The Automotive Engineering programme, taught in German only, aims to provide practice-oriented education based on the latest scientific results and methods, which enable students to work independently as automotive engineers. Considering the specific needs of a modern and innovative automotive technology, students develop during the theoretical and applied modules of study a comprehensive understanding of the complex field of Automotive Engineering.
Automotive Engineering (B. Eng.)
Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)
Yes Dual Offers
Double degree with the CDHAW of Tongji-University/Shanghai
Students get the opportunity to select one field of study out of several options and therefore to adapt the course offer to their special interests and professional expectations. Furthermore, students enhance social and methodical skills. The international profile of the program enables students to face increasing challenges and standards of global markets.
The regular period of study consists of seven semesters. The program is divided into two modules. The introductory module covers two theoretical semesters. The second module includes four theoretical semesters and a practical semester. Starting with the sixth semester, students will have to choose between "Drive train and chassis" and "Car body technology and design".
Major Fields of Study
Drive Train and Chassis
- Automotive physics
- Drive engineering
- Automotive mechatronics
- Hybrid drives
Car Body Technology and Design
- Car body technology
- Joining technology
- Surface engineering
Learning and working methods of Engineering and Business, Mathematics for engineers, Computer Science for engineers, Materials Engineering, Statics, Introduction to Electronics and Electrical Engineering, English, Design and construction, Mechanics of materials, Cost and investment management, Organization of production and industrial operations management, Project and quality management
Machine elements, Design, construction and CAD, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Measuring technology, Fluid mechanics, Finite Element Method, Introduction to Automotive Engineering, Machine dynamics, Mechatronics, Combustion engines; Mandatory elective subjects, Internship, Major fields of study, Bachelor’s thesis
Engineering Mathematics 1
Engineering IT and Digitalisation
Material Science 1
Principles of Electrical Engineering and Electronics
Engineering Mathematics 2
Materials Science 2
Principles of Mechanical Design
Theory of Strength
Machine Elements 1
Methods of Product Development and CAD
Finite Elements Method
Machine Elements 2
Project: Design and Development
Principles of Automotive Engineering
Measurement and Control Technology
Project and Quality Management
Cost and Investment Management
Driving Dynamics and Simulation
Specialist Elective Module
Focus Area Module 1
Focus Area Module 2
Specialist Elective Module
Seminar: Bachelor‘s Thesis
Focus Area Module 3
Focus Area Module 4
Application period: Application period for the winter semester is May 2nd to 31st of July. Please consider that the online application is only possible in this space of time - applications which reach the university later than July 15th cannot be taken into consideration.
Please find further information on application for bachelor study courses.
Possible if there's a cooperation between the company and THI. Please find further details on our dual studies pages.
You'll eventually find a job as an engineer in the automotive industry, be that in economics, administration or development.
The study programme requires a preparatory internship of at least 12 weeks, which has to be completed before the start of the 4th semester (during semester breaks). The preparatory internship is not part of our admission requirements.
- No general tuition fees - Student’s union contribution per semester only.
General information on scholarship:
Financing your study programme might be a big challenge for you. On our homepage you find different opportunities of financing your academic studies at our university. Link:
Please note that financial aid programmes are mostly not open to foreign students. For scholarships for students from abroad you may have a look here:
Public funding (BAföG) is only available to Germans and to EU citizens if they have spent a considerable part of their education in Germany. The university awards a scholarship called Deutschlandstipendium once a year which cannot fully cover living expenses. Additionally we have limited funds and support some international students for a maximum of one semester. Please do not actively approach the International Office on scholarships, once a year a call for application automatically reaches all international students.
Third party scholarship:
- If you are an applicant from abroad, you may qualify for a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): www.daad.de
- If you are a German students we recommend to research for suitable scholarships on www.mystipendium.de
- Please note that we cannot offer any guidance or support concerning scholarship applications.
We recommend that single students budget at least 700-900 EUR per month to meet personal expenses (accommodation, health insurance, stay, books, semester contribution)
International – and interested in studying here in Ingolstadt? Our International Office will support you with any issues on application, accomodation and more
Our cooperation in the CDHAW-program enables us to offer a double degree with the Tongji-University in Shanghai.
You'll need to prove C1-level German skills for this course. Please note that the Bachelor programme is taught in German only and that you'll be expected to have a thorough understanding of technical terms and extensive skills in spoken and written German also.
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The module handbook contains information on prerequisites, contents, learning outcomes, ECTS points, duration, work load, literature, references of the offered modules and lectures (German language only).
Praktisches Studiensemester (pdf)
Important information on internships and a practical seminar
Study and Examination Regulations
Study and examination regulations (SPO) (German only) deal with judicial matters concerning your study course. For more information please turn to the pages of the legal department.