Automotive Engineering (German Diplom Degree)

The goal of this diploma course is to train you to be an autonomous engineer in the fields of development, production and utilisation of motor vehicles as well as automotive service and retail. As a graduate you will be particularly employable in sectors concerned with the development, production and maintenance of motor vehicles. Potential employers include motor vehicle manufacturers (including suppliers and component producers), offices for automotive design, car dealerships, garages and organisations for accident and damage assessment. You’ll also have the skills to work in other sectors of mechanical engineering and in interdisciplinary teams.

profiles / focus
  • automotive service
  • motor vehicles
  • combustion engines
  • body construction
type of programmefull-time programme
semester startwinter semester
no. of semesters / ECTS-Credits 8 semesters / 240 ECTS
admission requirements
  • University Entrance Qualifications (A prerequisite for application is the general high-school graduation certificate (Abitur) or comparable qualification for admission to higher education)
  • required language skills for non-native speakers: German C1
admission restrictionno restricted entry
tuition feesno tuition fees / semester fee only
*Application from the 4th semester onwards possible


Ms Elke Kunze

International prospective students
International full-time students

Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB), room 230a
+49 375 536 1061



International Office

Katrin Jugelt
Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB), room 230
+49 375 536 1068
+49 375 536 1063[at]

Postal address
Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
International Office
Kornmarkt 1
08056 Zwickau

Adress for visitors
Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB)
Dr.-Friedrichs Ring 2A
rooms 228/230/230a (above the canteen)