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Automotive Systems Design / Mechatronic Systems Design

The ASD programme educates trainees to develop systems architecture and design for modern high tech automotive systems in the context of Smart Mobility. MSD focuses on systems engineering and the multidisciplinary design aspects of project-based research and engineering in high-tech systems of systems.

Automotive Systems Design
The ASD programme aims at a systems approach to problems around mobility and fuel efficient automotive systems, including communication systems and electrical driving, with emphasis on the multidisciplinary design aspects of project-based research and engineering and the challenges that are faced by the automotive industry.

The automotive industry is rapidly changing into a high-tech sector facing huge challenges in terms of multidisciplinary product and process engineering that requires new generations of engineers. As a technological designer, you can have the rewarding task of translating new ideas and plans into automotive system designs.

Benefits
With the ASD programme the trainees gain valuable competences that are highly regarded by the automotive industry as well as by other high-tech industries where system architecture, design and engineering play an important role.

A certified ASD designer has in-depth knowledge of systems architecture and design processes, theoretical as well as practical, which clearly distinguishes him/her from a ‘normal’ MSc.

Most of the graduates find excellent positions in the high tech automotive industry, often within the company where the final design project was carried out.

Curriculum
The programme starts with 14 months of advanced education (including 6-10 weeks projects for industry), followed by a major technological design project of 10 months in a company. The programme consists of the following modules:

 First year

Second year

Mechatronic Systems Design 
The MSD programme aims at system synthesis and design of complex equipment, instruments, robotic and manufacturing systems and systems-of-systems, by combining in-depth understanding of the classical engineering fields, with multi-disciplinary, model based systems engineering to conceive, predict and verify cutting-edge system functionalities and architecture. 

The high-tech mechatronic industry is facing huge challenges in terms of multidisciplinary product and process engineering that require new generations of engineers. As a technological designer, you can have the rewarding task of translating new ideas and plans into innovative high tech system designs.

The programme is closely connected to the TU/e High Tech Systems Center. Officially MSD is now positioned as a sub-track of ASD. It is the intention to give it the status of a separate PDEng program as soon as possible.

Benefits
Completing the MSD programme results in a number of competitive advantages for a career in the design and development of products and services for the high-tech industry, where system architecture, design and engineering play an increasingly important role.

A certified MSD designer has in-depth knowledge of systems architecture and design processes, theoretical as well as practical, which clearly distinguishes him/her from a ‘normal’ MSc.

Curriculum
The programme starts with 12 months of advanced education (including several 6-8 weeks projects for industry), followed by a major technological design project of 12 months in a company. The programme consists of the following modules:

 First year

Second year

PDEng degree
When you successfully complete a designer’s programme, you will receive a certified diploma. You are entitled to use the academic degree Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng).

More information
Learn more about these programmes and how to apply by visiting the Automotive Systems Design and/or the Mechatronic Systems Design website.