Department of Engineering

Automotive Engineering

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Requirements

To graduate from the degree programme in Automotive Engineering, you must:

  • successfully complete all the classes
  • produce two Bachelor’s theses which must both receive a pass mark
  • pass the Bachelor’s examination

Your title on graduation will be “Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc)”.

Bachelor’s theses

You’ll produce two independent Bachelor’s theses in the course of the degree programme, which must relate to topics covered in two different modules of the programme. The first thesis is produced in the third semester. The topics for this can be linked to ongoing lectures as well as subjects you have already completed.

The topics for the second thesis in the sixth semester must be decided before starting the internship and approved by the head of degree programme. The two theses can, but do not necessarily have to, relate to the same topic. The head of the teaching and research staff approves the topics and the responsible supervisors in good time.

Bachelor’s examination

Exams are subject to the provisions of the FH JOANNEUM Examination Regulations. The Bachelor’s examination consists of an oral board exam which is open to the public.

In the exam students are required to present their theses. This is followed by an oral exam on the thesis topics and related subjects of the curriculum. Students are required to deliver their presentation in English. Either German or English can be used in other parts of the examination.

After graduation

As a graduate you can continue onto the Master's programme in Automotive Engineering, which primarily focuses on the complete vehicle. It allows you to examine scientific, technical and specialist disciplines in more detail and acquire soft and management skills. You’ll deal with topics such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and industrial engineering and take part in exciting projects such as the international Formula Student (FS).

In the second and third semester of the Master's degree programme you select from a list of elective subjects the specialisations which match your personal interests. These elective modules include Lightweight Design, Rail Vehicle Engineering, and Marketing and Product Management.

Graduates primarily take on management roles and positions of responsibility in research and development in the automotive and supply industry.