IT Specialist


Specialization: System Integration


Brief Info

  1. Secondary School-Leaving Certificate: Fachoberschulreife
  2. Selection Process: Application, interviews, trial period
  3. Personal Requirements:  Interest in data analysis, enthusiasm for new technology, analytical and logical thinking skills
  4. Aptitude Test: Yes. You must pass the test to continue on to the selection process.
  5. Length of Training: three years
  6. Professional Assocation: Industrie- und Handelskammer Aachen
  7. Exam: Extended final examination (part 1 during the training, part 2 at the end of the training)
  8. Dual Qualification: Students who perform well have the opportunity to gain a university of applied science entrance qualification in parallel to their training at the vocational school.

Vocation Description

RWTH Aachen trains IT specialists in the specialization in system integration. They design and create complex information and telecommunications systems by integrating hard- and software components. They install and configure networked information and communication systems and put them into operation. They are able to fix malfunctions in information and communication systems. In addition to the maintenance of IT-settings, they also work with system solutions, advising, and teaching users. Typical fields of application are networks, client/server systems, or radio networks.


Continued Training

A dvanced continued training programs leading to a degree recognized by the state and in accordance with the IT-Fortbildungsverordnung:

  • IT-Entwicklerinnen und -entwickler
  • IT-Projektleiterin und -leiter
  • IT-Beraterin und -Berater
  • IT-Ökonomin und -Ökonom

Technische Betriebswirtin und Technischer Betriebswirt

Wirtschafts-Informatikerin und -Informatiker

Studies at a university of applied sciences or a research university with the corresponding academic prerequisites


Practical Training

Training takes place at the appropriately equipped university institution. Supplementary courses and seminars (de) take place centrally through RWTH. During the third training year, apprentices participate in a so-called company internship outside of RWTH Aachen.

School Training

Courses take place two days a week at the Berufskolleg für Gestaltung und Technik der Stadt Aachen, Neuköllner Straße 15, 52068 Aachen.


Salary, Job Ticket, and Vacation during Training

Training Salary:

1st Training Year: 1,036.82 euros

2nd Training Year: 1,090.96 euros

3rd Training Year: 1,140.61 euros

Contributions to capital formation: 13.29 euros

Job Ticket: starting January 1, 2023, 23 euros a month

Christmas Bonus: 95 percent of November salary

Vacation Days: 30 days a year


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