Automotive Engineering (B.Eng.)

General Information

General Information

The Faculty of Automotive Engineering offers a Bachelor degree programme in Automotive Engineering. The programme takes seven semesters to complete and is offered every semester. Students wishing to take this programme must have pre-degree practical experience PDF (German version) in a relevant industrial field or have gained experience of a similar nature while at school or during their vocational training.

The main aim of the programme is to equip students with the knowledge they need about the vehicle as a holistic system, and the teaching addresses the issues of thermodynamics, mechanics, electronics, IT, and how the individual automotive components interact with each other.

The first three semesters of the Bachelor programme cover the technical fundamentals of engineering and basic aspects of automotive engineering.

In the second part of the programme, you will broaden your knowledge of the classical fields of automotive engineering such as powertrain, chassis and control systems, bodywork and service.

In the 4th and 6th semesters, you must take the obligatory lectures on specialist topics and can also choose four compulsory elective modules from a comprehensive catalogue of modules to suit your own particular interests and talents. These modules cover not only classical automotive engineering fields - car body development, powertrain and suspension engineering, and electrical/electronic systems, but also the design of innovative automotive concepts, diagnostic and repair techniques, and new mobility services as well.

After six months of practical experience in the 5th semester, the final part of the programme focuses on system simulation and component safety, before you complete your degree programme with your Bachelor project.

After gaining your Bachelor degree, you can enhance your specialist knowledge by taking the continuation Master programme in Automotive Engineering. Moreover, the Master programmes in Design and Development for Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, and Automotive Systems, at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences offer further opportunities to broaden your knowledge.

The Faculty of Automotive Engineering added a further degree programme to its portfolio in the winter semester 2019/20 - the part-time Master in Autonomous Driving.

Digital campus tour “Wir zeigen’s Dir” (in German)

Interviews with professors about the programme || 360 degree video “CAST Service Technology Laboratory”


Academic Director

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Phys. Thomas Brunner

Dean of Studies

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nikolas Apel


More information
Degree Programme Leaflet Automotive Engineering (B.Eng.) German version

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures - at a glance

Degree awardedBachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
FacultyAutomotive Engineering
CampusEsslingen City Centre Campus
Number of semesters7
Language of instructionGerman
Application Periods“Hochschulstart”, the central portal for applications, has put back the starting date for the submission of applications for Bachelor degree programmes commencing in the summer semester 2021.
Applications will be accepted from 1 December 2020 to 15 January 2021
For the winter semester: up to July 15th
Information on admission requirements

Yes

Continuing Master ProgramsAutomotive Engineering (M.Eng.)

Application and Admission

Application and Admission

  • Please submit your application for this degree programme via the Hochschulstart.de portal.
  • Information on the admission requirements and application procedure can be found on the pages which describe the application process for our Bachelor’s programmes.
  • Students wishing to take this degree programme must have pre-degree practical experience in a technical field. Further information on this can likewise be found on the pages which describe the application process for our Bachelor’s programmes.

Modules

The curriculum for the degree programme and detailed descriptions of the programme modules are contained in the Module Catalogue.

Module Catalogue Automotive Engineering (B.Eng.) (German Version)

Career prospects

Career Prospects

Technical specialist or manager: working
  • on the development of vehicles, automotive systems and automotive components
  • on experiments with and the testing of vehicles and automotive systems
  • in technical service and the sale of automotive components and complete vehicles
  • as a specialist or assessor

 

Das zeichnet uns aus

Das zeichnet uns aus: Fahrzeugtechnik Studium an der Hochschule Esslingen

Praxisnahe und hochqualitative Lehre

Als eine der größten Fakultäten für Fahrzeugtechnik im deutschsprachigen Raum bildet die Hochschule Esslingen in enger Zusammenarbeit mit der Automobilindustrie und deren Zulieferbetrieben kompetente und teamorientierte Ingenieure aus, die sich durch technisches Know-how, Methoden und Sozialkompetenz ebenso wie durch Managementkenntnisse auszeichnen. Die praxisnahen und anwendungsorientierten Inhalte werden in den modern ausgestatten Laboren vermittelt.

Aktuelles und breites wissenschaftliches Studienangebot

Die kontinuierliche Aktualisierung der Ausbildungsinhalte in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Industriebeirat Fahrzeugtechnik, dem Service-Expertenkreis und den Lehrbeauftragten aus der Industrie garantiert ein aktuelles und breites Studienangebot. Bereits mit dem Bachelorabschluss können Sie einer qualifizierten Berufstätigkeit in Unternehmen des Fahrzeugbaus bzw. der Fahrzeugentwicklung nachgehen oder in einem unserer Masterstudiengänge weiterstudieren.

Imagefilm des Studiengangs Fahrzeugtechnik (YouTube)

Unterstützung durch die Industrieunternehmen

Führende Unternehmen der Fahrzeugindustrie, wie z.B. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Bosch oder Porsche unterstützen durch Gastvorlesungen, Laborversuche und Nachwuchsförderprogramme.

Exzellente Möglichkeiten zur Gewinnung von Auslandserfahrung

Weltweit können Sie internationale Erfahrung mit einem Auslandspraktikum oder Studienaufenthalt an einer unserer 78 Partnerhochschulen sammeln.

An der Chinesisch-Deutschen Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (CDHAW) der Tongji-Universität, Shanghai können Sie Ihren Doppelabschluss Bachelor of Engineering (Double Degree) erlangen.

Diese Auslandsaktivitäten optimieren die ohnehin sehr gute Berufschancen der Absolventinnen und Absolventen.

Über das Studium hinaus bietet die Hochschule Esslingen vielfältige Möglichkeiten

Rennstall und E-Stall

Segelfliegen

Hochschulsport

Hochschulorchester oder –chor

Apply for summer semester 2021!

“Hochschulstart”, the central portal for applications, has put back the starting date for the submission of applications for Bachelor degree programmes commencing in the summer semester 2021.
Applications will be accepted from 1 December 2020 to 15 January 2021

More information