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Bachelor Full-time / German
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Automotive Engineering

Fahrzeugtechnik
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At a glance
Regular period
7 semesters
Degree
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Places
Winter:
unlimited
Apply till 07/15
Summer:
unlimited
Apply till 01/15
Fields of study
Vehicle engineering and development
Vehicle Mechatronics
Requirements
University of applied sciences entrance qualification, subject-related university entrance qualification or general university entrance qualification

Dates

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Vehicle technology of tomorrow

Rarely has the development of vehicle technology been more energy-rich. The automotive industry is in a state of upheaval: demands on energy consumption and emissions require new vehicle drives. The development of autonomous vehicles is in full swing and will change the mobility of the future. You will learn sound fundamentals for the design of sustainable mobility in the study of automotive engineering.

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Develop vehicles

We offer a practice-oriented engineering study around the vehicle. Through various internships and interesting projects in the very well-equipped laboratories and other courses, you will gain tangible experience for the engineering profession. A team with practical experience and present professors will support you in mastering the course contents. In addition to the curriculum, you can gain further experience in student projects such as Formula Student.

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Profession & Perspectives

The job profile of the engineer is characterized by a special diversity. Possible fields of work are offered by successful industrial companies, but also by public authorities, associations and testing companies. Engineers design the products of the future; their daily work is characterized by a lot of communication and exciting activities in developing, testing and optimizing the various products. Engineers have detailed methodological and technical knowledge and the ability to solve problems. As a result of the growing engineering gap, the demand for engineers is enormous, and the earning potential is in the top bracket. Industrial companies offer engineers excellent working conditions and outstanding benefits.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree, giving you the opportunity to work directly in industry as an engineer or to pursue a master's degree at universities.

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download Modulhandbuch Fahrzeugtechnik B.Eng. für das SoSe24
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download Aktuelle SPO Fahrzeugtechnik B.Eng.
§35 der Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für die Bachelorstudiengänge - Fassung vom 6. Mai 2021
§35 der Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für die Bachelorstudiengänge - Fassung vom 6. Mai 2021
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download SPO für die Bachelorstudiengänge der RWU - Fassung vom 29. Juni 2023
Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für die Bachelorstudiengänge mit Allgemeinem Teil - Diese Änderungssatzung tritt zum WiSe 2023/24 in Kraft.
Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für die Bachelorstudiengänge mit Allgemeinem Teil - Diese Änderungssatzung tritt zum WiSe 2023/24 in Kraft.
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Satzung der Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten über die Regelungen zum Hochschulzulassungs- und –auswahlverfahren für Bachelorstudiengänge vom 18. Januar 2024
Satzung der Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten über die Regelungen zum Hochschulzulassungs- und –auswahlverfahren für Bachelorstudiengänge vom 18. Januar 2024
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Further information

Postgraduate courses

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Master
German

Product Development in Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

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Curriculum
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Fields of study

Automotive engineering and development
Vehicle Mechatronics

Alternative study option

Mechanical engineering/vehicle technology (integrated training) in cooperation with a company

Structure

The bachelor's degree program in automotive engineering is designed for seven semesters.

Basic studies

In the basic studies, you will develop your skills in the technical and scientific fundamentals such as computer science, mathematics, technical mechanics, machine elements and materials science for your later specialization in the main studies.

Practical semester

The 4th semester is a practical study semester in an industrial company, where you work independently on a real industrial project.

Main studies

In the main course of study, starting in the 5th semester, you will begin to specialize by choosing an in-depth field of study. In the vehicle technology and development field of study, the focus is on vehicle design. The vehicle mechatronics field of study goes into greater depth on the mechatronic components of the motor vehicle.

Electives

From the 5th to the 7th semester, you have extensive elective options to deepen your knowledge and interests: 4 compulsory elective modules, 2 elective modules and 1 key competence module.

Bachelor thesis

The conclusion of your studies is your bachelor thesis, which you can write at the university or in cooperation with a company.

Abroad

You can also spend a study semester abroad - a very exciting opportunity for your personal development. You can do the practical study semester, the bachelor thesis or entire study semesters abroad.

Admission

Application for summer and winter semester

Automotive Engineering offers

  • 36 study places in the winter semester
  • 20 study places in the summer semester
  • July 15: Application deadline for the winter semester
  • January 15: Application deadline for the summer semester

These dates are cut-off dates, which means that your application documents must be received by this date in order to be considered for the allocation of study places.

Start of lectures

  • Beginning of October for the winter semester
  • mid-March for the summer semester

the exact date can be found in the menu item Dates.

 

to the online application

 

Who gets a study place?

The applicants with the best overall grades are admitted. In the last admission procedures, all applicants received a study place.

A pre-study internship is not required.

Selection procedure - how is the overall grade calculated?

At RWU, the admission procedure for this degree program is governed by the Admission and Selection Statutes for Bachelor's programs are applied and carried out on the basis of the application documents. The preparation of a proposal list or ranking list is explained below: from the application documents, the applicant's position on a ranking list is determined according to the following procedure: Calculation of a weighted overall grade according to the formula
[(average grade of university entrance qualification)+(grades German, mathematics*2 and continued modern foreign language)/4] / 2

If there are more applicants than places, 90% of the places are awarded by the selection procedure (best overall grade) and 10% of the places are awarded by waiting period.

Improvements of the overall grade

This overall grade may be improved if one or more of the following qualifications are demonstrated:

  • Completed vocational training in metal construction, mechanical and automotive engineering, mechatronics, energy and electrical occupations, and other occupational groups as defined in the Admission and selection statutes: 0,3
  • Professional activity in the training occupation of at least 1 year: 0.1. This bonus is limited to 0.3 for 3 years of professional experience.

Extracurricular achievements, pract. Activities and recognized previous experience: 0,2 (max. 0,2)

  • Federal Volunteer Service
  • Relevant internships of more than 6 weeks duration
  • Trial studies at the RWU → Talent scanner of the RWU

Move-up procedure

Prospective students often apply to several universities and study programs. As a result, study places regularly become available again because an applicant decides to take up another study place. These vacant places are then awarded to those who did not make it in the first place. Places are again awarded according to the ranking list, i.e. first to those with the best overall grade.

Further information about the application and the allocation of study places can be found in the Admissions Office.

SEMESTER FEE

Each semester , a semester fee is due for all students upon enrollment or re-registration. This fee is charged at a similar rate by all universities in Germany.

Composition and amount of the fee

FEES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND FOR SECOND DEGREE PROGRAMS

In Baden-Württemberg, there has been a tuition fee for international students (non-EU citizens) and a second-study fee since the winter semester 2017/2018. Thus, in some cases, a tuition fee must be paid in addition to the semester fee.

Prior to enrollment, applicants from non-EU countries or applicants for a second degree will receive a form to assess whether a tuition fee obligation actually exists.

 

The amounts and detailed information can be found under Finances

Projects
Formula Student Team 2020

Formula Student

The Formula Students Team of the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences is a group of dedicated students who have been working on building a Formula Student racing car since March 2008.

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Labs
CAD FEM

CAD and FEM

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Labor elektrische Maschinen und Antriebe

Electric drives and controls

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Opener KFZ-Labor

Automotive engineering and mechatronics

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Studierende arbeiten am Motorrad.

Measurement and control technology

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Studentinnen am Mikroskop.

Materials testing

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Contact & People

Dean of Studies & Academic Advising

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Haag

Electrical drive engineering, control engineering and mechatronics
Dean of Automotive Engineering
RWU-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Haag

Secretariat

Sabine Fleischer

Secretariat

Brigitte Fischinger

Secretariat

Practice Office

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Zerrin Harth

Mathematics
Head of Practice Office Faculty M, QM Officer and Equal Opportunity Officer
Prof. Dr. Zerrin Harth

Foreign Representative

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

Design, development in automotive engineering
Dean of Studies Product Development in Mechanical Engineering (Master), International Representative of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

Professors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Zerrin Harth

Mathematics
Head of Practice Office Faculty M, QM Officer and Equal Opportunity Officer
Prof. Dr. Zerrin Harth

Prof. Dr.–Ing. Robert Bjekovic

Vehicle design, lightweight construction and alternative drives
Robert Bjekovic

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Engelhardt

Vibration theory and machine dynamics
Dean of Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor), Dean of Students in the Dean's Office of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Engelhardt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Glogowski

Materials science
Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Thomas Glogowski

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Haag

Electrical drive engineering, control engineering and mechatronics
Dean of Automotive Engineering
RWU-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Haag

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Niedermeier

Lightweight construction and structural materials

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tim Nosper

Mathematics, microcontroller programming, mechatronics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tim Nosper

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schreier-Alt

Plastics technology, smart materials and bionics
Dean of Automotive Engineering PLUS Teaching (Bachelor), Equal Opportunity Officer at RWU
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schreier-Alt

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

Design, development in automotive engineering
Dean of Studies Product Development in Mechanical Engineering (Master), International Representative of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

Prof. Dr. Markus Straub

Automation technology, manufacturing automation
Markus Straub

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Till

Modeling and Simulation, Digital Engineering
Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Till

Prof. Dr. Michael Winkler

Simulation in product development
Prof. Dr. Michael Winkler

Prof. Dr. Christoph Ziegler

Renewable energy systems and environmental engineering
Dean of Energy and Environmental Engineering (Bachelor)
Christoph Ziegler

Academic staff

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Bernhard Bauer

Materials testing, metrology

Lars Franke M.Eng.

Electrical machines and controls, power and fluid machinery

Ralf Hermanutz B.Eng.

Motor vehicles and vehicle mechatronics

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Jörg Hübler

Electric drives & controls, IT tools
Jörg Hübler