Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
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Automotive Engineering


Automotive Engineering

Technological leaps in the automotive industry have never been greater. The modern car is like a rolling computer network. In the Automotive Engineering degree program, you will learn to make this network as smart, user-friendly and safe as possible.

Become an expert in the vehicle technology of the future

In this degree program, you'll combine the mechanical fundamentals of vehicles with electrical engineering and computer science. You will study microcomputer technology, electrified drives, digital vehicle development, lithium batteries, fuel cells, autonomous driving and other future topics in the industry.

Our interdisciplinary approach is rare in Germany

In addition, we teach the fundamentals of materials science, automotive engineering, vehicle engines, control engineering, and design and production. Your studies are rounded off with qualifications such as quality and innovation management, business administration and marketing.

This interdisciplinary approach with a focus on mechatronic systems is rare in Germany. It opens up excellent opportunities for you on the job market.

At a glance

Qualification awarded Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)
Application deadline 15.03./15.09.
Start of program Winter semester  & Summer semester
ECTS credit points 210 in total
Standard period of study 7 semesters
Admission prerequisites Pre-study work experience is not required
Accreditation Yes (certificate)


Fakultät für Maschinenbau und Mechatronik
Silke Loykowski

Phone: +49 (0)721 925-1708
Fax: +49 (0)721 925-1707
silke.loykowskispam prevention@h-ka.de

Office hours:
Mo.-Do. 08:00-14:30 Uhr
Freitag 08:00-12:00 Uhr

Geb. F, Raum 114
Moltkestraße 30
76133 Karlsruhe

Who is the program aimed at?

The Automotive Engineering Bachelor's program is suitable for anyone who is passionate about the interplay of design, computer science and electrical engineering in vehicles. Therefore, you should be interested in mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering and physics. In addition, abstraction ability, diligence and logical thinking are important, as are perseverance, the ability to work in a team and an interest in "tinkering" and "fiddling". Or to put it another way: If you like to repair your own car or bicycle yourself, and want to understand how everything works, you will probably feel right at home in this study program.

Student Tim talks about his experience

Tim Plapp is studying Automotive Engineering at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and has just successfully completed his bachelor's thesis. The dedicated working student is a mentor for first-semester students and a member of our High Speed Karlsruhe racing car team. In the interview, he talks about his experiences and gives tips for studying.
To the vehicle technology field report 
To the Automotive Engineering interview

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