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Industrial mechanic with mechanical engineering (Bachelor of Engineering), combined course of study

MAN Careers: Combined course of study in Industrial mechanic with mechanical engineering co-operative education

Apprenticeship or academic study? With a combined course of study, you can do both. For example, become an industrial mechanic and study mechanical engineering, which involves a large amount of practical work, at Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. This will make the "dry theory" more tangible from the very beginning, making many concepts easier to understand. And the best part is: Once you complete your studies, you will already have your first job. Depending on your level of apprenticeship/the progress you make in your studies, you may have the opportunity to put what you are learning into practice on actual practical projects. By performing the tasks for which you are responsible, you will get to know the processes and structure of the company very well indeed, which will prepare you for an easy transition into your future profession.

During your practical experience

During this course, you will have the opportunity to learn about every aspect of the engineering area of operation, such as construction, research and development, production, quality management, operation or marketing/sales. Your tasks will vary based on each of these areas.

  • In construction: You will try to meet requirements of our customers. You will use scientific and technical knowledge and present solutions in a clear and practicable way as a product documentation
  • You work directly on product developments and new product processes
  • You are directly involved in the manufacturing of our products
  • You are in charge of the protection and the progress of certain qualities of our products and services
  • You will maintain an intensive and close contact with our company from the beginning

During your theoretical stages

The Bachelor of Engineering apprenticeship is in collaboration with University of Applied Science in Augsburg, Germany. The course contents are based on their examination regulations. The studies at the University of Applied Science Augsburg consists of six theoretical and practical semesters. The practical semester is integrated into the apprenticeship at the company. For more information, visit the website of University of Applied Science Augsburg (

Your opportunities for development

After your studies, we will offer you:

  • The opportunity to begin a career that complies with the current trade agreements
  • An exciting and diverse role, which allows you to use your experience and contacts to establish yourself within the company
  • A professional environment with an international point of view, which lets you take control of your own development

Duration of apprenticeship

Your apprenticeship will last 4,5 years or else 7 terms in total. Each semester will be spend at the University of Applied Science in Munich for the theoretical period. In your term breaks, during your practical semester and during the time of your bachelor thesis, you will spend your practical periods at the MAN Diesel & Turbo site in Augsburg. You will receive a apprentice allowance during the theoretical stages and practical experience.

Your requirements

  • General or subject-specific qualification for entrance to higher education (Hochschulreife)
  • Very good grads in scientific subjects
  • Final report grade above 2,3
  • Technical Understanding

Participants must apply for a place to study at university before the apprenticeship begins. If the applicant fulfils the admission requirements, particularly those set by the numerus clausus, the applicant will be granted a place to study at the university in the winter semester of the following year.

After completing the Bachelor course, the participant must be prepared to accept a term of employment with the company for a minimum of 24 months, if this is offered. If the participant does not accept this employment contract, a (proportional) amount of the grant must be repaid.


MAN Diesel & Turbo Augsburg
Rebecca Zupec
Telephone: +49 821 322-3623