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Engineering Department

Design and Mobility B.A.

The Bachelor's program Design & Mobility strives for new answers to a basic human need: mobility.

An important branch of the economy is on the move; far-reaching changes are creating completely new forms of mobility. Digital tools make it possible to redesign the real world. 

We therefore work in intensive exchange with relevant partners in the mobility industry.

Collage des Studienganges Design und Mobilität

The aim of this program is to train you as designers. The focus is to give you the ability to face the design and technical challenges of the mobility of the future.

Thematically, the study program spans a wide range, starting with classical means of transportation, such as the automobile, muscle- and motor-driven two- and three-wheelers, as well as air- and water vehicles.

It continues with the broad field of new forms of mobility tools and their intermodality up to concepts of the transformation of infrastructures and scenarios of mobile life.

You will learn to train various points of contact between design and engineering and to put these into application. For this, your study program contains both design and engineering subjects.

You will learn to communicate and act in an interdisciplinary manner in an industrial environment and in an independent capacity. This will enable you to work creatively and successfully in heterogeneous project teams and make a valuable contribution to shaping the mobility requirements of the future.

The standard period of study for this Bachelor's program is seven semesters.

An aptitude test is required to start studying. The procedure and the dates of the assessment are explained in the university's applicant portal.

The program is divided into Basic, Core and Specialization Sections. Each section lasts two teaching semesters at the university.

In addition to a thorough knowledge transfer, the program also includes several practical projects in which you can test and train your creativity, communication and commitment.

In the 5th semester, you complete your internship (practical semester).

In the Specialization Area, you can take a number of elective modules in addition to several standard ones. At the end of the Specialization Area, your Bachelor's thesis will also be completed.

After successfully passing the Bachelor's examination, Hof University of Applied Sciences will award you the academic degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).


7 Bachelor's thesis

Elective modules:

History of art and design
History of locomotion
Business basics for engineers
Project Management
Entrepreneurship/company formation
Current developments in industrial design
Marketing/Product Management

6+7Area of SpecializationBasics and Strategies of Transportation Planning/Connecting Mobility Strategies
Scenario-based mobility concepts
Desing law
Scientific work in the field of design
5Internship in a business companyPractical seminar
Practical project
Marketing/Product management
3+4Core AreaBasics of materials
Automotive Production
Electrification and automation of vehicles 
Interface design
Individual mobility
Digital visualisation
Intermodal mobility
Technical interface
Colour & Trim
1+2Basic AreaDesing project basics            
Colour + Shape Basics
Colour + Form Application
Service Design Thinking
Three-dimensional desing basics
User Ergonomics
Model making
Additive manufacturing
Manual sketching
CAD CAS Basics
CAD CAS Application
Virtual Reality Basics
Exterior project

In the first year of study, you will be taught the basics of design.

It is about methods of design work, colors, three-dimensional design and analog model making.

In addition, digital tools such as 3D CAD, visualization technology and virtual reality are introduced. Additive manufacturing processes (3D printing) are used to turn digital models into reality.

Conceptual design work has a great extend in the second year of study.

Now you can apply your acquired knowledge of the first year of study, in the interior of mobile, in the user interface and exterior.

These tasks are divided into several, delimited projects, some of which are handled individually or others in teams.

In the Core Area, technical aspects are also brought into the course. Basics of vehicles, production possibilities of the automotive industry, suitable materials as well as recycling and recovery are highlighted in modules.

The fifth semester is the mandatory practical semester in industry, which you will complete in design studios and other practice-oriented facilities. The practical experience is flanked by two seminars in marketing and product management.

The last academic year is devoted to electives, a large project work and your Bachelor's thesis.

The course content includes conceptual development of mobility strategies, innovation management, scientific work and presentation techniques.

You will also have the opportunity to choose from a range of elective modules - from foreign languages to current developments industrial design.

In addition to the General Requirements for the Bachelor's Program, a Aptitude Test must be taken for the Bachelor's Program in Design and Mobility.

A preliminary internship is not necessary.

The aptitude test takes place in June at the learning location Selb.

The examination consists of a drawing part and an interview.

In preparation for the examination, we ask you to prepare a portfolio of your own work as homework. You will receive details on this task as well as organisational details for the examination by e-mail after you have submitted your application.

After taking the aptitude test, you will be informed of the result of the test by e-mail within two weeks.

The deadline for online applications is 15 June.

We wish you every success with your application!

All applications must be submitted online via our online application portal Primuss.

If you acquired your university entrance certificate abroad, uni-assist must assess the certificate before you can send it to Hof University.

We advise you to send your documents to uni-assist at least 4 weeks before the application deadline at Hof University.


Application for winter semester 2023/24

In spring 2023, the application period for the admission of students for the winter semester 2023/24 will begin.

Part of the application process is an aptitude test. The modalities and date of the aptitude test will be announced and communicated to the applicants in 2023.

A pre-study internship is not necessary for your application.

Access to the application portal PRIMUSS for your online application can be found here:



Degree awarded
7 semesters
Winter semester
Application period

Starts in spring 2023

Tuition fees
Language of instruction

Learning site Selb

We are expanding our reach: At the learning site Selb, the new Bachelor‘s program Design and Mobility (B.A.) is offered in cooperation with the local College for Product Design.

Teaching currently takes place in the so-called mirror house of the Rosenthal company.

More about the learning site Selb


 Kathrin Schötz | Hof University of Applies Sciences
Kathrin Schötz +49 9281 409 - 3222

Student Affairs - Admission

 Aneta Okon | Hof University of Applies Sciences
Aneta Okon +49 9281 409 - 3250

Student Affairs - Program Manager