A unique combination of vocational training and engineering studies

The four-and-a-half-year Plus Programme awards students two qualifications for a professional field in the time it usually takes to complete one. The programme is designed for those interested in learning the trade of industrial mechanics while at the same time studying for a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, International Engineering or in Electronics and Computer Engineering. More than 30 selected companies are involved in the programme, with more joining all the time.

Ten good reasons

  • 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 studies
  • Diverse and varied programme
  • Financial independence
  • Ideal combination of theory and practice
  • Small groups and individual support
  • Cutting-edge technical equipment
  • Possibility of shortened course - completed vocational training after four semesters (two years)
  • Excellent opportunities in the job market
  • Well-respected university

Admission requirements

  • Advanced school-leaving certificate or university of applied sciences entrance qualification
  • Training contract with a company

Programme length

Four and one-half years


  • ETI programme – Faculty of Computer & Electrical Engineering in Furtwangen
  • MM programme – Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering in Schwenningen
  • IEB programme – Faculty of Mechanical and Medical Engineering and HFU Business School in Schwenningen


Basic 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 studies
5. 3rd semester MM, IEB or ETI
6. 4th semester MM, IEB or ETI
7. Practical study semester
8. 6th semester MM, IEB or ETI
9. 7th  semester MM, IEB or ETI

Qualification awarded:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics (MM), International Engineering (IEB) or Electronics and Computer Engineering (ETI)


Aicher Präzisionstechnik GmbH & Co. KG – MM
Allweiler AG – MM
Andreas Lupold Hydrotechnik GmbH – MM
Anton Häring Werk für Präzisionstechnik – MM
B. Ketterer Söhne GmbH & Co. KG – MM
Biedermann Motech GmbH & Co. KG – MM
Binder GmbH – MM
Continental Automotive GmbH – ETI
Dmg Automation GmbH – MM
E. Dold & Söhne KG – ETI
Gruner AG – MM + ETI
Handte Umwelttechnik GmbH – MM
Hansgrohe AG – MM
Hengstler GmbH – MM
Herbert Waldmann GmbH & Co. KG – MM + ETI
IMS Gear GmbH – MM + ETI
K. & G. Hermann GmbH – MM
Koepfer Zahnrad- und Getriebetechnik GmbH – MM
Mahle GmbH – MM
Marquardt GmbH – MM + ETI
Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG – MM
Maschinenfabrik Spaichingen GmbH – MM
Mathias Bäuerle GmbH – MM
Mesa Parts GmbH – MM
Rena Sondermaschinen GmbH – MM
SBS-Feintechnik – MM
Schmidt Technology GmbH – MM
S. Siedle & Söhne OHG – ETI
STERMAN Technische Systeme GmbH – MM
Storz Hydrauliksysteme GmbH – MM
Weißer + Grießhaber GmbH – MM
WERMA Signaltechnik GmbH + Co. KG – MM + ETI 


Excellent prospects for graduates of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Electronics and Computer Engineering and International Engineering

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

Partners in the Plus Programme:


Furtwangen University

Schwenningen Feintechnikschule

Chamber of Commerce (Industrie- und Handelskammer - IHK)

Please Note

This study programme is taught entirely in German. Applicants must be fluent in German prior to application.

Should you have the required language skills and would like more information, please click here for detailed information in German on course content, structure, entry requirements and applications.