MEng in Automotive Systems

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

Program Description

MEng in Automotive Systems

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences

The Esslingen Graduate School

Internationality is a very important feature of the Esslingen University Graduate School.We have students from diverse cultural backgrounds studying, working and living together. This intercultural exchange and cooperation is a strong added value for our master’s students.

Esslingen University maintains regular contact with many prime international companies. This is important for the devopment, planning and teaching of our programs, and is of great benefit during the students' practical semester. The Esslingen University master courses are regularly accredited by renowned associations such as the FIBAA and ASIIN.


ESSLINGEN – AN IDEAL PLACE TO STUDY

The city of Esslingen has a population of over 93,000 inhabitants, and lies nestled in the vineyards overlooking the Neckar valley. Stuttgart, the capital city of Baden-Wuerttemberg, is only  20 kilometres away.

Esslingen has a history reaching back over 1,200 years, a history in which tradition and progress have gone hand in hand. Since its industrialisation, Esslingen has been an attractive industrial and business centre. Many international companies such as Daimler, Eberspächer and Festo have settled here.

Esslingen's historical city centre, with its half-timbered houses,  its cafés and its diverse cultural life, is an ideal surrounding for a successful study time.

Master of Engineering in Automotive Systems


In recent years automotive systems have increased in number,
scope and complexity. The automotive industry is faced with an
enormous challenge due to the rise in competition and steadily
increasing requirements regarding cost, active and passive safety and fuel economy.

These challenges can only be met by expanding and cross-linking the present automotive systems. In spite of increasing complexity, systems with greater safety, availability and reliability have to be realised.

The development of such systems demands specialist qualifications and knowledge plus the ability and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary and international team. The aim of the course is to communicate these skills.


INTERESTING AND INNOVATIVE

The program is designed for students who wish to become highly qualified engineers in the fi eld of automotive systems for the development of feedback control systems, automotive software and automotive electronics. Students have to choose one of the three majors:

  • Software Based Automotive Systems
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Car Electronics

After the study program they will have gained a specialized professional qualification in sophisticated Automotive Systems.

Graduates who choose the major “Software based Automotive
Systems” will have the chance to work in the field of Development, market launch and supervision of vehicle series production of suitable and innovative car communication systems and of safe software.

Graduates who choose the major “Vehicle Dynamics” will have
the chance to work in the field of Development and Testing of
innovative automotive functions for steering, suspension and
powertrain to improve ride & handling, stability, driveability and
fuel economy.


Graduates who choose the major “Car Electronics” will have the
chance to work in the fi eld of specifi cation, development and testing of control units and their integration in the car, taking into account car specifi c basic conditions like function, packaging, EMC etc.


STUDY IN THE HEART OF THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

As the university is located in the very heart of the automotive industry, students benefit greatly from the close links to the technological and industrial leaders situated in the area, such as BOSCH, Daimler, Audi, Porsche, FESTO and many others. 

Faculty and Teaching Philosophy

The faculty teaching consists of a mixture of professors from the Esslingen University as well as experts from our corporate partners. Because of our strong commitment to providing our students with hands-on knowledge, many of our courses
are team-oriented including case studies, company visits and
project work. In this way, students have the best of the analytical and the pragmatic approaches to each discipline.

The Master of Engineering Study Program

MASTER THESIS

Scientific Work, Documentation, Defence

SOFTSKILLS FOR ENGINEERS

Softskills for Engineers

MAJOR: “VEHICLE DYNAMICS”

Ride and Handling: Handling, Suspension Modeling

Powertrain: Transmission Systems, Transmission Control, Engine

Control Systems

MAJOR: “SOFTWARE BASED AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS”

Automotive Communications: Onboard and Off board

Communication Systems, Man-Machine-Interactions (MMI)

Reliable Embedded Systems: Safety and Security, Selected Topics
on Real-Time Systems

MAJOR: “CAR ELECTRONICS”Electric and Electronic

Architecture: Electronics and Communication 1, Prototyping and Simulation, Lab Automotive

Electronic Control Circuits in Operation

Packaging and Integration: Packaging and Wiring Harness,
Automotive EMC, Electronics and Communications 2, Lab Distributed Applications

SIMULATION AND CONTROL 2

TEAM PROJECT


MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING:

Numerical Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Lab FEM

SYSTEM DESIGN:

Automotive Systems and Software Architectures, Automotive
Systems Development Process and System Test

SIMULATION AND CONTROL 1:

Basic Control, Advanced Control, Lab and Simulation Control

VEHICLES TECHNOLOGY OR ELECTRONICS, SENSORS AND MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PROGRAM IN SEPTEMBER

Additionally, German class is off ered parallel to the course
of study afterwards.


Total Duration: 3 Semesters (18 months)


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Major Vehicle Dynamics: Bachelor of Automotive  Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Major Car Electronics: Bachelor of Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Major Software Based Automotive Systems: Bachelor of Information Technology, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Two references and one letter of motivation
  • English language test (please see our website for details)
  • Tuition fees: no tuition fees

    Application deadline: March 31st



Last updated November 24, 2015
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Oct. 2016
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3 semesters
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Germany Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg
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