Engineering Education Automotive Engineering - Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc.)

General Information

Learn to develop innovations

Now more than ever, society’s need for mobility and the transport of goods is raising new questions in the face of the ever-changing technological, economic and ecological circumstances: How will we get around in an environmentally friendly and resource-efficient way in the future? Which concepts support flexibility yet are sustainable as well?

Play your part in designing the mobility concepts of tomorrow. Even as a student, you will develop your ideas and your resourcefulness as you undertake numerous projects, lab work and collaborations with industrial companies. You will learn to develop and build state of the art automotive parts and components. With your specialist knowledge, you will make subsequent generations fit for the future as well: during your initial phases of teaching practice at a vocational college, you will fill your pupils with the same enthusiasm you have for your subject.

Continuing education after the bachelor

Your Bachelor’s degree qualifies you to continue with Master programmes in engineering and education theory.

Would you like to pass on your passion for engineering? Further information on training to teach at vocational colleges can be found at #LIEBERLEHRAMT.

Degree programme leaflet

Engineering Education Automotive Engineering - Mechanical Engineering FMP (B.Sc.)

Facts and Figures - at a glance

Degree awardedBachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
FacultyMobility and Technology
Number of semesters7
Language of instructionGerman/English

For the summer semester: from 24 October to 15 January

For the winter semester: from AprAprAprApr 2525 to JulJulJulJul 1515

Information on admission requirements

To be admitted to the degree programme in Engineering Education, applicants must provide proof they have successfully completed 12 weeks of pre-degree practical experience.


Programme components

Academic subject: Automotive Engineering (~85%)
Specialisation: Service (Automotive construction/SE)
Teacher training: Foundations of the theory of education in professional training and the methodology of teaching specialist subjects (~15%)

Application and Admission

Career prospects

Sought after and socially relevant

Engineering teachers who specialise in automotive engineering possess excellent specialist knowledge and skills. They are also able to pass their knowledge on to others. There will continue to be a demand for this combination on the job market.
Graduates can gain a foothold on the career ladder as an engineering specialist in a wide variety of fields and also undertake further training to teach the academic subjects needed for automotive engineering (FZT) or production engineering (FT).

Industrial specialisation

  • Embark on a career in industrial companies
  • In the computation of automotive components
  • In the testing of vehicles
  • In quality assurance, technical documentation, or as a specialist or assessor
  • As a project manager in vehicle and component development.

Teaching specialisation

  • Embark on a managerial career in occupational training and personnel management
  • Continue your studies with a Master programme in the theory of education before starting your probationary teacher training for vocational colleges as a higher grade civil servant

Teach academic subjects with higher grade civil servant status.

Unique, flexible, and practice oriented

Esslingen is one of the five universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg to offer this unique opportunity to study for a multifaceted Bachelor in Engineering Education: It paves the way for you to become an engineer, and also gives you the option to go into teaching.

Engineering specialist or engineering teacher? You don’t have to decide until you have completed your Bachelor programme!

At Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, you will work in informal study groups: You will receive individually tailored advice and enjoy a good student/teacher ratio.

You will not only benefit from the excellent and varied courses offered by the Faculty of Automotive Engineering, but also from its close collaboration with local industrial companies. In addition, the collaborations it has established with the University of Tübingen and Ludwigsburg University of Education ensure the theory of education in professional training module is practice based and high quality.


Interested? Apply now! for the wintersemester 2024/2025