Studying in the metropolis Frankfurt and at the Costa de la Luz in Cádiz
Would you like to study mechanical engineering and gather international experience at the same time?
You will learn everything you need to know to enter a career as a mechanical engineer in this undergraduate degree course. You will also study abroad for one year in Cádiz (Spain), which is part of this degree course. Here you can also further expand your 'cultural competencies' next to your Spanish language skills.
In order to be able study the German-Spanish double degree course, you must proof Spanish skills on the 'EU level B.1'. Additionally a pre-study internship of 8 weeks duration is required of which usually at least 4 weeks must have been completed prior to the beginning of studies. Exception: Applicants who attained their direct German higher education entrance qualification from a non-European institution do not need to proof a pre-study internship prior to the beginning of studies.
NEW since the winter semester of 17/18: Only 8 instead of 13 weeks pre-study internship necessary!
Over the course of eight semesters, you will attain two academic degrees:
the German degree 'Bachelor of Engineering' and the Spanish degree 'Grado en Ingeniería Mecánica'.
The first and second year of studies includes the mathematical and engineering fundamentals and takes place at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS). The third year of study – in-depth training of the basics and methods – takes place at the partner university in Cádiz.
Back at the Frankfurt UAS the last two semesters comprise engineering applications, a team project, a practical phase of 12 weeks and the bachelor's thesis. The colloquium ('tribunal'), which is part of the bachelor's thesis will be examined at the University of Cádiz.
Please note: You will acquire with ONE bachelor's thesis and ONE colloquium TWO university degrees in TWO differen countries!
Do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forwards to meet you!
Modularization during the studies is a study structure, in which courses such as lectures, exercises, practical internships, excursions, excursions or seminars about certain topics are combined in modules. The structure of a module is determined by the competence, which is to be achieved upon completion of the module.
The module manual entails information on the duration, credits, type of examination, requirements, study results, workload, type of learning, content, literature, and the representative of the module of a degree course. Further information can be found in the guideline on modularization and credit point awarding of the Bund-Länder commission. The module overview and the study content can be downloaded in form of a PDF.
Pre-study internship required! Internship of 8 weeks duration with usually 4 weeks prior to the beginning of studies (exception: applicants who have attained their direct German higher education entrance qualification from a non-European institution do not need to provide proof of a pre-study internship prior to the beginning of studies.
Recognized are all occupations of metal processing (except for precision engineering and associated professions), Techn. drawers (completed training).
In addition to the pre-study internship and the higher education entrance qualification, Spanish language skills of at least level B1 of the EU qualification reference frame are required. The first two years of the degree course take place in Frankfurt/Main, the third year of studies takes place at the University of Cádiz. The last year of studies will be completed in Frankfurt/Main again. The oral examination takes place at the University of Cádiz.
Students, whose course of study has deviated from the regular course of full-time studies – for whatever reason – can seek personal counseling from the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.
Goal of the counseling is, while considering personal conditions of an individual course of study, to graduate in an appropriate period of time. In order to reach this goal, we will develop a course plan together with you.
It is also checked whether there are reasons for a formal application of part-time studies. Additional information about the requirements and study organization of part-time studies can be found on the pages of the Admissions office.
The consultation is offered by the degree course counselors or the degree counselor of your degree course. Please schedule an appointment via email.
Double degree course
The Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and the Universidad de Cádiz (UCA) offers a joint degree course in mechanical engineering with a double degree: the Bachelor of Engineering and the Grado en Ingeniería Mecánica (GIM).
Graduates of the German-Spanish mechanical engineering degree course are optimally prepared to start their career in an internationally acting company with business relations and locations in German and Spanish language regions. Due to the broad basic training with double degree and moderate specializations, you are not confined to certain sectors.