The degree of Master of Automotive Systems Engineering combines the various disciplines of mechanics, electronics and informatics with a focus on automobile systems. You will deepen your competence in selected disciplines. We impart methodological skills for the systematic and creative solution of demanding technical problems of the automotive industry. These include automated driving and the development of new transmission and vehicle concepts. Small teams of students tackle work on specific tasks from industry. The tasks can be of a constructive, experimental or theoretical nature. The wide range of elective subjects  and the option to take elective subjects of other faculties or universities (including from abroad) will provide you with a well-rounded professional profile. 
 
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Overview

Abschluss: Master of Engineering
3 Semester: 90 ECTS
Sprache: Deutsch
Standort: Heilbronn Sontheim
Studienform: Vollzeit
Studienbeginn: Sommersemester & Wintersememster
Bewerbungsfrist: January 15 & July 15
The Focus Research can also be studied in English!

Career Opportunities

After completing your studies, you can expect excellent career and job prospects: With the degree of Master of Engineering in Automotive Systems Engineering you are well prepared to solve current and future development problems of a regionally and globally active industry. The pathway to PhD is also open to you. 

Programme Structure Focus Engineering

Selected topics from Maths 1
Selected topics from Maths 2
Product and quality Management

In addition to the compulsory courses (see above), in the first two semesters you will choose your specialised subject from the range of specialisations.

Specialised elective subjects:

Mechanical systems

  • Exhaust treatment
  • Active suspension systems
  • Selected topics in internal combustion engines
  • Test bench engineering / drive train laboratory work
  • System identification
    • Virtual product development 

    Electronic systems

  • Autonomous systems: Architecture and planning
  • Autonomous systems: Deep learning
  • Autonomous systems: Path planning and control
  • Autonomous systems: Perception and situational understanding
  • Computational intelligence
  • Computer graphics and multimedia
  • Digital signal processing and pattern recognition
  • EMC in electronic systems
  • Laboratory work in electric mobility systems   

  • You will be able to practically apply this knowledge in your project work module. Small teams of students tackle work on specific tasks from industry. The tasks can be of a constructive, experimental or theoretical nature.

    The wide range of elective subjects (see study and examination regulations) and the option to take elective subjects of other faculties or universities (including from abroad) will provide you with a well-rounded professional profile. 
    Leadership and Communication
    Design of Experiments
    Digital filters or Numerical Methods


    In addition to the compulsory courses (see above), in the first two semesters you will choose your specialised subject from the range of specialisations.

    Specialized elective subjects:

    Mechanical systems

  • Exhaust treatment
  • Active suspension systems
  • Selected topics in internal combustion engines
  • Test bench engineering / drive train laboratory work
  • System identification
  • Virtual product development
  • Process design in product development


  • Electronic systems

  • Autonomous systems: Architecture and planning
  • Autonomous systems: Deep learning
  • Autonomous systems: Path planning and control
  • Autonomous systems: Perception and situational understanding
  • Computational intelligence
  • Computer graphics and multimedia
  • Digital signal processing and pattern recognition
  • EMC in electronic systems
  • Laboratory work in electric mobility systems

    You will be able to practically apply this knowledge in your project work module. Small teams of students tackle work on specific tasks from industry. The tasks can be of a constructive, experimental or theoretical nature.

    The wide range of elective subjects (see study and examination regulations) and the option to take elective subjects of other faculties or universities (including from abroad) will provide you with a well-rounded professional profile.

  • Master’s thesis with colloquium (30 ECTS)
    You will undertake this either in a laboratory of Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences or in collaboration with industry.

    Do you have a technical business concept that you would like to pursue and further develop? We will support you with the technical expertise and equipment of our faculty and and the necessary business skills. These can include the development of a business model, business plan and innovation management of the degree programme Master Entrepreneurship. You will thus receive support for your own projects and ideas from teachers from Engineering, Business Administration and IT. 


    Would you like to work on an interesting and innovative Research Project and publish your findings? 

    The Focus Research can be studied in English!


    Admission Requirements and Selection Procedure

    Before applying to Heilbronn University, non-German Bachelor degrees need to be declared equivalent to a German first degree. More information about the recognition of foreign degrees is available here: https://www.htwg-konstanz.de/en/academics/studienkolleg/application

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