International Programmes 2021/2022

Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Autonomous Vehicle Engineering

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt • Ingolstadt

Degree
Bachelor of Engineering in Automotive Engineering
Teaching language
  • English
Languages

The compulsory classes and most electives are held in English. Some electives are given in German. Participants can choose to write their Bachelor's theses in either language.

Programme duration
7 semesters
Beginning
Winter semester
More information on beginning of studies

1 October

Application deadline

1. uni-assist: from as soon as possible until 30 May the latest for the winter semester

If you obtained your higher secondary school certificate outside of Germany, uni-assist has to verify your eligibility to study in Germany and to convert school grades to the German grading system. You will have to submit all required documents to uni-assist online. The process takes four to six weeks.

2. PRIMUSS – THI application portal: from 2 May until 15 July for the winter semester

You will have to apply online at the PRIMUSS university application portal. In case of admission, you will have to send all required documents additionally by post later on.

Please check the THI website to get up-to-date information regarding the application periods.

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Joint degree / double degree programme
No
Description/content

The Bachelor's programme in Autonomous Vehicle Engineering deals with interaction of different technologies in order to qualify engineers for the development of automated mobility systems by teaching the scientific and engineering basics and methods. Students acquire skills in fields that are characteristic for automated mobility systems:

  • Sense: sensor technology, sensor systems and sensor data fusion for detection of the environment and data acquisition
  • Think: Processing information obtained via sensors to create a driving strategy using software and intelligent algorithms
  • Act: Safe implementation of the driving strategy with the aid of forces offered by power train, steering and braking systems and utilised by actuators

The concepts of these phases are taught in a substantiated way. Laboratory internships and practical phases promote methodological competence. Group projects and seminars strengthen social and personal competence. Later, graduates with a broad interest in interdisciplinary trends in digitalised mobility will find many meaningful fields of activity.

Course organisation

First section:

  • Semester one and two: Basic theories, methods and skills of engineering, mathematics/statistics and technical/practical computer science

Second section:

  • Theory part – semester three and four: imparting of subject-specific basics and skills in processing information for the purpose of driving a vehicle
  • Internship part – semester five
  • Theoretical part – semester six and seven: This part of the curriculum imparts in-depth specialist theories and concepts of automated and networked driving. Students develop the ability to analyse a complex task from practice/research and to work on it with the help of scientific sources. The results are to be presented in written and oral form to show that the tasks can be presented in a structured way and defended in content.
Types of assessment

Most assessments are in the form of written exams, and some assessments are oral.

A Diploma supplement will be issued
Yes
International elements
  • International guest lecturers
Integrated internships

An internship is mandatory in the second section (semester five).

Course-specific, integrated German language courses
No
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
No
The course of study can be taken entirely online
No
Digital learning and teaching modules
  • Inverted classrooms
Description of e-learning elements

Videos, dubbed presentations, assessments

Participation in the e-learning course elements is compulsory
No
Can ECTS points be acquired by taking the online programmes?
No
Can the e-learning elements be taken without signing up for the course of study?
No
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
None
Semester contribution

All students will have to pay a student services fee of 52 EUR per semester.

Costs of living

Student organisations estimate that costs of living are approx. 850 to 950 EUR per month, depending on individual needs and expectations. Mandatory health insurance in Germany will cost a student around 110 EUR per month.

Funding opportunities within the university
Yes
Description of the above-mentioned funding opportunities within the university

There are different scholarships available to enrolled students, such as the Deutschlandstipendium. All students will have to look and apply for specific scholarships themselves! Most scholarship programmes are based on performance (grades, voluntary work, etc.). The economic situation of applicants is usually not taken into consideration. A certain level of German language skills (at least B2) is required for many scholarships.

The International Office also offers scholarships. Enrolled international students will be notified of the call once a year via the communication channels of the university.

Academic admission requirements

Admission requirements are an admission to university (secondary school certificate) and sufficient knowledge of the English language. In an aptitude assessment procedure, the applicant must also prove that he or she fulfils special requirements that are expected to result in a successful progress.

The aptitude is determined by an evaluation of certificates based on the following criteria: average mark of the secondary school certificate and subject-specific individual grades. The marks listed in the secondary school certificate in the subject mathematics and two subjects from the natural sciences including computer science graded best are used as subject-specific individual marks. The grades are converted into points and a total point score is calculated as a weighted average of the above criteria. If the total points value is above the expected limit, suitability is considered to be established and admission is given.

Language requirements
  • English: B2
  • German: A1 (to be certified by end of semester one)
Application deadline

1. uni-assist: from as soon as possible until 30 May the latest for the winter semester

If you obtained your higher secondary school certificate outside of Germany, uni-assist has to verify your eligibility to study in Germany and to convert school grades to the German grading system. You will have to submit all required documents to uni-assist online. The process takes four to six weeks.

2. PRIMUSS – THI application portal: from 2 May until 15 July for the winter semester

You will have to apply online at the PRIMUSS university application portal. In case of admission, you will have to send all required documents additionally by post later on.

Please check the THI website to get up-to-date information regarding the application periods.

Submit application to
  1. uni-assist: to get VPD document
  2. PRIMUSS: THI application portal for online application submission

More information on applications can be found here.

Possibility of finding part-time employment

In addition to open internship positions on the university platform, students should consider research and teaching assistant positions at THI. 

Furthermore, the International Office offers workshops in English to prepare international students who seek internship opportunities.

Accommodation

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt does not run any student residence halls/dorms. You will have to start looking for accommodation on your own as soon as possible. Between 400 and 550 EUR per month should be budgeted for accommodation.

The FAQs will help you in finding accommodation in Ingolstadt.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Specialist counselling
  • Buddy programme
Supervisor-student ratio
1:20

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

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Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt is an institution that specialises in business and technology and is characterised by innovative study concepts and modern facilities. We are currently training around 6,000 students in more than 40 technical and business science programmes.
Our students will graduate as sought-after specialists and managers. An extremely dynamic and successful region with a distinctly strong economic structure provides for excellent framework conditions. The relatively small student body guarantees individual guidance, a familial atmosphere, and close cooperation between students and professors.
One of the core features of studying at our university is its orientation towards practical application. Internships and projects as well as a continuous cooperation with regional companies are basic components of every study programme. In addition, we offer a large variety of cooperative work and study programmes.
The Ingolstadt campus was completed in 1999, and a new tract of buildings opened in 2014. Modern equipment and facilities create an atmosphere that adds to students' success and enjoyment. Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt is proud of its commitment to offer the highest possible level of quality in research and education. It is possible to explore the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt by visiting the interactive 360° THI campus tour.

University location

The campus is only a short walk from Ingolstadt's appealing old city. The view from the lecture halls is of a castle and other medieval buildings. Ingolstadt lies in the centre of Bavaria, one of the most prosperous German federal states, and it is only an hour by car from the metropolitan areas of Munich and Nuremberg. The opportunities to take part in leisure activities in the area – which is close to the Alps as well as to the beautiful Altmühl valley – are unlimited. With the headquarters of Audi (the international automotive company) and a large number of innovative corporations in the city, Ingolstadt is proud to be one of the strongest economic regions in Germany. Opportunities to participate in sports activities are provided by the university as well as by various amateur and competitive sports clubs. Bavarian charm and the Bavarian way of life – including summer evenings in beer gardens and the diverse cultural events on offer – make daily life in Ingolstadt particularly attractive for students.