Innovative and International
- Build your networked knowledge in engineering design and development
- Study in the heart of the European automotive and mechanical engineering industry
- Learn to work in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment
- Study in English - live in Germany
"The DDM program helped me to discover new technologies, processes and materials. It was very useful and essential for my career." - Alejandro Serrano, DDM 2016, now Module Engineer at SII Deutschland
Build your networked knowledge in engineering design and development
The Esslingen M.Eng. in Design and Development in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (DDM) is focused on the design and development of complex engineering systems. In order to work in modern simultaneous engineering, graduates need specialized knowledge and the ability to work in interdisciplinary and international teams.
DDM students gain core competence in problem-solving know-how, based on networked knowledge in design, development, simulation and production technology. Strong focus is placed on the ability to communicate confidently in the international environment of modern industry.
The aim of this course is to prepare students for a challenging job in the core areas of design and development within the globalized mechanical engineering and automotive engineering industry. Graduates of the DDM program usually continue to a career in the following areas: the automotive industry and its component suppliers, the mechanical engineering industry, the process engineering industry and engineering consultancy.
Study in the heart of the European automotive and mechanical engineering industry
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences has a long tradition in educating mechanical and automotive engineers. Founded in 1914 as the Royal College for Mechanical Engineering, the university has always taken advantage of its location in one of the major centres of European industry, and is therefore closely linked to the nearby companies. These include many global technological leaders in mechanical and automotive engineering, such as Daimler, Bosch, Festo, Porsche, Index and many others. These strong connections to the industry are especially important when it comes to the placement of the student’s master's thesis.
Learn to work in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment
The DDM program reflects the needs of globally-oriented companies. We offer the opportunity for students from diverse cultural backgrounds to study, work and live together. This is made possible through active contact with partner universities in many countries throughout the world. The intercultural co-operation on project work is also of added value to master's students.
Our Programs: Students' #1 Choice!
How happy are students with their university? The online portal StudyPortals decided to find out. In its world-wide competition asking students from 150 German universities how satisfied they were, we are very proud to announce that, out of these 150 German universities, Esslingen came in 10th place, flanked by top international universities of great renown.
The Esslingen master's programs were among the first to be accredited in Germany, and are regularly reaccredited by the ASIIN. The ASIIN is responsible for examining and certifying STEM university programs, as well as interdisciplinary programs containing STEM subjects. The DDM program has worked closely with the ASIIN to help ensure its continual development of high quality and international recognition.
The M.Eng. in Design and Development for Mechanical and Automotive Engineering was last accredited in 2007 and will be reaccredited in 2020.