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Apprenticeship-Integrated Studies Schmalkalden (BISS) – Mechanical Engineering

BISS – „Apprenticeship-Integrated Studies Schmalkalden“ – that is what we call a real success story: practical training in an enterprise, earning money plus scientific work at a university.

The twin-track study programme BISS links a high level of theory with profound hands-on experience. By this combination, students achieve special competence and become demanded specialists in the field of engineering. In comparison to studies at a vocational academy the graduates of the apprenticeship programme receive two fully recognized degrees: a skilled worker qualification plus a master degree.


Form of study: Twin-track study programme BISS
Duration of study: 9 semesters
Degree: Skilled worker qualification (German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, IHK) + Bachelor of Engineering
ECTS: 210
Start Always in winter term
Application deadline: Always on 15 July
Application form: Applications to be sent to the company; upon contract signing enrolment at university possible