Degree Bachelor of Engineering & vocational training
Start of study Winter semester
Application period Winter semester 01 June until 15 July
Standard period of study 8 semesters
Credits 240


Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) or placement examination/special admission
  • Another requirement is a completed contract for vocational training or studies with a company with which the Hochschule Bremen has concluded a cooperation agreement for the implementation of the degree programme.
Language of instruction German
Faculty/institution School of Nature and Engineering
Integrated stay abroad No
Study format cooperative study mode

Over the course of the four-year programme, you acquire both scientific knowledge as well as practical competence in management, production engineering and the field of aerospace technology (degree: Bachelor of Engineering), including manual skills within the framework of vocational training (Chamber of Industry and Commerce examination). 

Alternating between theory and practical phases, you will attend courses at the Hochschule Bremen and pass through various departments of the cooperating company. 

Career prospects

The cooperative degree programme is ideal preparation for engineering careers in the areas of manufacturing technology, production, planning and development.  

After graduation, you will be much in demand as a highly trained specialist, especially in large, medium-sized and small mechanical engineering enterprises in the automotive industry, the aerospace industry, engineering offices, research institutes or the area of plant applications. 

Advantages of a Cooperative Degree Programme

Two qualifications

Training-integrated degree programmes conclude with two qualifications in one training programme: the internationally recognised Bachelor's degree and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce qualification for the respective training occupation.

Shorter training period

Compared to an apprenticeship and a subsequent degree programme, the time required for a cooperative degree programme is significantly shorter overall.

Career prospects

Students already gain practical experience in the company during their studies. This qualifies them compared to competitors with a conventional degree. Many companies hire graduates of cooperative programmes because they are practice-oriented, determined and ready to perform. In addition, graduates of cooperative programmes are already socially integrated into the company.


Due to the combination of studies and training, you will receive a salary from the company for the entire duration of your studies. In many cases, the company also pays the semester fees.

Programme structure

In the first three semesters, you will be taught relevant foundation knowledge of mathematics, physics, mechanics, business administration, English, thermodynamics, materials engineering, computer science, electrical engineering as well as design and CAD. After your practical phase in the fourth and fifth semesters, in semesters six to eight you choose between eight compulsory elective modules from the fields of production technology, mechatronics, aerospace technology and materials technology (fibre composite technology, CFRP). 

 The cooperative degree programme ends in the eighth semester with the Bachelor thesis. 

Examination regulations (German)


Within the framework of contracts and agreements, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at HSB cooperates with departments or faculties of mechanical engineering at numerous universities.

Cooperation partners

Through the practical phase in the fourth and fifth semesters in your training company, you will already be able to gain valuable experience of everyday working life before completing your studies.  

Depending on your specific vocational training in the partner company, you can later take up one of the following training professions:  

  • Industrial mechanic 
  • Aircraft mechanic 
  • Mechatronics technician 
  • Technical product designer


Applications are initially submitted directly to one of the partner companies with which the Hochschule Bremen has concluded a cooperation agreement for the implementation of the degree programme.

The application deadline therefore depends on the organisational requirements of the respective company. The in-company training usually begins on 1 August or 1 September.

  1. Information

    Check the application deadlines and admission requirements for your desired degree programme.

    Questions about the degree programme can be answered by the contact persons on the degree programme pages. If you have any further questions about your decision to study at HSB, our advisory and service institutions will be happy to help.

  2. Apply

    You need to apply with a cooperating company first. After signing a training contract, you apply to HSB.

    Applying to HSB is not possible without a training contract.


Head of programme

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Grendel
Studiendekan der Abteilung Maschinenbau, Studiengangsleiter DMPE, MAWIC, ISWI
+49 421 5905 3564

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