INNOVATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL
- Build your career in automotive systems
- Study in the heart of the European automotive industry
- Learn to work in an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment
- Study in English – live in Germany
"An experience that changes your life" - Alfonso Rivera, ASM class of 2014
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.
BUILD YOUR CAREER IN AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS
The programme is designed for students who wish to become highly qualified engineers in the field of automotive systems, who wish to work in 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
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 field of specification, development and testing of control units and their integration in the car, taking into account car specific basic conditions like function, packaging and EMC.
STUDY IN THE HEART OF THE EUROPEAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences has a long tradition in educating mechanical and automotive engineers. Founded in 1914 as the Royal College for Mechanical Engineering, the university has always taken advantage of its location in one of the major centres of the European industry, and is therefore closely linked to the nearby companies. These include many global technological leaders in mechanical and automotive engineering such as Bosch, Daimler, Audi, Festo, Porsche and many others. These strong connections to the industry are especially important when it comes to the placement of the student’s master's thesis.
LEARN TO WORK IN AN INTERDISCIPLINARY AND INTERCULTURAL ENVIRONMENT
The ASM programme reflects the needs of globally-oriented companies. We offer the opportunity for students from diverse cultural backgrounds to study, work and live together. This is made possible through an active contact with partner universities in many countries throughout the world. The intercultural co-operation on project work is also of added value to master's students.
The Esslingen master's programmes were among the first to be accredited in Germany, and are regularly reaccredited by the ASIIN. The ASIIN is responsible for examining and certifying STEM university programmes, as well as interdisciplinary programmes containing STEM subjects. The ASM programme has worked closely with the ASIIN to help ensure its continual development of high quality and international recognition.
ESSLINGEN: AN IDEAL PLACE TO STUDY
The city of Esslingen has a population of over 93,000 inhabitants, and lies nestled in the vineyards over- looking the Neckar valley. Stuttgart, the capital city of Baden-Wuerttemberg, is only 20 kilometres away.
Near the university, there are many hiking paths through the vineyards and forests that can be ex- plored on foot, by bicycle or segway. Within the city, there are many parks, the city castle, waterways, street cafés and theatres. In the winter, the old city centre lights up with a Christmas market; in the summer, live music, open-air cinemas and artisan’s markets make Esslingen come to life. 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.
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 a major centre for engineering education, and it is this mixture of technical prowess and cultural tradition that makes Esslingen an ideal place to study.
THE AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS PROGRAMME
Scientific Work, Documentation, Defence
SOFT SKILLS FOR ENGINEERS
MAJOR in VEHICLE DYNAMICS
Ride and Handling: Handling, Suspension Modeling
Powertrain: Transmission Systems, Transmission Control, Engine
MAJOR in 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 in 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
MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING:
Numerical Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Lab FEM
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 PROGRAMME IN SEPTEMBER
Additionally, German class is offered parallel to the course
of study afterwards.
Total Duration: 3 Semesters (18 months)
- 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: 1500 for non-EU members
Application deadline: March 31st
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