Lecture on modern automobile production

Starting April 18, every Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. with changing lecturers from the Volkswagen Group

A lecture on modern automotive production is once again supplementing the course offerings at Clausthal University of Technology in the current summer semester. Alternating lecturers from the Volkswagen Group will give students an insight into the subject. The course "Automobile production today - from individual parts to the finished car body" will take place every Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. starting April 18 in the Small Horst Luther Lecture Hall (Building C4 - Leibnizstrasse 8).

In addition to the lecture, students will be given the opportunity to find out about study, bachelor's and master's theses or doctoral opportunities within the VW Group.

The lecture will provide an overview of the manufacturing steps from the starting material to the finished vehicle. Particular attention will be paid to the challenge of energy efficiency. Thus, aspects of recyclability and sustainability are always taken into account when selecting the starting material, the manufacturing process and the technical solution. Specially created lectures are dedicated to the topics of digitalization, 3D printing as well as laser technology and provide an outlook on what the vehicle construction of the future will look like.

A highlight of the lecture is the visit to the VW plant in Wolfsburg. In a special guided tour, adapted to the lecture, the theory can then be followed by practical experience at the plant.

On the part of the Clausthal University of Technology, the lecture series is organizationally accompanied by the Institute of Welding Technology and Separating Production Processes and is in the elective catalog for the summer semester 2023. All interested students are asked to register for the lecture in "Stud.IP". Further information can be found on the study portal.


TU Clausthal
Institute for Welding Technology and Separating Production Processes
Sascha Brechelt, M. Sc.
E-Mail: sascha.brechelt@tu-clausthal.de