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RWTH Aachen University


Automotive Engineering

Subjects: Automotive Engineering,Automotive,Engineering,Technology

M.Sc. | Master of Science

⏳  Duration
3 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
310 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

In this program, students dive into the technological essentials and advanced knowledge needed for designing and developing passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, and off-highway vehicles. The curriculum covers technical vehicle design, considering market demands, legislative requirements, and manufacturing processes. Course modules span all major vehicle domains, including chassis, body, drivetrain, safety, and driver assistance systems. Graduates will master key technological areas such as vehicle dynamics, energy efficiency, acoustics, mechatronics, structural fatigue, and durability. The program also delves into industrial design approaches and research topics, focusing on real-world vehicle requirements, market trends, and legislative constraints. This comprehensive education ensures students are well-prepared to meet the challenges of the automotive industry.

Program Information

Study Location Aachen
Start Semester Summer, Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 3 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 310 EUR
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Qualification Requirements

A recognized first university degree according to § 3 (4) GER is required to be eligible for admission. (2) To meet the subject-specific requirements allowing them to successfully complete the master’s course in Automotive Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, applicants must have the necessary knowledge and skills evidenced by credit points (CP) in the following areas: • A total of 120 CP from the fields of engineering, mathematics and the natural sciences, excluding internships. • These 120 CP must have been awarded for assessments comparable to those required by the following basic modules of the RWTH bachelor's program in mechanical engineering. A detailed description of the knowledge and skills required can be found in Appendix 4. ISSUED BY DIVISION 1.1 OF DEPARTMENT 1.0 ON BEHALF OF THE RECTOR OF RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY Templergraben 55, 52056 Aachen | Tel. +49 241 80-99091 | Fax. +49 241 80-92664 | NUMBER 2020/150 4/28 Module CP Mechanics I Mechanics II 18 Mechanics III Machine Design I 13 Introduction to CAD Machine Design I Machine Design IIII Thermodynamics I 7 Thermodynamics II Heat and Mass Transfer I 6 Materials Science I 8 Materials Science II Automatic Control 6 Fluid Mechanics I 6 Mathematics I Mathematics II 17 Mathematics III  Basic vehicle technology modules from the professional field of traffic engineeringautomotive engineering of the bachelor's degree program in mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University to the extent listed or comparable credit points: Module CP Automotive Engineering I (Longitudinal Dynamics) 6 Automotive Engineering II (Vertical and Lateral Dynamics) 6 Mobile Propulsion Fundamentals 4 Mechatronic Systems 6 In addition, all applicants must prove they have successfully passed the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test. Applications without GRE will not be considered. In this test, the following point values must be achieved in the individual areas: Verbal Reasoning: 145 points Quantitative Reasoning: 160 points Analytical Writing: 3 points Applicants who are citizens of a member state of the European Union or of the European Economic Area (EEA) as well as “Bildungsinländerinnen” or “Bildungsinländer”, i.e. nonGerman citizens who have a German school leaving certificate or university degree, are exempt from this rule. ISSUED BY DIVISION 1.1 OF DEPARTMENT 1.0 ON BEHALF OF THE RECTOR OF RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY (3) § 3 (6) GER applies for admission conditional on the completion of additional requirements. (4) For this master’s course of study, English proficiency must be proven according to § 3 (9) GER. (5) Proof of having completed the necessary internships is also required for admission. Such practical work experience in industry must comprise a total of 20 weeks (working days) according to the further provisions in the Guidelines for Internships. These guidelines are part of these examination regulations (Appendix 3). If the scope of the internships completed by the applicant fall short of the practical work to be performed as part of the bachelor's degree program in Mechanical Engineering at RWTH, the Examination Board will only grant admission with the expectation that the student will submit proof of having completed another internship – the extent of which is to be specified in more detail – by the time they register for their master’s thesis. (6) § 3 (12) GER applies when determining whether the admission requirements are met. (7) General regulations for the recognition of credit points are provided in § 13 GER. (8) For graduates of a 6-semester bachelor’s course of study, the Examination Board specifies that students must have attained at least 30 credit points (CP) by the time they register for their master’s thesis. If further additional requirements amounting to more than 30 CP are imposed due to gaps in the foundational academic skills a

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