Studies with Intensified Practice

In cooperation with the Bavarian federation of employers’ associations Bavarian higher education institutions have developed academic study with intensive in-company training. These Studies with Intensified Practice aim at combining regular bachelor’s studies with intensified internship phases in companies. During their lecture free periods, students do paid work in a chosen internship company. Depending on the degree programme, they can enter Studies with Intensified Practice even after having taken up regular studies.

Duration of Studies with Intensified Practice

The duration of Studies with Intensified Practice is the same as of regular studies, i.e. 3.5 years, and is complemented by internship phases of up to 16 months.

Advantages of Studies with Intensified Practice for students

  • Gaining professional experience and insights into the company
  • Knowledge from studies can be directly implemented in the company
  • Excellent job and career opportunities after graduation
  • Financial support during studies

Advantages of Studies with Intensified Practice for companies

  • Securing highly qualified junior staff at an early stage
  • Getting to know the students intensively
  • Optimal preparation for later employment in the company
  • No training period after graduation because of extensive practical experience

How places are awarded

In principle, the requirements of the respective degree programme apply to the awarding of a place on Studies with Intensified Practice (e.g. university entrance qualification, admission restriction and pre-study internship, if applicable). For more information regarding the requirements for individual degree programmes, please refer to the pages of our Department of Student Affairs (HSST).

Contractual arrangements

Students will conclude a contract with the company regarding Studies with Intensified Practice. It contains regulations on kind and scope of internships, holiday entitlement, payments as well as other framework conditions.

Hochschule dual offers a sample contract for download (only available in German).

Becoming a cooperating company

There is also the possibility to conclude a written cooperation agreement with FHWS. The services provided by FHWS and the partner company, the form of cooperation and other details of the dual cooperative studies are specified there.

Cooperating companies

Study offers and information on companies that offer academic study combined with vocational training or academic study with intensive in-company training in cooperation with FHWS can be obtained by selecting the relevant degree programme in the Studienplatz-Portal.

In the following list, you can navigate directly to cooperating partners of a degree programme and find additional companies that are not listed in the Studienplatz-Portal.


Academic studies with intensive in-company training

A regular bachelor's degree programme at FHWS combined with intense internship phases within a cooperating company.

Combined Studies

A regular bachelor's degree programme at FHWS combined with in-company training within a cooperating company with a degree by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce/the Chamber of Crafts.

Architecture

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Architecture in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual)

An additional selection of companies offering academic study with intensive in-company training:

  • Planart Kastner Architecture Firm
  • PS PLANNING & SERVICE GMBH
  • The State Construction Office of Schweinfurt

Civil Engineering

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Civil Engineering in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual)

An additional selection of companies offering academic study with intensive in-company training that are not included in the portal:

  • Dorn Construction AG
  • E. & B. Haas GmbH & Co. KG
  • Gotthard Weeth GmbH
  • Christian Heil Engineering
  • Feldmann + Greve Engineering GbR
  • Probst Engineering GmbH
  • KMS Engineering Company mbH
  • SST Road and Civil Engineering GmbH & Co. KG
  • The State Construction Office of Ansbach
  • The State Construction Office of Würzburg

Business Administration

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Business Administration in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual)

An additional selection of companies offering academic study with intensive in-company training:

  • congatec AG
  • Frankonia Trade GmbH & Co. KG
  • PKF Issing Faulhaber Wozar Altenbeck GmbH & Co. KG
  • Sparkasse Mainfranken Würzburg
  • Thoraxzentrum Bezirk Unterfranken (centre for thoracic diseases in the Lower Franconia region)
  • Vyaire Medical GmbH
  • Administration union of the Sparkasse Mainfranken (savings bank)

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual

An additional selection of companies offering academic study with intensive in-company training:

  • H. Steinhardt GmbH
  • Lohmann-koester GmbH & Co. KG
  • Würzburger Versorgungs- und Verkehrs GmbH
  • abi Technische Gebäudeausrüstung GmbH & Co. KG

Geovisualisation

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Geovisualisation in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual)

An additional selection of companies offering academic study with intensive in-company training:

  • 3D WELT Surveying GmbH
  • Angermeier Engineering GmbH

Computer Science

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Computer Science in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual)

An additional selection of companies offering academic study with intensive in-company training:

  • Dematic GmbH
  • Industrial Pipes of Franconia GmbH & Co KG
  • Schneider Electric Automation GmbH

International Management

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme International Management in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual)

An additional selection of companies offering academic study with intensive in-company training:

  • Industrial Pipes of Franconia GmbH & Co. KG
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Plastics and Rubber Engineering

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Plastics and Rubber Engineering in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual

An additional selection of companies offering academic study with intensive in-company training:

  • Aptar Freyung GmbH
  • Ernst Hombach GmbH & Co. KG
  • Industrial Pipes of Franconia GmbH & Co KG
  • Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
  • GEMÜ Apparatus Engineering GmbH & Co. KG
  • Leoni Wiring Systems GmbH
  • Procter&Gamble Enterprise Group
  • Saint Gobain Performance Plastics Ltd.

Logistics

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Logistics in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual

An additional selection of companies offering academic study with intensive in-company training:

  • Winora Group E. Wiener Bike Parts GmbH

Mechanical Engineering

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Mechanical Engineering in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual

An additional selection of companies offering academic study with intensive in-company training:

  • Bilfinger Noell GmbH
  • FFT Production Systems GmbH & Co. KG
  • GKN Sinter Metals GmbH
  • Oswald Electric Motors GmbH
  • SEHO Systems GmbH
  • abi Technische Gebäudeausrüstung GmbH & Co. KG

Product Development and Systems Design

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme product Product Development and Systems Design in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual

An additional selection of companies offering academic study with intensive in-company training:

  • Bilfinger Noell GmbH
  • FFT Production Systems GmbH & Co. KG

Robotics

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Robotics in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual

An additional selection of companies offering academic study with intensive in-company training:

  • FFT Production Systems GmbH & Co. KG

Surveying and Geoinformatics

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Surveying and Geoinformatics in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual

An additional selection of companies offering academic study with intensive in-company training:

  • A.I.T GmbH
  • AfDBV
  • AfDBV Bamberg
  • AfDBV Coburg
  • AfDBV Kulmbach
  • AfDBV Neustadt a.d.Aisch
  • AfDBV Wunsiedel
  • AfDBV Würzburg
  • AfLE Ansbach / Middle Franconia
  • AfLE Bamberg
  • AfLE Krumbach / Swabia
  • AfLE Middle Franconia
  • AfLE Swabia
  • AfLE Würzburg / Lower Franconia
  • Angermeier Engineering GmbH
  • Cloud Surveying
  • DB Netz AG
  • Eckardt Surveying
  • Hell Engineering GbR
  • Anton Herbst GmbH Engineering Office
  • K+S Minerals and Agriculture GmbH
  • Wesel district
  • State Agency for Spatial Information and Rural Development Baden-Württemberg
  • Heilbronn district
  • Main-Tauber district
  • Enzkreis District Office
  • Ludwigsburg District Office
  • Main-Tauber District Office
  • Leonhard Weiss GmbH & Co. KG
  • Mainova AG
  • Schwing & Dr. Neureither Surveying Office
  • Heiko Eckardt Surveying Office

Business Information Systems

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Business Information Systems in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual)

An additional selection of companies offering academic study with intensive in-company training:

  • KonversionsKraft AG
  • Krause & Schopp Integration Management
  • Würth Industrial Services GmbH & CO. KG

Business and Engineering

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Business and Engineering in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual)

An additional selection of companies offering academic study with intensive in-company training:

  • FFT Production Systems GmbH & Co. KG

Civil Engineering

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Civil Engineering in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual):

Information about the academic study combined with vocational training: Civil Engineering (main building industry)

Information about the academic study combined with vocational training: Concrete and steel construction worker

Information about the academic study combined with vocational training: Technical product designer

Information about the academic study combined with vocational training: Construction draughtsperson

Information about the academic study combined with vocational training: Bricklayer

 

An additional selection of companies offering academic study combined with vocational training:

  • Adam Hörnig Construction Company
  • Anton Schick GmbH & Co. KG
  • Balthasar Höhn GmbH Construction Company
  • Eberhard Pöhner Construction Company
  • Emil Geis GmbH Construction Company
  • Georg Göbel GmbH Construction Company
  • Liebstückel GmbH Construction Company
  • Böhner Construction GmbH & Co KG
  • Dechant Building Construction & Civil Engineering GmbH
  • Building Construction & Civil Engineering GmbH Gerhäuser
  • Horn Engineering GmbH & Co. KG
  • Kammerdiener GmbH & Co KG
  • Leonhard Weiss Gmbh & Co KG
  • Max Bögl GmbH & Co. KG
  • NEWO Construction GmbH
  • Otto Heil GmbH & Co. KG
  • Riedel Construction GmbH & Co. KG
  • Strabag GmbH
  • Strabag Rail GmbH
  • Theo Hahn GmbH & Co. KG
  • Wolf Residential Construction GmbH

Business Administration

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Business Administration in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual):

Information about the academic study combined with vocational training: Banker

Information about the academic study combined with vocational training: Office manager

 

An additional selection of companies offering academic study combined with vocational training:

  • Berufsförderungswerk Würzburg gGmbH (vocational training institute)
  • Maintal Konfitüren GmbH (producers of jam)
  • Raiffeisenbank Estenfeld-Bergtheim eG
  • Sparkasse Mainfranken Würzburg
  • Uponor GmbH

Mechanical Engineering

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Mechanical Engineering in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual):

Information about the academic study combined with vocational training: Precision engineer

Information about the academic study combined with vocational training: Mechatronics engineer

Information about the academic study combined with vocational training: Industrial mechanic

 

An additional selection of companies offering academic study combined with vocational training:

  • FGB: Fertigungsgerätebau Adolf Steinbach (building manufacturing machines)

Mechatronics

Offers by cooperating companies for the degree programme Mechatronics in the “Studienplatz-Portal” (Search portal for study places by Hochschule Dual):

Information about the academic study combined with vocational training: Mechatronics engineer

Contact

Studies with Intensified Practice - Würzburg

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Fiedler
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Münzstraße 12
97070 Würzburg
E-Mail rudolf.fiedler[at]fhws.de

Studies with Intensified Practice -  Schweinfurt

Prof. Dr. Ralf Christel
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Ignaz-Schön-Str. 11
97421 Schweinfurt
Phone +49 9721 940-8626
E-Mail ralf.christel[at]fhws.de

 

Academic Advisory Service

Elmar Kemmer
Room M.0.02
Münzstraße 12
97070 Würzburg
Phone +49 931-3511-8168 or -8169
E-Mail studienberatung[at]fhws.de

Further information

For more information, please refer to the website of hochschule dual.

FAQ - Intensified Practice

No, you will be a regular student.

 

Usually, you take care of finding an internship yourself. In this you can, of course, also contact other companies. We provide a list of companies, which have offered internships to students in the context of their Studies with Intensified Practice.

This should be decided after consultation with the internship company. In general, we always recommend a semester abroad. Maybe your company can even support you.

The system suggests that students are paid continuously from their 3rd semester onwards (also during the theory semester). However, special arrangements are also possible.

As a rule, the contracts provide for a holiday entitlement of ten days during the internship blocks.

Basic rule: The earlier, the better!

You should start looking for it no later than at the end of the 1st semester. Do not underestimate the necessary lead time at the company (for decision-making).

 

Normally, your studies are not prolonged, because the additional internship periods are during the semester breaks, which are free of lectures and exams anyway.

Ideally, you enter your career immediately after you graduated in your cooperating company.

 

After consultation with the company, it is also a good idea to write the bachelor's thesis at the company. 

Contacts contain a termination clause.

 

In any case, you should be motivated to do the additional internship periods. Besides that, you should fit in with the company.