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Development and Management in Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Construction

In a Nutshell

Master program:
Development and management in mechanical and automotive engineering
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
Program form:
full-time, consecutive Master's Program
Program structure:
3 semesters (incl. Master's thesis), 90 ECTS
Program start:
winter semester (October 1) and summer semester (March 15)
Admission requirements:
Initial studies in engineering sciences or related subjects; at least 1 required internship semester (can be made up); GPA: 2.5 or better (German grading system)
Instruction language:
German (level C1 required)
accredited by ACQUIN
from May 02 to July 15 (for winter semester) - extended until September 30
from November 15 to January 15 (for summer semester)


Analyses of the labor market have shown that there is a need for both generalist engineers and engineers with specific technical know-how. The Master's program "Development and management in mechanical and automotive engineering" takes this into account. The individual selection of your modules allows you to decide whether you would like to deepen your knowledge in the technical areas of both mechanical engineering and automotive engineering, or focus only on mechanical engineering or only on automotive engineering, or choose a combination of technology and management (industrial engineering).

Program organization

The program is designed for three full-time semesters. Thanks to the flexible program structure, students can also collect practical experience while studying. With outstanding commitment and after consulting with the academic program director, it is also possible to complete the program after two semesters. It is also possible to reduce the course load in order to complete the program in up to five semesters.

Research and Practice

The Master's program at Coburg University is very application-oriented and creates strong contacts in industrial practice. For instance, two engineering-specific practical projects are an integral component of the Master's program. And the students can participate in current research projects of their professors in the Automotive Technology Transfer Center (TAC). This allows them to familiarize themselves with modern research methods and participate in answering current scientific questions.

Master's Concept

The program covers these subjects:

  • Innovative product development
  • Quality management
  • Two practical engineering projects
  • A total of eight compulsory elective modules

Of these, at least three modules most come from the focus area "technology/development" and at least two modules from the focus area "management". The module selection can always be adapted to current needs.

Curriculum and Examination Regulations

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

*only available in german at the moment

Job Perspectives

The Master’s program expands and deepens the basic and technical knowledge from the Bachelor / Diplom programs. The combination of technical knowledge and business administration know-how gets these students ready for management responsibilities in industry. This is true for both mechanical engineering and in the automotive industry and the diverse supplier industry. Depending on personal interest, a number of professional opportunities are open to students, such as research and development, projecting and construction, production planning, control and feedback control, quality management, and application consulting and sales. The Master’s degree also meets the conditions for applying to higher positions in public authorities and scientific institutions.

Cooperative promotion

Graduates with a good Master's degree can continue to do scientific work after completing the Master’s program. They also have the possibility of writing their doctoral paper at Coburg University and getting their Ph.D. in cooperation with a university - for instance via the TechnologieAllianzOberfranken.

Application and Admission Requirements


Admission conditions

  • Diplom or Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better (German grading system)
  • Fields of core program: General engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics, technical physics, IT, industrial engineering, or related areas
  • At least seven semesters (210 ECTS) including a required internship or six semesters (180 ECTS) without required internship semester, which needs to be made up by the time the Master’s thesis is registered.


Here you can find all the important information about evaluating your school-leaving certificates and learning German in order to start a master 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.