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Design and Development for Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, M.Eng.

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The Design and Development for Mechanical and Automotive Engineering students from Esslingen University of Applied Sciences gain core competence in problem-solving know-how, based on networked knowledge in design, development, simulation and production technology. Strong focus is placed on the ability to communicate confidently in the international environment of modern industry.

The aim of this course is to prepare students for a challenging job in the core areas of design and development within the globalized mechanical engineering and automotive engineering industry. Graduates of the DDM program usually continue to a career in the following areas: the automotive industry and its component suppliers, the mechanical engineering industry, the process engineering industry and engineering consultancy.

Study In The Heart Of The European Automotive And Mechanical Engineering Industry

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences has a long tradition in educating mechanical and automotive engineers. Founded in 1914 as the Royal College for Mechanical Engineering, the university has always taken advantage of its location in one of the major centres of European industry, and is therefore closely linked to the nearby companies. 

These include many global technological leaders in mechanical and automotive engineering, such as Daimler, Bosch, Festo, Porsche, Index and many others. These strong connections to the industry are especially important when it comes to the placement of the student’s master's thesis.

Jobs After Graduation

About 90% of our M.Eng. alumni live in Germany after graduation.

Starting Salary

The yearly starting salary of our M.Eng. graduates is, on average, between 50,000€ and 60,000€.


Most of our graduates carry on to a career with Bosch or Daimler. Our top 5 starting companies are:

  • Bosch
  • Daimler
  • MBTech
  • Porsche


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. 

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Numerical Methods
  • Design and Development
  • Advanced Strength of Materials
  • Vibrations and Acoustics
  • Integrity of Structures
  • Dynamics

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended (original or certified copies)
  • Graduation diploma from each college or university attended (original or certified copies)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (not necessary for Indian applicants)
  • Original APS for all applicants whose first degree is from PR China, Vietnam or Mongolia
  • Recommendation Forms
  • Transcript Evaluation Form
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae

        Tuition Fee

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          1500 EUR/semester
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        Living costs for Esslingen

        • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
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