Master students of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in the laboratory.

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)Automotive Engineering

Would you like to study vehicles as complete systems within the framework of future-oriented mobility concepts and help build the mobility systems of the future? Then the Master’s degree programme in Automotive Engineering at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, right in the automotive hotspot of the Stuttgart region, is the right decision for you. You will deepen your skills and later develop sustainable mobility solutions as a specialist or manager.

  • Campus City Centre

  • Period in semester3 Semester

  • Languages of instructionGerman

  • Application PeriodsSummer semester: 31 October to 15 January

  • Admission RequirementsBachelor's degree programmes in Automotive Engineering, Automotive Systems and associated degree programmes

Apply as of 31 October!

Content Information

The Master’s programme offers you a wide range of courses in the field of Automotive Engineering. You will develop knowledge and expertise in the areas of motors, car body development, driver assistance systems and automated driving. You will develop your scientific skills through a research project and your Master’s thesis.

Career Perspectives


The Master’s degree opens up a wide range of career perspectives. Your potential employer can rely on your professional problem-solving skills. Alternatively, the content of the study programme will enable you to find a future-oriented position as a specialist or manager in research and development. Or you can pursue an academic career and decide to do a doctorate after your Master’s degree.

Your career opportunities

With your Master’s degree, you will be a sought-after specialist or leader in these areas

  • Development and testing of vehicles and vehicle components
  • Technical service and sales for vehicle components and complete vehicles
  • Quality assurance
  • Expert assessor and reporting
  • Research
Occupational field of research and development hologram vehicle



You apply for this program online via the campus management system HEonline of the Hochschule Esslingen.

Zwei Studierende lernen an einem Buch
  1. Check the requirements
    The admission and enrollment statutes as well as the special selection criteria for master's programs inform you about the application requirements for this program.

  2. Register and apply via
    You register in the central application portal to receive your applicant ID and apply for the desired degree programme.

  3. Upload your documents
    We need your documents and certificates so that we can process your application. You can upload them in Esslingen’s “HEonline” campus management system. We need your documents by the application deadline at the latest.

  4. All done!
    You can view the processing status of your application at any time via HEonline. You should keep your login details safe. Shortly after the application deadline, you will be able to see whether you have received an admission offer in HEonline and hochschulstart.


This awaits you

You can expect an excellent teaching and research infrastructure. For your research project and your Master’s thesis, which you can also plan in cooperation with a company, the high-tech laboratories of the Faculty of Mobility and Technology are available to you.
The teaching team has many years of experience and is very well networked with the automotive industry.
The scientific teaching content qualifies you for a doctorate at a later stage.

Master student working on research in laboratory

What distinguishes usGood reasons for studying at Esslingen University


Automotive companies and their suppliers offer you practical topics for your research project and Master’s thesis.

Small groups

Lectures and seminars take place in small groups to ensure your learning success.

Fit for the future

The teaching content takes into account current and future relevant topics in Automotive Engineering and mobility.

Research infrastructure

The high-tech laboratories of the Faculty of Mobility & Technology are available to you for your research and Master’s thesis.

Positive feedback

Employers confirm: You will have the best qualifications to shape the future of the automotive industry.


After your Master’s degree, you have the option of completing a doctorate.


Interested? Apply now! for the wintersemester 2024/2025