The Automotive Engineering Master's programme, held in German, is the logical next step towards a thorough education in the field. Graduates in one of our bachelor courses in the automotive sector will deepen their understanding of technical development and evolution, and will put an extra focus on drive and body of the car as well as on mechatronic components like driver assistance systems.
Automotive Engineering (M. Eng.)
Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)
Summer & Winter
Yes Dual Offers
Building on a bachelor’s degree course in automotive engineering, mechanical engineering or a related subject, students undergo in-depth training in the area of motor vehicle development. All the main vehicle components are covered such as powertrain and body as well as mechatronic elements such as driver assistance systems. In addition, students also acquire an in-depth knowledge of modern development methods and the relevant software.
The programme is rounded off with advanced study of mathematical and scientific theory in areas such as lightweight construction, multi-body systems in automotive engineering and mathematical methods as applicable to automotive engineering.
As such the course provides an excellent basis for challenging assignments in the area of vehicle development as well as allowing students to embark on a programme of doctoral studies.
This degree programme is offered as a full-time course. The course consists of three theory semesters, whereby most of the third semester is spent writing the master’s thesis.
Engine Technology and Simulation
CAFD / FEM
Driver Assistance Systems
Vehicle Concepts/Lightweight Construction
Multi-body Systems in Automotive Engineering
Mathematical Methods in Automotive Engineering
Applications for this degree may be submitted through the online application system from November 15th – January 15th in case of admission for the summer term and May 2nd – July 15th in case of admission for the winter term.
The successful completion of a Bachelor's or "Diplom"-degree in Engineering or Science, or an equivalent degree at a German university with a minimum of 210 credit points (in conformity with General Examination Regulations) - or - the successful completion of an equivalent degree at a foreign university. Admission restrictions are decided for each semester and are usually published in April each year. The average mark required and the waiting time for receiving a place are not decided in advance, but depend on the number of applicants and available capacity.
Please find further information on master application here.
Possible if there's a cooperation between the company and THI. Please find further details here.
The course gives graduates a wide range of career options. This master’s degree especially qualifies students for careers in automobile development with manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive industry. Particular importance is also attached to pursuing the theoretical scientific fundamentals in greater depth, enabling students to embark on a doctorate programme or a career in the scientific field.
- 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)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manuela Waltz
Phone: +49 841 9348-3530
The module handbook (German only) contains information on prerequisites, contents, learning outcomes, ECTS points, duration, work load, literature, references of the offered modules and lectures.
Module Handbook Master SS 2023 (pdf)
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