The master’s degree course offers a more in-depth treatment of the area of innovative, sustainable mobility concepts, with a particular focus is on the role of the automotive segment. The main emphasis is on linking alternatives in the area of drive technologies, innovative control concepts and systematic concept implementation.
Automotive & Mobility Management (in German) (M. A.)
Master of Arts
Summer & Winter
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Shaping mobility is a key challenge for the future. Public and private transport are becoming increasingly intermeshed. Companies in the automotive industry face the strategic issue of moving from being developers, producers and sellers of automobiles to becoming comprehensive providers of mobility services. A sustainable transportation and mobility strategy requires fresh ideas in terms of technical innovation but also in relation to systematic mobility management. The Automotive & Mobility Management course teaches both technical and methodological skills and is aimed at interdisciplinary graduates with a background in either economics or engineering.
The Automotive & Mobility Management course consists of two full-time study semesters, followed by a third semester for writing a master’s dissertation. The course is structured into the topic areas of Automotive, Mobility and Management. The individual modules are shown in the diagram. Certain parts of the programme may be taught in English.
Please Note: The language of instruction is German and English. But this master programme is mainly taught in German. Only some courses are taught in English.
Evidence of the following qualifications has to be provided for admission to the master’s degree course in Automotive & Mobility Management (AMM):
- An economics or engineering degree from a German university with at least 210 ECTS credit points and or an equivalent qualification from a university in Germany or abroad. A certificate must be submitted as proof. The Examination Commission decides on equivalence.
The master’s degree course AMM is subject to limited admissions for capacity reasons. 10 - 12 students are currently admitted per semester. Admission is according to the THI admission regulations based on the grade attained by the student in their previous degree (ranking).
You will find information on the application procedure here.
The following link contains information for applicants from abroad concerning the application procedure.
NOTE on 180 ECTS:
Can I apply even if I have obtained less than 210 ECT (normally 180 ECTS) in my previous bachelor’s degree?
It is possible to apply for the AMM master’s degree with less than 210 ECTS; however, proof of compensation of the missing 30 ECTS has to be provided no later than the end of the application period by means of:
• proof of practical experience outside the degree course which corresponds to the practical semester of a bachelor’s degree in economics or engineering in terms of content and scope, or
• proof of practical or theoretical study and examinations passed at a German or foreign university in addition to the student’s first degree which corresponds in content and scope to the demands of a bachelor's degree in economics or engineering.
Please see the Study and Examination Regulations for details.
The master’s degree Automotive & Mobility Management can be taken as a dual studies course. The requirement for this is matriculation at THI as a master’s degree student and a total practical period of at least 34 weeks at ONE company. Since the course is essentially designed as a full-time course, this practical period would mainly have to be covered between semesters For more detailed information on dual studies options, please consult the Career Service & Student Counselling Office.
The qualification profile gained in completing the course enables students to take on highly qualified specialised positions and management tasks, in particular with an automobile manufacturer, automotive supplier or mobility service provider as well as organisations in the transport sector in general.
The skills acquired include the ability to draw up a strategic concept for the future design of mobility services through to concrete implementation of such concepts in the relevant context.
Subject-related practical experience and internships are an advantage but not a pre-requisite.
The Automotive & Mobility Management course combines approaches to mobility issues from both the economic and the engineering perspective. As a result, students with more of an economics background should certainly have an interest in technological solutions as well as in the control methods used by IT and communication technology. In the case of students from an engineering background, they should be interested in economic issues relating to technological solutions. However, it is not necessary to have a detailed, fundamental of the ‘other’ field prior to starting the course.
Mobility issues can relate to local and regional traffic problems and they can also have an international impact. The focus is certainly on central issues such as the problems in international megacities (e.g. Mexico City, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro) and the international interlinking of passenger and goods transport. Even though mobility issues always have to be adapted to the given local situation, the underlying issues of traffic flow, environmental pollution and mobility services are always raised within an international context in terms of the application of solutions.
The interdisciplinary approach of the course is reflected in the teaching line-up. Modules are taught by lecturers from all three faculties. In addition to this, lecturers from the automotive industry and the field of electromobility provide a practical perspective for students.
Recommended English language level
In this degree course, some modules are taught in English. Furthermore, it is possible to write seminar papers and final theses in English. This can be an opportunity if the seminar papers and final theses are written in cooperation with international companies. For a successful participation in the modules, as well as a successful completion of seminar papers and final theses, a level of C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is recommended.
Possibilities to achieve the recommended language level
Students who do not have the recommended language level at the beginning of the study can earn this level during their studies through the offers of the THI Language Centre. This offer includes e.g. Business English, Refresher courses in grammar and spelling, and TOEFL preparation courses. In addition, the THI Language Centre provides individual advice to students on how to improve the English language level.
Why did you opt for the master’s degree course Automotive & Mobility Management?
Barbara K, second semester: “The course is a great combination of technology and business administration topics. If you want to work in the automotive industry later, it's important to have a grasp of the basics such as how cars work and what issues will be important in the future. The course involves a whole range of projects with different companies, so there’s definitely a strong practical element."
A full list of documents is provided in the application tool.
Here you will also find detailed requirements in terms of the form in which the documents have to be submitted. All documents initially have to be uploaded online.
In the event of admission to the master's degree course, certain documents then have to be submitted as an original or as a certified copy.
The bachelor’s degree certificate can be submitted later provided evidence is submitted before the regular application deadline that the applicant will complete their first degree course at the end of the current semester with 210 ECTS points. This is done by uploading a recent transcript of records and proof of the final ECTS credits earned upon graduation (for example, excerpt study and examination regulation). Whatever happens, the final certificate or confirmation of successful completion of the first degree must be submitted no later than at matriculation.
It is not possible to provide information about the NC (numerus clausus – admission restriction) for the master’s degree course at the time of application because it will not yet have been determined at this point.
Your admission cannot be reviewed until you have submitted your application documents. It is not possible to make a definitive statement without looking at the certificates first.
Waiting semesters are not taken into account for application to a master's degree course.
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Study and Examination Regulations
Study and examination regulations (SPO) (only available in German) deal with judicial matters concerning your study course. You find all SPOs on the website of the legal department.
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