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Mechanical Engineering (dual)
Requirements for enrolement
The template for an employment contract (start of the contract: usually 01 August) and a current list of companies in the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein and the additional dual study program options or have done so already can be found online on the website of the IHK Siegen: www.ihk-siegen.de (in the section „Duales Studium“).
When actually matriculating in the registrar's office or the International Office, the employment contract between the prospective student and the company must be submitted.
A study concept and a current list of companies that offer dual study program options can be found online on the website of the IHK Siegen: www.ihk-siegen.de (in the section „Duales Studium“).
The applicant first concludes a training contract with the company, which must be submitted at enrolment at the university. Students complete the "regular" bachelor's degree program in civil engineering or mechanical engineering at the University of Siegen at the same time as training in a company, which gives them a double qualification. The requirement for admission to the studies is general university qualification (Abitur), subject-related university entrance qualification or qualification for universities of applied sciences + determination of special aptitude (observe the deadlines!).
The students are employed by a company from the beginning. During the regular study time of 7 semesters, they will attend lectures for their degree program during the lecture periods and spend practical phases in the company during the lecture-free period. In parallel to their theoretical studies at the university, they work practically and go through training in company in order to achieve duality between operational work and scientific training.
The regular study time of this degree program is 4.5 years (9 semesters), with the focus initially on the vocational training part as industrial mechanic in the operation and vocational college. For this, the students will be trained in the company for three days of the week and in the vocational college for two in the first year of training. After completion of the examination as a qualified worker, part 1, studies of mechanical engineering at the university is added in the second year of training. By the end of their vocational training, the students will learn in three learning sites in parallel (operation, vocational college, university). Lessons are to be spread out between two days in the operation, two days at the university and one day at the vocational college. When taking the qualified worker's examination, part 2, which marks the end of the vocational training, full-time studies at the university commence from the fourth semester onwards.
Excerpts from the employment contract:
"...The parties assume that the student will work in a site of the company for at least 3 years after successfully completing the degree program. The company commits to offering the student an employment contract at the employment conditions common in the company that corresponds to the degree acquired. For every year working for the company, 1/3 of the loan paid out shall be deemed repaid..."
"…The company shall grant the student an interest-free loan for the term of the degree program and shall pay out a monthly amount of 250.00 € from this granted loan to the student."
Further information on the degree program mechanical engineering is available at
Examination regulations/degree plan/module manuals/internship rules
Examination regulations (POs) specify the basic structures of a degree program (e.g. admission requirements and contents to be studied). Students are automatically subject to the current version of their PO when they matriculate for their first subject-related semester. This means that even if the PO changes during their studies, the original version according to which they matriculated will remain valid (provided that the PO does not expire).
The respective degree plan is the recommended example progress of the studies in individual subjects and is part of a PO.
Supplementary provisions and details for any module to be studied can be found in the module manually (e.g. requirements for taking a written test or content-related information on the modules/events, ...).
The internship rules define the conditions under which the required or optional internships must be completed.
We recommend at least looking at the study schedule for your degree program before the lecture time starts, to ensure that you know which modules are intended for the start of your studies.