Supply Technology B.Sc., Vocational School Teacher


Key Info

Basic Information

Bachelor of Science
School Type:
Vocational School
Start of Studies:
Winter Semester
Standard Period of Studies:
6 semesters
ECTS Credits:
180Mehr Informationen

What does that mean?

ECTS are credit points that measure the workload of one's studies. A Bachelor in Teacher Training encompasses 180 ECTS, which are distributed over both subjects, pedagogical studies, and the Bachelor thesis.


Admission Requirements

  • Abitur or equivalent HZB Mehr Informationen

    What does that mean?

    General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur), subject specific university entrance qualification, or an equally recognized university entrance qualification (HZB)

  • Proficiency in German --- Mehr Informationen ---

    What does that mean?

    You must provide documentation of your language skills for the language of instruction at the time of enrollment. The exam regulations stipulate the relevant requirements.

Admission to First Semester


Admission to Higher Semesters


Enrollment Requirements

  • SelfAssessment --- Mehr Informationen ---


    RWTH Aachen self assessments are online advising processes for deciding what to study. Participation in one (rarely two) of these self assessments is mandatory. You can find which self assessment you need to take for this subject in the course of study description under "Prerequisites". You will need to show proof of participation in a subject specific self assessment in order to enroll (not to apply). You can print out the participation certificate yourself.

Dates and Deadlines


Degree Content

You can only study supply technology for the vocational school at RWTH Aachen University, in combination with machine technology for the vocational school. This course of study combination with both machine technology and supply technology encompasses a broadly laid out basic education in engineering, mathematics, the natural sciences, the systems sciences, and supply technology. Building on this foundation, studies in machine and supply technologies will be intensified. In an elective area, additional specialized content in machine technology and supply technology may be studied, for example in fundamentals of fluid technology, water supply, energy system technology, manufacturing engineering, or technical combustion. or energy supply engineering. The course of study is also composed of a founded training in didactics, for example didactic studies for theoretical reflection on actual work in the field, the basics of curriculum training in industrial-technical fields, and the development and creation of a teaching-learning arrangement. The course of study also includes educational components including an orientation internship at a school. Furthermore, a career field internship of four weeks must be completed. This can be recognized as a co-op. In order to be admitted to student teaching, students must have completed 52 weeks of field training.

An overview of degree content is available in the curriculum plan (de).

Study Abroad

The Faculty has several international partner universities with which it has well-established links, such as collaborations in teaching and research as well as exchange programs such as ERASMUS+. An overview of all RWTH Aachen exchange programs can be found at: Overview of Exchange Options. Information on the feasibility of stays abroad provides the Study Abroad Counselling of the Faculty or the Departmental Advisors.


Combination Possibilities

Training for vocational school teachers includes studying two subjects. In course of study Model I, both subjects are equally studied. In course of study Model II, one of the subjects is studied in a broader scope.
Detailed information on both course of study models

Supply Technology is a "small vocational subject" and offers two combination possibilities in course of study Model II: the unequally balanced combination with the "big vocational subject" Machine Technology or the unequally balanced combination with the "big vocational subject" Structural Engineering. The contents of all vocational minors that can be combined with structural engineering are only studied from the third or fourth semester onwards. Changing between vocational minors is unproblematic within your first semesters but should be discussed with your departmental advisor.


Decision Aids

Should I become a teacher? Do I want to work as a teacher? If you are asking yourself these questions, there are a few services to help you get to know yourself:

RWTH Aachen Self Assessment "Teacher Training"
All About Teacher Training
Career Counseling for Teachers
Fit für den Lehrerberuf



The RWTH Aachen "Lehramt" Self Assessment is an enrollment prerequisite for this course of study. You will need to submit your participation certificate when you enroll, but not in order to apply.


Career Prospects

With the Bachelor degree, students are qualified for work in the following fields:

  • Human resources development, operational further training and education, operational continuing education
  • In institutions and association for professional education and further development (professional associations or chambers)
  • Professional education institutions and institutions for professional rehabilitation
  • Development of teaching and learning media

The Master of Education qualifies an individual for the teaching practice period and to become a teacher afterwards. Students who study manufacturing and machine technology have good employment opportunities in public teaching service.

Teachers of supply technology at a vocational school teach apprentices for careers including facility mechanics for sanitary engineering, heating and cooling engineering, specialists for pipe, sewage, or industrial services, specialists for water supply technology, plumbers, and mechatronics for refrigeration engineering.

A further field of occupation are fulltime training courses (assistant) and further training (technician, master) such as solar technicians, water masters, and plumbers.

You can find information from the NRW Ministry of Schools about the career prospects for various fields of teaching through 2039/2040 in the brochure Prognoses on the Job Market for Teachers in North Rhine-Westphalia (de).


Master's Degree Prospects

The Master of Education can be pursued after this Bachelor course of study. Only after completing the consecutive Master of Education with a Master's in Machine Technology, will graduates receive the admission qualification for the teaching profession. During the Master course of study, professionalization for a teaching career at a vocational school is placed at the focus, through an advanced studies in education, further technical classes, and a school internship semester.

Since your Bachelor degree opens up various futher education possibilities, you can - depending on your subject combination - persue other Master's programs. The respective exam board will decide whether or not you are qualified for a Master's that is not in the field of education.


Examination Regulations

Exam regulations regulate academic goals and prerequisites, the course of study layout, and exam procedures. The appendix to the regulations contains the description of the modules, from which the course of study is composed.

General Regulations: Comprehensive Exam Regulations of RWTH Aachen Bachelor Teaching Training for Gymnasien, Gesamtschulen, and Berufskollegs

Special Regulations: The small vocational specialization Supply Engineering can be combined with either Machine Building Technology or Building Technology. Please select the appropriate exam regulation for your subject combination.
Exam Regulation of the Corresponding Big Vocational Specialization in Machine Tool Technology
Exam Regulation of the Corresponding Big Vocational Specialization in Building Technology



The Supply Technology course of study is offered by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.