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Vocational Education and Training - Mechatronics

Bachelor

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The programme qualifies students for future occupations in practice and research in non-school career areas, as well as for continuing with postgraduate studies in the Master programme for teachers (Lehramt) at vocational schools. Students pursuing careers as teachers at state schools are taught knowledge and competencies in subjects taught at vocational schools, i.e. metals technology or electrical engineering/computer science, including subject specific didactics and a subsidiary subject, as well as studies in education/career training. In non-sch... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Subject to selection procedure

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

Places to study are awarded through the dialogueorientated service procedure (DoSV).

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The programme qualifies students for future occupations in practice and research in non-school career areas, as well as for continuing with postgraduate studies in the Master programme for teachers (Lehramt) at vocational schools. Students pursuing careers as teachers at state schools are taught knowledge and competencies in subjects taught at vocational schools, i.e. metals technology or electrical engineering/computer science, including subject specific didactics and a subsidiary subject, as well as studies in education/career training. In non-school areas, the programme prepares students especially for work at non-school establishments of vocational training. Students pursuing careers in non-school areas are taught knowledge and competencies in subjects taught at vocational schools, i.e. metals technology or electrical engineering/computer science, including subject-specific didactics and a subsidiary subject, as well as studies in education/career training.

The main focus of the course of studies is on the one hand on technical content with a focus on mechatronic applications, and on the other hand in the areas of vocational education and vocational science. The course of study is designed in such a way that those graduates who are aiming for a higher university degree are offered further alternatives to a direct career start (see section: Fields of activity and subsequent Master's programmes).

All lectures are held in German. Therefore appropriate German language skills are absolutely necessary for successful participation of the courses.


OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

There are a large number of potential fields of activity in various social and economic sectors in which vocational education and training must be "managed" in the main. Medium-sized and large industrial companies in particular, such as those found in the automotive and aircraft industries, but also in shipbuilding and other metalworking companies, recruit a large proportion of their skilled workers by training young people in their own training departments. Depending on their size and corporate philosophy, further training and education measures are not only carried out within the company but are also offered to external customers. Comparable jobs are also available at public and private training providers as well as at institutions that are involved in vocational training on behalf of the state, such as chambers of trade, chambers of industry and commerce, inter-company training facilities and adult education centres. In addition, there are institutions of associations and trade unions that also perform a wide range of tasks in the field of training and can be regarded as interesting potential employers for Bachelor's degree in vocational education and training. They also need specialists for education management who organise the training.
 
If, after completing this Bachelor's program, you intend to continue your education at the University of Bremen, the following option is open to you:

- The educational and vocational science contents in connection with the technical subjects of the vocational specialisation entitle the holder to take up the Master's degree course "Teaching profession at vocational schools - Technology".

The course of study represents the first stage of training as a vocational school teacher and allows students to take up a one and a half year preparatory service following the Master of Education. This ends with the 2nd state examination, which, if all requirements are met, entitles the student to enter the civil service career in the higher service. In total, approximately 3,500 to 4,000 vocational school teachers are currently required annually throughout Germany (cf. current studies by the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder and the Bertelsmann Foundation [1]), with the greatest demand being in the traditionally strong vocational fields of metalworking, automotive engineering, electrical engineering and information technology.

Finally, the Master of Education, with the appropriate aptitude and inclination, opens the way to a university career with the possibility of a doctorate.

[1] www.kmk.org/fileadmin/Dateien/pdf/Statistik/Dokumentationen/Dok_216_Bericht_LEB_LEA_2018.pdf

www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/de/themen/aktuelle-meldungen/2018/oktober/berufsschulen-brauchen-bis-2030-60000-neue-lehrer/

Teacher training (Lehramt)

Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:

  • Berufsbildende Schulen

More informations on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program in the disciplines:

  • Master of Education Teacher at Vocational Schools - Technology

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Study focus

The course of study has three main areas of focus. The technical focus and vocational scientific and pedagogical aspects of vocational training.

Specialist emphases can be set within the framework of projects, which can be accentuated in electrical engineering or metal engineering.

General studies and non-university practical work

The General Studies comprise courses in which parts of studies and general qualifications related to the professional field are taught. General Studies are only part of the curriculum for courses with a subject-specific profile and comprise 18 CP for the full subject Vocational Education and Training. The vocational didactic project accounts for 9 CP.

The subject Vocational Education and Training does not include a compulsory internship in the narrower sense, but it is necessary to provide evidence of the so-called subject-specific practical activity, in which work processes must be carried out in companies, before registering for the Bachelor thesis. Applicants* with a dual education have fulfilled this requirement.

Course schedule

Major fields

building installation systems, production systems, IT systems, media systems.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

If you are considering taking up this bachelor's programme, you should be interested in technology as well as in the design of company teaching, learning and work processes. Furthermore, experience in the independent development of specialist content and in the use of digital media will be very helpful. Finally, the ability to communicate and cooperate constructively with other people - especially with younger people - should be pronounced; an important prerequisite for this is a well-developed empathy for the views and sensitivities of others.
It would be very good if you have completed vocational training or have a master craftsman's degree or state-certified technician's degree in one of the fields of electrical, metal, vehicle or information technology.

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe and SoSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Studied for

Berufsbildende Schulen

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Maren Petersen
Building: TAB
E-Mail: maren.petersen(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421-21866270
Prof. Dr. Falk Howe
Building: TAB
E-Mail: berufliche-bildung(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421-21866301
Prof. Dr. Falk Howe
Building: TAB, Office: ITB, Raum 2.33
E-Mail: berufliche-bildung(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421-21866301

In der Veranstaltungszeit montags von 12-13 Uhr.

Studies centre

Brigitte Schweckendieck
Building: TAB
E-Mail: berufliche-bildung(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421-218 66301
Martina Klein
E-Mail: moekerma(at)uni-bremen.de

Faculty secretariat

Brigitte Schweckendieck
Building: TAB
E-Mail: berufliche-bildung(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421-218 66301

Examination’s Board secretariat

Martina Peters
Building: TAB
E-Mail: martina.peters(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-64994

Status

07.02.2020
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The programme qualifies students for future occupations in practice and research in non-school career areas, as well as for continuing with postgraduate studies in the Master programme for teachers (Lehramt) at vocational schools. Students pursuing careers as teachers at state schools are taught knowledge and competencies in subjects taught at vocational schools, i.e. metals technology or electrical engineering/computer science, including subject specific didactics and a subsidiary subject, as well as studies in education/career training. In non-school areas, the programme prepares students especially for work at non-school establishments of vocational training. Students pursuing careers in non-school areas are taught knowledge and competencies in subjects taught at vocational schools, i.e. metals technology or electrical engineering/computer science, including subject-specific didactics and a subsidiary subject, as well as studies in education/career training.

The main focus of the course of studies is on the one hand on technical content with a focus on mechatronic applications, and on the other hand in the areas of vocational education and vocational science. The course of study is designed in such a way that those graduates who are aiming for a higher university degree are offered further alternatives to a direct career start (see section: Fields of activity and subsequent Master's programmes).

All lectures are held in German. Therefore appropriate German language skills are absolutely necessary for successful participation of the courses.


Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

There are a large number of potential fields of activity in various social and economic sectors in which vocational education and training must be "managed" in the main. Medium-sized and large industrial companies in particular, such as those found in the automotive and aircraft industries, but also in shipbuilding and other metalworking companies, recruit a large proportion of their skilled workers by training young people in their own training departments. Depending on their size and corporate philosophy, further training and education measures are not only carried out within the company but are also offered to external customers. Comparable jobs are also available at public and private training providers as well as at institutions that are involved in vocational training on behalf of the state, such as chambers of trade, chambers of industry and commerce, inter-company training facilities and adult education centres. In addition, there are institutions of associations and trade unions that also perform a wide range of tasks in the field of training and can be regarded as interesting potential employers for Bachelor's degree in vocational education and training. They also need specialists for education management who organise the training.
 
If, after completing this Bachelor's program, you intend to continue your education at the University of Bremen, the following option is open to you:

- The educational and vocational science contents in connection with the technical subjects of the vocational specialisation entitle the holder to take up the Master's degree course "Teaching profession at vocational schools - Technology".

The course of study represents the first stage of training as a vocational school teacher and allows students to take up a one and a half year preparatory service following the Master of Education. This ends with the 2nd state examination, which, if all requirements are met, entitles the student to enter the civil service career in the higher service. In total, approximately 3,500 to 4,000 vocational school teachers are currently required annually throughout Germany (cf. current studies by the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder and the Bertelsmann Foundation [1]), with the greatest demand being in the traditionally strong vocational fields of metalworking, automotive engineering, electrical engineering and information technology.

Finally, the Master of Education, with the appropriate aptitude and inclination, opens the way to a university career with the possibility of a doctorate.

[1] www.kmk.org/fileadmin/Dateien/pdf/Statistik/Dokumentationen/Dok_216_Bericht_LEB_LEA_2018.pdf

www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/de/themen/aktuelle-meldungen/2018/oktober/berufsschulen-brauchen-bis-2030-60000-neue-lehrer/

Teacher training (Lehramt)

Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:

  • Berufsbildende Schulen

More informations on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program in the disciplines:

  • Master of Education Teacher at Vocational Schools - Technology

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Study focus

The course of study has three main areas of focus. The technical focus and vocational scientific and pedagogical aspects of vocational training.

Specialist emphases can be set within the framework of projects, which can be accentuated in electrical engineering or metal engineering.

General studies and non-university practical work

The General Studies comprise courses in which parts of studies and general qualifications related to the professional field are taught. General Studies are only part of the curriculum for courses with a subject-specific profile and comprise 18 CP for the full subject Vocational Education and Training. The vocational didactic project accounts for 9 CP.

The subject Vocational Education and Training does not include a compulsory internship in the narrower sense, but it is necessary to provide evidence of the so-called subject-specific practical activity, in which work processes must be carried out in companies, before registering for the Bachelor thesis. Applicants* with a dual education have fulfilled this requirement.

Course schedule

Major fields

building installation systems, production systems, IT systems, media systems.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

If you are considering taking up this bachelor's programme, you should be interested in technology as well as in the design of company teaching, learning and work processes. Furthermore, experience in the independent development of specialist content and in the use of digital media will be very helpful. Finally, the ability to communicate and cooperate constructively with other people - especially with younger people - should be pronounced; an important prerequisite for this is a well-developed empathy for the views and sensitivities of others.
It would be very good if you have completed vocational training or have a master craftsman's degree or state-certified technician's degree in one of the fields of electrical, metal, vehicle or information technology.

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe and SoSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Studied for

Berufsbildende Schulen

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Maren Petersen
Building: TAB
E-Mail: maren.petersen(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421-21866270
Prof. Dr. Falk Howe
Building: TAB
E-Mail: berufliche-bildung(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421-21866301
Prof. Dr. Falk Howe
Building: TAB, Office: ITB, Raum 2.33
E-Mail: berufliche-bildung(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421-21866301

In der Veranstaltungszeit montags von 12-13 Uhr.

Studies centre

Brigitte Schweckendieck
Building: TAB
E-Mail: berufliche-bildung(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421-218 66301
Martina Klein
E-Mail: moekerma(at)uni-bremen.de

Faculty secretariat

Brigitte Schweckendieck
Building: TAB
E-Mail: berufliche-bildung(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421-218 66301

Examination’s Board secretariat

Martina Peters
Building: TAB
E-Mail: martina.peters(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421 218-64994

Status

07.02.2020