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Automotive Systems (M. Eng.)

General Information

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 three majors:

  • Software-Based Automotive Systems: Innovative car communication software
  • Vehicle Dynamics: Steering, suspension, ride & handling
  • Car Electronics: Developing and testing of control units
STUDY IN Esslingen- 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, and is therefore 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).

Find out more about this programme on our websiteor visit us in the web.

Contact our Student Ambassadors and get insights into the studying and the student's life in Esslingen.

Apply Now (Application Period: November 2 - March 31 )

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 Dynamics)

- Mechatronics / Electrical Engineering (for Car Electronics)

- Information Technology / Electrical Engineering (for Software-Based)

  • English language test (TOEFEL/IELTS)

Further Course Information:

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

Vehicle Dynamics: Steering, suspension, ride & handling

Car Electronics: Developing and testing of control units

Softwarebased-Automotive Systems: Innovative car communication software

Application and Admission

Application Period: November 2 - March 31 

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Application requirements:

Prior Study:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in:

- Automotive / Mechanical Engineering (for Vehicle Dynamics)

- Mechatronics / Electrical Engineering (for Car Electronics)

- Information Technology / Electrical Engineering (for Software-Based)

English Language:

  • English language test (TOEFEL/IELTS)
  • 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 CPE)
  • We do not accept the institutional TOEFL.
  • Native English speakers and applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree 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 fill in some basic details and 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.

Modules

Vehicle Dynamics

1. Semester

Mathematical Methods in Engineering ASM
7 ECTS

Simulation & Control 1 ASM
8 ECTS

System Design ASM
8 ECTS

Vehicles Technology ASM
7 ECTS

Electronics, Sensors and Measurement Techniques ASM
7 ECTS

2. Semester

Project ASM
7 ECTS

Powertrain Management ASM
8 ECTS

Ride & Handling ASM
8 ECTS

Simulation & Control 2 ASM
7 ECTS

3. Semester

Soft Skills ASM
7 ECTS

Master's Thesis ASM
23 ECTS

Car Electronics

1. Semester

Mathematical Methods in Engineering ASM
7 ECTS

System Design ASM
8 ECTS

Simulation & Control 1 ASM
8 ECTS

Electronics, Sensors and Measurement Techniques ASM
7 ECTS

2. Semester

Project ASM
7 ECTS

Simulation & Control 2 ASM
7 ECTS

3. Semester

Soft Skills ASM
7 ECTS

Master's Thesis ASM
23 ECTS

Software-Based Automotive Systems

1. Semester

Mathematical Methods in Engineering ASM
7 ECTS

System Design ASM
8 ECTS

Simulation & Control 1 ASM
8 ECTS

Vehicles Technology ASM
7 ECTS

2. Semester

Automotive Communications ASM
8 ECTS

Project ASM
7 ECTS

Simulation & Control 2 ASM
7 ECTS

3. Semester

Master's Thesis ASM
23 ECTS

Soft Skills ASM
7 ECTS


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 Dynamics 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.

Software Based Automotive Systems 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.

Car Electronics graduates aim to work in the field of specification, development and testing of control units and their integration in the car, taking into account car specific basic conditions like function, packaging and EMC.

Apply for winter semester 2022/23

Applications open November 2nd 2021

Ute Brinkmann
Dipl.-Übersetzerin Ute Brinkmann

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