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Would you like to work on an interesting research project and publish your findings? Then apply for a research project in one of our study programmes Master Automotive Systems Engineering, Master Electrical Systems Engineering, Master Mechtronics and Robotics and Master Mechanical Engineering. Each of our 4 Master Programmes in Engineering offers the Focus in Research which can be studied fully in English language. Excellent technical laboratory equipment for individual specializations awaits you. 

We offer also the possibility to do a double degree together with the UTHM in Malaysia within the framework of a Research Master.

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Sarah Harst, Master Automotive Systems Engineering
We deal with current industry topics such as driver assistance and alternative drive concepts. The range of elective subjects is diverse and offers room for individual specializations. In interdisciplinary projects, the focus is on finding solutions and teamwork.
Sarah Harst, Master Automotive Systems Engineering


Degree: Master of Engineering
3 Semester: 90 ECTS
Language: English
Location: Heilbronn Sontheim
Study form: Full-time
Start: Summer term & Winter term
Deadline: March 10 & September 23

Please be aware: Newly enrolled international students who are not from EU/EEA countries have to pay tuition fees of EUR 1,500 per semester. Students from EU/EEA countries have to pay a semester fee of 149 €.

Course of study

Each of our 4 Master Programms in Engineering (Automotive Systems Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics, Electrical Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) offer a focus in Research which can be studied fully in English language.

Enrolled in the focus Research you work intensively in a research project (30 ECTS) under supervision of one of our professors. For your application, you need to apply to one of the below listed research topics. If you are interested in one of these topics and you need further information, please contact the mentioned supervisor by email well before applying to the programm. The research topics have been internally assessed in a defined process in order to allow for research on a high level.

Aside from the research project you have a mandatory lecture in Research Management (5 ECTS). For the remaining 25 ECTS of lectures you chose from a broad range of engineering topics. The choice of the lectures is done in accordance with the supervisor of your research project.

The program ends with your Master Thesis (30 ECTS) and a required peer-reviewed publication.

Please do not hesitate to contact us (contacts see below) well in advance in order to clarify all open questions.

See also in Quick-Links Master Programmes for the complete program structure (Studien- und Prüfungsordnung).

Research Projects

Examples of already processed projects

The project is already being worked on.

The project is already being worked on

We offer the possibility to do a double degree together with the UTHM in Malaysia within the framework of a Research Master. You will study the first semester in Heilbronn and spend the two following semesters (research project and master thesis) in Batu Bahat at UTHM. After successful completion of your studies, you will then have both the German and the Malaysian Master. For further information, please get in touch with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Gleiter (uwe.gleiter@hs-heilbronn.de).

Admission requirements and application

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. We are working on a process to do the recognition by our self and hope to start with it end of July 2024.

Please note: Requirement for admission is also a grade 2.5 or better (German grading scale) in the Bachelor degree.


Studierende Forschungsmaster auf Tagung

On 17 July 2023, Marisa Ehemann and Moritz Allmendinger successfully presented their scientific papers prepared in the research focus of the Master's degree programme Electrical Systems Engineering at the IEEE - International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2023 in Lemgo. In both of the students' research projects, the industrial application of artificial intelligence for system prognosis and the integration of reinforcement learning was developed. The projects were supervised by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nicolaj Stache and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Tränkle. The Master of Engineering with the focus on research offers the opportunity to work intensively on a research project and to publish the findings in a scientific paper.