The focus of the studies is on linking subject didactic elements with technical practice in the fields of engineering. In the course of study, students work with innovative techniques and modern materials within a professional and scientifically sound framework. The focus is on enabling students to plan lessons and prepare learning environments for varied technology lessons.
The master's degree in technology, which builds on the bachelor's degree, entitles students to enter the preparatory service (Referendariat) as teachers at Hauptschulen, Realschulen, secondary schools and comprehensive schools, depending on the course of study. Teachers of STEM subjects (mathematics, information technology, natural sciences and technology) have good chances of being hired, both now and in the future.
The master's program in mechanical engineering technology is designed to enable students to reconstruct and teach concepts, systematics and structures of mechanical engineering technology didactically. The study program is oriented towards the development of basic professional competencies for teaching and training, such as assessment, counseling, diagnostics, evaluation and quality assurance. Within the program, courses are taken in engineering didactics and mechanical engineering.
The qualification obtained through the program enables students to enter a Master of Education program, which qualifies them for the preparatory service (formerly known as "Referendariat") at vocational colleges in the industrial-technical field. Due to the acute shortage of well-trained teachers, there is currently and will continue to be a high demand for teachers in the field of mechanical engineering.
The master's degree program "Vocational Education in Mechanical Engineering Technology" is aimed at prospective students who have already completed a bachelor's degree in engineering and would like to pursue a career as a teacher at a vocational college in North Rhine-Westphalia. The study program is oriented towards the development of basic professional competencies for teaching and training, such as assessment, counseling, diagnostics, evaluation and quality assurance.
Particularly at vocational schools with a commercial-technical orientation, there is a serious lack of a sustainable supply of well-trained teachers today and in the future. This four-semester master's program is designed to bridge the gap between engineering and educational sciences. The completion of the master's program entitles the student to enter the preparatory service (Referendariat) for the teaching profession at vocational colleges in the industrial-technical fields.