Students learn to develop and design advanced vehicle parts in the study programme Engineering Education Automotive Engineering – Mechanical Engineering.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)Engineering Education: Automotive Engineering & Mechanical Engineering

How will we move around in the future in a resource- and environmentally-friendly way? Which concepts support flexibility and are also sustainable? You too can shape the mobility concepts of tomorrow’s world! Learn to develop and design advanced vehicle parts and components. At the same time, can you imagine passing on knowledge to young people? Then the study programme in Automotive Engineering and Mechanical Engineering offers you the best prerequisites to do so.

Further Engineering Education degree programmes

  • Campus City Centre

  • Period in semester7 Semester

  • Languages of instructionGerman/English

  • Application PeriodsWinter semester: 30 April to 15 July
    Summer semester: 31 October to 15 January

Apply as of 30 April!

Career Perspectives


Whether you choose to pass on your knowledge to young people or pursue a career in traditional engineering. Both paths are open to you.

As a vehicle technology engineer, you will work at the interface to Mechanics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Management after your graduation. As a specialist in the key disciplines of Automotive Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, you find yourself in demand on the labour market, and all sectors are open to you.

The Bachelor’s degree certifies that you are able to teach technical content. Among other things, a career in commercial education and knowledge management is open to you.

A subsequent Master’s degree at the PH Ludwigsburg qualifies you as a higher education academic lecturer (“Lehrkraft im Höheren Dienst”) with teaching qualifications FZ (Automotive Engineering) and FT (Production Engineering).

Further information


You can work as an academic lecturer or in the classical field of engineering after your studies in Engineering Education Automotive Engineering – Mechanical Engineering.



After registering on the national application portal, you can apply via the Campusmanagement-System HEonline at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

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For admission to the engineering education degree programme, you need proof of a 12-week preliminary internship.

Students learning together in the library
  1. Check the requirements
    Do you have a university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur/Fachhochschulreife), a school leaving qualification from a country other than Germany or a vocational qualification? If you do, you have already fulfilled the first requirement for a successful application.

  2. Register on
    Please register on the national application portal to receive your Applicant ID.

  3. Register and apply on HEonline
    The next step is to register on Esslingen’s HEonline Campus Management System and apply for one or more degree programmes. When you have submitted your application on HEonline, you can also see it on hochschulstart and prioritise your choices.

  4. Upload your documents
    We need your documents and certificates so that we can process your application. Please upload them on the HEonline Campus Management System. We must have your documents by the application deadline at the latest.

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


For whom is the study programme suitable?

Do you love technical and digital challenges? Do you enjoy passing on knowledge and can you imagine working in training and further education? Do you like working with young people and would you like to teach later? Then this degree programme will be an interesting option for you. After graduation, you decide whether you want to work as an engineer or in education and training or apprenticeship.

A love of technology and digitalisation are the best prerequisites.

Practical relevance

I chose Hochschule Esslingen – University of Applied Sciences primarily because we have a super practical focus. We have a lab – the CAST – where we can work on vehicles during lecture time. For example, we also have a laboratory with an engine test bench. It’s a lot of fun to apply the theoretical content directly in practice.

Tamara Cirillo, student in Engineering Education Automotive Engineering – Mechanical Engineering
Student Tamara Cirillo reports on her study programme in Automotive Engineering Education – Mechanical Engineering.

What distinguishes usGood reasons for studying at Esslingen University

One degree – two options

Both paths are open to you: A career in training, further education, apprenticeship or the classic route as an engineer.

Theory and practice

You will link your theoretical knowledge in numerous laboratories, project and group work with practice.


Esslingen University of Applied Sciences is one of only five universities in Baden-Württemberg to offer you this unique programme.


In the heart of the high-performance economic region of Stuttgart, you have the best career prospects after graduation.

High quality

Partnerships with the University of Tübingen and PH Ludwigsburg ensure the high standard of the educational content.

Fundamentals of vehicle technology

The course contents are based on essential content from the innovative Automotive Engineering study programme.


Interested? Apply now! for the wintersemester 2024/2025