Industrial Mechanic in Combination with the Dual Course of Study MechanicalEngineeringPLus

  Industrial mechanical working on a machine Copyright: © FH Aachen/Thilo Vogel

Brief Info

  1. Secondary School-Leaving Certificate: Volle berufsbezogene Fachhochschulreife, including practical experience, or general higher education entrance qualification
  2. Selection Process: Application, interviews, trial period
  3. Personal Requirements: Visual thinking, technical understanding, dexterity, placement test with at least a grade of "good" (at least 81 points)
  4. Aptitude Test: Yes. You must pass the test with at least 81 points to continue on to the selection process.
  5. Professional Association: Industrie- und Handelskammer Aachen
  6. Exam: Parts1 and 2 are completed at the Industrie- und Handelskammer Aachen. The degree is obtained from the Fachhochschule Aachen, Jülich Division.
  7. Courses of Study/Continued Training:  Energy engineering, environmental engineering, nuclear engineering, power plant engineering, Master of Engineering

Vocation Description

Training as an industrial mechanic combined with the dual eight semester mechanical engineering PLuS courses of study links theory and practice. Training as an industrial mechanic, with a specialization in fine tool engineering, takes place parallel to university studies during the first five semesters. Training consists of intensive fundamental training in mechanical engineering and specialization in one of the offered fields during the seventh semester.

Duration of Training

Vocational training as an industrial mechanic lasts two and a half years. During the dual course of study individuals are also enrolled at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences in the Mechanical Engineering PLuS course of study. After a total of four years, students can additionally acquire the Bachelor of Engineering degree. The course of study content reflects that of the regular mechanical engineering course of study at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences.


Practical Training

Practical training takes place in the workshops of the respective university institutions. It is supplemented by the RWTH Aachen Berufsausbildungszentrum für Mechanik and through inter-company measures.

School Training

Classes take place, once a week at the at the Berufskolleg Jülich, Bongardstraße 15 , 52428 Jülich..


Salary, Job Ticket, and Vacation during Training

Training Salary:

1st Training Year: 1,086.82 euros

2nd Training Year: 1,140.96 euros

3rd Training Year: 1,190.61 euros

Contributions to capital formation: 13.29 euros

Job Ticket: not applicable; apprentices will receive a semester ticket via the Aachen University of Applied Sciences

Christmas Bonus: 95 percent of November salary

Vacation Days: 30 days a year




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