M.Sc. Automotive Engineering

30. August 2011–30. September 2013

Aachen | On Request

» Course Format: Masters

Enrolled students

The last intake for the programme has been in 2011. Enrolled students find all information for academic matters, such as examination rules, practical information and downloads in our students section.

 

Prospective students

This course is discontinued within RWTH International Academy - the last intake with us was in 2011. The course will be offered from October 2013 under leadership of the ika, Institute for Automotive Engineering. For more information concerning the application process, please refer to the website of the institute. If you should have any further question, regarding the programme please do not hesitate to contact the staff of the ika  via: masterprog@ika.rwth-aachen.de

 

Summer School Automotive and Mobility Studies

RWTH International Academy still offers a summer course in cooperation with ika, and VKA, in the field of alternative vehicle propulsion systems. This course is a nice option for prospective Master students to get a head start in Aachen before their programme starts, as well as for Bachelor students from all over the world, to experience a summer of fun and excellent science and research. Pleas visit the Summer School Website to learn more about the courses, especiall the one in Automotive & Mobility Studies.

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The programme Master of Science in Automotive Engineering focuses on all disciplines within Automotive Systems Engineering, including conception, development, design and construction and the manufacturing process of vehicles. The lectures, seminars and workshops are directly influenced by the ongoing research at the RWTH Aachen University, thus ensuring an up-to-date and innovative curriculum. The Master programme particularly aims to enhance the students’ ability to lead and coordinate project teams and to strengthen their skills in scientific documentation and communication.

 

Structure

The programme "Automotive Engineering" consists of compulsory and elective courses. The compulsory courses cover the fundamentals of Automotive Engineering and include lectures such as Automotive Engineering, Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals, Production Management, Quality Management, Machine Design Process and Tribology.

Elective courses are chosen from a list of subjects, such as the Dynamics of Machines, Fundamentals of Light Weight Design, Industrial Engineering, Ergonomics and Work Organisation, Internal Combustion Engines, Laser Technique (Process) or Manufacturing Technology.

In addition to the course work, students of Automotive Engineering must also complete the following:

  • A German language course
  • A nine-week industrial internship
  • A study-integrated mini-thesis
  • A four-month Master thesis.

 

Programme Objective

Graduates from the Institute of Automotive Engineering benefit from excellent career opportunities in diverse industrial companies, such as OEMs, suppliers and engineering and consulting companies. The Master's degree awarded by the RWTH is recognised worldwide and qualifies graduates for further PhD studies. Moreover, graduates of the programme will have developed the ability to act independently and in an application-oriented manner.

 

Curriculum Automotive Engineering

This curriculum is valid for students of the intake 2011.

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This course is discontinued within RWTH International Academy - the last intake with us was in 2011.

The course will be offered from October 2013 under leadership of the ika, Institute for Automotive Engineering. For more information concerning the application process, please refer to the website of the institute.

If you should have any further question, please do not hesitate to contact the staff of the ika  via: masterprog@ika.rwth-aachen.de

 

Institute of Automotive Engineering (ika)

The scientific leadership for Automotive Engineering lies with the ika under the leadership of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein. Automotive Engineering is a major focus of the portfolio of RWTH Aachen University in education and research. It is regarded as one of the leading universities worldwide and the most important one in Europe.  The ika covers all road transport systems, cars, buses, trucks and motorbikes.

Today it has more than 60 engineers, about 40 technical staff and over 100 student assistants working in specialized working groups: chassis, body, drivetrain, electronics, acoustic and traffic.

 

Scientific Director of MSc. Automotive Engineering

Univ.- Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein
Institute of Automotive Engineering (ika)
Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen, Germany

 

Contact for Students

Dipl.-Ing. Jens Klimke

Institute of Automotive Engineering (ika)
Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen, Germany
Email: masterprog@ika.rwth-aachen.de

More information: www.ika.rwth-aachen.de