Automotive Engineering (M.Eng.)

General Information

General Information

General comments:

  • continuation Master’s programme for all automotive engineering Bachelor specialisations
  • open to graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a related subject (e.g. mechanical engineering) from Esslingen University of Applied Sciences or another university
  • research project is a key component of the study programme (group project over 2 semesters at the university)
  • the automotive engineering Master’s programme is taught primarily in German, some modules may be taught in English
  • the Master’s programme always starts in the summer semester
  • applications must be sent to the Admissions Office by 15 January.

We offer…

  • research work in collaboration with industry
  • teaching in small groups
  • team of instructors with many years of experience
  • laboratories with the latest equipment
  • opportunities to specialise according to the choice of compulsory options

Academic Director

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gregor Rottenkolber

Degree programme leaflet (In Process)

Automotive Engineering (M.Eng.)

Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures - at a glance

Degree awardedMaster of Engineering (M.Eng.)
FacultyAutomotive Engineering
CampusEsslingen City Centre Campus
Number of semesters3
Language of instructionGerman
Application PeriodsFor the summer semester: up to January 15th

Application and Admission

Application and Admission

Applications for this programme must be submitted online via the application portals for Master’s degree courses at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. Applications for the summer semester must have been received by 15 January.

Additional information on your Master's application can be found on the website of theAdmissions Office.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS and Criteria for Selection

The detailed information can be found on the German website.


Information on the application documents can be found in the Check list (German version) on the website of the Admissions Office.


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

Module catalogue Automotive Engineering (M.Eng.) (German Version)

Career prospects

Career Prospects

The complexity of the technology used in automobile construction has increased drastically in recent years. Engineers who develop such highly complex products must have a very strongly developed and in-depth understanding of the system. The “Master of Automotive Engineering” therefore builds directly on the “Bachelor of Automotive Engineering” to teach students the core competence needed. This Master’s programme rigorously consolidates and extends the knowledge gained in the Bachelor’s programme. Students are qualified to find new solutions for current and future problems facing motor vehicles. The theoretical content of the Master’s programme qualifies them to undertake tasks in research and pre-development departments as well as for team or group leader positions in their future company. With a Master’s degree, graduates may also continue their studies and do a doctorate.

Apply for summer semester 2021!

Applications open October 15th 2020

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Gregor Rottenkolber
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gregor Rottenkolber