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Metals Technology as subject in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education

Metals Technology as subject in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education
(Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
undergraduate studies (2 subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semester
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

Pre-internship (recommended)

Admission
Unrestricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Metals Technology is offered as a vocational subject within the bachelor's programme Technical Education. In addition, a second teaching subject must be studied. Please note the subject combination options.

The Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education, together with the consecutive Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education, qualifies graduates to enter the preparatory phase of teacher training for the State Examination. The Bachelor’s degree qualifies graduates to take up work in areas such as vocational education and training, with associations, and chambers of industry or chambers of crafts and trades. In order to teach at vocational schools, graduates must additionally complete the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education and the State Examination.

Teachers of technical education teach at various types of school, including vocational school, pre-vocational school, specialist vocational school, technical college, technical grammar school and technical school. In these types of school, teaching staff teach subjects and learning areas related to metals technology.

Further information on the website of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Metals Technology
Course Content

The Metals Technology part of the course is worth 92 ECTS credit points (CP). It includes modules in Mathematics, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Thermodynamics, Product Development, Industrial Science and Production Technology. The Electrical Engineering, Thermodynamics and Materials Science modules involve laboratory work; provision is made for a product design project in the module. In addition to technical modules, the part of the course also includes a basic module on the structures of the vocational subject area of Metals Technology.

The Bachelor’s degree programme concludes with a Bachelor’s thesis (15 CP), which students may prepare at any of the institutes within the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

Semester

 

 

 

 

 

1

Mathematics I

Mechanics I

Materials Science I

Basics of Electrical Engineering

Introduction to the degree programme

2

Mathematics II

Mechanics II

Materials Science II

 

 

3

Thermodynamics

Product Development

Metrology / Production Metrology

 

Foundations and structures of the vocational subject area of Metals Technology

4

 

 

5

Industrial Science

Production Technology I

Production Technology II

 

 

6

Optional module

 

 

 

 

Recommended Abilities
  • In addition to having an interest in the vocational subject area of Metals Technology and the teaching subject, prospective students should enjoy interacting with people, and should be empathetic, open to criticism and able to reflect on their actions.
  • They should also have a good knowledge of German and mathematics, as well as a good knowledge of a science subject, preferably physics.
Career Opportunities
  • In connection with completion of the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education, the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education qualifies graduates to enter the preparatory phase of teacher training to take on teaching positions at vocational schools. The preparatory phase of teacher training concludes with the State Examination, which entitles students to enter the teaching profession in the Federal State of Lower Saxony.
  • The Bachelor’s degree in Technical Education qualifies graduates to enter a profession in areas such as vocational education and training.
Possible Further Degree Programmes

Under certain conditions, admission to the following Master's programme is also possible. More detailed information can be found in the respective admission regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the course advice of the desired Master's programme:

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

Some subjects in the Bachelor Teacher Training Course for Technical Education are restricted: English Studies (school subject: English), Food Science, German Studies (school subject: German), Politics, Spanish Studies, Sports.

Some subjects in the Bachelor Teacher Training Course for Technical Education are admission-free: Catholic Religious Education, Chemistry, Colour Technology and Interior Decoration, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Metals Technology, Physics, Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products, Protestant Religious Education and Site Engineering.

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations:

Application Deadlines

Application dates for a subject combination with at least one restricted subject:

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – July 15th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

Application dates for a subject combination with two admission-free subjects:

 

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - May 31st of the year for the summer semester

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