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International Automotive Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Aachen, Germany
This program in International Automotive Engineering at FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences is basically a 3-semester course of study. Students have the opportunity to participate in a double degree program with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia. 


The course of studies teaches methods and techniques in the field of powertrain and body engineering and deepens the fundamentals of engineering science. Students can freely choose their subjects from the subjects offered in the "General Automotive Engineering" and "Advanced Automotive Engineering" catalogues. Sample curricula are proposed which cover the subject areas "Vehicle powertrain application" and "Vehicle simulation" and allow an overlap-free study with a free choice of subjects.

At FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences we offer a master degree inInternational Automotive Engineering. The Master Automotive training focuses on the integration and calibration of the vehicle driveline as well as on the simulation of vehicle structural behavior, especially of the vehicle body.

The course is taught in English. Presentations by students in English are part of the exercises and internships of the degree programme. Further qualifications that are acquired in the course of studies and which are oriented towards the qualification profile of future engineers are project management, data management, the operation of test facilities and the development of software for virtual product development. The programme concludes with a project-related master thesis and a colloquium. Graduates receive the title of Master of Science (M.Sc.). 

Programme Structure

  • The course of studies was designed together with the industrial faculty advisory board in a practical manner. 
  • Most of the lecturers have many years of experience in the relevant industry or large-scale research. 
  • Training in a qualification network with selected partners from industry and research ensures a high degree of practical relevance of the master's degree contents to be taught as well as the integration of new industrial developments into the degree programme.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • a Bachelor-degree (B. Eng with 7 Semester = 210 ECTS) in Automotive-Engineering or Mechanical-Engineering with correspondingly major-study
  • a Diplom-Ingenieur-degree (Dipl.-Ing. FH or TU/TH) in Automotive-Engineering or Mechanical-Engineering with correspondingly major-study
  • a University-degree (B. Eng with 7 Semester = 210 ECTS) in another equivalent engineering study

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Aachen

  • 813 - 1140 EUR/month
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