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Chemical Engineering

Applicants to the degree programme in Chemical Engineering are not required to have completed a work placement as a prerequisite for enrolment.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The bachelor's programs in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science require a three-month work placement.

The placement must be completed by the beginning of the 3rd semester.

Type of work placement
Work in the following areas:

  • manual techniques using metals, plastics and other materials;
  • machine techniques using cutting and non-cutting tools;
  • joining techniques;
  • basic training in electrical engineering:
    installation, electrical machines, switching and measuring devices;
  • assembly and maintenance of machines, plants and devices;
  • measuring and testing - fault analysis;
  • industrial process measurement and control, electronics;
  • organisational structure and organisation of process flows.

The work placement should be carried out at a company that is related to the degree programme for which you are applying.

Mechanical Engineering

The bachelor's program requires a three-month basic work placement.

Type of basic work placement
Work in the following areas:

  • manual techniques using metals, plastics and other materials;
  • machine techniques using cutting and non-cutting tools;
  • joining techniques;
  • heat treatment;
  • surface treatment.

 

Computer Science in Mechanical Engineering

The bachelor's program requires a three-month work placement.

Type of work placement

The work placement should enable you to become acquainted with relevant techniques and with issues regarding company organisation and workflows.

Energy, Building and Environmental Engineering

The bachelor's program requires an eight-week work placement.

The placement must be completed by the beginning of the 3rd semester.

Type of work placement
Work in the following areas:

  • manual techniques using metals, plastics and other materials;
  • machine techniques using cutting and non-cutting tools;
  • joining techniques;
  • apparatus, pipeline and plant construction and engineering, e.g. in the areas of sanitary facilities, heating, air conditioning or the waste and power industry;
  • assembly and maintenance of machines, plants and devices;
  • quality control (measuring and testing in laboratories and in manufacture);
  • organisational structure and organisation of process flows.

The work placement should be carried out at a company that is related to the degree programme for which you are applying.

Engineering Physics

Applicants to the degree programme in Engineering Physics are not required to have completed a work placement as a prerequisite for enrolment.

Architecture

The bachelor's program requires a three-month work placement on a construction site.

Type of work placement
In the pre-study placement, work must be carried out on at least one shell or construction site in building construction in accordance with the VOB (German Construction Contract Procedures). The work placement should be suitable for introducing trainees to the constructive interrelationships of building construction, using examples - e.g. bricklaying, timber construction and carpentry, as well as working with concrete and reinforced concrete. Furthermore, the pre-study placement should give applicants to the degree in Architecture an overview of building materials and construction techniques as well as of technical and operational workflows and the social environment of building sites, thus giving them a first impression of the fields of architecture with regard to implementing plans on the building site.


Civil Engineering

The bachelor's program requires a three-month work placement.

The placement must be completed by the beginning of the 3rd semester.

The work placement should enable you to become acquainted with relevant techniques involved in civil engineering and with issues regarding company organisation and workflows in a specialist construction company.

For at least 6 weeks the training has to be done on a construction site, e.g. in the field of reinforced concrete construction.

Design

The bachelor's program requires a three-month work placement.

Type of work placement
Practical work in manual or machine techniques or design techniques in metal-, wood-, plastics- and textile-processing companies, e.g. metal: goldsmith and silversmith, metal structure company, locksmithery; wood: cabinetmaker's workshop, carpenter's workshop, shopfitting company, interior designer; plastics: plastics processing; textile processing: upholstery, tailoring, weaving mill, designing prints; product and industrial designer, draughting offices (technical drawers, architects), model-making and mould design and construction, booth construction and shopfitting companies, stone masons, sculpture, painting, window dressing
or
practical experience in manual or machine techniques and design techniques, in particular in graphics/ photographics companies, e.g. advertising agencies, graphic designers, printers (letterpress, offset printing, silk-screen printing), lithographer, photosetting and reproduction companies (prepress, signs, stamps, engraving, illuminated advertising, labels), photographic studios, specialist photograph laboratories, advertising photography (photographic advertising), video clip production, design offices or television studios and video production companies.

 

Ecotrophology

The bachelor's program requires an eight-week work placement.

Type of work placement
The work placement should enable trainees to become acquainted with the working areas of nutrition and home economics:

  1. introduction to manual work in the field of home economics;
  2. learning
    - the basic techniques of preparing food as well as upkeeping rooms, equipment, textiles and other materials;
    - use and application of domestic appliances;
    - the basic conditions for procurement and purchasing;
  3. becoming acquainted with planning and organisation, which is important for home economics and production companies in the consumer sector, the relevant production technology as well as the environmental conditions and influencing factors of a social, cultural and technical nature (habits, standards of living, financial circumstances, locations, staff).

 

Business Administration

The bachelor's program requires a 12-week work placement.

Type of work placement
The placement should impart administrative and commercial skills, e.g. in the field of accounting, procurement, logistics, production planning, human resources management, sales and distribution. The company in which the work placement is carried out must issue a certificate of work placement containing the work placement period and the tasks assumed.

The placement must be completed by the beginning of the 3rd semester, at the latest.

Social Work

A three-month work placement must be completed. The Faculty recommends applicants to carry out the placement at an establishment for three consecutive months prior to embarking on the degree programme.

Type of work placement
The work placement should give trainees an impression of the methods and tasks involved in social work. It should be organised so that trainees become acquainted with at least working area of social care, the organisation and function of the respective establishment as well as the methods of social work applied.

The work placement can be carried out in any kind of public or private-run youth, social or health care establishment, in any church-run establishment and in education work outside schools, as long as it can be ensured that the trainee will be employed in the field of social work or social education work, and can be supervised by a specialist. Other establishments that are deemed to be relevant include those involved in pre-school education, social services and administration, counselling and education establishments, youth and adult education, homes and institutions, children's homes, children's sanatoriums or youth work.

Work placements typically involve:

  • an insight into the fields of tasks involved in social work; in-depth knowledge of at least one field of work,
  • becoming acquainted with the organisation and function of the establishment at which the work placement is being carried out,
  • becoming acquainted with methods of the work involved by assuming minor tasks from the respective practical field; this should also include administrative tasks,
  • participation in briefings and work meetings.

Practical experience that mainly involves care work (e.g. in hospitals or nursing homes) is not recognised as relevant because it is not deemed to be typical for fields of work in social work or social education work.

The Faculty's Placement Office decides whether training periods can be recognised. Relevant periods of vocational training are credited to the work placement.
The Dean of the Faculty decides whether vocational training periods can be credited, Tel. 0251/83-65715 or 65716.

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