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International Automotive Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Master's degree programme "International Automotive Engineering" is offered by the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. Within this programme, students are taught the technological basics and in-depth knowledge in the conception and the development of passenger cars and commercial vehicles. This comprises technical vehicle design with regard to market, legislative and manufacturing requirements.


he 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.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.). The programme is accredited by the accreditation authority AQAS.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Advanced Control Technology
  • Advanced CAD Methods
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Environmental Effects of Vehicle Powertrain
  • Master Thesis
  • Colloquium
  • Vehicle Acoustics
  • Vehicle Engeineering - FEM-Simulation and Application
  • Advanced Automotive Electronics
  • Design of Electronic Powertrain Management Systems

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

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

In addition to the general requirements for enrollment, a requirement for access tothe Master's programmes is the completion of a relevant degree of at least 7semesters’ duration. It needs to be successfully completed with the award ofBachelor or any other qualifying degree (e.g. Diplom).  In addition to programmes that have specifically those disciplines as an integral part, mechanical engineering courses with corresponding study focus are also acceptable. International students from Partner Universities have to prove, that they have accomplished the required courses that are stated in the cooperation contract

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

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Living costs for Aachen

  • 813 - 1140 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Unfortunately, the FH Aachen does not have the resources to offer scholarships in order to finance studies. The following organisations award scholarships to foreign students:
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
  • Foundations (Stiftungen)
  • For students studying business and architecture from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegowina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary or Belarus, scholarships are awarded by the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung.

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