Students in the industrial robot laboratory

Engineering Education (B.Eng.)

Language of instruction: German

Training as a teacher for technical subjects

The Bachelor's degree in Engineering Education qualifies students for teaching activities in the technical field. The main focus of the course is on the subjects of information technology and electrical engineering with a focus on automation technology. The accompanying pedagogical training is carried out in cooperation with the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. All courses take place at Harz University in Wernigerode.

Career prospects

Field of work "vocational/company training”
Graduates of the bachelor's degree in Engineering Education are employed in vocational or in-company training, for example in training and further education within the private sector.

Teacher at vocational schools
In order to qualify as a teacher especially at vocational schools, there is the possibility after the successful bachelor's degree to complete a specific master's degree programme, which can be studied at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. The subsequent preparatory service - the Referendariat - completes the teacher training.

Master's programme at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (in German)

As a teacher at vocational schools it is always about preparing students for their career start. The teacher training at Harz University of Applied Sciences and the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg qualifies students for service in vocational schools with an industrial-technical specialization. In Saxony-Anhalt these include “Berufsschulen”, “Berufsfachschulen”, “Berufliche Gymnasien” and “Fachschulen“.

Admission also without Abitur

The academic training as a teacher is not only open to applicants with Abitur (German University Entrance Certificate). Vocationally qualified people can also study Engineering Education if they have completed advanced training, such as a "Technikerausbildung" (technician craftsman qualification) or "Meisterausbildung" (master craftsman qualification). In addition, particularly qualified professionals can prove their ability to study by successfully completing the "Immaturenprüfung", a special university aptitude test.



Mathematics; Physics; Digital Technology; Programming; Introduction to Smart Automation; Economic Basics


Mathematics for Engineering Sciences; Physics; Electrical Engineering; Environmental Technology and Occupational Safety; Fundamentals of Vocational Didactics; Statistical Methods


Mathematics for Engineering Sciences; Fundamentals of Vocational, Business and Economic Education; Measurement Technology, Sensor and Actuator Technology; Motion Control; Application Programming in C/C++; Electrical Engineering

Prof. Dr. René Simon

Programme Coordinator

Faculty of Automation and Computer Science
Tel +49 3943 659 373
Room 2.018, Haus 2, Wernigerode
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Kerstin Kielgaß

Programme organisation

Faculty of Automation and Computer Science
Tel +49 3943 659 332
Room 2.001, Haus 2, Wernigerode