automotive Engineering at HAN and get the latest automotive expertise. And so much more.

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Why study Automotive Engineering at HAN University in the Netherlands?

70+ years’ experience

HAN Automotive Institute has been educating automotive engineers for over 70 years.

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Exciting projects

Design, build, test and race in the Formula Student and Eco Marathon competitions.

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Career day

Each year the program organizes a career day. Over 40 companies give info on internships, graduation projects and jobs.

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Master option

Want to continue studying after your bachelor degree? HAN offers the Master in Engineering Systems.

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High employment rate

96% of graduates find a job within 1 year

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What do students think?

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#Ask a studentTheory versus practice
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Looking backOnline Open Day 27 March

The Online Open Day at HAN was on 27 March. Did you miss it? Or do you want to check out the info again at your own pace? No problem!

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Start of 2020-2021 academic yearCampus is open

Since the corona outbreak, universities all over the world have switched to distance learning. A great alternative, but not ideal when you're just starting out. The Automotive program is therefore offering classes on campus for 1 full day a week. This is only for 1st-year students starting in September this year. So, while learning you'll get to know your classmates and lecturers in person. Great for the group spirit. Alongside the on-campus hours you'll have online classes and self-study at home. Once the government measures are relaxed, the number of on-campus hours will increase.

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ProgramWhat do you learn?

This degree gives you a thorough technical grounding in automotive engineering. So, you learn subjects like electrical and electronic systems, mechanics and vehicle dynamics. At the same time, you constantly apply your theoretical knowledge in projects. The projects focus on future mobility concepts, such as self-driving automobiles. Later in your degree you specialize in Business Management, Manufacturing, Powertrain, Structural Design, Vehicle Technology or Vehicle Electronics and Control.

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CareersWhat can you do with Automotive Engineering?

With this bachelor degree, you’re a qualified automotive engineer. You have the skills to design and test automobiles and their components. Where you’ll work? Anywhere in the automobile industry. Research and development. Manufacturing. Sales. Take your pick. And we’re not just talking about cars. ‘Automobile’ also includes trucks, buses, special vehicles and motorcycles. And pulled vehicles. Like trailers, semi-trailers and caravans. 

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Students as partnersDutch education

The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at HAN you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions and give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative and to discover things for yourself. 

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Automotive Engineering: quick facts

    20Contact hoursaverage per week
    20Study hoursaverage per week
    63%Graduatedwithin 5 years
    96%Employedwithin 1 year

Why study in Holland?

Holland has a large population of international students so you won’t feel alone. In fact, 1 in 10 students is an international student. Why do so many international students come here? Because Holland has excellent, affordable higher education. It also has a thriving economy (18th in the world) so there are plenty of job opportunities. What’s more, the Dutch are open-minded and almost everyone speaks English.

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Discover the city of Arnhem

Arnhem is the green and bustling capital of the province of Gelderland. With a population of around 160,000, the city has plenty to offer. Whether you’re into fashion or history, museums or pubs, concerts or nightclubs. And with its lovely green surroundings, you can also enjoy nature at its best.

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The location

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    Ruitenberglaan 29
    6826 CC Arnhem
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Contact us

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Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 17:00

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Telephone number: +31 24 - 353 05 00

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