Vehicle Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

  1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  3. Degree courses
  4. Bachelor’s degrees
  5. Vehicle Engineering

In the fast lane to success

Are you fired up the latest developments automotive and vehicle technology and keen to help design future forms of mobility? Then this bachelor’s degree in Vehicle Engineering will put you on the right track for a promising and wide-ranging career.

The globally renowned German vehicle engineering industry is the country’s biggest exporter. The automotive industry, in particular, generates by far the most revenue in Germany.

The current fields of research into electric mobility, assistance systems for passenger cars, commercial and construction vehicles through to autonomous driving raise exciting questions and challenges. This degree programme prepares you superbly for tackling them. Throughout your studies, we support you with tutorials, small learning groups, special programmes for students and intensive mentoring for internships and bachelor theses. We offer a preliminary maths course especially for students in the first semester of technical bachelor’s degree programmes.

You can also expect a strong practical focus in what you learn, opportunities for effective team work, and an inspiring atmosphere on campus.

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At a glance

  • Award

    Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

  • Study mode

    full-time, dual

  • Standard duration

    7 semesters

  • ECTS credits


  • Starts

    winter semester

  • Restricted admission


  • Taught in


  • Faculty

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Study abroad


  • Accreditation

    in the course of implementation

Details about this course

The modules taught during the foundation course (semesters 1 and 2) familiarise you comprehensively with the fundamental technical and scientific principles.

The advanced course (semesters 3–7) teaches further core skills in vehicle engineering in close connection with mechanical engineering. Another key set of modules covers vehicle mechatronics. The fifth semester takes the form of a practical semester .

An extensive compulsory elective catalogue gives you the chance to deepen your knowledge in either driver assistance and networked mobility or manufacturing vehicles using state-of-the-art materials and production systems.

The programme is rounded off with your bachelor’s thesis, which you write under the supervision of a professor. The topic can stem either from industry or the university. Producing this thesis gives you the chance to deepen your knowledge in a specific field and to build contacts with a prospective employer.

Upon successfully completing the programme, the university of applied sciences will award you the academic degree of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) . You will then also be qualified to use the professional title of engineer.

Would you ideally like to combine studying with hands-on experience? You can! Kempten University of Applied Sciences offers the following dual study options:

Sandwich programme with extended practice (“SmvP”) = study at university + practical vocational placements in prestigious companies located in and around Kempten without Chamber of Industry and Commerce qualification.
The sandwich programme with extended practice rounds off with a vocationally based bachelor’s thesis produced in your choice of host company.

You can find further information about “hochschule dual” on our website.

Professional environment:

Vehicle engineering is a driving force in the German economy. Graduates work in the areas of vehicle development and testing or manufacturing. The automotive sector with its globally networked supply industry offers diverse and challenging career opportunities at a range of locations. Her in the Allgäu, construction and agricultural machinery manufacturers are major local employers. The skills honed by vehicle engineers are based on the core principles of mechanical engineering, making design and development tasks in typical areas of mechanical or production engineering attractive prospects. This degree programme also addresses the increasing need for mechatronic solutions, opening up the entire field of automation technology to our graduates.


Career prospects:

Our expectations from future mobility systems place exciting demands on the vehicle industry. Gaining a bachelor’s degree in this discipline will secure you outstanding career prospects, both in Germany and on the international stage. A host of potential employers are located in close proximity to the university, who can get to know you during your practical semester or while writing your bachelor’s thesis:

  • Vehicle manufacturers, such as AGCO GmbH (Fendt tractors), Goldhofer AG (low-loaders)
  • Vehicle finishers, such as ABT Sportsline GmbH
  • Suppliers, such as sites for Hirschvogel Automotive Group, Robert Bosch GmbH, RAWE Electronic GmbH, DEMMEL AG, Hymer-Leichtmetallbau GmbH & Co.KG
  • Investment goods manufacturers, such as Grob-Werke GmbH & Co. KG, MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co. KG
  • Service providers, such as FAKT-motion GmbH ADAC, DEKRA and TÜV


Vehicle engineers work in interdisciplinary contexts, for example in the following fields:

  • Vehicle design and development
  • Vehicle testing and examination techniques
  • Project scheduling and planning
  • Quality management


Besides the career opportunities presented by entering management in the private or public sector, there are also excellent entrepreneurial prospects.

Application process:

Have we whetted your appetite for the degree programme in Vehicle Engineering? If so, we would be delighted for you to apply. We have pooled all the information and details you might need about applying and the admission requirements .

About you:

Are you equally keen on technology and mechatronic processes? Not to mention a dab hand at maths and physics? If so, you’re on the right track to study Vehicle Engineering!

We ascribe to the values of openness, tolerance and acceptance. Our aim is to teach everyone involved at Kempten University of Applied Sciences about education in an international context. As part of this, we support university-wide, inter-faculty measures to promote international projects and cross-cultural interaction.

Are you interested in learning more about our international aspirations and the options for you to study abroad? Take a look at the information posted in our portal

We compile all study programme and examination regulations centrally for you. There you will find all versions and changes. continue


Your study place for the winter semester 2022/2023

Step 1: Register in the online portal 'MeinCampus' + receive applicant ID (from 25.04.2022).

  • Please create your user profile and assign a password
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your applicant ID and further instructions to activate your access
  • Make notes of your user ID and password in a safe place

Step 2: Assemble documents for digital upload in 'MyCampus':

  • university entrance qualification
  • official identification document (e.g. identity card)
  • For e.g. minors, vocationally qualified persons, dual studies, top athletes and international applicants, further documentation is required (see Overview of required documents).

Step 3: Apply online (from 25.04.2022)

Step 4: Wait for notification of admission

Step 5: Carry out online enrollment


Apply online now!

Applications for Winter Semester 2022/2023 are scheduled to run from 25 April 2022.
Classes for this semester are due to commence on: 4 October 2022.

Course structure

Detailed module descriptions can be found in the current Module Handbook (22S) .

The modules taught during the foundation course (semesters 1 and 2) familiarise you comprehensively with the fundamental technical and scientific principles.

The advanced course (semesters 3–7) teaches further core skills in vehicle engineering in close connection with mechanical engineering. Another key set of modules covers vehicle mechatronics.

The 5th semester takes the form of a practical semester .


We know how exciting the prospect of going to university can be. So we want you to know whom you can get in touch with if you have any questions about studying with us –

whether they’re about the degree programme, applying or anything else.
If so, please don’t hesitate to contact the university’s central Student Advisory Service or an academic advisor.

Central Student Advisory Service

for general questions about studying, applications, admission and formalities.

Birgit Stumpp

Tel. +49 (0)831-2523-105
Building D, 3rd floor, Room D 410

Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Weds & Fri: 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Closed Thursdays

academic advisor

for any questions concerning the content of the degree programme or the course structure.

Professor Susanne Ertel

Tel. +49 (0) 831-2523-209
 email: susanne.ertel(at)
Building A, room 304

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