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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

    The study programme / profile

    The Automotive Engineering degree programme offers a modern basic engineering education in the first four semesters. You can then specialise in one of numerous specialisations, each with a different technical focus. The "international vehicle engineering" specialisation allows you to customise your studies and gain valuable experience abroad. Internships and laboratory exercises ensure a practical connection to the professional field. This optimally prepares you for future challenges and offers the best prerequisites for a successful career as an engineer in the automotive industry, supplier industry, development service providers, testing institutions or in expertises.


    In the third semester, you will have the opportunity to choose one of the available specialisations in order to set your study focus. In the following fourth semester, you will take the first courses in your chosen specialisation. You will then deepen your knowledge in the practical semester and in the sixth and seventh semesters, in which you can further develop your chosen profile.

    Contents and course of study

    The degree programme comprises six theoretical semesters and a practical semester in the fifth semester. semesters. The basic sciences are taught in the first three semesters: Engineering mathematics, materials science, design, etc.. This knowledge is deepened in the fourth semester. This is followed by specialisation through profiling modules, supplemented if necessary by an optional supplementary module. The programme concludes in the seventh semester with the completion of a Bachelor's thesis. Practical training is an integral part of the degree programme. It is carried out in industrial companies, technical institutions and public administration offices outside the university, supervised by the university and supplemented by practical courses.

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    Dual study programme

    The dual study programme is a practice-oriented form of study that combines theoretical course content at universities with professional practice in a company. During their dual study programme, students complete both lectures at the university and practical assignments at the company, allowing them to acquire both academic knowledge and practical experience at the same time.

    Prospects after graduation

    After completing the Bachelor's degree programme in Automotive Engineering, a wide range of career prospects open up in the automotive industry. Graduates can work in various areas such as vehicle development, production, quality assurance or sales. There are also opportunities for further studies or specialisations to deepen your knowledge in a specific area of automotive engineering.

    Requirement profile

    A requirements profile for the degree programme can help to identify the specific qualifications, skills and characteristics that are recommended for successful participation in the degree programme. For the Bachelor's degree programme in Automotive Engineering, these are as follows:

    • Interest in technology
    • Technical understanding
    • Spatial awareness
    • Skilled craftsmanship
    • Creativity, inventiveness
    • Carefulness, sense of responsibility
    • Solution- and goal-orientated thinking and action
    • Unconventional thinking
    • Ability to recognise the essentials (ability to abstract)
    • Ability to deal with many alternative solutions in parallel
    • Ability to think in systems with a high number of mutual interactions

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    Prof. Dr. Manfred Strohe

    Head of degree programme