At the Faculty of Automotive Engineering you can study the bachelor's programme in Automotive Engineering. The course of studies is designed for seven semesters. The programm is offered every semester.
Students wishing to take this programme must have three months of pre-degree practical experience in a technical field or have gained experience of a similar nature while at school or during their vocational training.
The main focus of the course of study is on imparting knowledge relating to the entire vehicle complex and includes questions of thermodynamics, mechanics, electronics, information technology and the interaction of the individual components of vehicles.
The first three semesters of the bachelor's programme include engineering fundamentals and basic knowledge of automotive engineering. In semesters four to six you will deepen your knowledge.
In the second part of the course you will deepen your knowledge of the classic vehicle technology subjects of drive, chassis and control systems, bodywork or service. You can find furhter information about the four topics on the German page. Besides the fixed specialist lectures, four elective modules can be selected from a comprehensive catalogue of modules in the 4th and 6th semesters, depending on your preferences and interest. In addition to the classic vehicle technology knowledge areas of body development, drive and chassis technology and electrics/electronics, these modules also include the design of innovative vehicle concepts, diagnostic and repair technology and new mobility services.
In the 5th semester, after the six-month practical phase, the final study section focuses on system simulation and component safety, before the course of studies is completed with the Bachelor thesis.
After the Bachelor's degree, you can deepen your specialist knowledge in the consecutive Master's programme in Automotive Engineering. Furthermore, there are further opportunities for specialisation with the Master's degree programmes Design and Development for Mechanical and Automotive Engineering and Automotive Systems at the Hochschule Esslingen.
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Phys. Thomas Brunner
Degree programme leaflet
Automotive Engineering (B.Eng.)