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Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Mechelen
Fall

Mechelen
Spring
Automotive-technology

About this program

Automotive Technology

Drive your ambition further!

  • High-octane blood runs through your veins and fuels your passion for cars,trucks,motor cycles and all things automotive!
  • You’re keen to dive deeper into all areas of the automotive industry from mechanical to electronic engineering and motorsport.
  • Become an expert in all major automotive systems.
  • Learn how to diagnose a wide range of electronic and mechanical faults.
  • Turn your hobby into a full-blown profession through intensive training.
  • Explore the latest technological innovations from internal combustion engines to alternative hybrid and electric drive train systems.
  • Become a future-proof automotive specialist with an emphasis on diagnostic techniques,trending technologies and management skills.
  • Choose from three specialisation tracks to launch your career inTrucks,Motorcycles or Motorsport.
  • Start this flexible 6-semester programme either in February or September.

Admission requirements

Diploma Conditions

You want to enrol for a full degree (3 years)

You will need to prove that you meet the conditions to start an equivalent course program in higher education in the country where you obtained your diploma. Please note that candidates with a diploma obtained in a non-EEA member state may be set additional requirements.

Language Conditions

English Language Conditions for all English-taught Degree programs

You can prove you are reasonably proficient at speaking and writing English (level B2, European Framework), if you:

  • obtained a Flemish secondary education diploma or a Dutch VWO-diploma, MBO-4 diploma, HAVO + propedeuse
  • passed the ITACE test level B2 (in Antwerp, Leuven, Brussels or Ghent).
  • obtained the minimum score (e.g. 6 overall band score on the IELTS test or equivalent) on internationally recognised language tests such as Cambridge Assessment English, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, SAT. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic IELTS Indicator and TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition are also accepted .
  • obtained an English-language diploma in secondary or higher education from an institution of one of the following countries: United Kingdom, United States of America, New Zealand, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, Caribbean islands & South Africa. This implies that applicants who did not obtain their GCE A Level certificates in Australia, English speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA have to submit language test (cf. above) results.
  • followed your previous education in a partner institution with which Thomas More has an agreement on language requirements.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Phase 1

Semester 1

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Automotive IT 1
  • Drivetrain Technologies
  • Electricity basics
  • Mechanics
  • Autolab 1

Semester 2

  • Strength of materials
  • Automotive Electricity 1
  • Thermodynamics for automotive
  • Vehicle Electronics 1
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Hyrdaulics and Pneumatics
  • Autolab 2

Phase 2

Semester 1

  • Fuel Systems and alternative fuels
  • Automotive Electricity 2
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • In-company Internship
  • Automotive IT 2
  • Vehicle Networks

Semester 2

  • Mechanical Automotive Systems
  • Vehicle Electronics 2
  • Engine Management
  • Materials and welding technology
  • Electric and Hybrid Drive Technologies
  • Chemical Processes
  • *Motorsport Engineering 1
  • *Motorcycles and Motorbikes 1
  • *Heavy Duty Vehicles and Trucks 1

Phase 3

Semester 1

  • Ethics and Morality
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Automotive Testing and Simulation
  • Expertise and Insurances
  • Automotive Management
  • *Motorsport Engineering 2
  • *Motorcycles and Motorbikes 2
  • *Heavy Duty Vehicles and Trucks 2

Semester 2

  • Bachelorthesis / Internship
  • Master Technician Program

Scholarships & funding

Thomas More offers a non-monetary scholarship to international students. You can get a discount on the tuition fee via the merit-based scholarship or tuition fee waiver.

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition

EEA Students

  • Fixed Registration Fee: €247,9
  • Cost First Semester (30 ECTS): €357
  • Cost Second Semester (30 ECTS): €357
  • Total Tuition Fee Per Year (Fixed Fee + 60 ECTS):€951,9

Non-EEA Students without Scholarship

  • Fixed Registration Fee: € 1,700
  • Cost First Semester (30 ECTS): € 2,250
  • Cost Second Semester (30 ECTS): € 2,250
  • Total Tuition Fee Per Year (Fixed Fee + 60 ECTS): € 6,200

Qualification

Most of the OEM car manufacturers require a brand specific training for you to be able to start working within a specific dealership/service centre. Through our Master Technician program you will be able to choose to follow the training program of BMW or Volvo during your final semester. This way you will graduate with both the Thomas More Bachelor in Automotive Technology degree and the BMW or Volvo Master Technician Certificate.

Continuing studies

Further Study?

Bachelor

  • Automotive Management

Master

  • Industrial Engineering Electro mechanics: Automotive Engineering

Career paths

The automotive technology sector is currently recruiting massively both for after sales functions as well as for pure technical profiles in the workshop. As a bachelor in Automotive Technology you can start a technical career in variety of jobs:

Your Future:

  • Automotive expert
  • Service advisor (OEM)
  • Diagnostic specialist
  • Technical trainer OEM training programs
  • Fleet management
  • Technical assistant in automotive R&D
  • Service manager
  • Workshop manager

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Thomas More University of Applied Sciences

Thomas More is the largest university of applied sciences in Flanders, offering more than 30 Dutch-taught and a range of English-taught bachelor degree, short and postgraduate programmes in the province of Antwerp. Next to that, Thomas More offers exchange programmes...


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