Technology studies at Volkswagen Group Services GmbH

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Our programme allows you to choose between three technical courses of study. This will leave you well prepared to take on key positions at Volkswagen Group Services after you graduate.

Our Technology degree courses

Electrical Engineering & Information Technology and Electrical Engineering & Information Technology with Specialisation in Automation Technology in Brunswick and Wolfsburg

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Smart Automation / Electrical Engineering in Wolfsburg

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Industrial Engineering studies in Wolfsburg

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Electrical Engineering & Information Technology and Electrical Engineering & Information Technology with Specialisation in Automation Technology | Work-Study Programme

With the key technology of electrical and information engineering, this course of study offers the best chance at a future in electrical energy and automation engineering and IT. Potential application fields include Factory 4.0, electromobility and battery technology and communications engineering.

Why work with us?

At Volkswagen Group Services GmbH, students have the opportunity to acquire practical experience in a variety of areas, such as battery technology, plant control or new mobility concepts. They will also benefit from close cooperation and interesting projects with the other students.

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering
Duration of the apprenticeship: Nine semesters
Location: Various operational sites in Brunswick or Wolfsburg, Germany
University of applied sciences: Ostfalia Campus, Wolfenbüttel

Find out more about Electrical and Information Engineering studies on the Ostfalia website: https://www.ostfalia.de/cms/de/e/studium/studienangebot/studiengaengeE/bachelor_eitip/

Curriculum – Electrical and Information Engineering

  1. 1

    First academic year

    On-boarding weeks together with all apprentices and students of the same year.

    In the basic studies, you will learn the fundamentals of direct current networks, alternating current technology, engineering mathematics, and computer science for engineers and physics.

  2. 2

    Second academic year

    The third semester is a work term at Volkswagen Group Services GmbH. You will get to know your colleagues even better and apply your new skills on practical cases.

    In the fourth semester, you will finish the basic studies on electric and magnetic fields, applied mathematics, electronics, measurement technology and digital technology.

  3. 3

    Third academic year

    The main studies begin with basic and major subjects in the selected course of study.

    In the sixth semester, you will do the second work term at the company.

  4. 4

    Fourth academic year

    In the seventh and eight semesters in the fourth academic year, electrical and information engineering will be added to your curriculum and you will acquire expertise in project management and business administration. You will work on a team project with other students and your student research project.

  5. 5

    Fifth academic year (Bachelor’s thesis)

    In the ninth semester, you will write your Bachelor’s thesis and complete the dual studies with a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) 

    After you pass your exam, Volkswagen Group Services GmbH will offer you exciting assignments to start your career as an Electrical and Information Engineer.

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Requirements for students

You should have:

  • a university entrance qualification
  • study-related advanced courses with above-average grades
  • enthusiasm for technology, cars and the subject of mobility, commitment, a sense of initiative and mobility
  • no colour vision deficiencies

 

Language skills:

  • English

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Smart Automation / Electrical Engineering | Dual Studies Programme

The Smart Automation / Electrical Engineering programme of study combines the disciplines of applied electrical engineering and computer science. Among other things, the programme teaches you the basic skills and capabilities needed in the area of applied automation technology as a bridge to the introduction and application of state-of-the-art computer technologies. From the third semester on, you can choose between two specific courses of study: Automation technology and engineering informatics. Depending on the area of focus chosen, students will later be assigned to departments responsible for decentralised automation systems or those that manage the development of applied informatics for such systems. 

Why work with us?

We offer you the opportunity to gain practical experience in a variety of areas relating to smart automation. While doing so, you will be assigned to different departments for smart production and automation technology, for example, and you will also participate in various projects.

They will also benefit from close cooperation and interesting projects with the other students. 

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering
Duration of the apprenticeship: Nine semesters
Location: Various operational sites in Wolfsburg, Germany
UniversityHarz University of Applied Sciences, Wernigerode

Find out more about the programme in Smart Automation / Electrical Engineering at Harz University of Applied Sciences: https://www.hs-harz.de/sat-elektrotechnik-dual/

Curriculum – Smart Automation / Electrical Engineering

  1. 1

    First academic year

    On-boarding weeks together with all apprentices and students of the same year. 

    Your basic studies will include fundamentals of mathematics and engineering, the foundations of digital and microcomputer technology, and basic computer science and computer programming (Java, C, C++).

  2. 2

    Second academic year

    From the third semester on, you can choose between two specific courses of study:

    Automation: This course of study will provide you with more detailed knowledge in the fields of decentralised automation systems and electric drive systems for complex movement operations.

    Engineering informatics: In this course of study, you will design programs for controlling automation systems via company networks, superordinate control technology or mobile devices.

    The fourth semester is a work term that you will spend working in a suitable department at Volkswagen Group Services.

  3. 3

    Third academic year

    The fifth semester is dedicated to the second work term. After this is completed, you will return to the university for the sixth semester. Depending on your area of specialisation, you will then select a career field to focus on, such as smart factories, smart homes / smart cities or the Internet of Things.

  4. 4

    Fourth academic year

    During the seventh and eighth semesters, you will expand your knowledge in your course of study and obtain new knowledge in other major subjects.

  5. 5

    Fifth academic year

    In the ninth semester, you will write your Bachelor’s thesis and complete the dual studies with a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.).  

    After you pass your exam, Volkswagen Group Services GmbH will offer you exciting assignments to start your career.

Requirements for students

You should have:

  • a university entrance qualification
  • a talent for physics, maths and computer science that was clearly on display while you were at secondary school; no fear when it comes to complex calculations and formulas
  • an extensive interest in technology, vehicles and mobility
  • no colour vision deficiency
  • incredible energy (almost) every day and a desire to effect change

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Dual studies in Industrial Engineering Automotive Technology

Industrial Engineering Automotive Technology is a combination of business administration with a focus on production and procurement and engineering with a focus on automotive technology. Specifically, you will acquire basic technical knowledge of mechatronics and material and design technology. Business administration focuses on controlling, marketing and sales. You will also be trained in project management and presentation and moderation techniques.

Why work with us?

At Volkswagen Group Services GmbH, you will carry out a variety of work assignments in exciting departments as a student.

You may even come into contact with the specialist areas yourself and get a preliminary feel for which areas you find particularly appealing. Apart from that, the apprenticeship and training department will naturally be there to help and advise you and we will see together where things might be heading for you.

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering
Duration of the apprenticeship: 8 semesters including 2 work terms
Location: Various operational sites in Wolfsburg, Germany
University: Ostfalia Campus, Wolfsburg

You can find more information Industrial Engineering Automotive Technology studies on the Ostfalia University website.

 

Curriculum- Industrial Engineering Automotive Technology

  1. 1

    Basic studies

    You have the option to attend introductory sessions in mathematics and computer skills at Ostfalia in preparation for the first semester. We think this is a nice way to get started.

    In the first semesters, you will attend the following lectures:

    Mathematics, Corporate Finance, Statistics, Introduction to Computer Science, Mechanics, Operations Management and Controlling.

    During the holidays in between semesters, you will get to know different departments of Volkswagen Group Services GmbH. You will already be actively involved in ongoing projects, supporting your colleagues in their day-to-day business and can also make a scientific and innovative contribution.

    The third semester is likely to be a work term at Volkswagen Group Services GmbH. You will get to know your colleagues even better and apply your new skills on practical cases.

    You will finish your basic studies at Ostfalia with subjects such as Materials Science, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics.

  2. 2

    Main studies

    The main studies begin in the 5th semester, which you will consolidate in the following semesters. During this time, you study your preferred areas in more detail and build on the work term experience you have already acquired. You can choose from Aftersales & Mobility, Digital Infrastructures or Sustainability & Recycling.

    During your main studies, you will also acquire knowledge in project management and business administration. You will work on a team project with other students and your student research project. This longer work term at Volkswagen Group Services will last for two consecutive semesters.

  3. 3

    Bachelor’s thesis

    In the eighth semester, you will write your Bachelor’s thesis and complete the dual studies with a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.). The topic of your Bachelor’s thesis will be innovative and currently relevant to the company.

    In principle, you will be accepted into this division after you graduate. After you pass your exam, Volkswagen Group Services GmbH will offer you exciting assignments to start your career as an industrial engineer, automotive technology.

Requirements for students

You should have:

  • you have completed your A-levels
  • you find maths and physics fun, and your grades reflect this
  • you also interested in economic issues
  • you are fascinated by technology, cars and mobility
  • you don’t have a colour vision deficiency

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