Dual Study Programmes

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Dual Study Programmes

02 Civil Engineering
> Civil Engineering - Dual (*a)
   (Cooperation Partners)

03 Chemistry & Biotechnology
> Applied Chemistry (*a)
   (with FZ Jülich only)

06 Aerospace Engineering
> Flight Operations Engineering with Airline Pilot Training (*a)
> Vehicle Drive Engineering Plus
   (being planned / WS 2019/20) (*a)

07 Business Studies
Business Studies Praxis Plus (*a)
   (Cooperation Partners)
> Business Studies Praxis Plus (*b)
> Business Law Praxis Plus (*b)
   (Cooperations Partners)


*a=ausbildungsintegrierend (integrated training)
*b=berufsbegleitend (extra occupational)


Please note | For a better understanding, the names of the degree programmes have been translated into English. This does not mean that the language of instruction is English.

08 Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics
> Dual Engineering Education Mechatroncis (DIMech) (*a)
> Dual Engineering Education Rail Vehicle Technology (DIRail)  (*a)
   (Cooperation Partners)

09 Medical Engineering and Technomathematics
> Ophthalmic Optics & Optometry (*b)
   (Apply directly at the ZVA Bildungszentrum)
> Applied Mathematics and Informatics (Scientific Programming) (*a)
   (Cooperation Partners)
Physiotherapy (*a) (Apply directly at the Schule für Physiotherapie at the Uniklinikum Aachen)
> Physiotherapy (*b)

10 Energy Technology
Electrical Engineering PLuS (*a)
   (Cooperation Partners)
Mechanical Engineering PLuS (*a)
   (Cooperation Partners)


*a=ausbildungsintegrierend (integrated training)
*b=berufsbegleitend (extra occupational)

A characteristic feature of dual study programmes is the content-related combination of theory and practice. School-leavers with the necessary university entrance qualification apply for an apprenticeship in a company and, simultaneously, complete a course of study at FH Aachen. For the most part, the apprenticeship ends after two and a half, or three, years with an examination at the IHK (Chamber of Industry and Commerce), the course of study is completed with the Bachelor's degree after eight semesters in all. This means that, typically, graduates will acquire a double qualification (a professional qualification and a university degree) in just four years! The "Applied Mathematics and Informatics (Scientific Programming)" degree programme can even be completed after three years of study.

Currently, the FH Aachen offers 14 dual study programmes at seven faculties. As to content, the focus is on the commercial field as well as engineering and informatics. Some degree programmes (see above) are offered with integrated training (ausbildungsintegrierend), others as extra-occupational (berufsbegleitend) degree programmes as well. The latter enables qualified professionals to pursue a course of study at a university, parallel to their occupation. A completed vocational training is required for this. 

Advantages of a Dual Study Programme: 

  • Due to the close connection with the company, the proportion of practical training is very high and geared to the needs of trade and industry.

  • The dropout rate in dual study programmes is significantly lower than in conventional degree programmes!

  • With help of a dual study programme, a double qualification can be acquired in just four years: a Bachelor's course of study plus a recognised vocational training leaving-certificate.
  • While a traditional university education has to be self-financed, there will, typically, be renumeration for dual study programmes. 
  • In some degree programmes, classes at vocational school + practical trainings are dropped and replaced with the course of study.
  • Students will learn about the work flow, structures and procedures of their training company from scratch and they can therefore work actively and productively in this company. After university graduation, this will also open up the best perspectives for a secure workplace.
  • Despite a high workload and a predetermined holiday period of 30 days, student motivation is typically higher than average.
  • Seminar papers as well as the Bachelor's thesis can be put into practice at the company.
  • Usually, the chances to be hired after a successful dual study programme are very good, since the companies run these programmes in order to recruit junior staff. Graduates will often be directly deployed in the company's management.
  • For businesses: Acquisition of new university graduates with high practical experience, without costly and time-consuming job advertisments.
  • Expert knowledge from the university will be passed to the companies involved through semainar papers and bachelor's theses.
  • With very few exceptions, a course of study at the FH Aachen does not entail further costs.  Only the usual Social Contribution and Student Activity Fee has to be paid.

In almost all cases, the application for a dual study programme will take place via the cooperating companies. Wherever possible, the FH Aachen offers all applicants support in finding a suitable company. Please give us a call, if you have any questions (see Consultation)!

Up-to-date information on the dual study programmes at the FH Aachen can also be found on our Facebook page.

Andreas Beumers



Beratungen zum Dualen Studium
an der FH Aachen

Andreas Beumers M.A. 

Koordinator für die dualen Studiengänge

FH Aachen
Kaiserstraße 100 (TPH 3)
52134 Herzogenrath

T +49.241.6009 51494
M +49.151.4 25 26 8 27
T +49.2407.55 69 542 

E-Mail a.beumers(at)fh-aachen.de

Terminvereinbarungen können per E-Mail oder Telefon erfolgen.



Pressekonferenz zur Einführung von drei dualen Studiengängen in Ostbelgien



Die FH Aachen wird ihr Angebot an Dualen Studiengängen auf folgenden Veranstaltungen vorstellen. Dort stehen wir auch für entsprechende Beratungen zur Verfügung:

23.11.2019, 9:00 - 13:00 Uhr
Aktionstag "Berufliche Bildung"
Berufskolleg Eifel
Loshardt 2
53925 Kall

30.01.2020, 9:00 - 13:00 Uhr
Studien- und Berufsmesse im Gymnasium am Geroweiher
Gymnasium Am Geroweiher
Balderichstr. 8
41061 Mönchengladbach

01.02.2020, 10:00 - 16:00 Uhr
Hochschulinformationstag (HIT) 2020
FH Aachen
Eupener Str. 70
52066 Aachen


Aktuelle Stellenausschreibungen


Ausbildung zum/zur Industriemechaniker/in im Rahmen des dualen Studiengangs Maschinenbau PLuS zum Sommer 2020

FH Campus Jülich, FB Energietechnik
Heinrich-Mußmann-Straße 1
52428 Jülich

Ansprechpartner: Herr Bergrath
Tel. 0241 6009-53156



Ausbildungsplatz als Mathematisch-Technische(r) Software-Entwickler(in) zum Herbst 2020

Firma 4Jet Technologies GmbH
Konrad-Zuse-Str. 1
52477 Alsdorf

Ansprechpartnerin: Frau Cremer
Tel. 02404 / 55230 - 0

E-Mail: julia.cremer(at)4jet.de



Ausbildungsplatz als Elektroniker(in) zum Herbst 2020

Firma 4Jet Technologies GmbH
Konrad-Zuse-Str. 1
52477 Alsdorf

Ansprechpartnerin: Frau Cremer
Tel. 02404 / 55230 - 0

E-Mail: julia.cremer(at)4jet.de



Ausbildungsplatz als Bauzeichner/Bauzeichnerin zum Herbst 2020

Firma PE Becker
Kölner Str. 23-25
53925 Kall

Ansprechpartner: Herr Lorse
Tel. 02441-9990-33
E-Mail: michael.lorse(at)pe-becker.de



Ausbildungsplatz als Mathematisch-technische(r) Software-Entwickler(in) zum Herbst 2020

aixigo GmbH

Karl-Friedrich-Straße 68
52072 Aachen

Ansprechpartnerin: Frau Sarah Schlimm
E-Mail: bewerbung@aixigo.com





Neue geplante duale Studiengänge

Zum WS 2018/19 wurden folgende duale Studiengänge neu eingeführt:

Bauingenieurwesen Dual
Duale Ingenieurausbildung Mechatronik (DIMech)
Duale Ingenieurausbildung Schienenfahrzeugtechnik (DIRail)

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Zum WS 2020/21 soll folgender dualer Studiengang neu eingeführt werden:

Holzingenieurwesen Dual

Sollten Sie Interesse an einem dieser Studiengänge haben und einen entsprechenden Ausbildungsplatz suchen, nehmen Sie bitte mit uns unter dualesstudium(at)fh-aachen.de oder Tel. 0241 6009 51494 Kontakt auf!


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