SPICE for Mechanical Engineering

This introductory course shows you how using the intacs™ plug-in for Mechanical Engineering Automotive SPICE® can also help improve the processes of mechanical development.

  • Introduction to ME SPICE (Mechanical Engineering)

    Training objectives & content

    This course provides you with a concise overview of SPICE for Mechanical Engineering, which can be integrated into Automotive SPICE® using a plug-in. This model makes it possible to systematically and methodically develop mechanical systems and components in the automotive industry. It also makes it possible to improve and assess the processes used to develop mechanical systems and components.

    Aimed at project managers and other people working on mechanical development projects, this course explains the main concepts underlying the standard and the details of each process using examples and exercises.

    •   2 Days
    •   from 9 - 17 o'clock
    •   Public | Inhouse
    •   DE | EN
    •   limited to 12 participants

    Introductory training on SPICE for Mechanical Engineering: course content

    • Introduction to the main concepts of Automotive SPICE®
    • Principles, structure and scope of the SPICE for Mechanical Engineering process assessment model
    • Underlying differences between Automotive SPICE® and SPICE for Mechanical Engineering
    • A more detailed look at the development processes used for mechanical components
    100+ CUSTOMERS

    Over 100 corporate customers on four continents bank on our experience.

    Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!


    We currently have 48 intacs™-certified assessors. These include ten instructors on Provisional and Competent Level.

    Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!

    SINCE 2005

    As a peer reviewer, we have been continually involved in the process of designing standards since 2005. We also co-authored plug-ins for mechanical engineering and hardware engineering with intacs™.

    Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!


    We have written multiple editions of »Automotive SPICE® in Practice«, already an industry classic.

    Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!

    200+ YEARS

    Benefit from over 200 people-years of cumulative project experience, often involving improvement programmes lasting several years.

    Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!

    1000+ ASSESSORS

    We have now trained more than 1000 assessors according to intacs™ guidelines.

    Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!


    We have conducted over 200 assessments since 2007, on both a project and an organisational level. That is equivalent to 10,000 assessment-hours.

    Automotive SPICE®? We’re the experts!

    Next training

    25.04. - 26.04.22 Introduction into ME SPICE

    Online (EU)
    1.053 eur p.P.*

    14.11. - 15.11.22 Introduction into ME SPICE

    Greater Stuttgart
    1.170 eur p.P.*

    Book early to receive an early-bird discount or apply for a group discount on course fees.

    Extra value

    You gain first-hand knowledge from the experts at Kugler Maag Cie, who were directly involved in setting up the MECHANICAL DEVELOPMENT PLUG-IN for Automotive SPICE®. This plug-in was developed by a working group of the intacs™ assessor cooperative.


    As a participant in this course, we also offer you two rewarding extras

    • An original Automotive SPICE® pocket guide, containing the processes of the extended version of VDA Scope including purposes, outcomes and generic practices.
    • This compact handbook of Automotive SPICE® Essentials provides you with a quick introduction to the topic. An essentials guide, the handbook is available in English and was written by leading assessors and trainers.

    Our comprehensive training materials are already included in the course fee. Training materials are written in English.


    We look forward to welcoming you to our training courses. To make it easier for you to concentrate on your course, we do everything we can to make your stay as pleasant as possible. All catering requirements will be taken care of during your course, from snacks during breaks to lunch.

    If your course lasts more than four days, we would be delighted to invite you out for the evening. This is also a useful opportunity to discuss what you have learnt or experienced with other course participants and forge friendships.


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    Process & organisation

    Safe courses

    With our hygiene concept we ensure that we can continue to offer safe on-site training. Should on-site training not be possible at short notice due to the occurrence of infection, we reserve the right to offer it as online training. We have intensive experience with online training and assessments. Therefore you will definitely benefit from our expertise. 

    Information on the training programme

    Some courses take place several times a year as classroom training sessions. Others are only offered as in-house training.

    To make a binding reservation, book directly through the website or send us an order. We will confirm course dates as soon as we have received a minimum number of reservations. You will be sent all required information on course arrangements in advance. Fees include course materials, lunch and refreshments during breaks.

    Most of our courses can also be booked as in-house training sessions. Our instructors will be happy to travel directly to your place of work and train your teams on site. We can also mix and match the content of in-house courses and take a particular situation affecting your projects into account. We will be happy to write a concept proposal for your specific training requirements.

    All courses outlined in our training programme can be held in German or English. Our training materials are written in English.

    Training package: Seminar skills and attractive discounts

    • 10% early-bird booking discount if you register six or more weeks before a training session.
    • 10% group discount if you register more than one participant from your company for the same course.

    Want to save even more? Discounts can be combined for the same course.

    These conditions do not apply to VDA examination fees for Automotive SPICE® assessor training sessions or the Scaled Agile, Inc. fee for SAFe training.

    We strongly recommend that you have the appropriate ISO standards at hand for and during the exam, and of course during your further work.

    For the Cybersecurity Engineer training (TÜV Nord) this concerns ISO/SAE 21434, for the Functional Safety Engineer course (TÜV Rheinland) the safety standard ISO 26262. For Automotive SPICE® training, however, you will receive the model in the form of our original pocket guide.

    For legal reasons, we are unfortunately not authorized to provide you with a copy of ISO standards. Please ask your employer if you can obtain the respective standard there.

    Conditions of participation

    Course fees include course materials, lunch and refreshments during breaks per person.

    This offer is only open to companies or registered tradespersons. All fees are subject to current sales tax and must be paid on receipt of invoice. Early-bird and group discounts will be subtracted as necessary from invoices.

    We will confirm receipt of your registration. Registrations can be cancelled without penalty up to 6 weeks before each individual event; 10% of the fee will be charged for courses cancelled up to 14 days before each event; 50% of the fee will be charged for courses cancelled up to 7 days before each event. Fees will not be refunded if you cancel a course less than a week before an event. You may send somebody else to take your place on a course without additional cost. All courses may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

    We charge the examination fees of third parties (such as VDC QMC and Scaled Agile Inc.) on their behalf. Such fees are not eligible for a discount.

    Your personal information will be stored by KUGLER MAAG CIE GmbH in order to organise the event. By registering for a course you also agree to us contacting you by fax, email or telephone. If you do not wish to consent to us using your information in this way, please send us a message or get in touch. You have the right to withdraw your consent to this arrangement at any time.