The vocational training system, which was introduced in Germany in the 20th century and has since been exported worldwide, continues to be widely recognised in the German education system today. Since the 1960’s, the vocational training system has been termed the dual system, as the acquisition of the professional skills takes place at two locations: the vocational school and the training company.
The intention is to transfer this principle of success to university studies. The dual study course comprises firmly integrated practical blocks at a company as well as mandatory study phases at university.
The dual study course enables students to gain considerable practical knowledge at a company alongside their studies, which can lead to the completion of vocational training. Students therefore have the opportunity to learn a profession and complete a course of study within approx. four and a half years.
Together with numerous partner companies, Munich University of Applied Sciences offers a variety of options for dual study courses. The two fundamental varieties are the combined study course (studies combined with training) and the study course with a more in-depth practical focus (studies and intensive practice, but no training).
The initial application is sent directly to the partner company. Only after being selected by the company do future students apply for a place at the university.