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Automotive Systems (M. Eng.)

General Information


New: APS Certificate required from applicants with degrees from India! -> Apply in time!


Innovative and International

"An experience that changes your life" - Alfonso Rivera, ASM class of 2014

 
BUILD YOUR CAREER IN AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS

The programme is designed for students who wish to become highly qualified engineers in the field of automotive systems, who wish to work in the development of feedback control systems, automotive software and automotive electronics. Students have to choose one of the two majors:

  • Automotive It: Innovative car communication software
  • Vehicle Systems: Steering, suspension, ride & handling
 
A ONE-IN-A-KIND ECOSYSTEM OF BIG PLAYERS, HIDDEN CHAMPIONS AND START-UPS

Esslingen University has a long tradition in educating mechanical and automotive engineers. The university has always taken advantage of its location in one of the major centres of the European industry, closely linked to the nearby companies, such as Bosch, Daimler, Audi, Festo, Porsche and many others.

 
Learn to work in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment

The ASM programme 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 an 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 Programmes: Students' #1 Choice!

The online portal StudyPortals asked 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.

 
Accreditation

The Esslingen master's programs at Esslingen Graduate School were among the first to be accredited in Germany, and are regularly reaccredited by the Accreditation Agency ZevA (Zentrale Evaluations- und Akkreditierungsagentur).

 

Contact our Student Ambassadors to get insights into study and life in Esslingen.

 

                                                   Apply NOW for Winter Semester 23/24. Application period: November 2 - March 31

                                                                    Find out more about our application details in "Application and Admission"

 
Academic Coordinator

Prof. Mathias Oberhauser


Degree programme leaflet

Automotive Systems (M.Eng)

 

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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures - at a glance

Degree awardedMaster of Engineering (M.Eng.)
FacultyMobility and Technology
CampusEsslingen City Centre Campus
Number of semesters3
Language of instructionEnglish
Information on admission requirements

Application Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in:

- Automotive / Mechanical Engineering (for Vehicle Systems)

- Information Technology / Electrical Engineering (for Automotive IT)

  • English language test (TOEFEL/IELTS)

Further Course Information:

  • Course Start September 1st
  • Course Duration 18 months
  • Course Fees (Per Semester) 1500 Euro
Specialisation

Vehicle Systems: Steering, suspension, ride & handling

Automotive IT: Innovative car communication software

Application and Admission

Apply here

Application period: November 2 - March 31                   


You can see our FAQ here

Application requirements:

Prior Study:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in:
    • Automotive / Mechanical Engineering (for Vehicle Systems)
    • Information Technology / Electrical Engineering (for Automotive IT)

English Language:

  • International TOEFL score of at least 530 paper-based, 197 computer-based, 71 internet-based (our code: 1680)
  • An academic IELTS score of at least 6.0
  • OPT test 75 points
  • Cambridge Certificate (CAE or FCE)
  • We do not accept the institutional TOEFL.
  • Native English speakers and applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree entirely in English (certification from university) are exempt from the English language test.

German Language:

  • Minimum level A1 upon arrival
  • Minimum level A2 before the end ofthe second semester

Admission

All applications are handled through our Admission Form.

Upon clicking through to the form you will be asked to Register yourself with some basic details to create an account before you are redirected to the actual application form.

The form can be partially completed and saved so that you are able to return and update if there is any information missing. Documents can be uploaded directly in to the form where necessary.

Please note that once you have clicked 'Submit' on the final page of the form no further changes can be made.

 

Note for Applicants with degrees from China, Vietnam, India and Mongolia:

If you received your degree in China, Vietnam, India or Mongolia, we require that you present an APS-Certificate when applying to study at the Esslingen Graduate School. You can obtain an APS-Certificate by applying for one at the German Embassy in your home country. Note that this can take some time so if this applies to you please make sure that you start the process as soon as possible.


Course Fees:

The fees for our International M. Eng. Master Programmes are €1500 per semester. Applicants should also consider the administration fees and general cost of living. More information on the fees can be found here

Modules

Vehicle Systems

1. Semester

Mathematical Methods in Engineering
8 ECTS

Simulation & Control
8 ECTS

System Design
8 ECTS

2. Semester

Team Project
8 ECTS

Propulsion Systems
6 ECTS

Ride & Handling
8 ECTS

Autonomous Systems
8 ECTS

3. Semester

Soft Skills
7 ECTS

Master's Thesis
23 ECTS

Automotive IT

1. Semester

Mathematical Methods in Engineering
8 ECTS

System Design
8 ECTS

Simulation & Control
8 ECTS

Vehicle System Fundamentals
6 ECTS

2. Semester

Automotive Communications
7 ECTS

Team Project
8 ECTS

Autonomous Systems
8 ECTS

3. Semester

Master's Thesis
23 ECTS

Soft Skills
7 ECTS

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Modules in Vehicle Systems

Modules in Automotive IT

 


Degree Programme and Examination Regulations (SPO, in German)

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Career prospects

The Esslingen Graduates HAVE EXCELLENT CAREER PROSPECTS

Approximately 95% of our students are international: about 50% of our ASM/DDM Alumni live in Germany after graduation.

STARTING SALARY

The yearly starting salary of our graduates is, on average, between 50,000€ and 70,000€.

AREA OF WORK

Our graduates typically continue to a range of occupations from middle to top management.

Vehicle Systems graduates aim to work in the field of development and testing of innovative automotive functions for steering, suspension and powertrain to improve ride & handling, stability, driveability and fuel economy.

Automotive IT graduates will have the chance to work in the field of development, market launch and supervision of vehicle series production of suitable and innovative car communication systems and of safe software.

 

APPLY FOR winter semester 2023/24!

M.Eng. applications open until 31 March 2023

Apply now
Ute Brinkmann
Ute Brinkmann

Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8.30 - 11.30 a.m.