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BScVehicle Engineering

Kaunas University of Technology
Lithuania, Kaunas
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Tuition fee €3,524 per year

*KTU offers partial tuition fee waivers for the candidates with outstanding results

Application fee €100 one-time

Payable within 2 weeks from the application submission by transferring it to the KTU bank account. Non-refundable. Bank details will be provided during application.

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If not for the transport innovations, our world, both literally and metaphorically speaking, would stand in one place. Vehicle engineering is one of the main driving forces of our economy, culture and technology. KTU’s bachelors in Vehicle Engineering study programme is designed to connect your future with the transportation and automotive industries.

During the studies, you will learn how to design and manufacture vehicles and their systems and components, to research and plan transport systems and processes, and to organise and manage traffic. You will also learn to tackle the creative challenges of transportation engineering, to anticipate future challenges in the transportation industry, and to provide solutions that will solve current problems or prevent them in the future.

Creativity is the programme graduates’ exclusive competence, very much sought after by the employers.

Ford Motor Company (Germany), JSC ALTAS Commercial Transport, Olsbergs Motorsports Evolution (Sweden), JSC Elinta, Gronholm RX Team (Finland), JSC Continental Automotive Lithuania, JSC Schmitz Cargobull Baltic (Germany/Lithuania), Public Enterprise Transport Competence Agency, Lithuanian Road Administration (under Ministry of Transport and Communication) are among the companies, where our graduates work.

The KTU’s Vehicle Engineering study programme is your opportunity to jump-start a successful career through involvement into the projects initiated and developed by our students: The Student Formula, Driving Simulator, Experimental Hybrid Vehicle, Electric Car, Electric ATV, Karting, Buggie, and by building experience through the activities in other countries: at Munich University of Applied Sciences, the Technical University of Berlin (Germany), NASA’S Ames Research Centre (the U.S.), etc.

• Contemporary teaching and learning methods such as engineering team projects using diagnostic technologies and design environments – CATIA, ADAMS, SolidWorks
• The programme is attended by highly talented and motivated students, which contributes to the creative atmosphere
• Among the specialized research equipment and software available at the Transport and Mechatronic System Research and Aerodynamic Research Laboratories are wind tunnel, DL equipment for registration of vehicle movement dynamic parameters, TRITOP photogrammetry equipment for detection of deformations of vehicle structures, defectoscopes for non-destructive control, vehicle control and steering equipment with fuel monitoring capability and others

Top reasons to study at KTU:

1. Engineering group projects involve application of state-of- the-art diagnostic technologies and design environments – CATIA, ADAMS, etc.

2. Students learn to work with Solidworks, Adams, VISSIM, VISUM, MATLAB and other software which is applied by international business companies in the vehicle design industry.

3. Engagement in projects run by the students of Vehicle Engineering: Experimental Hybrid Vehicle – Electric Car, The Student Formula, Sustainable Urban Mobility Planner, etc.

Programme structure

Design, investigation and control of vehicles, vehicle systems/elements
Road Vehicles and Methodology of their Design,
Computer-Aided Design,
Automatic Control Fundamentals,
Diagnostics of Vehicles and their Systems, Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Powertrains in Vehicles.

Identification and assurance of functionality/realiability of vehicles and vehicle systems
Road Vehicles Theory,
Traction Theory of Railway Rolling Stocks,
Technical Maintenance of Vehicles,
Railway Automation and Communication Technologies.

Knowledge of the transportation technologies and traffic investigation/planning
Sustainable Transport: Technologies, Environment and Interaction,
Infrastructure of Railway Transport,
Traffic Engineering and Safety.

Career opportunities

“Successful engineering activities at the foreign capital company are enabled by the knowledge acquired during studies at KTU and possibilities of its implementation at the students’ projects – team work skills, acquired during participation in development of an experimental hybrid car, are particularly valuable.” – Mindaugas Stonkus, Engineer-Constructor at “Ford Werke GmbH” (Germany).

_ “At our company we perform modification of minibuses by the German producers Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz according to the specific needs of the clients, adapting them to the needs of passenger transportation or emergency services, therefore not only the knowledge of modern production equipment and LEAN management is relevant, but also methodologies of development of vehicles and understanding of “green technologies” (alternative fuel and hybrid power units), when design solutions are made in cooperation with German engineers-constructors during modification of the body and development of the low floor hybrid passenger busses.”_ – Edvardas Radzevičius, General Manager at UAB “Altas komercinis transportas”.

Apply now! Spring semester 2022/23
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Feb 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Spring semester 2022/23
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Feb 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States