You can only study automotive technology for the vocational school at RWTH Aachen University, in combination with machine technology for the vocational school. This course of study combination with both machine technology and automotive technology encompasses a broadly laid out basic education in engineering, mathematics, the natural sciences, the systems sciences, and automotive technology. Building on this foundation, studies in machine and automotive technologies will be intensified. In an elective area, additional specialized manufacturing-automotive content may be studied based on students' interests, for example motorcycles, automotive acoustics, commercial vehicle development, mobile applications of fluid technology, manufacturing engineering, theory of design, or machine tool programming.
The course of study is also composed of a founded training in didactics, for example didactic studies for theoretical reflection on actual work in the field, the basics of curriculum training in industrial-technical fields, and the development and creation of a teaching-learning arrangement. The course of study also includes educational components including an orientation internship at a school. Furthermore, a career field internship lasting four weeks must be completed. This can be recognized as a co-op. In order to be admitted to student teaching, students must have completed 52 weeks of field training.
With the Bachelor degree, students are qualified for work in the following fields:
The Master of Education qualifies an individual to enter teacher training for vocational schools during the teaching practice period and to become a teacher afterwards. Students who study automotive and machine technology have good employment opportunities in public teaching service.
Teachers of automotive technology at a vocational school teach apprentices for careers including automotive mechatronics, mechanics for agricultural and building machinery, vulcaniser and tire mechanics, coachbuilding and automotive mechanics, and metal constructors for commercial vehicles.
Within metal construction, the following vocations are taught: industrial mechanic, metal construction worker, cutting machine operator, and toolmaker.
A further field of occupation are fulltime training courses and further training (technician, master) such as the state certified technician – automotive technician, automotive technician or master, state certified assistant for machine tool technology, and technicians in machine technology with a focus on plant mechanics, or industrial masters with a focus on metal.
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