Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)Automotive Engineering
Do you want to help shape the driving of tomorrow and develop concepts for the mobility of the future? Then the Automotive Engineering degree programme is perfect for you. You will gain extensive knowledge of all vehicle components: Body, drive, chassis or control systems - each of these areas is relevant to optimising vehicles for the future with innovative materials and new technology.
Thanks to the intensive general training at the beginning of your studies and the later specialisation in a subject area, you will be well prepared for a challenging field of work. You will have excellent prospects on the job market in one of the industries with the highest turnover. New ideas for the mobility of the future are becoming more and more important: That is why skilled workers are in high demand in the automotive industry.
Students wishing to take this programme must have pre-degree practical technical experience in a relevant industrial field or have gained experience of a similar nature while at school or during their vocational training. It is also possible to gain this practical technical experience during the semester break once you have commenced your programme.
All done! You can check the status of your application at any time via HEonline. You should keep your login details in a safe place. Shortly after the application deadline, you will be able to see whether you have received an admission offer on HEonline and hochschulstart.
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Which criteria are used to award the university places?
There are usually more applications than places available. This means that not all applications for degree programmes will be successful. The places available will be awarded in accordance with the result of the university’s own selection procedure.
We are unable to give details of any admission restrictions (numerus clausus, NC) in advance. The NC states the selection threshold and the waiting time in semesters (periods of 6 months) for the last student in the ranking who is admitted to the degree programme. This means the NC varies depending on the number of applicants, their selection thresholds/waiting times and the number of places available. Since this is different for each application phase, we are unfortunately unable to provide any information about the admission restrictions (NC).
Why do I apply to hochschulstart.de and to the university?
For some of the Bachelor degree programmes at Esslingen, the admission procedure for applications for the first regular semester is via the national application portal Hochschulstart and the “dialog-oriented service procedure - DoSV”, where you can apply for a maximum of 12 university places.
To process your application, the “Application/Admission” team needs all the documents required for the admission procedure at Esslingen. You can upload these online via Esslingen’s HEonline campus management system.
Can I apply although I have not yet received my final certificate?
Yes. You can also apply even though you have not yet received your final certificate.
You can upload your university entrance qualification in Esslingen’s HEonline campus management system until the application deadline at the latest.
What are the criteria for the pre-degree practical technical experience?
Students wishing to take this programme must have pre-degree practical technical experience in a relevant industrial field or have gained experience of a similar nature while at school or during their vocational training. It is also possible to gain this practical technical experience during the semester break once you have commenced your programme. The deadline for completion is the end of the 3rd semester of study (28 Feb. or 31 Aug.).
For whom is the study programme suitable?
Do you want to make your contribution to the future topic of mobility? Are you interested in vehicles and their drives? Then the Automotive Engineering degree programme is right for you. It is an advantage if you have an interest in the natural sciences, i.e. mathematics, physics, mechanics and technology. Good coordination skills and the ability to think analytically and in an interconnected way also form a good basis.
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Marc Lieb, Alumnus of the Automotive Engineering degree programme
I was interested in mobility and technology from a very young age. I can apply my creativity and contribute ideas. Afterwards, you can work in a range of jobs. It does not necessarily have to do with vehicles, it can also be vehicle suppliers or completely different topics. It’s an engineering degree programme and you have a lot of options afterwards.
Dimiter Hommel, Student Fahrzeugtechnik
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Closely linked to the automobile industry
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