Dual Course of Study


Dual Course of Study at Schuler:
Theory in a practical environment

Academic studies or practical experience? – academic studies and practical experience!

When studying at a university that offers a dual course of study, you will receive well-founded theoretical knowledge that you can apply in practice right away.  This allows you to get your initial work experience while still at university.  Obviously, you will still be paid monthly as a student at Schuler so that you can be more financially independent during your studies. 



Bachelor of Engineering

Mechanical engineering with an emphasis on production technology

The goal is the application of the right production processes and means of production while maintaining top levels of productivity 

Bachelor degree at the Cooperative University in Horb

Duration of study:

3 years

Bachelor of Science

Emphasis on business informatics

Comprehensive knowledge of modern information technology in particular with regard to the optimisation of operational processes 

Bachelor degree at the Cooperative University in Villingen-Schwenningen

Duration of study:

3 years

Academic studies plus

Focus of your work:

Career opportunities arise in various fields, for example design/development, assembly processes, mechatronic products, quality assurance, customer support and sales. 

Apprenticeship duration:

4.5 years

4  apprenticeship semesters

Training as industrial mechanic with Chamber of Industry and Commerce exam, intermediate diploma of the Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences
Three days per week practical training at the company
Two days per week theoretical training at the Villingen-Schwenningen campus of HFU and the vocational school


5 semesters of academic studies

including a practical semester and the bachelor thesis

Apprenticeship requirements:

Graduate of a German Gymnasium (highest level of German secondary schools) or advanced technical college entrance qualification


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