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Accredited degree program

Automotive and commercial vehicle technology

The development process in the areas of vehicle construction (cars, buses and commercial vehicles) and work machinery (construction, agricultural and forestry machinery) is characterised by ever shorter development cycles and constantly increasing cost and quality requirements. The main technical challenges are the development of new functions and concepts, taking into account their sustainability.

Start Sommer & Winter semester
Admission CriteriaZulassungsbeschränkt
Application period 15.04.2024 - 15.08.2024
Study format Full time
Study cost None (only semester fee)
Normal duration3 Semester
Accredited degree program

    Programme content

    The Master's programme deepens the understanding of drive technology (drives with combustion engines and new technologies), chassis technology and assistance systems, including operating interfaces. The significant role of simulation is emphasised through special modules in computer-aided engineering (CAE) and practical examples. In addition, project management and supplier management skills are taught to qualify graduates for specialist or management positions, particularly in the research and development of vehicles and machinery.

    Study programme

    The Master's degree programme in Automotive and Commercial Vehicle Engineering includes an in-depth examination of various specialist areas. This includes higher mathematics for computer-aided engineering (CAE) applications, analysing energy in the vehicle, development methods in the early phase, with a focus on functional design, acoustics and vibration technology in vehicle construction, product development for commercial vehicles and passenger cars, new drive systems, assistance systems and human-machine interfaces (HMI), control technology for drive and chassis, challenges for future mobility concepts as well as practical modules such as supervised project work, multi-body simulation, methods of the finite element method (FEM) in vehicle development and application development. The programme concludes with a Master's thesis.


    Die Modulübersicht im Studium bietet eine grafische Darstellung der Studieninhalte über die sieben Semester, inklusive einer chronologischen Anordnung und Verteilung der ECTS-Punkte.

    Prof. Dr. Manfred Strohe

    Head of degree programme