International Automotive
Engineering M.Sc.

Dear prospective students, dear students,
dear future automobile experts

Thank you for your interest in our Master's degree programme.

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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.

Course modules 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. 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.

The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology have jointly offered a Double Degree Programme "International Automotive Engineering" since September 2014. Students of both universities spend some time of their studies at the other university and, after four semesters, receive a Master's degree of FH Aachen as well as RMIT University.

More information about the Double Master's Degree Programme can be found on the following websites. Please contact the Aachen programme coordinator in case of further questions.
Thomas Esch