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Top 10 Automobile Engineering Courses in Europe

Last Modified : June 04, 2016

1. Westachsische Hochschule Zwickau University of Applied Sciences, Zwickau, Germany

MSc in Automotive Engineering

West Saxon University of Applied Sciences Zwickau is a Public level Vocational University in the German Federal State of Saxony. Students from more than 50 countries seek admission to University of Applied Sciences Zwickau (WHZ) located in Germany because of the quality of education provided, particularly in the field of engineering. The University offers one of the finest libraries in the country to provide students an ideal environment to study.

The duration of MSc in Automotive Engineering course at University of Applied Sciences Zwickau (WHZ) is 3 Semesters (1.5 years) and the students are required to pay a program fee of approximately 500 Euros per semester. The candidates are required to produce a proof of their German Language Skills (at least Level 2) to be eligible to apply. The best thing about pursuing Masters in Automotive Engineering from WHZ is its affordability especially for International Students as Zwickau is the second-cheapest city in Germany to study in.

2. Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenberg, Sweden

MSc in Automotive Engineering

Chalmers University is located in Gotherberg, Sweden was founded in the year 1829 and is ranked among top 100 Engineering Universities across the world.

It offers Masters of Sciences in Automobile Engineering program with specialization in Powertrain, Vehicle Dynamics and Safety. Sweden is renowned around the world for its Research and Development in the field of Automobile Engineering.

The duration of M.Sc. in Automobile Engineering program is 2 years (120 credits) and the students have to pay the program fee of 140 000 SEK (Swedish Krona) per academic year. Indian Candidates with a Bachelor's degree (or are enrolled in the final semester of studies of a Bachelor’s degree program at present) in Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Applications, Medicine, Pharmacy, Science or Technology (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) are exempted from taking the English Language Proficiency Test. Chalmers University of Technology focuses on enhancing the knowledge and competence of students that is very important for their career in the industry.

3. HAN University of Applied Sciences, Arnhem, Netherlands

Master of Automotive Systems

HAN University of Applied Sciences located in Arnhem, Netherlands is one of the 5 largest universities of applied sciences in the country. The total duration of Master of Automotive Systems program is 1.5 years (Full Time) and 2.5 to 3 years (Part Time). Candidates are required to pay a program fee of 17, 900 Euros annually.

An applicant must have passed Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Automotive Electronics or an equivalent degree (Minimum GPA of 3.0) to be eligible to apply for this course. HAN University offers strong placement support to the students and is located near many automotive companies. Candidates who belong to Non-European countries are required to procure a residence permit to stay legally in the Netherlands.

4. Fraunhofer Academy, Munich, Germany

Master in Automotive Production Engineering

Fraunhofer Academy is located in Munich, Germany and is part of a network of more than 20 Fraunhofer institutes. It offers Master in Automotive Production Engineering program as part of one of its as advanced training courses.

Master in Automotive Production Engineering at Frauenhofer Academy is a 2.5 year (5 Semesters) duration program. The students have to pay the program fee of 17, 500 Euros (580 Euros) per month. An applicant must have passed Bachelor’s degree or diploma in an Engineering Degree Program with minimum 180 credits to be eligible to apply for this course. The academy offers comprehensive training programs to the students and emphasizes on maintaining high-quality education standards.

5. University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Postgraduate Master in Automotive Engineering

Technical University of Ostrava located in Ostrava, Czech Republic offers Master in Automotive Electronics to acquaint students with expertise in the field of automobile engineering. The University aims at preparing students to design mechatronic systems and focus on automotive applications. It has a 165 years long history of academic excellence and has Partner Universities & Exchange opportunities across 6 continents.

Master in Automotive Electronics is a 2 year duration program and the students have to pay the program fee of 4000 Euros per academic year. A candidate must have passed Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering, Automotive Electronics or an equivalent degree to be eligible to apply for this course. Technical University of Ostrava stresses on providing students an atmosphere of learning and gaining practical knowledge.

6. University of Naples, Naples, Italy

Postgraduate Master in Automotive Engineering

University of Naples, Italy offers Postgraduate Master in Automotive Engineering for students seeking career in Automobile Industry. It is one of the oldest and largest universities in the world. There are only 25 seats are available for the postgraduate program in the University of Naples. Candidates from both EU and Non-EU can apply for the course.

The Postgraduate Master in Automotive Engineering offered by the University is a 1 year duration program which includes lectures, laboratory work, practical work experience and work on thesis. An applicant must possess a 5 years Engineering Degree Program to be eligible to apply for this course. It is also mandatory for the students to clear ILETS Entrance test to secure admission to this course.

7. Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

MEng in Automotive Systems

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany aims at providing students a comprehensive degree that also focuses on enhancing the practical skills of the candidates. Candidates with prior qualification in German Language can apply directly to the University for Admission to Masters in Automotive Systems program.

The applicant has to pay the course fee of 1, 200 Euros per semester. He/she has submit all the required documents to the University and on the basis of the document verification, the university will decide whether a candidate is eligible for admission or not. The candidates will also be tested for their German Language Skills

8. RWTH Aachen University, Aachen Germany

MSc in Automotive Engineering and Transport

RWTH Aachen University is one of the leading European Science and Research universities in Germany. With the recent increasing international recognition, RWTH Aachen University has become a stimulating hub of innovative ideas and solutions to world problems. With its experienced faculty and innovative learning culture, the campus has also flourished in cooperation with industry and is the largest research campus in Europe.

The Master programs are scientific, research-oriented degree programs aligned towards basic principles and methods. The course of M.Sc degree in Automotive engineering consists of 3 semesters (1.5 years). The language of instruction is German.  Candidates willing to apply must fulfil the required qualifications according to P.O. The candidates applying for the Master degree should also submit their degree from the first university which will prove the necessary academic background. The demand for RWTH Aachen Graduates has accelerated. In fact, national rankings and international assessments attest the graduates marked ability to handle complex tasks, to solve problems constructively in team work and to take leadership qualities.

9. Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Masters in Automotive Software Engineering

An internationally renowned university in the German Capital has been ranked in the top universities for Automotive Engineering. Technical University in Berlin has proved its sharp edge in education, excellence in research and teaching with excellent graduates. For this discipline, it offers approximately 40 bachelors and 60 master programs. The interdisciplinary master’s degree in Automotive is an interdisciplinary, consecutive and research oriented program.

The candidate applying for master’s degree in automotive science needs to submit the bachelor’s degree from a German or an equivalent foreign degree. The candidate should have complete university studies in computer science or technical Transportation / engineering with a focus on vehicle technology. The equivalence is decided by the Audit Committee. The duration of the course is 4 semesters (2 years).

10. University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany

M.Sc. in Automotive Components Engineering and Mechatronics (ACEM)

University of Bayreuth, located in Germany offers M.Sc. in Automotive Components Engineering and Mechatronics (ACEM) for candidates who want to pursue a career in Automobile Industry. University of Bayreuth is one of the top ranking universities of Germany and offers good placement support to the students.

The duration of ACEM program is 2 years (4 semesters). An applicant should possess an engineering degree that is equivalent to Bayreuth Degree Engineering Science to be eligible to apply for this course. The students can also apply for educational grant during their 3rd semester at the International office of the University.