Business Administration & Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, B. Sc.


The mandatory internship in the degree program Business Administration & Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, B. Sc. comprises a total of 20 weeks, which consist of 6 weeks of technical pre-internship as a prerequisite for admission to the program, as well as 14 weeks of internship in the program.


Pre-study internship

The pre-study internship should be completed in the areas of technical internship (see "Content requirements"). If possible, it should include the areas of the basic internship in order to gain an insight into technical aspects.  Preliminary internships in areas related to economics can generally not be recognized.


Internship during studies

The 14-week internship can either be in technical or in economic fields of activity. An overview of the internship content can be found under "Content requirements".


Requirements for the internship site

Internships are to be completed in companies that have a training authorization before the Chamber of Industry and Commerce and produce on an industrial scale (mass, serial production).

Internships at handicraft enterprises that do not usually manufacture, but only repair and maintain (e.g. car repair shops), at university institutes or facilities, as well as in parent-owned businesses are excluded from recognition.

Internships at research institutes and vocational training centers can only be recognized in exceptional cases and after consultation prior to the start of the internship with up to a maximum of 6 weeks of basic internship.


Content requirements

The entire internship can be divided into the technical and economics internship.

A minimum of six weeks in the technical area (pre-internship) is mandatory; the other 14 weeks can be (almost) freely combined between the technical and business areas.

Technical Internship

In the technical area, the four areas of the basic internship (GP1-GP4) and the two parts of the technical internship (part A, FP1-FP6 and part B, FP7-8) are possible.

The areas GP1, GP2 and GP3 of the basic internship are mandatory without substitution.

The specialization-specific project internship (FP8) must be approved by the Internship Office prior to the start of the internship.

A detailed description of the areas and activities can be found in paragraph 3a of the corresponding guidelines of the program.

Economics Internship

The business and economics part of the internship is not mandatory, but can be completed if desired during the 14 weeks of internship during the program. At least two different fields of activity with a minimum of two weeks must be completed to ensure eligibility for accreditation.

A detailed description of the fields and activities can be found in paragraph 3a of the corresponding guidelines of your study program.

The internship office of the Faculty of Business and Economics is responsible for the accreditation of the economics internship.


Accreditation and Deadlines

The deadline for applications for recognition is six months from the last day of the internship. If a voluntary part follows the compulsory part of your internship, the determining date for the deadline is the end of the entire internship.

For pre-internships, the due date is always the last day of the first semester (usually 31/03).

Information about the recognition process and required documents can be found under How To...