Master's studies in vocational automotive technology encompasses:

  • Advanced studies of automotive technology
  • Subject-didactic studies of automotive technology
  • Educational studies
  • Practical semester
  • German for School Students with an Immigration Background (DSSZ)

Programme Structure


The electives in this curriculum offer students the option of advancing their studies in automotive technology based on their interests. Examples of electives include: Industrial Commercial Vehicle Development, Introduction to Labor Science, Vehicle Acoustics, and Fluid Technology for Mobile Applications. Through these electives, students are able to bridge the gap between engineering fundamentals and applications in the career field.

With university studies preparing and accompanying them, students complete a practical semester at a school to apply their technical skills together with didactic skills during lessons. Graduates are able to develop and implement lesson strategies with the help of subject-didactic skills and to present them to third-parties. The Master's thesis serves as the conclusion to studies.

Entry Requirement


  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations
  • Proficiency in German

Career Prospects


The Master of Education aims the professionalization of teachers for vocational schools. It qualifies an individual to enter teacher training for vocational schools. Students who study automotive and machine technology have good employment opportunities in public teaching service.

Teachers of automotive technology at a vocational school teach apprentices for careers including automotive mechatronics, mechanics for agricultural and building machinery, motorcycle mechanics, vulcaniser and tire mechanics, bodywork and automotive mechanics, and metal constructors for commercial vehicles.

A further field of occupation are fulltime training courses and further training (technician, master) such as the state certified technician – automotive technician, automotive technician or master, state certified assistant for machine tool technology, and technicians in machine technology with a focus on plant mechanics, or industrial masters with a focus on metal.

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