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Automotive Quality Manager (AQUA)

Electronics and software control 70 percent of all of the functions in a modern car. In the future, studies indicate that this could increase up to 90 percent. By meeting international standards and norms for quality development, functional safety and product and process quality, companies can become optimally interconnected all along the supply chain and integrate the components of a complex system: the car.

This university course provides you with theoretical and practical skills that enable you to understand key processes in the development of automobiles. In addition, you can obtain the "ECQA Certified Automotive Quality Manager" certificate.


This university course provides you with interdisciplinary expertise on three content levels, enabling you to deal with the continually increasing levels of complexity and increasingly shorter development cycles for vehicles:

  • Integrated quality disciplines: Automotive SPICE® (ISO 330xx), Functional Safety (ISO 26262, IEC 61508), Six Sigma (quality during production)
  • Interactions among and integration of the quality disciplines during the practical development process
  • Practical applications with reference to specific case studies

Target Groups and Admission Requirements

  • Engineers with experience in the automobile sector,
  • System architects,
  • Software architects,
  • Software developers,
  • Hardware architect,
  • Hardware developers,
  • Project leaders and quality assurance managers working as manufacturers, suppliers, and who are members of networks/clusters in the automotive sector.
The prerequisite for admission to the university course is the fulfillment of a qualification relevant to the target group.

Dates and Deadlines

Next course date: upon request

Quick Facts

  • Duration: 5 days for each of 8 course units plus a written final paper
  • Certificate: Confirmation of participation; certificate „ECQA Certified Automotive Quality Manager“, received after the exam has been passed successfully
  • ECTS credit points: 7,5
  • Language of instruction: English or German
  • Participation fee: 2,900 € (VAT free) including course materials and drinks during the breaks; 10% price reduction for early registration
  • Number of participants: at most 15
  • Course location: TU Graz
  • Syllabus (in German)

Teaching Staff

TU Graz

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. BSc
Institut für Technische Informatik
Phone: +43 316 873 6404


Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Phone: +43 316 811198


Sarah Meinhardt

TU Graz Life Long Learning
Tel.: +43 316 873 4945