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Automotive Engineering

Semester 4 Semester
Winter semester/summer semester


In four semesters, the degree program Automotive Engineering (M.Sc.) imparts broad automotive engineering knowledge for activities in all areas of modern vehicle development. Students acquire in-depth knowledge in the main areas of vehicle development. This includes engine development and drive technology as well as chassis development including the mechatronic components of chassis control, body development with a special focus on vehicle safety and hybrid design. A broad scope is also given to the deepening engineering fundamentals, which are supplemented by the application of modern simulation tools. Further focal points are vehicle electrics and vehicle electronics, vehicle acoustics, aerodynamics, reliability and durability, and production engineering. The course is rounded off by the teaching of management skills and team qualifications as well as social topics, partly in English. More detailed information on the course of studies can be found on the website of the Faculty of Mechanical and Plastics Engineering.


The Master's degree opens up good opportunities on the job market, a higher starting salary and access to management positions. It includes the right to enter the higher civil service of the civil service career in the federal and state governments. It offers those interested in science the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in a final doctoral procedure and thus to embark on an academic career in research and teaching. Automotive engineers work in research and development, design and production. Possible branches are automotive engineering, powertrain development, supply industry and aerospace.

After a Master's degree, there is the possibility of a doctorate. The central contact point is the Graduate School.


Qualifications and competences for the above-mentioned fields of practice are conveyed by the master modules with courses, integrated research and project work or laboratory phases. The Master's programme is carried out with great support by competent lecturers from the automotive and supplier industry. This ensures that it is related to current topics and issues. Students also acquire in-depth skills in the latest methods of vehicle development. A detailed presentation of the course contents can be found in the module manual.


The programme has special admission requirements. Admission to the Master's programme requires a qualified degree as a Bachelor's or Diploma Engineer in the fields of

  • General mechanical engineering
  • Plastics engineering or
  • Mechatronics.

It is also possible to be admitted to the Master's programme with a qualified degree in mathematics, science or technology with a sufficient number of subjects related to general mechanical engineering. A detailed description of the admission requirements can be found in the Special Provisions of the Examination Regulations (German).

Registration deadline (German certificate)