Automotive Engineering (B.Sc.)

Short profile

Bachelor of Science

admission restriction

standard length of study
7 semester

study start
October 1

preparatory internship
8 weeks

credit points

teaching language

May 16 - October 15 | January 16 - July 15 (International Students)



An automobile is a complex technical product and requires high level university competences in development. Therefore, development can only be taught interdisciplinarily. Due to the cooperation of all departments in the master program Automotive Engineering, the conditions are ideal at Technische Universität Ilmenau.

Based on an intensive research cooperation with the automotive and suppliers industry on national as well as on international level, especially in development, evaluation, production and quality assurance, the training is absolutely state-of-the-art. This practice-orientation is guaranteed by intensive training in automobile-related construction, measuring and simulation technology, modern training in labs and on the test area as well as by close links with honorary professors and visiting scientists.

Students are involved early in the research of the groups through student participation in research teams and independent processing of project tasks.

Successful studies lead to the professional qualification "Bachelor of Science". It qualifies for the consecutive master program.

Content of study

24 %
Fundamentals (e.g. mathematics, chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, computer science)
36 %
Mechanical and electrical engineering (e.g. electronics, machine elements, technical mechanics, production technology, engineering design, product development)
21 %
Automotive technical applications (e.g. dynamics of motor vehicles, drive technology, measurement and sensor technology, communication systems, transmission technology, vehicle development)
3 %
Optional compulsory modules (e.g. lightweight construction, power electronics, technical management)
3 %
Non-technical subjects
13 %
Basic and advanced internship, bachelor thesis

Practice during studies

The basic internship is an academic achievement with a duration of eight weeks. It should be fulfilled preferably before the start of studies, but can also be completed before the end of the fourth semester. The professional internship during the seventh semester takes 12 weeks and can be completed in companies at home as well as abroad.

Fields of work

  • Automotive and suppliers industry

  • Scientific institutions

  • Test and assessing agencies

  • Engineering offices

  • Public sector

Further information