Mobility Engineering: Automotive Engineering

Chalmers University of Technology
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
28 August 2023
Chalmers University of Technology

About this program

Mobility Engineering: Automotive Engineering

Every day, freight trains, trucks, aeroplanes and ships transport enormous quantities of raw material and manufactured goods around the world, while billions of people travel for work and leisure in the same manner. On the Automotive engineering profile of this master's programme you will investigate how the growth of autonomous driving, electrification and intelligent vehicle systems will challenge and change the industry in the coming decades.

Studying the Automotive engineering profile, you will receive a solid and holistic foundation in the automotive industry, including deep knowledge in areas like vehicle dynamics and aerodynamics, autonomous driving, active & passive safety, and propulsion. The industry is at a crossroads, and skilled automotive engineers, who can develop robust engineering solutions for transporting people and goods in a safe, sustainable, and cost-effective way are needed more than ever.

Automotive engineering research at Chalmers is carried out together with the Swedish Automotive industry and within several national centres and laboratories. You will study fundamentals including vehicle dynamics, vehicle aerodynamics, active & passive safety, and propulsion. Much of the work is focused on transport efficiency, automated driving, safety of vehicles and alternative propulsion systems.

Admission requirements

To fulfil the general entry requirement for a Master's programme at Chalmers (at advanced level/the second cycle), the prospective student must hold a degree that is equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor degree (minimum 3years, 180 Swedish higher education credits) in either Science, Engineering, Technology or Architecture.

  • All applicants must document their formal academic qualifications to prove their eligibility. Only documentation from internationally recognized universities will be approved by the Swedish Council for Higher Education which manages the website
  • If an applicant is also holder of a second degree such as a Master's degree, that may be as to fulfil specific (course) requirements, it cannot be used to fullfill the general entry requirement on it's own.

English language requirement

The requirement is English proficiency equivalent to or above the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6. You can meet the requirement by achieving the required score on an internationally recognised English test. Completed upper secondary education or previous university studies in some countries can also fulfil the requirement.

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Program content

Compulsory courses year 1

During the first year, the programme starts with three compulsory courses that form a common foundation in Mobility engineering. Each course is worth 7.5 credits.

  • Systems and mechatronics for mobility engineering
  • Introduction to propulsion and energy systems for transport
  • Connected fleets in data-driven engineering

Compulsory courses year 2

  • Master's thesis (30 credits)

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships are a great source of funding for Master's students who are liable to pay tuition fees. Some of these are administrated by Chalmers and others by external institutions. Additional scholarships may be appended to the list and applicants are therefore encouraged to check this webpage regularly.

Please visit the university website for more information.


Tuition fee: 160 000 SEK/academic year

*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees


Credits: 120

Career paths

The Mobility engineering programme at Chalmers will lead to professional roles within research and development, design and simulation of processes, systems, and parts of automotive, railway, aerospace and maritime vehicles or other mechanical systems. Both the holistic approach and the possibility for in depth studies provided in the program also offers a suitable background when aiming for a career/role within academic research, technical support, sales, manufacturing or management at different levels.

Graduates from the programme can be found at companies such as Volvo Group, Volvo Cars, SSPA, Trafikverket, GKN Aerospace, etc. There are also graduates that continue with PhD education within mobility, at Chalmers or other universities worldwide.

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Chalmers University of Technology

Providing a comprehensive education in science, engineering, technology and architecture, Chalmers University of Technology is one of Scandinavia’s most respected universities, and consistently ranks highly among the world’s best. Chalmers is a household name in Sweden, regarded as the most...

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Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmersplatsen 4
412 96 Gothenburg

Phone no: +46 31 772 1000
Fax +46 31 772 3872
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