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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.

Agricultural Technology (Bachelor of Engineering)

Farming, mechanical engineering, business administration - the Agricultural Technology bachelor's course covers farming-related and agricultural technology-related topics in roughly equal amounts and the course is also supplemented by interdisciplinary topics and individual optional modules.

The importance of the agricultural sector has changed significantly in recent years and, in regard of the current challenges such as the increasing demand for food, climate change and scarcity of resources, agricultural technology in particular has gained in importance.

Did you know?

We made it into the Guinness Book of Records with our LEXION 760 TERRA TRAC.
In 8 hours we harvested a record 1,111 tons of grain maize.

As a student of the Agricultural technology dual-study programme, your skills apply to the interface between farming and agricultural technology and you are able to apply these skills in a wide variety of occupational areas thanks to the practical relevance of your study programme. You could work, for example, in marketing and sales, research and development or design engineering for agricultural technology.

Good technical skills, knowledge of science and farming, English and business skills and a good team spirit are essential qualities of Agricultural technology students. Are you also enthusiastic about solving complex tasks? That's just what we are looking for!

During the practical phases, you will mainly work in the departments and at the various sites of our German sales company. However, you will also spend individual practical phases with our sales partners.

We offer this study programme in cooperation with the Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf.

If you have any questions about the training programme, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Anja Claas.

  • The dual-study programme at a glance
    Training programme details
    Training duration:3.5 years
    • German university entry qualification (Abitur, grade point average 2.5 or better)
    • Keen interest in sales-related areas
    • Affinity with agriculture/agricultural technology
    • Mobility, flexibility

    Study phases at the Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf are complemented by practical phases at CLAAS. 

    • The 1st–3rd semesters take place at the university and cover general and technical fundamentals. In the third semester, you will spend a month at CLAAS for your first practical phase.
    • The 4th semester takes place solely at the university for in-depth specialist study.
    • In the 5th semester you start a seven-month practical phase focusing on agricultural technology and farming.
    • In the 6th semester you start studying your major subject, which is rounded off by a two-month practical phase.
    • In the 7th semester, you continue studying your major subject and write your bachelor's thesis at the company.
    1st-7th semesters:

    Theoretical aspects:

    • Scientific, technical and economic fundamentals       
    • Materials science
    • Mechanical elements with basics of design engineering
    • Biology
    • Plant cultivation and protection
    • Agricultural ecology
    • Bookkeeping and tax
    • Soil culture and fertilisation
    • Production economics
    • Engine and transmission technology
    • Mechatronics
    • Drive technology
    • Hydraulics and pneumatics
    • Communication and presentation
    • Self-propelled agricultural machinery
    • Cultivation, sowing technology
    • Protection of resources
    • Corporate planning
    • Theory of markets and marketing
    • Project work

    Practical aspects:

    • Sales
    • Marketing
    • Product management
    • Dealer network development
    • Academy
    • Spare parts service
    • Customer service
    • Used machinery centres
    • Logistics/order processing
    • Sales promotion
    • Finance
    • Controlling
    Additional training measures:
    • Introductory seminar
    • Deployment abroad/language courses as appropriate
    • Product training
    • PC training
    Final qualification:Bachelor of Engineering – Agricultural technology