Course Content

This  innovative  programme will cover a variety of aspects of future vehicle design, technology and management.

Topics include: electric and hybrid electric powertrains, combustion engines, emission standards, fuel cell technology, energy storage in batteries, super capacitors and flywheels as well as the smart grid.


Innovative technology will be taught at component and at system levels. You will use simulation tools to solve advanced engineering problems. There will be courses on control and calibration, vehicle modelling, vehicle dynamics, lightweight structures, new sustainable materials and recycling, electro-mobility and intelligent transportation systems.

Tomorrow’s Vehicles: Challenge for Industry and University

Year 1

In Term 1 you will study core automotive courses (15 credits) at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, together with soft skills (6 credits) such as entrepreneurship, presentation skills and intercultural communication. Half of these 6 credits will be taught face-to-face, the other half will be online.

An eclectic mix of methodologies best suited to each topic will be used. These will include; for example,  traditional lectures and seminars as well as blended learning, flipped classrooms and problem-based learning.


For Term 2 you will switch to Loughborough University in the United Kingdom and take a further 21 core credits.

In Term 3 you will specialize for 18 credits either at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain in the areas of ICT, human comfort and lightweight structures, or at University of Bordeaux , France in electric and hybrid vehicles and transport systems.

1st term – University of Antwerp
21 credits of automotive core courses

Sep-Dec 2018

  • Engine Technologies & Green Fuels
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Electric Power Systems in EV and HEV
  • Communications and Entrepreneurships

2nd term – Loughborough University
21 credits of automotive core courses

Jan-Mar 2019

  • Powertrain Calibration Optimization
  • Sustainable Vehicle Powertrains


3rd term – University of Deusto
18 credits specialisation in ICT, human comfort and lightweight materials

Apr-Jul 2019

  • In-vehicle Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Vibroacoustic Comfort in Electric Vehicles
  • Lightweight Structures and Materials


3rd term – University of Bordeaux
18 credits specialisation in electric and hybrid vehicles and transport systems

Apr-Jul 2019

  • Design of EV/HEV Powertrain
  • Technical System Analysis and Modelling
  • Electro-mobility

See the Syllabus

Year 2

6-month industrial internship

6-month research thesis


Last update : 31/08/2017