Automotive engineering

(German: Fahrzeugbau)

Find out more about the work-study degree programme and apply here.

What is the course all about?

In the automotive engineering study programme you have a choice of specialisations at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences between drive and running gear, vehicle body development or commercial and special vehicles. The first two semesters represent the foundation level of the course. The typical fundamentals for an engineering degree are communicated with modules such as mathematics, engineering mechanics, descriptive geometry, computer-aided design (CAD), technical drawing, data processing and materials science. You then choose your specialisation at the start of the third semester. The drive and running gear specialisation, for example, deals with topics relating to the driving experience and the active safety of a vehicle. A recurrent theme throughout the vehicle body development specialisation is the implementation of a design idea in a specific design in the exterior or interior of a vehicle.


We offer this work-study degree programme in: 


Vocational training / practical experience

This work-study degree programme is offered as a study programme with practical study blocks. 

What do practical study blocks mean?

Degree awarded

Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)

Application deadline

01 August 2020 – 28 February 2021


Your work-study degree programme begins in September 2021.


Your work-study degree programme takes around four years.


You will receive EUR 1,134.50 monthly from us during your work-study degree programme.

We offer this work-study degree programme in: 



What you need
Study-related advanced courses with at least good results, an interest in technology, cars and the topic of mobility, dedication, personal initiative, mobility and the ability to cope under pressure, you should not be colour blind.

Language skills
You should have good knowledge of German. 

School leaving results
You need to have good final exam results. 

Have you not yet taken your final exams?
If you are in your final school year and will not have your school-leaving certificate in time for the application deadline, there’s no need to worry. Simply upload your last three school reports and additionally enter the relevant results from the last report in the designated fields of your online application.

Please also upload any other certificates that you may receive in the course of the application process into your online application profile. This way we will always be up to date.  

Attention: We only offer initial vocational training. If you have already completed vocational training or a course of study or if you have professional experience, we unfortunately cannot offer you a work-study degree programme at Volkswagen.

Entry options for experienced professionals

Training contents

We are known for our excellent vocational training. Find out here exactly what you can expect from us. Please note that changes to the procedure may be made at short notice.

Sound good? Then send us your application.


You can apply online here

Work-study degree programme in automotive engineering
(German: Fahrzeugbau) with practical study blocks

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