The Master's degree course Automotive Production Engineering aims at giving a deep and detailed theoretical, technical and practical understanding of production systems in the automotive environment and their strategic, planning, and operational development processes in conjunction with the product development.
Automotive Production Engineering (M. Eng.)
Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)
Yes Dual Offers
Regarding manufacturing technologies, engineering processes and production strategies, the applicant is familiar with the current level of knowledge and is able to expand his/her knowledge base independently in the complex field of production. The knowledge acquired in the Masters Automotive Production Engineering enables graduates to deal with qualified specialist and management tasks in the field of production, factory planning or technology development. They might as well aim at continuing to do a doctorate.
In addition to ex-cathedra teaching, the programme includes both an Scientific Research Seminar (former Individual Project) in the 1st semester and a Group Project in the 2nd semester, having 5 ECTS each. This project works are always a full semester time activity. Under the supervision of a university senior lecturer the student will be introduced to industrial problems and scientific working methods.
Engineering Processes in Automotive Industry
Production and Logistics Networks
Adv. Manufacturing Techologies
Cost Engineering & Riskmanagement
Automation and Equipment
Technology Development & Innovation management
Digital Technologies in Engineering
Production System & Plant Design
Applications for this degree may be submitted through the online application system from November 15th-January 15th for the summer 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 regarding the application process here. (if you get to a German website, please press the English button "en" in the menue bar again)
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!).
Graduates would be suited for following job profiles:
- production planner
- plant and operating resource planner
- plant developer
- production engineer
- planning and production management or technology developer.
Total fees are at about 50-60 Euro student’s union fee per semester.
General information on scholarship:
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)
Students will have to document considerable experience in the field of automotive production as well as proof of their English skills. The new requirements for the course are:
- The successful completion of a Bachelor´s or "Diplom"-degree in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Mechatronics 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
- A successfully passed aptitude test (according to § 4 of Examination Regulations) with following criteria: documented proof of experience in the field of Automotive Production by internship and/or project work/academic papers.
- Proof of sufficient English language skills, documented by an English test (Level B2) all equivalent can be found here (Allgemeine Satzungen - Anerkannte Englischtests B2)
- After the first Semester knowledge of the German language, as certified by the Goethe-Certificate level A1, or by equivalent certification. This certification is not required for the application and of applicants who have completed their university degree in the German language or when the applicant is a citizen of a country where German is spoken as a first language.
The above named requirements may also be changed for the coming application period, so please inform yourself again on our website before you apply.
GRE is not required. The selection of the applicants is based on grades and the results of the aptitude test. However, check the visa regulations. It may be that TOEFL/IELTS is required in order to get a visa.
Language courses in German are offered every semester to help students improve their language skills.
THI does not run any student housing – neither on-campus nor off-campus – and therefore cannot provide you with accommodation. Below is a link, which helps finding accommodation in Ingolstadt.
Our International office / counselling is established especially for the international academic programs. The International Office provides an all-round service to help you with all necessary prearrangements for the organization of your study and everyday life in Ingolstadt.
The module handbook is the guide to all modules of the degree programme. It contains information on prerequisites, contents, learning outcomes, ECTS points, duration, work load, literature and references.
Study and Examination Regulations
Study and examination regulations (SPO) deal with judicial matters concerning your study course. Please turn to the pages of the legal department for Statutes of this course.
For any questions on requirements, exams regulations and more, please turn to the Service Center Study Affairs.