Welcome to the Department of Automotive Engineering!

For years, the Department of Automotive Engineering has offered a large number of research projects with public funding or on behalf of institutions or companies. This has resulted in a broad portfolio of expertise, which is regularly renewed and maintained at an international level through a very good level of scientific equipment. Special competencies have been developed in the fields of vehicle digitization (e.g. autonomous driving) and environmental protection (e.g. non-exhaust emissions).

Research Projects


Change of the head of department

We warmly welcome Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bachmann, who takes over the management of the Department of Automotive Engineering at the TU Ilmenau with immediate effect.

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State of the Art Studying

The Department of Automotive Engineering offers students a portfolio of study content that will enable you to later work on cutting-edge research and development topics. Your involvement in research work at the university is a matter of course. The training in the automotive engineering courses is particularly practice-oriented.

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International Research Contacts

The Department of Automotive Engineering is very well networked internationally. Students benefit from the corresponding contacts in the study content and via diverse exchange options.

Close Cooperation with Companies

Companies also benefit from the experience of our numerous scientific staff in the respective areas of competence as well as our extensive specialist equipment. A close connection to companies in the industry is a matter of course. In this context, the assumption of demanding research services for industry is a diversely applied option.

Visiting and Delivery Address:

Technische Universität Ilmenau Fakultät für Maschinenbau Fachgebiet Fahrzeugtechnik Leiter Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bachmann Ehrenbergstraße 15 ThIMo-Gebäude 98693 Ilmenau Raum 2050

Postal Address:

Technische Universität Ilmenau Fakultät für Maschinenbau Fachgebiet Kraftfahrzeugtechnik kommissarischer Leiter PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Valentin Ivanov Postfach 10 05 6598684 Ilmenau

ThIMo HauptgebäudeTU Ilmenau

ThIMo-I Gebäude (Fachgebietszentrale) | Ehrenbergstraße 15, 98693 Ilmenau

ThIMo Gebäude 2TU Ilmenau

ThIMo-II Gebäude | Robert-Bosch-Ring 1, 98704 Langewiesen

ThIMo ProjekthalleTU Ilmenau

Projekthalle | Gustav-Kirchhoff-Platz 3, 98693 Ilmenau

NewtonbauTU Ilmenau

Newtonbau | Gustav-Kirchhoff-Platz 2, 98693 Ilmenau