Across the complete range of automotive and motorsport domains, including powertrain and chassis controls, the aim of this five-day intensive course is for you to study and learn about the powertrain and chassis control systems and then to propose new solutions based on future consumer requirements for reduced emissions, higher levels of vehicle safety, comfort and autonomy. The course will include lectures delivered by university lecturers and also key engineers from industry.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 05 - 09 Feb 2024
  • DurationFive days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£1,940. The course fee includes refreshments and lunch during the day. Accommodation is not included and must be booked separately. Concessions available

Course structure

The course will be delivered as lectures, supported by tutorials and in-class practice examples. All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module you'll be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the physical configuration of a vehicle sub-system and be able to formulate new control design solutions appropriate for integration within a vehicle.
  • Appraise a set of vehicle performance targets for higher levels of automation and safety, more energy conservation and less environmental impacts and be able to select the most appropriate control methods and design techniques to meet the vehicle specification.
  • Analyse and evaluate the applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques in vehicle control architectures.

Core content

  • Vehicle chassis control systems and integration
  • Electric and hybrid electric powertrain control systems
  • Engine control
  • Battery control and estimation for vehicle application
  • Vehicle steering control
  • Automated driving and autonomous land vehicles
  • Applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in intelligent vehicle control systems

Who should attend

This course is aimed at control, system and component engineers working in the automotive industry that are responsible for requirements capturing, system specification development, control system design and calibration.


20% discount for Cranfield alumni.

10% discount when registering 3 or more delegates from the same organisation at the same time.

Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.