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Vehicle and engine technology

Study structure according to PO version 2015


The master’s program is designed for a standard period of 4 semesters and aims to expand and deepen the knowledge acquired in the bachelor’s degree.

The first semester serves to a large extent to homogenize knowledge in order to give all students the opportunity to work on basic knowledge of the "Vehicle and Engine Technology" bachelor's degree if necessary. During the first two semesters, students specialize in two subject areas. One of them must come from the specialization area "automotive technology", "automotive mechatronics", "vehicle drives" or "automated and networked driving". The second specialization can also come from one of the above-mentioned specializations or a "mechanical engineering import specialization".

The specializations are each flanked by a so-called basic subject. Within the framework of two further elective compulsory subjects with options, the knowledge is broadened and rounded off by a non-technical - also selectable - key qualification. The last two semesters are used for self-study.

In the third semester, a specialist internship is completed in industry and a student project is written.

In the fourth semester the graduation takes place with the master's thesis, which is usually written in one of the two specializations and can also run in industry. The master's degree qualifies students for the fundamental analysis and solution of industrial tasks, and in particular for research work. It is a prerequisite for a doctorate.

Due to the structure of the course and the sequence of events, we recommend starting the course in the winter semester. It is also possible to start in the summer semester.


The examination regulations can be found in the menu under "Exams and Downloads".

An industrial internship must be completed during the course (12 weeks, details on the industrial internship can be found in the "Internship Guideline for Mechanical Engineering"). We recommend completing the internship in the third semester, as this was specially designed for this purpose without lectures or exams.

In the module handbooks, the individual modules are described with the associated courses, the content and the examinations. The module handbook can be found in C @ MPUS, the Campus Management Portal of the University of Stuttgart (click path: select degree - click on the book behind the name of the course).