Dual-study programme

Pupils at CLAAS.

You want to obtain a university degree? And you still want to have some practical experience? Do you want to earn money but still keep studying? Then the dual-study programme is the right choice for you.

Dual-study programme

Pupils at CLAAS.

You want to obtain a university degree? And you still want to have some practical experience? Do you want to earn money but still keep studying? Then the dual-study programme is the right choice for you.

Mechatronics (Bachelor of Engineering)

Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or information technology? Do all of these subjects interest you? The mechatronics study programme covers exactly these three areas.

Mechatronics allow you to convert mechanical systems into intelligent plant and machinery. Many mechatronic products have already become a regular part of our day-to-day lives - or could you imagine a life without cars, CD and DVD players or dishwashers?

Did you know?

Thanks to mechatronics and GPS, our harvesting machines are able to harvest a field and remain on track without any steering movements from the driver.

For trainee mechatronic engineers, the combination of mechanical engineering, electronics and information technology results in a wide-ranging and demanding study programme because you have to be up-to-date in all of the individual disciplines without losing sight of the overall picture.

At CLAAS, you can look forward to a broad field of activity: You will be responsible for the development and manufacturing of self-propelled harvesting machines as well as system, transport and tractor vehicles for the agricultural sector.

We offer this dual-study programme at the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart or at the Fachhochschule Bielefeld at the Gütersloh site. CLAAS provides additional support for its dual-study programme students in the form of workshops and product trainings.

  • The dual-study programme at a glance
    Training programme details
    Training duration:3 years
    Prerequisites:
    • German university entry qualification (Abitur, grade point average 2.5 or better)
    • Demonstrated strengths in mathematical and scientific subjects
    • Pronounced interest in technology
    • Mobility, flexibility
    Structure:

    Alternating theoretical phases at the Dualen Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart or the Fachhochschule Bielefeld at the Gütersloh site and practical phases at CLAAS roughly every three months.

    1st–4th semesters:

    Theoretical aspects:

    • Technical mechanics
    • Design
    • Production techniques
    • CAD techniques
    • Electrical engineering/electronics
    • Digital control technology
    • Information technology
    • Programming
    • Measurement technology
    • Chemicals/materials
    • Mechatronic systems
    • Business studies

    Practical aspects:

    • Basic manual and machine-based skills
    • Introduction to electrical engineering and electronics
    • Computer operation and use (application programs)
    • Computer technology (system programming, microprocessors, operating systems)
    • Introduction to engineering methods
    • Departmental deployments in development, production, quality assurance or control engineering, presentation technology, technical documentation
    5th–6th semesters:      
    • In-depth study of chosen specialist subject group
    • Bachelor thesis
    Additional training measures:
    • Introductory seminar
    • CAD training
    • Deployment abroad as appropriate
    • Product training
    Final qualification:Bachelor of Engineering – Mechatronics