Automotive Industrial Engineering

In A Nutshell

Bachelor Program:
Automotive Industrial Engineering B.Eng.
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
Program structure:
7 semester fulltime (incl. required internship semester), 210 ECTS
Program start:
winter semester (October 1)
general matriculation standard, subject-specific matriculation standard or technical college certificate; no admission restrictions (NC)
accredited by Acquin
Instruction language:
German (level C1 required)
May 02 - July 15 - extended until September 30


The specialization area of "Automotive Industrial Engineering” in the Automotive Technology Program combines the technical and business aspects of automotive engineering. Students acquire important technical foundations in mechatronics, materials science, and construction technology. At the same time, they receive comprehensive business administration know-how in the areas of controlling, marketing, and sales as well as project management and presentation technologies.


The program is very practice and project-oriented and thus designed specifically for the requirements of the profession. Students apply their knowledge early on to program-related projects and practice-related projects. They work in teams, thereby training their social skills.

Specific projects with industrial partners challenge students to present their work results confidently and establish contacts in the profession.

Practical Training

Basic internship

A basic internship lasting a total of 14 weeks must be completed by the start of the fifth semester. It can be performed in smaller sections of at least four weeks and must fall on a period outside of the lecture period. It makes sense to complete part of this basic internship as a 6-week pre-internship before the start of the program. This would help reduce the work load in the first four semesters.

Required internship semester

The required internship usually takes place in the fifth semester of the program. It spans a continuous period of 20 weeks. In addition, students will visit educational events to accompany their practical training.

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Structure of the Program

The specialization program for "Automotive Industrial Engineering" in the Automotive Technology program teaches the fundamentals in the following subjects during the first four theoretical semesters:

  • Business mathematics and cost accounting
  • Marketing and sales
  • Vehicle technology
  • Mechanics
  • Construction and machine elements
  • Computer science and programming
  • Controlling
  • Production and logistics
  • General business administration and project management

The second section of the program begins in Semester 5 with a required internship semester. In Semesters 6 and 7, the program can be mostly individualized by selecting various modules. Projects play an important role here. You can, for instance, choose from the following modules:

  • Marketing, sales, and production management
  • Business management
  • Trends in automotive technology
  • Automotive electronics
  • Sensor systems and actuators in vehicles

The independent Bachelor's thesis, which is completed on location or in the industry, is integrated into Semester 7.

Curriculum and Examination Regulations

The [module plan]* provides an overview of the structure of the program. The [module manual] provides an information about the content of the indivdual modules. The [study and examination regulations]* form the legal basis for the study program. Contact your academic advisor Prof. Dr. Hartmut Gnuschke concerning the content of the program.

*only available in german at the moment

Job Perspectives

The automotive industry is a key industry in the German economy with great innovative power, international significance, and many career opportunities. Global automobile manufacturers and their suppliers are looking for well-trained industrial engineers. But other industry branches also need university graduates with a wide range of technological and business know-how.

Graduates who specialize in "Automotive Industrial Engineering” in the “Automotive Technology” program can work in sales, development, technical sales, controlling, or business consulting.

Master's degree

After completing the Bachelor’s degree, good graduates have the possibility of obtaining further qualifications with a Master's degree in Development and Management in Mechanical Engineering.

Application and Admission Requirments

Here you can find all the important information about evaluating your school-leaving certificates and learning German in order to start a bachelor program at the University of Coburg.

Since the program is taught in German, you also have to prove your knowledge in German before the start of studies (level C1/C2).

Further and current informations can also be found on the German website of this course.