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Admission standards

The principal requirements to be met in order to be admitted to the advanced power technology studies first of all include an appropriate school leaving certificate (certificate of aptitude for specialized higher education) and/or a relevant practical occupation (on-the-job training or traineeship). These requirements are regarded as being met with:

  • a certificate of aptitude for specialized higher education of a specialized upper secondary engineering/mechanical engineering school,
  • a certificate of aptitude for specialized higher education of a specialized upper secondary engineering/electrical engineering or metal engineering school and an
  • 8-week traineeship,
  • a higher education matriculation certificate (high school, upper secondary evening institute, institute preparing for the higher education matriculation certificate) and a 16-week traineeship,
  • a certificate of successful completion of class 12 of secondary general-education schools or a certificate of successful completion of class 12 of the second stage of secondary schooling (end-of-year certificate allowing to move up to class 13) and a completed vocational education or a one-year guided traineeship,
  • a leaving certificate of a two-year specialized vocational education and an appropriate completed vocational training or an appropriate one-year traineeship,
  • an appropriate master craftsman’s certificate,
  • a certificate approved by the ministry of education as being equivalent to the certificate of attitude for specialized higher education.

Questions about admission standards and traineeships are answered by the matriculation office or directly by the department’s traineeship representative.

Practical training

The practical training should be accomplished in an industrial enterprise and comprehend as many activities as possible footing on the following list of undertakings:

  • Craftsmanship in working techniques for metal, plastic and other materials
  • Craftsmanship in machining techniques using cutting machines and non-cutting shaping machines
  • Heat treatment and surface treatment
  • Assembly and commissioning of machines, devices and plants
  • Measuring and testing, quality assurance
  • Company structure and organisation of working routines

The acceptance of the practical training requires a job description (e.g. in form of a record book) and a certificate of the company to be submitted. Any appropriate training or professional activities will be taken into account.

If a practical training is required, the evidence that such a training has been completed must be submitted not later than at the beginning of the third-semester lectures (one year following the start of studies). At the time a student begins his or her studies, a maximum of eight weeks of a specified practical training may still be uncompleted. Admission will then be granted on the proviso that the practical training will be completed in time.

A guided practical training requires a trainee contract to be concluded in compliance with the training ordinance.