Mechanical engineering, dual Bachelor

Faculty Engineering Sciences
Course of studies Mechanical Engineering - Dual studies
Degree Bachelor
Academic degree Bachelor of Engineering und Industrie- oder Zerspanungsmechaniker:in (IHK) | Technische:r Produktdesigner:in | Werkzeugmechaniker:in
Start Winter semester
Regular study period 8 Semesters
Further qualification Mechanical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing. (FH))
Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng.)
Category natural sciences
Engineering Sciences
Study fields
Type of study full-time studies
integrated degree program
Course language german
Description in cooperation with Bildungs-Werkstatt Chemnitz
Admission restriction No
Tuition No
Credits 180
Accredited Yes  /  Information on accreditation
Application portal Online application


Improve your prospects with the perfect combination of training and mechanical engineering studies.

Within four years, you will be trained by our partner while you complete your mechanical engineering studies at Mittweida University of Applied Sciences. We will fine-tune your practical knowledge to give you an advantage when you start your career.

Our dual study program covers a broad field of mechanical engineering. You will acquire knowledge in design, manufacturing and materials technology as well as surface technology and laser processing, so that in your professional life as an engineer:in you will be able to solve a wide range of tasks by always taking into account not only the technical aspects but also the economic and ecological aspects.

Thanks to their many years of professional experience, our professors with industrial experience will prepare you individually for your professional life as an engineer. You will benefit from small groups that allow you to ask individual questions and get help at any time. 

Career prospects

The formula is simple: Without mechanical engineers, there are no machines. Without machines, there is no industry.

Whether as a design engineer in vehicle or plant construction, in medical technology or as a production manager in manufacturing - the fields of application as a Mittweida mechanical engineer are wide-ranging and leave you room to fulfill your own interests in your career. The dual study program provides you with several advantages:

  • Not only do you learn the theory, but you also gain a variety of insights into professional practice through the parallel training, which will help you to better understand the theory even during your studies.
  • With your vocational qualification and the Bachelor of Engineering, you receive two state-recognized degrees in the shortest possible time. If you were to complete your training and studies one after the other, you would generally need six and a half years instead of four.
  • Your training company can hire you immediately after the dual study program because it knows you and your skills inside out.


Eight semesters of dual study mean six semesters at university and two complete semesters in the company.

One thing should be clear to you: You need a lot of motivation for a dual study program. While traditional students complete an internship or simply laze around during the lecture-free period, you work in your training company or complete your professional training. A dual study program is therefore more intensive and sometimes means more work.

Of course, this effort brings you some advantages: While others have to find a part-time job to support their studies, you get a salary for your training. Whereas at some universities hundreds sit in a lecture hall, with us you learn in small seminar groups. And starting in the fourth semester, you will specialize in one of four areas: Production engineering, design, laser processing or materials and surface engineering.

Because you gain a lot of practical experience in the company, it's much easier for you to learn the theory for the exams. What's more, you'll earn two recognized degrees in the shortest possible time.



Then contact us for further information or apply directly by mail to our cooperation partner by March 15:

Bildungs-Werkstatt Chemnitz
Cooperative Study
Annaberger Street 73
09111 Chemnitz.

After signing the training contract, you are guaranteed a place at, and can enroll in, the Mittweida University of Applied Sciences at Please register there for the study program Mechanical Engineering.

Admission requirements

You can take up the dual study program in Mittweida if you have

  • the general university entrance qualification or
  • the subject-related higher education entrance qualification (for the corresponding subject) or
  • the entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences.

In addition, there are further possibilities to gain access to a university degree program. We will be happy to advise you personally.