Mechanical engineering

(German: Maschinenbau)

Find out more about the work-study degree programme and apply here.

What is the course all about?

In the Bachelor of mechanical engineering (integrated vocational training), you will complete practical vocational training alongside your engineering studies. The practical vocational training ends after 2.5 years with the skilled worker examination of the respective Chamber of Industry and Commerce. You will then complete the foundation stage of the degree programme in the following semester, while the final two semesters will be spent concentrating on one of the three specialisations offered – the course contents, specialisations and study options correspond to those of the Bachelor of mechanical engineering. Your degree will be awarded after the second half of the eighth semester and submission of your Bachelor’s thesis.


We offer this work-study degree programme in: 


Vocational training / practical experience

This work-study degree programme is offered as a combined vocational training and study programme (integrated vocational training) in Wolfsburg, all other sites with practical study blocks.

What is the difference?

Degree awarded

Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)
Additionally: final Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) examination as a mechatronics engineer

Application deadline

01 July 2020 – 31 October 2020


Your work-study degree programme begins in September 2021.


Your work-study degree programme takes around four years.


You will receive EUR 1,134.50 monthly from us during your work-study degree programme.

We offer this work-study degree programme in: 



What you need
Study-related advanced courses with at least good results, an interest in technology, cars and the topic of mobility, dedication, personal initiative, mobility and the ability to cope under pressure.

Language skills
You should have good knowledge of German. 

School leaving results
You need to have good final exam results. 

Have you not yet taken your final exams?
If you are in your final school year and will not have your school-leaving certificate in time for the application deadline, there’s no need to worry. Simply upload your last three school reports and additionally enter the relevant results from the last report in the designated fields of your online application.

Please also upload any other certificates that you may receive in the course of the application process into your online application profile. This way we will always be up to date.  

Attention: We only offer initial vocational training. If you have already completed vocational training or a course of study or if you have professional experience, we unfortunately cannot offer you a work-study degree programme at Volkswagen.

Entry options for experienced professionals

Training contents

We are known for our excellent vocational training. Find out here exactly what you can expect from us. Please note that changes to the procedure may be made at short notice.

Sound good? Then send us your application.


You can apply online here

Work-study degree programme in mechanical engineering incl. mechatronics engineer
(German: Maschinenbau inkl. Mechatroniker/-in)

Our information hotline

Do you have questions about the work-study degree programme at Volkswagen? Just give us a call.

Phone: +49 (5361) – 94 64 70

(Mon. - Fri. from 9 am to 3 pm)

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