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The Internal Combustion Engine is the most important energy source in mobile applications such as cars, trucks, buses, fork lift trucks, agricultural tractors and in shipping. The specialisation Internal Combustion Engines of the Minor Powertrain at the HAN University of Applied Sciences offers you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of Internal Combustion Engine technology.

The internal combustion engine puts the world in motion. There are several challenges to make engines more powerful, quieter, reduce pollutant emissions, and increase the energy efficiency. Would you like to contribute to the future of the Internal Combustion Engine?

Specialising on Internal Combustion Engines in the Minor Powertrain you will gain knowledge about the factors that have an impact on performance and you will work with engine test beds. Through company visits in- and outside the Netherlands and via a project assignment from industry you get familiar with professional practice. You will learn about the combustion process, turbos, and exhaust gas aftertreatment systems. Also, data processing, modelling and computer simulations are included in the program.

  • Combustion, performance, emissions, energy efficiency
  • Testing and processing measurement results
  • Calibration and motor management
  • Modelling and computer simulations

Block exchange course

This exchange course is offered once a year in a block during a semester (September - January).

This is a specialisation exchange course. This means it enables you to further deepen your skills and knowledge within your own profession (professional profile).

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes listed below will help you decide whether this exchange course matches your personal goals concerning your specialisation.

You learn about the factors that play a role in optimisation and design of internal combustion engines and exhaust gas aftertreatment. You gain practical knowledge that you can apply in practice when working on engine development and testing.


  • Analyse
  • Design
  • Consult
  • Research

Admission requirements

You need to have completed relevant education, resulting in base knowledge on topics such as:

  • Internal combustion engines
  • Thermodynamics and fluid dynamics
  • System engineering, measurement and control engineering
  • Electrical systems
  • Computer simulations

You must be able to apply this knowledge when answering basic questions in the field of internal combustion engines.

An exchange course will be of most benefit to you if it complements your study and/or your professional profile, is at an appropriate level and does not overlap with your major.

For whom?

For BSc students in technology who are interested in vehicle propulsion and internal combustion engines, while they are in the last year of their studies.

Nice to know

If necessary, an interview will be used to determine if you have the required entrance level knowledge.


During this exchange course your performance will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Exams
  • Practical exercises
  • Projects


Students are expected to be available from Monday to Friday, so doing a part-time job or taking other subjects from Monday to Friday between 9:00-17:45 is not an option.

Working methods

  • Project assignments
  • Practical exercises
  • Lectures
  • Study trips, in- and outside the Netherlands

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