Automotive Engineering aims at designing an ecologically sustainable mobility seamlessly across system boundaries:
- which vehicle concepts match tomorrow´s mobility requirements?
- which power train and energy storage system solutions do we need?
- How are vehicles and power trains produced, and what are the production steps?
- How will vehicle interiors change once digitalization and autonomous piloting become more widespread in tomorrow´s vehicles?
We look at these issues across all systems and – to use industry terms – from the perspective of an integration of vehicles and power trains.
The bachelor degree program has three parts:
- Semester 1 through 4:
Mandatory courses (modules) covering the basics of vehicle technology and engineering science
- Semester 5 and 6:Specialization in one of the two areas of specialization: “vehicle body and interior” or “power train technology”, mandatory electives as per the area of specialization and an elective
- Semester 7:
practical project followed by the bachelor thesis
The area of specialization „vehicle body and interior” focuses on the
- design and production of a lightweight vehicle body structure in steel, aluminum and CRP
- importance of crash design and the functionality of occupant safety systems (e.g. airbags)
- evolving development of the vehicle interior from a driver-centric layout to a lifestyle-oriented area
· understanding that virtual reality in vehicle construction implies the command of virtual methods of simulation throughout all stages of vehicle design
The area of specialization “power train technology” focuses on
- basics and the optimization of conventional power train technologies used in gasoline and diesel engines
- concepts for electrical and hybrid vehicle drives including the resulting challenges
- basics of alternative fuels and combustion engines
- gear technology as an important element in fuel and emissions reduced operations of conventional and hybrid vehicles
- basics and optimization of energy storage systems, electronics and gears