Automotive Engineering

Short profile

Master of Science

admission restriction
none | individual acceptance

standard length of study
3 semester

study start
April 1 or october 1

teaching language

credit points

admission requirements
Bachelor's degree in a similar field

possible throughout the year


This master program is consecutive and based on the Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering. It can also be attended by graduates of the closely related bachelor programs Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Computer and Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management (MB) or graduates from other technical bachelor programs such as Electrical Engineering, Optronics, Micro- and Systemtechnologies, Natural sciences, Computer Science or Media Technology that can attest 210 credit points.

An automobile is a complex technical product and requires high level university competences in development. Therefore, development can only be taught interdisciplinarily. The master program Automotive Engineering is based on a broad functional education in science- and engineering fundamentals and extends this on a specilisation in automotive engineering. This specilisation is focused in teaching and research in the areas of mechatronics, construction of mobile systems, human-machine interaction, ergonomics, resource-conserving operation of vehicles with regard to the efficiency of the drive units and the improvement of the vibration and noise comfort.

The training is absolutely state-of-the-art as it has 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. 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. 

Fields of study

24 %
Fundamental obligatory courses (e.g. alternative vehicle drives, braking system, lighting engineering, vehicle dynamics control systems and assistance systems, simulation and development tools)
20 %
Optional courses from the chosen specilisation (automobile development and production | electronics and mechatronics in an automobile)
56 %
Project seminar and master thesis


  • Automobile development and production

  • Electronics and mechatronics in an automobile

Fields of work

  • Research and development

  • Construction

  • Test and assessing agencies

  • Quality assurance

  • Developing and marketing of own products, ideas and procedures

  • Public sector

  • Education and professional training

  • Marketing and controlling

Further information