Master of Engineering in Automotive Designs
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
EUR 1,500 / per semester *
31 Mar 2024
Earliest start date
01 Sep 2024
* per semester
Innovative and International
- Build your career in automotive systems;
- Study in the heart of the European automotive industry;
- Learn to work in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment;
- Study in English – live in Germany.
"An experience that changes your life" - Alfonso Rivera, ASM class of 2014
In recent years, automotive systems have increased in number, scope, and complexity. The automotive industry is faced with an enormous challenge due to the rise in competition and steadily increasing requirements regarding cost, active and passive safety, and fuel economy.
These challenges can only be met by expanding and cross-linking the present automotive systems. In spite of increasing complexity, systems with greater safety, availability, and reliability have to be realized.
The development of such systems demands specialist qualifications and knowledge plus the ability and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary and international team. The aim of the course is to communicate these skills.
The Esslingen master's programs were among the first to be accredited in Germany, and are regularly reaccredited by the ASIIN. The ASIIN is responsible for examining and certifying STEM university programs, as well as interdisciplinary programs containing STEM subjects. The ASM program has worked closely with the ASIIN to help ensure its continued development of high quality and international recognition.
The Automotive Systems Program
Scientific Work, Documentation, Defence
Major in Vehicle Systems
- Ride and Handling: Handling, Suspension Modeling
- Powertrain: Transmission Systems, Transmission Control, Engine
- Control Systems
Major in Automotive IT
- Automotive Communications: Onboard and Off-board
- Communication Systems, Man-Machine-Interactions (MMI)
- Reliable Embedded Systems: Safety and Security, Selected Topics
on Real-Time Systems
Simulation And Control 2
Mathematical Methods In Engineering:
Numerical Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Lab FEM
Automotive Systems and Software Architectures, Automotive
Systems Development Process and System Test
Simulation and Control 1:
Basic Control, Advanced Control, Lab and Simulation Control
Vehicles Technology Or Electronics, Sensors, and Measurement Technology
Language And Culture Program in September
Additionally, the German class is offered a parallel to the course of study afterward.
Total Duration: 3 Semesters (18 months)
Build your career in Automotive Systems
The program is designed for students who wish to become highly qualified engineers in the field of automotive systems, who wish to work in the development of feedback control systems, automotive software, and automotive electronics. Students have to choose one of the three majors:
- Software-Based Automotive Systems
- Vehicle Dynamics
- Car Electronics
Graduates who choose the major "Software-Based Automotive Systems" will have the chance to work in the field of development, market launch and supervision of vehicle series production of suitable and innovative car communication systems and of safe software.
Graduates who choose the major "Vehicle Dynamics" will have the chance to work in the field of development and testing of innovative automotive functions for steering, suspension, and powertrain to improve ride & handling, stability, driveability, and fuel economy.
Graduates who choose the major "Car Electronics" will have the chance to work in the field of specification, development, and testing of control units and their integration in the car, taking into account car-specific basic conditions like function, packaging, and EMC.
Learn to work in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment
The ASM program reflects the needs of globally-oriented companies. We offer the opportunity for students from diverse cultural backgrounds to study, work and live together. This is made possible through active contact with partner universities in many countries throughout the world. The intercultural co-operation on project work is also of added value to master's students.