Vehicle Engineering

Researchers in the field of transport and related departmental authorities identify the increasing negative impact of the transport system on humans and environment as a strategically central issue. MSc of Vehicle Engineering provides new knowledge and competences to meet the challenges, in particular, in terms of introduction of a methodology for development of green vehicles equipped with hybrid powertrains or running on alternative fuels and exploration of scientific engineering solutions for improved performance of the power trains.

The Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track emphasising managerial skills or a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

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Code 6211EX021
Location Kaunas, Panevėžys
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design, Panevėžys Faculty of Technologies and Business
Cycle Second cycle
Field Transport Engineering
Language Lithuanian, English
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 2 y.
Degree awarded Master of Engineering Sciences
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Values

Why @KTU?

Well equipped laboratories with latest software

Studies and research are carried out in modern laboratories of Transportation and Mechatronic Systems, Aerodynamics: wind tunnel, using DL, TRITOP equipment and VISSIM and VISUM software.

Why @KTU?

During studies using modern technologies

Application of the state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies and design environments – CATIA, ADAMS, etc. – employed by the international companies working in the industry of development of the vehicles.

Why @KTU?

Master+

Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the specialisation or to strengthen managerial/interdisciplinary skills by choosing individual set of competencies required for career.

 

Skills

Research – systems, models, forecasting
Vehicles – dynamics, reliability, safety
Technologies – alternative fuel, hybrid power units, ITS
Sustainable transport – advanced, ecological, integrated
Expertise in links between aspects and technological solutions in project management and business transport sector and their economic outcomes Planning and implementation of analytical, modelling and experimental research in vehicles, systems and technological processes Development and application of vehicle- or system-specific models Improvement and design of vehicles, process equipment and systems

Master+ is a unique model within a chosen MSc programme

The Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills in addition to the main discipline by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track providing a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

Students of these study programmes can choose between the path of Field Expert and Interdisciplinary Expert. Selection is made in the academic information system. Each path (competence) consists of three subjects (18 credits) allocated as follows: 1 year 1 semester (autumn) – first subject (6 credits), 1 year 2 semester (spring) – second subject (6 credits), 2 year 3 semester – third subject (6 credits). A student, who chooses a path of the Field Expert, deepens knowledge and strengthens skills in the main field of studies. The one, who chooses a path of the Interdisciplinary Expert, acquires knowledge and skills in a different area or field of studies. Competence provides a choice of alternative additional subjects.

  • Field Expert (profound knowledge and skills in the area, required for solution of scientific research tasks);
  • Interdisciplinary Expert:
    (fields of different knowledge and skills are combined for solution of specific tasks);

Acquisition of the competence is certified by the issue of KTU certificate and entry in the appendix to the Master’s diploma. In addition, students can acquire an international certificate (details are provided next to each competence).

Competences are implemented by KTU lecturers – experts in their area – and high level business and public sector organizations; their employees deliver lectures, submit topics for the student’s theses, placement-oriented tasks for the projects, etc.

 

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Testimonials

Algis Pakalnis

VšĮ "Kelių ir transporto tyrimo institutas", Deputy Director

 

Graduates, who actively work at the Institute (perform planning, design of road construction, construction works, reconstruction, correction works (repair) and maintenance, as well as assessment of the performed works), have good knowledge of the methodology for development of the models adequate to transportation system: they develop and install methodology, algorithms and software tools, which enable easier, faster and more reliable simulation of interaction between transport infrastructure and flows with individual assessment of prevailing vehicles, providing precise recommendations for improvement of urban and peri-urban transport infrastructure.

Career

Student’s competences:
– Knowledge of project management and business aspects in transportation industry, and links between technological solutions and their economic effects
– Analytical thinking
– Planning and realisation of the research for modelling and experimental vehicles, systems and technological processes
– Development and application of models
– Improvement and design of vehicles and technological equipment
– Openness to experience
– Management of critical situations

 

Student’s skills:
– Able to design equipment
– Able to apply relevant methods and technologies
– Able to develop, improve vehicles and their systems
– Able to modernise equipment
– Able to create merger models for vehicles and transportation systems
– Able to perform research and synthesis of models

 

 

You may become

– Research and development of vehicles and other processes of mechanical systems, systems and their parts
– Assessment and analysis of vehicle systems and products in terms of direct use and lifecycle analysis
– Development of ecological vehicles with hybrid power stations, alternative fuel, increase of the efficiency of power plants

– Design and testing of vehicles and other mechanical systems
– Design of suspension systems, modernisation and development of engine processes
– Design of body templates for virtual research and testing of impact

– Assessment of transportation systems’ braking, stability and transportation safety systems
– Analysis and development of new technologies for vehicle dynamics, traffic safety in terms of technical and social aspects, taking into consideration sustainable society technologies and economic aspect
– Operation of methodology for development of the models adequate for transportation system in the process of development and introduction of methodologies, algorithms, software enabling a simpler, faster and more reliable modelling of interactions of transportation infrastructure, vehicles and traffic flows
– Development and creation of safe and sustainable transportation and logistics systems

– Is provided the foundation for management of technological processes and knowledge of production at various levels
– Provided knowledge and competences required for development of sustainable and mobile technologies corresponding to the industry’s needs

 

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
University Bachelor degree certificate

Undergraduate diploma (or higher) with min. length of 180 ECTS (3 years of studies) 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.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

 

Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement

0,7

Second component of the competition score

Research activities

0,2

Third component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview

0,1

 

Tuition fee

Full-time studies 4300 €
Price per credit 71,67 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 3737 €
Price per credit 62,28 €

 

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