Berufspädagogik Technik

Berufspädagogik Technik (B.Sc.)

Fields of study electrical engineering and information technology or metal technology

This degree program combines the fields of education and technology and prepares you for a career as a teacher or trainer in technical professions. You will not only acquire sound knowledge in technical subjects, but also in the didactics and methodology of teaching knowledge and skills. The focus is on imparting practice-oriented knowledge in order to prepare future specialists for their professional activities in the best possible way.

What is the degree program about?

The bachelor’s degree program teaches broad basic engineering knowledge. The program is divided into a two-semester basic section and the bachelor’s phase of four semesters.

Fundamentals and orientation phase: 1st-2nd semester

In the first two semesters, the basic mathematical, scientific and technical subjects are offered and the basics in the area of professional pedagogy and moderation and presentation techniques are taught.

A Fundamentals and Orientation Examination (GOP) must be completed by the end of the third semester. The GOP comprises the following modules:

Electrical engineering and information technology field of study:

  • Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I
  • Mathematics for BPT-E 1
  • Mathematics for BPT‐E 2
  • Fundamentals of business and industrial education

Metal Technology Field of Study:

  • Statistics and strength of materials
  • Mathematics for BPT‐M 1
  • Mathematics for BPT‐M 2
  • Fundamentals of business and industrial education
  • Technical visualization

Bachelor phase: 3rd-6th semester

In the further course of the bachelor’s program, a broad basis of knowledge of the various electrotechnical or metal-technical subjects is imparted. These are supplemented by extensive introduction to didactics and school practice and by modules from the chosen second subject. The following subjects can be chosen as a second subject:

  • German
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Protestant religious education
  • Physical education (with aptitude test)
  • Physics
  • Computer science
  • Electrical engineering and information technology
  • Metal technology
  • Ethics
  • Professional language German

An application for another second subject can also be submitted to the Study Commission for Vocational Education. A total of 25 ECTS must be earned in the Bachelor’s degree and 45 ECTS in the Master’s degree from the second subject according to the respective module handbook.

Vocational pedagogical contents

The focus of vocational pedagogy is on didactics, i.e. the vocational pedagogical theory of teaching and learning. This is supplemented by training in presentation and moderation techniques, seminars on vocational pedagogy, further in-depth seminars and internships at schools. The vocational pedagogical content is based on the core content of the Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program in economics with a focus on business and industrial pedagogy.

In the Bachelor’s thesis, students should prove that they are able to work independently on a problem using scientific methods within a specified period of time and to present the results in an appropriate manner. The bachelor thesis is assessed with 10 ECTS credits, the standard processing time is five months.


  • Orientation internship: Before starting the study program, it is recommended to observe at vocational schools. However, it is not compulsory to provide proof of an orientation internship before the start of studies.
  • School internship: During the bachelor’s program, a school internship (practical school studies) of 5 ECTS is required. In the Master’s program, practical school studies amounting to 10 ECTS are planned and 5 ECTS must be earned in the context of subject didactics.
  • Professional internship: Admission to the two-year preparatory service (Referendariat) after completion of the program requires a completed relevant professional training, or a professional internship of at least one year. Prospective students without vocational training are therefore strongly advised to complete at least three months of work experience before starting their bachelor’s degree. This will then count towards the required twelve months.

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