One programme, two degrees

Do you want to be able to discuss technical issues with specialists at eye level and at the same time take a holistic view of processes?

A combined degree programme offers you both: a sound technical vocational training combined with a scientific degree at the Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences. This combination offers you the unique opportunity to gain a Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) qualification and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a time saving of two years - compared to separate training and subsequent university studies.

Your training partner is the Philipp-Matthäus-Hahn vocational school in Balingen.

Special advantages of the combined study programme:

  • University studies for a Bachelor of Engineering in parallel with the IHK qualification in just 4.5 years.
  • High practical relevance
  • Financial support during your studies
  • Career opportunities at home and abroad

Our combined study programmes

  • B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Mechanic (m/f/d)

    A firm grip on technology

    Do you want to combine a variety of practical tasks with a future-proof career in engineering? This combined course will give you the skills you need.

    You will learn how machine tools are controlled by computer, how pneumatic controls work and how entire machines are assembled and set up.

    Your training as an industrial mechanic - plus a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering - will make you an expert in industrial production systems. You will have the best career prospects: from working in development/design, to production management, to technical sales.

    What you need to bring:

    • Strengths in maths and physics
    • Logical thinking and spatial awareness
    • Combination skills and determination
    • Initiative and ability to work under pressure
    • Flexibility and ability to work in a team
    • Mobility and willingness to work abroad after graduation, if applicable

    Areas of application:

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechanical development
    • Design and construction
    • Quality Management
    • Maintenance Management

    Duration: 4.5 years


    • Phillip-Matthäus-Hahn School, Balingen
    • Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences, Albstadt

    Prerequisite: A-levels: Higher education entrance qualification

  • B.Eng., Computer Engineering with qualified IT specialist (m/f/d)

    Programmed for success

    Are you interested in implementing customer-specific requirements in hardware and software? This combined degree gives you the knowledge and skills to do just that.

    The Combined Degree Programme in Computer Engineering provides you with extensive know-how that enables you to design and implement complex IT systems on your own responsibility. Of course, experienced colleagues will be there to help you. In addition to the fundamentals of information technology and business, you will learn all the processes involved in technical data processing and systems development.

    Your training as an IT specialist with a focus on application development - and your studies as a Bachelor of Engineering, Technical Informatics - will enable you to take on a wide variety of tasks in an exciting company at Groz-Beckert.

    What you should bring with you:

    • Enthusiasm for mathematics, physics and information technology
    • Good understanding of technical relationships
    • Ability to think analytically, abstractly and logically
    • Combination skills and determination
    • Initiative and ability to work under pressure
    • Flexibility and ability to work in a team

    Areas of Application:

    • Software design
    • Technical computing
    • Systems development
    • Network and server administration
    • Commercial systems

    Duration: 4.5 years


    • Albstadt-Sigmaringen University of Applied Sciences, Albstadt
    • Phillip-Matthäus-Hahn School, Balingen

    Prerequisite: A-levels: Higher education entrance qualification

The combined study programme according to the Albstadt Model in detail

Procedure and scholarship

You start with a shortened apprenticeship in the autumn and receive the collectively agreed apprenticeship pay. In spring, you complete the first theory semester at the university from March to July. After that, you continue your training.

In the following autumn, you go to the university again and complete the 2nd theory semester from October to February. After that, you spend one year at a time in the company, interrupted by vocational school. During this year, you will be well prepared for your skilled worker examination, which you will complete in February of the following year, thus earning your IHK diploma.

From then on you are a scholarship holder at Groz-Beckert, i.e. you receive a monthly scholarship. In March, you return to the university and complete the next theory semester like "normal" students. During the semester break, you will work in various departments at Groz-Beckert. An additional practical block abroad is an integral part of this study phase. The practical phases during the semester breaks replace the 5th semester, the practical semester. This way you save time again and receive your Bachelor's degree in record time - after two years as a scholarship holder.

Any open questions? We are here for you.

Whether by phone or email, you can contact us at any time. We will be happy to answer any open questions.

Contact Person

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Katarina Busam
Head of Education and Training
0813 01 1347 94+
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Annika Schädle
Trainer Commercial and IT
0613 01 1347 94+