Department of Engineering

Automotive Engineering

My Studies


What is Automotive Engineering?

The Automotive Engineering degree programme provides an all-round education and training for the automotive and supply industry. You’ll be comfortable handling environmental engineering, business and legal issues and you’ll also help to strengthen Austria’s position as a production and distribution base.

Our close contact with business and partner universities will assist you in obtaining an internship place during the course, ensuring the best possible start to your future professional career. On graduating you’ll be capable of solving complex technical problems and working as part of an international team. The high quality of our teaching is also due to the excellent infrastructure available on the degree programme. You’ll have access to modern test facilities, design studios and labs, etc. Our hands-on interdisciplinary approach offers you the best possible career opportunities.

What will I learn?

Basic subjects

Your university education is founded on a number of basic subjects. These include topics such as engineering mathematics, engineering mechanics and thermodynamics and their application in your subsequent field of work. Building on this basic knowledge you’ll examine the details of automotive construction as you progress through the degree programme.

Engineering subjects, internship and lab work

Engineering subjects include areas such as electrical engineering, CAx, drive technology and combustion engines. You’ll deal with eco-friendly and innovative technologies in automotive engineering and become familiar with the vehicle system and the environmental factors involved. You’ll work on hands-on projects giving you the opportunity at an early stage to combine theory and practice. During your internship you’ll also gain a better insight into the relevant production processes.

Business, law and languages

Alongside the technical and scientific content of the degree programme described above you’ll also be taught soft skills. You’ll acquire the necessary know-how to understand the interaction between commercial and legal considerations in the motor industry taking environmental factors into account. The degree programme has an international outlook and so we place particular importance on communication in English.

Stay up to date about joanneum racing graz!