EuroMotor Project

Below you will find a description of the University of Birmingham EuroMotor Project, hosted by Research Enterprise Services. This project was a forerunner of EuroMotor-AutoTrain LLP.

EuroMotor was formed in 1990 to improve the knowledge base of the European motor industry through high-level technical collaborative training.

EuroMotor® broke new ground by bringing together
universities and car manufacturers to address training issues
on a Europe-wide basis. The most important aspect of the
project is the European dimension. Bringing together staff,
managers, engineers, technicians and trainers from different
companies and organisations results in cross fertilisation of
ideas and practices.

The first phase of EuroMotor® was supported by COMETT for
technological training and FORCE for Vocational Training. Euromotor has been supported by
the Leonardo da Vinci Programme of the European Commission Directorate for Education
Training and Youth. This support is particularly directed at the development of an
Automotive Masters degree.


  • To develop a European network of manufacturers, suppliers,
    universities and associations to work together to address the training and skill needs of
    the automotive industry.
  • To critically examine the engineering skills/educational
    requirements of the industry and to meet these needs through a series of training projects
    and courses using appropriate modern educational technologies.
  • To hold colloquia, seminars and conferences to develop the
    interaction and cross-fertilisation of ideas in training across the automotive industry.
  • To continue the industry and university developed courses in
    technology and modern organisation.
  • To examine the possibilities of developing a system of
    accreditation for continuing education and personal development for European Automotive


Euromotor courses are developed by individual universities and
institutions to meet the defined needs of the Euromotor network. Courses have so far been
held in vehicle dynamics, numerical methods, advanced engine concepts, vehicle safety,
materials processing, modal analysis, pneumatic tyres, ic engines, engine noise &
vibration control, sheet metal forming, advanced casting techniques, high energy beam
surface modification, rapid prototyping, body engineering, smart vehicle,
driver-vehicle interaction and human factors, active chassis control, vehicle-vehicle
& vehicle-roadside interaction, lean manufacture, simultaneous engineering. In total
Euromotor has organised or co-sponsored over forty courses and events.


Euromotor has worked with many partners on projects over the years, some of our partners, past and present are
listed below :-

AVL – List GmbH AVL Web Site
Ford Espana SA Ford Web Site
INSA Lyon INSA Lyon Web Site
Institut fur Kraftfahrwesen, Aachen RWTH Aachen Web Site
Helsinki University of Technology Helsinki University Web Site
Leeds University Leeds University Web Site
TRW Automotive PLC TRW Automotive Site
Denso Manufacturing Denso Website
Politechnico di Torino Politecnico di Torino Web Site
PSA Peugeot Citroen PSA Peugeot Citroen Web Site
Robert Bosch GmbH Robert Bosch Web Site
Research & Enterprise Services RES Web Site
Sernauto Sernauto Web Site
FKFS Stuttgart FKFS Stuttgart Web Site
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya UPC Web Site
University of Birmingham
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
MME University of
Birmingham Web Site
University of Southampton University of Southampton Web Site
Han University Arnhem Han University Arnhem
Volvo Cars Volvo Web Site