A unique combination of vocational training and engineering studies

The four-and-a-half-year Plus Programme awards students two professional qualifications in the time it usually takes to complete one. The programme is designed for those interested in qualifying through the Chamber of Commerce as an industrial mechanic or electrical technician for systems and devices, while at the same time studying for a bachelor's degree in engineering in one of the following engineering fields:

  • Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics (MM),
  • Electrical Engineering (ELA),
  • International Engineering (IEB),
  • Bio and Process Engineering (BPT)
  • Medical Engineering (MEB)

 More than 40 selected companies are partners in the programme, with more joining all the time.

 Course requirements:

  • University entrance qualification
  • Training programme contract with a company

Quick Information

Degree awarded Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Undergraduate/postgraduate degree undergraduate
Duration of programme 4.5 years
Delivery Part-time
Campus MM, BPT, IEB & MME programmes: Schwenningen, ELA programme: Furtwangen
Programme begin winter semester (October)
Application deadline(s) 15 July
Restricted intake yes
Language of instruction German/English
Academic entry requirements university entrance qualification
Language requirements fluent in German, excellent English skills
Pre-sessional course / Foundation course requirement none
Additional requirements Training contract with a company
Tuition Fees none
Programme accreditation --
Contact jac@hs-furtwangen.de

Programme Structure

Foundation Level Studies

1. Mathematics 1, physics 1, physics 2
2. Automation engineering, experimental chemistry, materials engineering, DV 1, MatLAB
3. Electrical engineering 1, electrical engineering 2, mathematics 2
4. Fundamentals of engineering mechanics 1, digital engineering, DV  2, MatLAB

Qualification awarded:

Chamber of Commerce (Industrie- und Handelskammer – IHK) examination, Furtwangen University intermediate examination

Advanced level studies
5. 3rd semester MM, ELA, IEB, BPT or MEB
6. 4th semester MM, ELA, IEB, BPT or MEB
7. Practical study semester
8. 6th semester MM, ELA, IEB, BPT or MEB
9. 7th  semester MM, ELA, IEB, BPT or MEB

Qualification awarded:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics (MM), Electrical Engineering (ELA), International Engineering (IEB), Bio and Process Engineering (BPT) or Medical Engineering (MEB).

Participating companies

Company Location Degree programme Places 2016 Places 2017
AESCULAP AG Tuttlingen MM open open
Aicher Präzisionstechnik GmbH & Co. KG Königsheim MM k. A. k.A.
Allweiler AG Radolfzell MM open open
Andreas Lupold Hydrotechnik GmbH Vöhringen MM open open
Anton Häring Werk für Präzisionstechnik Bubsheim MM, IEB open open
AP&S International GmbH Donaueschingen MM k. A. k.A.
August Weckermann KG Eisenbach MM open open
Biedermann Motech GmbH & Co. KG Villingen-Schwenningen MM open k.A.
Baumer HOLDING AG Villingen-Schwenningen MM, ELA(N) open open
B. Ketterer Söhne GmbH & Co. KG Furtwangen MM k. A. open
Binder GmbH Tuttlingen MM open open
CHIRON-WERKE GmbH & Co. KG Tuttlingen MM, ELA(N) open open
Continental Automotive GmbH Villingen-Schwenningen ELA(N), MM open open
Dmg Automation GmbH Hüfingen MM, IEB open open
ELGO ELECTRONIC GmbH & Co. KG Rielasingen ELA(N) open open
Flaig + Hommel GmbH Aldingen MM open open
Framo Morat GmbH & Co. KG Eisenbach MM open open
Gruner AG Wehingen MM, ELA(N) open open
Hansgrohe SE Schiltach MM open open
Hommel + Keller Unternehmensgruppe Aldingen MM, IEB open open
Horst Fichter Präzisionsdrehteile GmbH & Co. KG St. Georgen MM full open
Herbert Waldmann GmbH & Co.KG Villingen-Schwenningen MM, ELA(N) open open
IMS Gear GmbH Donaueschingen MM open open
KABA Central Services GmbH Villingen-Schwenningen ELA(N) open open
Kendrion GmbH Villingen-Schwenningen MM full open
Koepfer Zahnrad- und Getriebetechnik GmbH Furtwangen MM open open
Mahle GmbH Rottweil MM open open
Marquardt GmbH Rietheim MM, ELA(N) open open
Maschinenfabrik Spaichingen GmbH Spaichingen MM, ELA(N) open open
Mathias Bäuerle GmbH St. Georgen MM k. A. open
Mesa Parts GmbH Lenzkirch MM, ELA(N) open open
RENA GmbH Furtwangen MM open k.A.
SBS-Feintechnik Schonach MM open open
Schmidt Technology GmbH St. Georgen MM k. A. offen
Schuler OHG Präzisionstechnik Gosheim MM open open
S. Siedle & Söhne OHG Furtwangen ELA(N) open k.A.
STERMAN Technische Systeme GmbH St. Georgen MM k. A. k.A.
Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH Schramberg-Waldmössingen MM, IEB open open
VEGA Grieshaber KG Schiltach ELA(N) open open
Weißer + Grießhaber GmbH Mönchweiler MM k. A. k.A.
WST Präzisionstechnik GmbH Löffingen MM k .A. open

What's in it for you?

  • Time-saving: instead of two and one-half plus three and one-half years, only four and one-half years for a bachelor's degree
  • Easier introduction to degree programme
  • Diverse and varied programme
  • Financial independence
  • Ideal combination of theory and practice
  • Small groups and individual support
  • Cutting-edge technical facilities
  • Possibility of shortened course - completed vocational training after four semesters (two years)
  • Excellent opportunities in the job market
  • Well-respected university

Excellent prospects for graduates of Studium Plus programme

Engineering graduates are in demand around the world, not only in traditional engineering sectors such as the automotive industry and plant engineering, but also in other key sectors such as the chemical or energy industries. Our engineering degrees provide graduates with the expertise and skills needed to deal with the rapidly-changing technology of these industries.

Careers are available in a wide variety of areas:

  • Production engineering, construction and development
  • Programming and development of electronic components
  • Robotics/industrial handling
  • Sensors and automation
  • Medical engineering
  • Software and hardware development
  • Customer support and sales
  • …and many more


Where and how do I apply?
The following are required to apply for the StudiumPlus programme:

1. Training contract with a participating company
2. Application to HFU

Application Deadline

StudiumPlus programme starts in winter semester. 

Application deadline is 15 July.

Send application documents to:

Hochschule Furtwangen
Robert-Gerwig-Platz 1
78120 Furtwangen
Tel: +49 (0)7723.920-1232
Fax: +49 (0)7723.920-1239

Further Information in German

As the Study Plus Bachelor degree programme is taught in German, please click here for more detailed information regarding the programme on our German webpages.

Contact Information

Student advice and contacts:

Dr. Roland Jacob
Furtwangen University
Tel: +49 (0)7720.307-4258

Sabine Behringer
Furtwangen University
Tel: +49 (0)7720.307-4405