Why choose the StudyPlus programme?

  • Time-saving: instead of 2.5 + 3.5 years, only 4.5 years to gain a bachelor's degree
  • Easier access to degree programme
  • Diverse and varied programme
  • Financial independence
  • Ideal combination of theory and practice
  • Small groups and individual support
  • Cutting-edge technical facilities
  • Shortened course option - completed vocational training after 4 semesters (2 years)
  • Excellent opportunities in the job market
  • Well-respected university

Programme objectives

StudyPlus is a cooperative programme combining specialist vocational training (Industry Mechanic or Electronics Technician for Devices and Systems) offered by the Chamber of Commerce, with a bachelor's degree in "Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics or "Electrical Engineering".

The vocational training provides a solid basis with practical skills for the bachelor studies. Graduates of this cooperative programme are engineers with both a high level of theoretical knowledge and solid practical skills gained while training on the job in companies.

This vocational training has always been an excellent basis for engineering studies. With the StudyPlus programme optimized training is now gained in a much shorter time.

Internship semester

The internship semester in the StudyPlus programme is spent working in the same company where the initial vocational training was carried out.

Programme content

A unique combination of vocational training and engineering studies

What are we looking for? Technically talented students interested in R&D - the mechanical engineering, mechatronics or electrical engineering specialists of the future.

What are you looking for? A solid bachelor's degree programme plus a vocational training qualification in only 9 semester (4.5 years).

Furtwangen University (HFU) offers a customized course with excellent job prospects. As the 2009 university rankings, in which HFU was placed first Germany-wide, show, we have an excellent reputation among students, graduates and HR professionals.

During the Foundation Studies you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles of mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences. You will also be given a solid grounding in data processing and business studies.

During the Advanced Studies you will take traditional engineering subjects. You will also gain a sound understanding of materials and comprehensive know-how of relevant hard and software. Business courses and soft skills development complete the course curriculum. Specialist subjects are taught in modules by means of lectures, practicals and project work.

The Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics bachelor programmes offer specializations in the area of mechanical engineering or mechatronics.