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Vocational Education and Training and Dual Studies

What many people don't know: In addition to numerous academic degree programs, the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts also offers a variety of interesting vocational education and training programs that allow you to start your career right away. And that's not all: The university also offers dual study programs with included vocational education and training!

Are you looking for a practice-oriented and exciting vocational education and training? Then come and join us!

Our vocational education and training programs

Specialist in media and information services (library specialization)

Work activities:

  • Acquisition of various media and information
  • Collection, systematization and maintenance of media and library holdings
  • Administrative tasks, processing of overdue notices, implementation of exhibitions

Requirements:

  • Leaving certificate of specialized secondary school (Fachoberschulreife)
  • Secure orthography (German and English)
  • Good social skills and careful, systematic way of working

Additional information:

  • Place of education and training at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts: S(kim) – Service Communication Information Media on the Lemgo campus
  • Duration of training: 3 years
  • Start of training: 1 August
  • Vocational training school: Karl-Schiller-Berufskolleg Dortmund
  • Responsible body: Cologne district council (Bezirksregierung zu Köln)

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Specialist in administration (state government specialization)

Work activities:

  • Office and administrative tasks
  • Verifying the lawful use of earmarked funds
  • Issuing administrative acts, processing appeals
  • Calculating remuneration, preparing budgets

Requirements:

  • Leaving certificate of specialized secondary school (Fachoberschulreife)
  • Interest in legal issues and legal knowledge
  • Good understanding of commercial fields of activity
  • Secure orthography (German and English)
  • Careful, systematic way of working

Additional information:

  • Place of education and training at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts: University administration on the Lemgo campus
  • Duration of training: 3 years
  • Start of training: 1 August
  • Vocational training school: Hanse-Berufskolleg Lemgo
  • Responsible body: State examination authority (Landesprüfungsamt) Hilden
  • Distinctive feature: On-duty instruction in the Institute for Public Administration in Hilden

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IT specialist (specialization system integration, specialization application development, specialization data and process analysis)

Work activities:

Specialization system integration

  • Installing hardware and software
  • Installing multi-user and mainframe computer systems
  • Setting up of larger information and communication systems
  • Service and information transfer
  • Answering questions about IT

Specialization application development

  • Developing new customer-specific information and communication systems (ICT systems)
  • Testing of the systems, troubleshooting, consulting and training of users

Specialization data and process analysis

  • Development of data-based solutions for digital production and business processes
  • Implementation of these solutions and adaptation to changing conditions
  • Systematic investigation of business or technical processes

Requirements:

  • Leaving certificate of specialized secondary school (Fachoberschulreife), university (of applied sciences) entrance qualification desirable
  • Understanding of technical and information technology issues
  • Interest in problem solving and in different programming and scripting languages as well as in new technologies
  • Ability to think logically
  • Secure orthography (German and English)
  • Diligence
  • Organizational talent
  • Good school performance in the subjects computer science and mathematics

Additional information:

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Materials tester (specialization metal technology)

Work activities:

  • Examination of metallic materials for properties and/or damage
  • Taking samples, carrying out measurements, testing and documenting the results
  • Work, for example, in companies of the metallurgical industry

Requirements:

  • Successfully completed specialized secondary school (Fachoberschulreife) with good grades in the subjects mathematics, physics and chemistry
  • Confident in dealing with numbers and calculations
  • Enjoying physical issues and high tech as well as a desire for precise, sometimes small-scale work
  • Enthusiasm to analyze and solve problems
  • High observational accuracy and careful working methods as well as manual dexterity and technical understanding

Additional information:

  • Place of education and training at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts: Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics on the Lemgo campus
  • Duration of training: 3.5 years
  • Start of training: 1 August
  • Vocational training school: Berufsbildende Schulen Osnabrück Brinkstraße
  • Responsible body: Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Osnabrück

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Building materials inspector

Work activities:

  • Preparation and execution of sampling
  • Examination of soils for bearing capacity, execution of exploratory drilling
  • Determination of compressive strength, behavior at heat or cold and their affiliation to quality classes

Requirements:

  • Successfully completed specialized secondary school (Fachoberschulreife) with average school performance in the subjects mathematics, physics and chemistry
  • Technical, natural-scientific and manual understanding
  • Physical resilience
  • Driver´s License Categories B + BE desirable

Additional information:

  • Place of education and training at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts: Department of Civil Engineering on the Detmold campus
  • Duration of training: 3 years
  • Start of training: 1 August
  • Vocational training school: Berufskolleg Beckum with dormitory accommodation during block times
  • Responsible body: Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) zu Essen

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Chemical laboratory assistant, Physics laboratory assistant

Chemical laboratory assistant

Work activities:

  • Study of chemical processes, testing of organic and inorganic substances
  • Preparation of mixtures of substances, analysis of substances
  • Immunological, diagnostic and biotechnical testing
  • Compliance with safety, health and environmental regulations

Requirements:

  • Leaving certificate of specialized secondary school (Fachoberschulreife) with above average school performance in the subjects chemistry, technology and mathematics
  • Enjoyment of and interest in natural science, especially chemistry
  • Aptitude for independent, diligent and responsible work as well as for testing, supervising and evaluating activities

Additional information:

  • Place of education and training at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts: Department of Life Science Technologies on the Lemgo campus
  • Duration of training: 3.5 years
  • Start of training: 1 August
  • Vocational training school: Berufskolleg Senne, Bielefeld
  • Responsible body: Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Ostwestfalen zu Bielefeld

 

Physics laboratory assistant

Working activities:

  • Identification of the properties of materials and systems by means of tests or series of measurements
  • Maintenance and servicing of technical test and process equipment

Requirements:

  • Leaving certificate of specialized secondary school (Fachoberschulreife) with good to very good grades in the subjects mathematics, physics and technology
  • Enjoyment of and interest in technology, physics, and mathematics
  • Aptitude for independent, diligent and responsible work as well as for testing, supervising and evaluating activities

Additional information:

  • Place of education and training at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts: Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics on the Lemgo campus
  • Duration of training: 3.5 years
  • Start of training: 1 August
  • Vocational training school: Berufskolleg der Stadt Mühlheim a.d. Ruhr
  • Responsible body: Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) zu Essen

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Electronics technician for devices and systems

Working activities:

  • Supervision of operations in the manufacture and maintenance of information or communications technology and medical equipment
  • Preparation of manufacturing documents, set-up of manufacturing and testing machines
  • Procurement of components and resources
  • Installation and configuration of programs or operating systems
  • Creation of layouts
  • Consulting with customers

Requirements:

  • Leaving certificate of specialized secondary school (Fachoberschulreife) with above average school performance in the subjects mathematics, physics and German
  • Interest in electronics
  • Abstract and logical thinking skills

Additional information:

  • Place of education and training at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts: Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science on the Lemgo campus
  • Duration of training: 3.5 years
  • Start of training: 1 August
  • Vocational training school: Felix-Fechenbach-Berufskolleg Detmold
  • Responsible body: Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Lippe zu Detmold

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Carpenter

Working activities:

  • Manufacture of individual pieces of furniture
  • Production and assembly of store, office and restaurant furniture
  • Installation of windows, stairs and doors on construction sites
  • Repairs, restoration, maintenance

Requirements:

  • Leaving certificate of specialized secondary school (Fachoberschulreife) with above average school performance in the subjects mathematics, physics and chemistry
  • Manual skills, talent for design
  • Interest in working and processing different materials
  • Good geometric and spatial imagination
  • Driver's license category B desirable

Additional information:

  • Place of education and training at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts: Department of Production and Wood Engineering on the Lemgo campus
  • Duration of training: 3 years
  • Start of training: 1 August
  • Vocational training school: Felix-Fechenbach-Berufskolleg Detmold
  • Responsible body: Chamber of Skilled Crafts (HWK) Ostwestfalen-Lippe zu Bielefeld

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Businessperson for marketing communication

Work activities:

  • Development of target group oriented advertising measures
  • Execution of market analyses and target group determinations
  • Development of contractual fundamentals for cooperation with marketing service providers
  • Organization of projects

Requirements:

  • Leaving certificate of specialized secondary school (Fachoberschulreife)
  • Self-confident appearance
  • Creativity
  • Strong communication skills
  • Careful, systematic way of working
  • Understanding of numbers

Additional information

  • Place of education and training at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts: Administrative Department of Communication und Marketing
  • Duration of training: 3 years
  • Start of training: 1 August
  • Vocational training school: Carl-Severing Berufskolleg Bielefeld 
  • Responsible body: Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Lippe zu Detmold

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Businessperson for digitization management

Working activities:

  • Procurement and management of information and telecommunications technology systems
  • Design, installation, configuration and commissioning of complex communications systems
  • Insights into marketing, procurement, accounting

Requirements:

  • Good leaving certificate of specialized secondary school (Fachoberschulreife), University (of applied sciences) entrance qualification
  • Good understanding of commercial fields of activity
  • Enthusiasm for technical and information technology processes
  • Careful, systematic way of working
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Interest in work processes, innovation, developments and customer contact
  • Secure orthography (German and English)
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team

Additional information:

  • Place of education and training at the OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts: Institute for Industrial Information Technology (inIT) of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science on the Lemgo campus
  • Duration of training: 3 years
  • Start of training: 1 August
  • Vocational training school: Dietrich-Bonhoeffer Berufskolleg Detmold
  • Responsible body: Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Lippe zu Detmold

Our vocational education and training programs with dual studies

The OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts (TH OWL) also offers vocational education and training that can be combined with an academic degree program. In the course of this four-year dual study program, you will complete your studies parallel to your on-the-job training at TH OWL. During the first year, the focus is on training and getting to know the department or laboratory, after which you begin your studies.

After two and a half years, the vocational education and training is completed and you can concentrate fully on your studies. During the semester breaks and on days when there are no lectures, you gain practical experience in the respective department.

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These are our vocational education and training programs with dual studies:

Dual studies mechanical engineering with training as a materials tester (specialization metal technology)

Work activities:

  • Investigation of materials and their testing for hardness and tensile strength
  • Thermal treatment, with the help of which properties of materials can be changed
  • Learning how to systematically assess cases of technical damage

Requirements:

  • University of applied sciences entrance qualification or university entrance qualification
  • Good grades in the subjects mathematics, physics and chemistry
  • Confident handling of numbers and calculations
  • Enjoyment of physical problems and high-tech
  • Enthusiasm to analyze and solve problems
  • Careful way of working
  • Sense of responsibility

Additional information:

  • The dual study program lasts a total of 4 years.
  • In the first year, the focus is on the training, then the studies begin.
  • The training phase lasts 2.5 years, the study phase 3 years.
  • Studies and training take place at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics on the Lemgo campus.
  • Vocational training school: Berufsbildende Schulen Osnabrück Brinkstraße
Dual studies mechatronics or mechanical engineering with training as a mechatronics engineer

Work activities:

  • Independent work on electrical and mechanical systems
  • General measurement tasks
  • Investigations of problems in the field of structural dynamics (durability, vibrations, acoustics)
  • Cooperation in industrial and research projects

Requirements:

  • University of applied sciences entrance qualification or university entrance qualification
  • Good to very good school performance in the subjects mathematics, physics and technology
  • Enjoyment of and interest in technology, physics and mathematics
  • Aptitude for independent, diligent and responsible work
  • Aptitude for testing, supervising and evaluating activities

Additional information:

  • The dual study program lasts a total of 4 years.
  • In the first year, the focus is on the training, then the studies begin.
  • The training phase lasts 2.5 years, the study phase 3 years.
  • Studies and training take place at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics on the Lemgo campus. 
  • Vocational training school: Felix-Fechenbach Berufskolleg Detmold
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