The master's degree in vehicle and engine technology is primarily intended for bachelor's degree graduates in the fields of vehicle and engine technology, mechanical engineering and energy technology. In addition to an extended technical and scientific basic education, this course offers a wide range of courses with a strong research orientation in a high-tech environment.

The first semester ensures the alignment of competencies in order to equip all students with the same basic knowledge. In addition, the optional specialization takes place in two subject areas during the first two semesters. In the third semester, the industrial internship and the study work serve as a further deepening in self-study. The fourth semester is devoted to the master's thesis, which is usually done in one of the two specializations



  • Degree in a bachelor's degree program lasting at least six semesters (or an equivalent degree)
  • Degree in the respective course or a course with very similar content
  • Depending on the course, there may be additional requirements. The exact admission criteria can be found in the admission regulations

Admission with conditions

In the case of admission with conditions, you will be admitted, but you must catch up on certain examinations from the bachelor's degree before you register for the master's thesis. This can be the case, for example, if you completed your bachelor's degree at another university or a university of applied sciences and did not take seminars or modules there that you need for the master’s degree at the University of Stuttgart. The final decision as to whether your professional aptitude is recognized as sufficient is made by the admissions committee .

Graduated from a university of applied sciences

A degree from a university of applied sciences (formerly a university of applied sciences) or the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University basically entitles you to study for a master’s degree at a university, according to the State University Act.

Admission restriction (NC)

In master’s courses in which the number of study places is limited (Numerus Clausus (NC)), ranking lists are created for the allocation of study places based on the criteria that are a prerequisite for admission to the master’s course. The admission regulations for the relevant master’s degree program regulate further details.

Course-specific features

Apart from the admission with conditions, there are other variants of admission depending on the subject:



In principle, in addition to the specialization, graduates receive full-fledged basics that can be used in general in mechanical engineering on their professional path. This enables them to develop in many directions. The master’s program not only enables you to solve specific industrial tasks but also to fundamentally analyze and solve problems.

In addition to the well-known automobile manufacturers, the large and diversified landscape of automobile suppliers and engineering offices can be considered as employers. International companies are also of interest - as "hidden champions" they are only known as big names in their field at second glance.

A master’s degree is also a prerequisite for a doctorate.
Further job descriptions and job information can be found in the BERUFENET database of the Federal Employment Agency:

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