Metal Engineering


Vocational-Technical Education – Metal Engineering

(Bachelor of Education)

(Metalltechnik, B.Ed.)


General Information

Degree: Bachelor of Education
Duration: 6 semesters
Language: German
1. before the start of the degree programme (requirement for enrolment!):
Related vocational internship of a 52-week-minimum duration or related vocational training in accordance with the internship regulations. The vocational internship is to be fully completed and recognised by the competent departments before the start of the programme;
2. during the Bachelor’s programme: Practical Studies in Schools 1
Requirements for Admission:
1. General university entrance degree, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas, admission as a vocationally qualified student to the universities in the state of Hesse; further information;
2. Proof of a related vocational internship of a 52-week-minimum duration or related vocational training in accordance with the internship regulations. The vocational internship is to be fully completed and recognised by the competent departments before the start of the program;
3. when choosing Sports Science as a general education subject or as Master of Education: passing the Sports Aptitude Test is an admission requirement for the Sports Science modules (proof thereof before the end of the 4th semester); further information.
4. For some of the consecutive Master of Education programs following the Bachelor of Education, there are further requirements for enrolment, e.g. foreign language skills. Therefore, please learn more about these courses of study early on.
Admission Procedure: unrestricted
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester
Application Deadline: September 15
Application: online application
Special Features: For the degree programmes in Mechanical Engineering, the Department offers an Online Bridging Course.

Brief Description

Bachelor of Education + Master of Education -> Teaching at Vocational Schools

The programme Teaching at Vocational Schools at the TU Darmstadt consists of two connected study programmes:

  • first, the Bachelor of Education programme (6 semesters; vocational field of study) and
  • subsequently, the Master of Education programme (4 semesters; subject of general education/subject studies).

Only the completion of both the Bachelor of Education AND the Master of Education is equivalent to the first state examination in the state of Hesse and therefore mandatory for the admission to the preparatory period (teaching practice) or the teaching profession.

Additionally, from winter semester 2018/19 on programmes for a third subject (Ergänzungsstudium Lehramt) are scheduled to take effect.

Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

1. Vocational Field of Study:
The vocational field of study Metal Engineering in the Bachelor of Education programme is divided into a mandatory and an elective subject-specific area, and teaching methodology.

The Mandatory Subject-specific Area comprises the modules Information and Communication Technology for Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Mathematics I and II, Engineering Mechanics I and II, Materials Science I, Computer Aided Design, Machine Components and Mechatronics I and II for Vocational Training, Technical Thermodynamics for Vocational Training as well as Production Technology. In the Elective Subject-specific Area, the students choose between the area of specialisation Production Technology and the area of specialisation Automotive Engineering. They furthermore take courses for 8 CP from the range offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering for the General Elective Subject Area. The Mandatory Subject Area of Teaching Methodology consists of the modules Technology Didactics I, Application-oriented research in Technology Didactics, Areas of Focus in Teaching Practice as well as Curricular Aspects of the Teaching Methodology of Metal Engineering.

2. Second Subject of General Education (Subject Studies and Subject-related Didactics):
During the Bachelor’s programme, the students already choose their second subject which will be integrated into the Bachelor’s programme with 20 CP. This second subject will then be continued in the Master of Education programme.

3. The Educational and Social Sciences consist of Vocational Pedagogy, Vocational Education, and the Practical Studies in Schools 1.

As mathematical knowledge is very important for the study programme, the Fachschaft (Departmental Students` Representative Committee) organises the Mathematik-Stützkurs für Erstsemester (supporting mathematics course for beginners).

Alternatively/additionally it is recommended that beginners participate in the online mathematics pre-course offered by the Department of Mathematics.

The study programme starts with the Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.

Further information may be found at:

With the Bachelor of Education, the students will acquire their first professional qualification. However, the Master of Education is a prerequisite for the admission to the teaching profession.
For this reason, it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.


How to Prepare for the Programme

Advice for prospective B.Ed. students

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