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

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

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.


4.5 years

Final qualification:

  • Industrial mechanic (Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
  • Bachelor of Engineering

Target group:

School leavers who perform particularly well and are highly motivated, with the A-levels (Abitur) or equivalent, the subject-specific qualification for entrance to higher education (fachgebundener Hochschulreife) or the qualification required to attend technical college (Fachhochschulreife).


In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement for the metal industry


  • MAN apprenticeship centre, Augsburg
  • Vocational School I, Augsburg
  • University, Augsburg


Educational contract detailing the combined course of education and a apprenticeship contract in accordance with Germany’s apprenticeship act.

Studying at university:

The course of study at the university consists of 6 study semesters and 1 practical semester. The practical semester is integrated into the apprenticeship at the company.

Scope of apprenticeship at the company and vocational school:

In accordance with the apprenticeship framework (contextual and chronological structure of the apprenticeship) and the core curriculum.

Course admissions:

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. Admission is usually granted if your final report grade is 2.3 or above (or equivalent).


It is possible to do a semester abroad during this course of study.

Ongoing employment and repayment clause:

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.

The combined course of study in mechanical engineering provides you with practical apprenticeship at a high academic level. You will be in intensive and close contact with our company from the outset.

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.