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Department Engineering

Automotive Engineering


Do I meet the admission requirements?

German is the language of instruction. Knowledge of the German language is thus an essential prerequisite (at least Level C1).

Qualification for university entrance

You can apply for a programme at FH JOANNEUM if you have completed

  • a secondary academic school or a college for higher vocational education,
  • a vocational matriculation exam or
  • an apprenticeship diploma plus upper secondary certificate


If you have completed a relevant technical college (HTL) with excellent grades you may be exempted from the attendance requirement in the first semester. The examinations must be taken in consultation with the relevant lecturers.

If you have any questions please contact the head of programme:

You have no university entrance qualification

If you have no secondary school leaving or vocational matriculation certificate you need

  • a university entrance qualification exam or
  • a relevant professional qualification plus additional exams.

You need to provide evidence that you have passed the relevant exams until the start of studies.

Qualification course for university entrance

A university entrance qualification exam always consists of five modules.

A university entrance qualification entitling students to study for a degree within the Engineering or Natural Sciences groups of studies will be fully recognised for this degree programme.


Qualification courses for university entrance are offered, for example, by the Graz University of Technology as well as by other universities and educational institutions.

Relevant professional qualifications plus additional examinations

Relevant professional qualifications include

  • a completed apprenticeship (e.g. electronics, electrical engineering, industrial and mechanical engineering, mechanics, precision mechanics (metal), laboratory, chemistry and plastics, IT etc.)
  • completion of a secondary vocational school (e.g. industrial engineering, electrical engineering and power electronics, communications engineering and electronics, mechanical engineering, etc.)

You must complete the following subjects

  • Essay on a general topic (German),
  • Mathematics 2,
  • Physics and
  • Modern Foreign Language.


You can take these examinations as part of the qualification course for university entrance at FH JOANNEUM. The two-semester course is organised on a part-time basis and is free of charge. If your place is confirmed you may also take specific additional exams at FH JOANNEUM.

You are not an Austrian citizen?

You’ll need to meet certain requirements. For more information please go to International Applicants.

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