Automotive Systems (B.Eng.)

General Information

General information

Autonomous driving, networked vehicles, E-mobility and intelligent mobility concepts are determining the strategies being adopted by the automobile industry and transport policy.

The innovative Bachelor degree in Automotive Systems is the best possible preparation you could have for the new challenges.

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

NEW! In summer semester 21 the pre-degree practical internship is not requiered.

In semesters 1 to 3, the fundamentals of mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, electronics and control engineering are taught in conjunction with basic knowledge of automotive engineering.

In the second part of the programme, you will familiarise yourself with the structure and operation of modern electronic automotive systems. This covers the structure, actuator and sensor systems, or simulation and software functions of automotive systems. 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 the classical fields of study for automotive engineering but also new mobility and powertrain concepts through to fields of application for artificial intelligence and machine learning.

After gaining practical experience in the fifth semester, the final part of the programme focuses on autonomous driving, new mobility and powertrain concepts, and networked vehicles.

The specialist knowledge you gained while studying for your Bachelor degree can be enhanced in the continuation Master programme in Automotive Engineering. Furthermore, there are further options to broaden your knowledge with the Master programmes in Applied Computer Science (Autonomous Systems). and Automotive Systems, at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

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.


Academic Director

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Norbert Schreier

Dean of Studies

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nikolas Apel


More information
Degree Programme Leaflet Automotive Systems (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

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Specialisation

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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 Systems (B.Eng.) (German Version)

Career prospects

Career Prospects

Technical specialist or manager working on:
  • the development of electronic and software-intensive automotive systems such as those for autonomous driving, networked vehicles and electric vehicles
  • experiments with and testing of new automotive systems - in virtual simulation environments and in the vehicle
  • the development and testing of new mobility concepts with vehicle manufacturers and automotive suppliers

 

Das zeichnet uns aus

Das zeichnet uns aus: Fahrzeugsysteme an der Hochschule Esslingen studieren

Praxisnahe und hochqualitative Lehre

Als eine der größten Fakultäten für Fahrzeugtechnik im deutschsprachigen Raum 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.

Aktuelle und Zukunftsthemen der Automobilindustrie

Im Studium Fahrzeugsysteme werden neben den theoretischen Grundlagen insbesondere Themen mit Schwerpunkt im Bereich der Elektronischen Fahrzeugregelsysteme und der wachsenden Fahrzeug-Elektrifizierung und -Digitalisierung behandelt. Der zukunftsorientierte Bachelor Studiengang Fahrzeugsysteme bereitet Sie optimal für die neuen Herausforderungen der Automobilbranche und des Arbeitsmarktes vor.

Unterstützung durch die Industrieunternehmen

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

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

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Apply for summer semester 2021!

Application period for programmes starting in the summer semester 2021
Bachelor’s programmes: 1 December 2020 to 15 january 2021
Master’s programmes (German): 15 October 2020 to 15 January 2021
Applicants to our international programmes should please see the Graduate School website for deadlines

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