Referenznummer: CON-GER-STU-MA

Master Thesis: Exploring the impact of "Digital Twins" on streamlining vehicle development processes

Aachen, Cologne, Munich

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Target Group:
9/6/2023 -
FEV Consulting GmbH


FEV Consulting is the FEV Group's technology-driven top management consultancy. We act as a guide between strategy development and product realization in today's global environment. We do not simply work for companies, but for our customers - people who want to move society forward. That's why we develop and optimize technical product concepts with our focus on customer benefit, feasibility, sustainability and profitability. 

Work together with us on challenging projects from different areas of the mobility, transportation and energy sectors.
Sample topics include: sustainable vehicle and mobility concepts, business transformations to maintain future viability, coupling the energy and transportation sectors, digital services, and business development for innovation.


In the ever-evolving landscape of automotive engineering, digitalization and in particular the utilization of "digital twins" has emerged as a transformative development concept. This master thesis delves into the pivotal role of digital twins in vehicle development, with a focus on their potential to reduce hardware costs, development time, and development effort. The importance of this topic can be underlined by its ability to address OEM's challenges for accelerated vehicle development cycles, cost-efficiency, and enhanced product quality.

This research will comprehensively analyze the technological enablers for digital twins, such as advanced simulation tools and data analytics. It will also explore the vast application potential of digital twins in vehicle development, from virtual prototyping and testing to predictive maintenance and real-time performance monitoring.

Potential research question: "How can the strategic integration of digital twins and virtualization techniques streamline the vehicle development process, reduce hardware costs, and enhance overall efficiency, and what are the implications for the automotive industry in terms of competitiveness and innovation?"


  • You are completing your master's degree in industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, business administration, economics or a comparable course of study at a leading university
  • You have exceptional academic performance and impress us with your personal profile
  • You ideally gained inital practical experience in consulting or a technical industry
  • You have very good analytical skills
  • You are a motivated and committed team player
  • You have very good knowledge of MS Office applications
  • You communicate very well in English, and you are ideally fluent in the local office language - both verbally and in writing


Be part of a great team
We owe our success to our international and diverse team. Become a valuable member and foster strong cohesion! 

Expand your network
Join our Stammtisch company dinners - even as an alumnus or alumna! In addition, we inform our students about current customer projects and other internal company activities at our regular "Student Call". 

Get the best out of yourself
Feedback is a reality at our company. Your personal mentor is at your side to promote your strengths! Continuously expand your horizons with our internal training opportunities. Our team of consultants will be happy to share their expertise and experience with you.

Diverse career prospects
With us, anything is possible: gain practical experience in consulting alongside the theory in your studies. Do your internship with us. Write your thesis on an exciting project. Or go abroad with us! Plan your start at FEV Consulting, like many talented people before you.


Sina Aumann
Human Resources - FEV Consulting GmbH

Phone: +49 160 746 3685

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