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International Automotive Engineering

FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences

18 months
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The Master's degree in International Automotive Engineering is offered by FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences. Within this program, 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.

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Course modules in this International Automotive Engineering course at FH Aachen - University of Applied Sciences cover the vehicle's main domains in the area of powertrain (ICE, electric machines, transmission), energy storage systems (chemically, electrically, hydraulically), body (design, material, hybrid), safety, vehicle concepts and others.

Students have a free choice of subjects from two module catalogues: "General Automotive Engineering", "Advanced Automotive Engineering" catalogues. Further qualifications 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.


Graduates will be proficient in relevant technological areas like energy efficiency, exhaust and acoustic emissions, mechatronics, light weight material, structural fatigue and durability.

The programme provides in-depth knowledge of industrial design approaches and research topics with regard to real-world vehicle requirements, market developments and legislative constraints.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Control Technology
  • Environmental Effects of Vehicle Powertrain
  • Vehicle Acoustics
  • Vehicle Engineering - FEM-Simulation and Application
  • Advanced Automotive Electronics
  • Design of Electronic Powertrain Management Systems
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Global Automotive Homologation and Mass-Production Release
  • Powertrain Calibration Propulsion Systems
  • Transmission Modelling and Calibration
  • Climate Change Impact on the Automotive Sector

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


  • 3 semesters (90 Credits) or 4 semesters with Dual Degree (120 Credits)


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a Bachelor-degree (B. Eng with 7 Semester = 210 ECTS) in Automotive-Engineering or Mechanical-Engineering with corresponding majors
  • a Diplom-Ingenieur-degree (Dipl.-Ing. FH or TU/TH) in Automotive-Engineering or Mechanical-Engineering with corresponding majors
  • Filled out application form
  • Filled out subjects coverage list
  • Curriculum-Vitae (personal data sheet)
  • Copy of certificate of the first university-degree with a complete study-subject and grade overview
  • Applicants, whose study qualification was achieved at a university outside the Bologna countries, must send a certified copy of the "Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - General Test" result. Application documents without GRE at the application deadline will not be processed.
  • Study applicants, who did not acquire their study qualification at a German-speaking university, have to prove their German language knowledgethrough a "Zertifikat Deutsch B1".
  • Proof of English language skill (TOEFL/IELTS)

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

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  • We do not have any tuition fees. Students only need to pay a social contribution and student activity fee per semester (306,83 €)

Living costs for Aachen

813 - 1131 EUR /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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