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Chalmers launches a Micromasters programme on electrified and autonomous vehicles

Press Release   •   Jan 12, 2018 09:25 GMT

The Micromasters programme in Emerging Automotive Technologies provides a broad knowledge base in areas such as electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles, road safety, sensors, monitoring and decision making in autonomous traffic systems.

Chalmers University of Technology launches Micromasters programme: A digital master’s-level credential to advance careers in the most in-demand fields of automotive engineering.

Together with EdX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, Chalmers University of Technology today announced the launching of a flexible, affordable credential for career advancement and an accelerated Master’s degree. Scandinavia’s first MicroMasters® programme will be Emerging Automotive Technologies.

The programme is a result from Chalmers long term close collaboration with industry. Micromasters programmes offer a modular credential with a pathway to credit and are designed for learners looking for in-demand knowledge to advance their careers or follow a path to an accelerated on-campus programme.

Chalmers is offering a Micromasters programme in Emerging Automotive Technologies, which provides learners with a holistic perspective on emerging technologies fostering sustainability and digitalization within the automotive industry through seven courses and a final capstone exam. This is an advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in automotive engineering. It represents the equivalent of ca 20 credits of coursework at the Chalmers Masters programmes Automotive Engineering or Systems, Control and Mechatronics.

Chalmers University of Technology's Micromasters programme in Emerging Automotive Technologies is developed in cooperation with Volvo Cars, Volvo Group and Zenuity and designed to prepare learners for the careers in-demand today.

“Volvo Cars is facing a comprehensive competence transformation challenge to stay competitive in the automotive market. Electrification, connectivity and automation is driving a paradigm shift. We believe the ChalmersX Emerging Automotive Technologies Micromasters programme is a valuable complementary tool for both internal training as well as the external recruitment base capabilities” says Mats Moberg, Vice President Complete Vehicle Engineering, Volvo Cars R&D.

Micromasters programmes are an important modular and flexible credential for the digital age, and promise to serve as academic currency in a continuous, lifelong-learning world. The programme also supports an inverted admissions process, allowing learners everywhere to try Master’s- level course work from Chalmers before committing significant time and money toward applying for and enrolling in a Master’s degree.

Since September 2016, EdX and 25 international partners have launched 46 Micromasters programmes, offering courses in popular subjects, such as cybersecurity, business analytics, data science, artificial intelligence and user experience design. Chalmers University of Technology joins EdX and top global university partners in expanding the initiative, offering learners everywhere access to high-quality, career-focused education.

“We are honored to work with Chalmers University of Technology to launch a Micromasters programme in Emerging Automotive Technologies. This offering marks an exciting step toward furthering our shared mission to expand access to high-quality education,” says Anant Agarwal, CEO at EdX and professor at MIT. “The Micromasters programmes on EdX empower learners everywhere to improve their lives and advance their careers. Signaling the next level of innovation in learning, Micromasters programmes are designed to meet the needs of both universities and employers, by providing learners with the in-demand knowledge and skills needed for success in today’s rapidly-evolving and tech-driven world.”

Emerging Automotive Technologies begins on March 1st 2018 and is open for enrollment today.

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For more information, please contact

  • Hugo Landgren, Head of Division, Department for Communication and Learning in Science, Chalmers University of Technology, +46 31 772 85 88,
  • Christian Stöhr, Senior Lecturer, Department for Communication and Learning in Science, Chalmers University of Technology, +46-708-32 99 54,

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and offers education in technology, science, shipping and architecture with a sustainable future as its global vision. Chalmers is well-known for providing an effective environment for innovation and has eight priority areas of international significance – Built Environment, Energy, Information and Communication Technology, Life Science Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Production, and Transport.
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