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Automotive Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Nijmegen, Netherlands
If you are technically inclined and have always been interested in motor vehicles and mechanical technology, then this Automotive Engineering course from HAN University of Applied Sciences is for you! The challenges facing the modern automotive industry are enormous, as are the career opportunities. Take up the challenge and learn the automotive engineering profession with us!
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What will the world look like in 10 to 20 years’ time? No one knows, but one thing is for sure: mobility is changing rapidly. There is more need than ever for creative solutions that combine our mobility requirements with sustainable, social and technical developments.

Hybrid cars, zero-emission vehicles, increasingly tighter safety regulations. These are but some of the challenges facing the worldwide automotive industry. In order to keep up, the automotive industry needs highly educated young professionals across the globe. 

After graduating this Automotive Engineering course at HAN University of Applied Sciences, you can start your international career wherever you like. The industry needs you!


The Automotive Engineer works within the automotive industry. This industry comprises a wide range of businesses, institutes and agencies active in the research and development, manufacturing and sales of products associated with automobiles or transport.

Test automotive engineers communicate with existing and potential clients. They take up an independent position, are able to deal with details, and are precise and creative. Technology always forms the basis of an automotive engineer’s work: electrical and electronic engineering, computation skills and construction, but also marketing, management and business economics.

Automotive engineers have a broad overall knowledge of the product (the car), which enables them to contribute to all departments. They are therefore able to discuss a wide range of subjects with people from other disciplines.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Control engineering
  • Electrical systems
  • Materials science & strength of materials
  • Production
  • Combustion engines
  • Connection technology
  • Statistics 
  • Diesel & LPG
  • Control engineering 
  • EOBD 
  • DC motors
  • Test Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • To start the Bachelors course in Automotive Engineering you need to meet certain criteria. You need to have completed your secondary education at a level similar to Dutch secondary education. As the course is taught in English, a sufficient level of fluency in English is needed as well.
  • Certificate of secondary education that is at a comparable level to Dutch secondary education: e.g. Havo or Vwo, Level 4 diploma from a Dutch MBO college, International Baccalaureate, Abitur or Fachhochschulreife, General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE-A level), High school with A or B grades, Sekolah Menegah Atas (SMA).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8668 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8668 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nijmegen

  • 800 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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