Vehicle technology

(German: Fahrzeugtechnik)

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

What is the course all about?

As part of the broad basic training you can expect to learn about the principles of mechanics and strength of materials or design and manufacturing technology in addition to the usual mathematical-scientific subjects. Informatics and applied electrical engineering are also part of the basic studies. You will learn how to handle and use the CAD system CATIA in the CAD fundamentals module. Your primary focus in the body development field of study as part of the main studies will be on vehicle body and equipment development including calculation and simulation. Other topic areas include, for example, vehicle safety and vehicle testing. You can also consolidate your knowledge in elective subjects in  specialisms of your choice.


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). 

What does integrated vocational training mean?

Degree awarded

Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)
Additionally: final Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) examination as a technical product designer

Application deadline

01 August 2020 – 28 February 2021


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 vehicle technology including technical product designer
(German: Fahrzeugtechnik inkl. Technischer Produktdesigner/-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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