Vehicle Engineering

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

Admission to the programme in Panevėžys Faculty of Technology and Business is not available for current intake.


Description of Study Programme Apply
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Cycle First cycle
Field Transport Engineering
Language Lithuanian, English
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 4 y. (Day-time)
Degree awarded Bachelor of Engineering Sciences
Specialisations Vehicle Design and Control,
Railway Transport
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 3426 €
Partial tuition fee waiver
  • Munich University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
  • Technical University of Berlin (Germany)

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B2, or equivalent

High school certificate

Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B2, or equivalent

High school certificate

Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.


Score structure

Subject Coefficient Type
First subject



Final exam

Second subject

Physics or Chemistry

or Information Technologies


Final exam

Third subject

English language


IELTS, TOEFL, CEFR or equivalent


Tuition fee

The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2021-2022 is indicated below.

Full-time studies 3426 €
Price per credit 57,1 €
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 3426 €
Price per credit 57,1 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price. Find more information HERE.


Financial support






Subjects of the study programme by semesters


Technical – cars, unmanned/intelligent systems, power trains.
Constructions – design, compositions, materials.
Technologies – energy, production, control.
Logistics – terminals, transportation, traffic.

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.





Advanced learning methods

The study process is delivered using internationally recognized study methods and instruments: engineering team projects using modern diagnostic technologies and design environments – CATIA, ADAMS, SolidWorks, etc. – used by international companies in the vehicle development industry.

Creative activities

Motivated and proactive students

The programme is attended by advanced students holding high aspirations, who have associated own future with vehicle development since childhood – the motivation to improve the acquired practical skills and knowledge leads to development of the creative atmosphere, including the projects implemented by the Vehicle Engineering students, such as: The Student Formula, Driving Simulator, Experimental Hybrid Vehicle, Electric Car, Electric ATV, Karting, Buggie, etc.


Practical applicability of the acquired knowledge and skills

Having gained knowledge in transport engineering, the graduates will be able to design the equipment, apply relevant methods and technologies in investigation of the issues of functionality and reliability of vehicles with conventional and hybrid powertrain, their systems, create and develop them, investigate and simulate engine operation and parameters, work at the companies operating in vehicle design, manufacturing and modernization, such as: JSC ALTAS Commercial Transport, JCS Elinta, JSC Schmitz Cargobull Baltic UAB etc.


Great career prospects in transport

Creative programme graduates who associate their future with the engineering activity have great prospects for successful international careeer working at vehicle design, manufacturing and repair companies and participating in various vehicle manufacturing and upgrade projects: road vehicle engineers  engineering constructors / investigators, and transport specialists.


State-of-the-art research laboratory research base and software

Specialized research equipment and software available at the Transport and Mechatronic System Research and Aerodynamic Research Laboratories are used for programme delivery and in the research of final projects: wind tunnel, DL equipment for registration of vehicle movement dynamic parameters,  TRITOP photogrammetry equipment for detection of deformations of vehicle structures, vehicle comfort and safety system and ICEs with Common-Rail injection system and electronic control unit benches, BOSCH ESI-Tronic software, test bench for characteristics of suspension damping elements, defectoscopes for non-destructive control, vehicle control and steering equipment with fuel monitoring capability, magnetic and eddy current traffic flow modeling software VISSIM and VISUM.



Student’s competences
– Individual and team work skills
– Analytical and critical thinking
– Openness to innovations
– Creativity
– Problem solving and assessment
– Decision making

Student’s skills
– Able to design vehicles, vehicle systems and elements in view of the technical, social, safety and commercial requirements
– Able to investigate, assess and assure the functionality and reliability of vehicles and vehicle systems
– Able to analyze, systematize and model transportation and terminal work processes
– Able to develop transport system models, perform traffic flow forecasts and select appropriate congestion management solutions.



You may become

– design of vehicle and vehicle components using 3D CAD systems (CATIA, SolidWorks);

– preparation of sketches, technical and work designs and documents;

– creation and development of the equipment and prototypes.

– forecasting, modeling and management of traffic flows/congestions;

– modeling of terminal work processes, data analysis, systematisation and increasing their efficiency;

– expert and research activity under transport system development projects;

– vehicle and vehicle system diagnostics.

– servicing of road and terminal equipment, assessment/assurance of its functionality and reliability;

– addressing issues in energy efficiency and environmental issues;

– organization of road and railway traffic and safety assurance.




Lecturers. Experts in their field

Marijus Natanas

Marijus Natanas

Research and Development Engineer at JSC ALTAS Commercial Transport
Ovidijus Putnynas

Ovidijus Putnynas

Special Automotive Design Engineer at Olsbergs Motorsports Evolution (Sweden)
Rokas Janutėnas

Rokas Janutėnas

Strategy Director at JSC Lithuanian Railways




Edvardas Radzevičius

Edvardas Radzevičius

JSC ALTAS Commercial Transport", General Manager


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.

Mindaugas Stonkus

Mindaugas Stonkus

Ford Motor Company (Germany), Engineer-Constructor


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. Link to Mindaugas LinkedIn account: