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Accredited degree program

Automotive engineering

Rarely has a key industry faced such major technical challenges as the vehicle sector: the shift from the classic combustion engine to alternative drive systems, autonomous driving, new and sustainable vehicle concepts and user-friendly design are just some of the most important buzzwords.

Start Winter semester
Admission CriteriaZulassungsfrei
Application period 15.04.2024 - 15.07.2024
Study format Full time, with in-depth practical experience, Joint degree programme
Study cost None (only semester fee)
Normal duration7 Semester
Accredited degree program

    Programme content

    The Bachelor's degree programme in Automotive Engineering imparts fundamental knowledge and skills in the field of automotive engineering. This includes engineering mathematics, materials science, design, alternative drive systems, vehicle dynamics, electromobility, as well as vehicle electronics and control. In addition, topics such as ergonomics in vehicle construction and commercial vehicle technology are also covered. The programme includes theoretical lectures as well as practical exercises and laboratory experiments to provide students with a solid foundation for their future work in the field of automotive engineering.

    Study programme

    The degree programme comprises six theoretical semesters and a practical semester in the fifth section. The first three semesters cover basic subject areas such as engineering mathematics, materials science and design, which are deepened in the fourth semester. From the fifth semester onwards, the individual profile is formed by selecting one of seven specialisations, including automotive engineering, automated driving, ergonomics in vehicle construction, motorsport and two-wheeler technology, international vehicle engineering, commercial vehicle technology and construction machinery. In addition to the profile modules, an additional module completes the programme. The programme concludes in the seventh semester with the completion of a Bachelor's thesis. Practical experience is gained in industrial companies as well as technical institutions and public administration offices outside the university, whereby they are supervised by the university and supported by practical courses.

    Module overview

    The module overview in the academic program provides a graphical representation of the course content over the seven semesters, including a chronological arrangement and distribution of ECTS credits

    Internship and pre-study work experience

    The faculty attaches particular importance to practical teaching content and emphasises the implementation of project work, engineering internships and practical semesters. The final thesis is usually written in a company, which gives students the opportunity to apply their acquired knowledge directly in industrial practice. The pre-study work placement, which takes place before the regular course of study, provides a wide range of insights into various branches of industry and makes a significant contribution to academic development by deepening students' practical understanding.

    Prof. Dr. Manfred Strohe

    Head of degree programme