Automotive Engineering, Energy
Technology & Production Planning

Master of Engineering

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What is it?

You have obtained a first professional university degree (B.Eng. or B.Sc.) in mechanical engineering or a similar degree program and would like to gain further qualifications in a master's program. You enjoy investigating engineering issues and would like to further develop your knowledge of both basic engineering principles and applications. Then the master's degree program in Automotive Engineering, Energy Technology and Production Planning is an option for you. In addition to acquiring further knowledge of basic engineering principles and industrial management methods, you can choose a specialization topic from the cutting-edge fields of automotive engineering, energy technology or production planning.

In the modules, you will acquire a wide range of core and specialist skills:

  • in-depth knowledge of the basic engineering principles of engineering mechanics, dynamics, vibrations, acoustics and finite element simulation of elastic and plastic deformations,
  • key competences of innovation management and entrepreneurship,
  • in-depth knowledge of automotive engineering in the areas of active and passive safety, software engineering of mechatronic systems, chassis simulation and modern vehicle drives
  • basic and advanced knowledge of energy technology in the fields of thermal and electrical energy conversion and fluid mechanics,
  • modern methods of production planning in the areas of virtual factory, data management, company reporting and the opportunities and challenges of lightweight construction
  • interdisciplinary knowledge and skills for the application of computer technology and in the field of development and production,
  • methodological expertise to deal with complex tasks and
  • teamwork.

The degree program is designed as a full-time degree program and classes are generally held from Monday to Friday. Individual modules are spread over a maximum of two weekdays, which means it is also possible to take individual modules at a later date. It is therefore also possible to study on a part-time basis while working, for example by extending the degree program to a total of five semesters. The first semester normally begins in the summer semester. However, it is also possible to start the degree program in the winter semester.

In the first two semesters you will attend compulsory modules in basic engineering, and choose one of the three main specialization options, another three required elective modules in engineering applications and work on a project in a team. Subsequently, you will write a master's thesis in the third semester and finally present the results in a thesis defense.


What can I do with it?

Automotive engineering, energy technology and production planning are core areas of industrial activity which will continue to increase in importance in a globalized, networked and sustainable economic world. With a master's degree in Automotive Engineering, Energy Technology and Production Planning (M.Eng.), you will be well prepared to work in one of these future-oriented and demanding fields. The qualifications acquired during the degree program will enable you to further develop your knowledge and skills in your profession and to gain further qualifications. This will give you better access to interesting occupations and improve your promotion prospects.

With a second university degree and a total of 300 credit points, you will also have the opportunity to gain further qualifications by pursuing a doctorate.


For degree-seeking students: detailed information on admission requirements, application deadlines, etc. can be found on the German page.

Key facts

Study location

Rüsselsheim Campus

Standard period of study

3 semesters

Main language of instruction

German - We offer courses in English for exchange students.

Accreditation agency


Commencement of studies

Winter and summer semester


Our i-Punkt at the Kurt-Schumacher-Ring Campus is there to answer all your questions about studying and applying.

You can contact Professor Alexander Zopp directly for further information.