On the home stretch – the final thesis

Write your bachelor's or master's thesis at MAHLE - our program is practice-orientated and offers you plenty of opportunities for skilled, professional interactions. We offer a variety of future-orientated tasks drawn from the technical and commercial fields we work in. You will develop concrete solutions to specific problems and will be able to verify the extent to which your ideas can be implemented in practice. Outstanding achievements will be honoured financially! Take the opportunity to build yourself a network and, at the same time, find a potential career pathway opening up before you, once you finish your studies.

What qualifies you:

You are a bachelor’s or master’s student in one of the following subject areas, for example:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Aerospace technology
  • Industrial engineering
  • Economics

In addition, you will have:

  • Good academic performance
  • Good English skills
  • Confident using MS Office
  • Ability to work independently and in a goal-oriented way
  • Strong communication skills, commitment, and team spirit
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm

What we offer you:

  • Interesting topics
  • Attractive remuneration and additional bonus after successful completion of the program
  • Individual support from the specialist department
  • Activities such as plant tours, specialist lectures, regulars' meetings, etc.
  • Networking with other students
  • Discounts on meals

Your online application for a final thesis

You will find our job advertisements for thesis work here.

To apply, you will need the following documents:

  • A cover letter stating the period during which you would like to write your thesis
  • A course registration certificate
  • Your Resume
  • Certificates with grades
  • University or higher education institution policy on the length of the final thesis

Please submit your application three to four months in advance. You can do this online via our MAHLE Recruiting-portal. Clicking on the "Apply" button, which is available as part of every job advertisement, will take you there automatically.

Next steps:

After we have reviewed your documents, the application goes through a standardized selection process. Find out exactly what this looks like.

Kevin Polaczek, student writing his final thesis

“I deliberately applied to MAHLE for my final thesis, because the company combines innovation with a family atmosphere. I am optimally supported here and can get the most out of myself. In addition, MAHLE is making a major contribution to creating a more climate-friendly mobility industry—a path that I would like to help shape.”

Kevin Polaczek, student writing his final thesis

Typical working day when writing your final thesis at MAHLE

So that you know today what you can expect tomorrow, we would like to give you an overview of a typical working day when writing your final thesis at MAHLE with a focus on automotive engineering.

  • 08:00—Working day begins
  • 08:15—Check e-mail & prepare MATLAB/Simulink program
  • 08:30—Check test bench results
  • 09:30—Open simulation models and rework if necessary
  • 11:00—Analyze results and prepare documentation
  • 12:00—Lunch break
  • 12:45—Discuss analysis and results with supervisor
  • 14:00—Continue work on analysis and thesis
  • 16:00—Prepare task list for the next day
  • 17:00—Working day ends

Your Benefits:

As a MAHLE employee, you can enjoy a large number of benefits. Individual career prospects and work-life balance - we offer more to you.Find out about the benefits enjoyed by MAHLE employees.

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