Electrical Engineering - Teacher Training at Vocational Colleges (Bachelor)
|Degree||Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)|
|Department||Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Münster School of Vocational Education|
|Site||Münster & Steinfurt|
|Standard period of study||6 semesters|
|Semester fee||You pay the semester fee at the WWU Münster.|
|Characteristics||This Teacher Training programme is a cooperative degree programme. You will attend courses at both Münster University of Applied Sciences and the University of Münster. For this reason, you will be enrolled at both universities.|
Requirements and application
|Admissions restrictions||No local entrance restrictions|
|Additional entrance requirements|
You will need a general higher education entrance certificate (allgemeine Hochschulreife) in order to enrol for this degree programme. Unfortunately, an entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) is insufficient.
|Application||The entire application procedure (including the allocation of places for the vocational teaching subject) takes place via the University of Münster (WWU) online portal. Please note the closing date for applications at the University of Münster. For the link, see below.|
Once you have been accepted to WWU Münster, enrol online at Münster University of Applied Sciences.
Detailed description of the degree programme
Students at vocational schools have special demands: they expect to learn subject-specific course content that will help them in their training. As a teacher of vocational education, you will therefore need expert knowledge that meets these demands, not only in terms of content, but also from an educational and teaching perspective. The Bachelor programmes offered at Münster School of Vocational Education (IBL) are perfectly tailored to these challenges. The cooperative studies offered by Münster University of Applied Sciences and the University of Münster will prepare you for this work in your chosen teaching subject. After completing the Bachelor programme, almost all graduates decide to pursue a postgraduate Master’s degree – the prerequisite for becoming a qualified teacher.
In this Bachelor programme, you will gain the key skills required to teach adolescents and adults your chosen subject. The close cooperation between Münster University of Applied Sciences and the University of Münster means that you will benefit from their extensive experience in their respective specialist areas. As a result, this programme offers you a unique combination of educational and subject-specific knowledge.
Vocational teaching subject: Electrical Engineering
At Münster University of Applied Sciences, you will gain expertise in the fundamentals of electrical engineering, digital technology, and computer science, as well as enhancing your mathematical skills.
From the third semester, you will choose from three specialisations: in Automation Technology, you will gain knowledge in fields such as analogue electronics, control engineering and microprocessor technology. In contrast, subjects typically taught in the Communications Engineering specialisation include message transmission and processing, and computer-aided circuit design. The curriculum for Information Technology, in turn, includes courses such as operating systems and software engineering.
To ensure you have not only the specialist knowledge, but also the skills required to convey this knowledge, you will attend teaching and education science modules at the University of Münster, where you will mainly learn the skills required in your future profession.
In addition, two blocks of teaching practice will enable you to apply your knowledge and skills to everyday work at a school or another educational institution.
General education subject
In addition to your occupation-specific vocational training at Münster University of Applied Sciences, your degree programme also involves a general education subject, which you will study at the University of Münster. You will find an up-to-date list on the IBL website.
Consecutive degree programme
Teacher training involves two consecutive stages of study: the Bachelor programme described here is the first stage of teacher training. Although you could embark on a career after this first degree, such as in training and continuing education for adults, it will not qualify you to work as a school teacher. To qualify as a school teacher, you will need to pursue postgraduate studies in the Master’s programme, lasting four semesters. Only then will you be able to take the state examination and enter the teaching profession after a period of teacher training.