The Faculty of Mobility and Technology offers a Bachelor degree programme in Automotive Engineering.
The programme takes seven semesters to complete and is offered every semester. Students wishing to take this programme must have pre-degree practical experience in a relevant industrial field or have gained experience of a similar nature while at school or during their vocational training. The pre-degree practical experience must be completed by the end of the 3rd semester of study at the latest (i.e. 28 February or 31 August).
The main aim of the programme is to equip students with the knowledge they need about the vehicle as a holistic system, and the teaching deals with thermodynamics, mechanics, electronics, IT and how the individual automotive components interact with each other.
The first three semesters of the Bachelor programme cover the technical fundamentals of engineering and basic aspects of automotive engineering.
In the second part of the programme, you will broaden your knowledge of the classical fields of automotive engineering such as powertrain, chassis and control systems, bodywork and service.
In the 4th and 6th semesters, you choose four compulsory elective modules from a comprehensive catalogue of modules. These modules cover not only the classical automotive engineering fields - car body development, powertrain and suspension engineering, and electrical/electronic systems - but also the design of innovative automotive concepts, diagnostic and repair techniques, and new mobility services as well.
After six months of practical experience in the 5th semester, the last part of the programme focuses on system simulation and component safety, before you complete your programme with your Bachelor project.
After gaining your Bachelor degree, you can enhance your specialist knowledge by taking the continuation Master programme in Automotive Engineering. Moreover, the Master programmes in Design and Development for Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, and Automotive Systems, at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences offer further opportunities to broaden your knowledge.
The Esslingen University added a further degree programme to its portfolio in the winter semester 2019/20 - the part-time Master degree in autonomous driving.