Study Automation Technology (B. Eng.).

Note: This dual study programme is offered as a combined degree programme. You are studying "Production and Automation (B. Eng.)" while pursuing the apprenticeship Electronics Engineer for Automation Technology. 

Tinkering is more than a hobby for you and technology is your passion? Would you also like to stand your own legs? Then this dual curriculum is just right for you! During your apprenticeship, you will work on our state-of-the-art production facilities and learn to recognise, correct or prevent problems on your own. During your studies you deepen your knowledge in the fields of automation technology, electrical engineering, robotics and technical informatics. After just 4.5 years, you will have both your training and the engineering degree (B. Eng.) in your pocket.

What you will learn with us.

  • Establishment of electrical installations as well as analysis of functional relationships and process flows of automated systems
  • Working with sensor and operating systems - i.e. assembly, configuration, programming and adjustment
  • Set up measurement, control and regulation technology facilities
  • Integration of components in overall systems and their delivery to customers
  • Operation and maintenance of automation systems
  • Localisation and elimination of faults using test software and diagnostic systems

What awaits you after the dual degree course.

  • Unlimited direct entry with above-tariff conditions
  • Development and testing of sophisticated control electronics
  • Establishment of complex, computer-controlled production facilities
  • Exciting areas of application such as smart production and predictive maintenance
  • Multifaceted tasks in own projects
  • Diverse further training opportunities in project and management positions


What you should bring along.

  • Enjoy high-tech and electronics
  • Enthusiasm for logical connections
  • Interested in systematically analysing and solving problems
  • Communication talent
  • Accuracy
  • Openness towards new things
  • Enjoy maths, physics and English
  • Fluent in German (B2 level)
  • General university entrance qualification


We offer you a takeover guarantee in the plants, attractive remuneration including Christmas and holiday pay, apprentice vehicle rental, optional stays abroad and many other benefits.

Duration of training and studies.

4.5 years

Training and study process.

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BMW Group Karriere Studium Maschinenbau Ausbildung Mechatroniker Grafik Programmablauf

The right application.

To apply for a dual curriculum at the BMW Group, please complete the following steps. Information on the application period can also be found there.

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