Automotive Engineering (Bachelor) – Career Options

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The most common tasks of automotive engineers can be found in the following areas: research and development, construction, tests, expert assessment.

Further possible fields of activity include occupational safety, quality management, environmental protection, production, logistics or teaching.
In addition to the well-known work fields, engineers can also work in many other areas, such as consulting, marketing or human resources.

Automotive engineers have good prospects working for the following employers:

  •     in the automotive industry (OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer)
  •     in the automotive supply industry (first tier supplier)
  •     in the rail vehicle industry
  •     mechanical engineering in general
  •     with German technical inspection associations (e.g. TÜV, DEKRA, GTÜ, etc.)
  •     as motor vehicle expert and assessor
  •     for transport companies
  •     in the technical service of the public sector