The further qualifying Master’s programme “Technical Development” is based on the contents of the Bachelor’s programme in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at THI. The programme aims to provide students with advanced knowledge of methodology and use of scientific principles for process development.
Technical Development in Mechanical Engineering (M. Eng.)
Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)
Summer & Winter
Yes Dual Offers
Ingolstadt and Amberg
The areas of specialization follow the main objectives of THI and they are in accordance with the specialization areas of the partner universities involved in this program. Advanced theoretical and scientific knowledge qualifies students for doctoral studies or a research career. Furthermore, the program aims to consolidate the analytical and methodological skills and key qualifications of students and to provide them with management know-how and skills.
“Technical Development” is a full-time program which covers three theoretical semesters. The third semester is however reserved for the Master’s thesis. At the beginning of studies, students must choose an area of specialization at Ingolstadt University (Vehicle construction) or at one of its partner universities (at present: Amberg-Weiden University). Students can complete their second semester of specialization at one of the partner universities (article 2, paragraph 1, line 2). The study offer of partner universities is in accordance with their own program and examination regulations.
Fatigue Stability and Fracture Mechanics
Scientific Research Methods
Corrosion and Surface Technology
PLease find all info on master application here.
Application period for the winter term ist May 2 to July 15.
For a start in our summer term, it is Nov. 15 to Jan. 15.
The dual studies programme enables a combination of practical training elements in a company with the theoretical education provided by the university. There is a choice of either the joint model (academic study + vocational training) or the degree course with vocational experience (academic study + intense practical phases). There is an obvious advantage to students here: practically oriented academic study generally enables a particularly smooth transition from university to the world of work. What is more, the student usually receives financial remuneration from the company concerned.
In the joint model, students may start working at the company several months before the start of the first semester, depending on the company concerned. At the start of the course there is an alternation between theory (during the semester) and practical experience (between semesters and during the practical semesters). In order to embark on a dual studies programme, students have to apply to both a company and to THI (be sure to take note of company application deadlines!).
The postgraduate degree course Technical Development in Mechanical Engineering builds on the basis provided by the bachelor’s degree course in Mechanical Engineering and related degree courses. The course gives graduates a wide range of career options. 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. In particular, the course prepares students for careers in related interdisciplinary areas such as:
- Technical development
- Project management
- 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.
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)
The course is held in German, so fluent German with level C1 is a pre-requisite.
- Vehicle construction: Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
- Laser: Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden
- Simulation: Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden
Programme director and Academic Advisor
The module handbook contains information on prerequisites, contents, learning outcomes, ECTS points, duration, work load, literature, references of the offered modules and lectures.
Module Handbook Master TE WS 2022/23 (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.