Electrical engineering


The Profession

Our dual study program in mechanical engineering combines the strengths of a degree program at the established Jade University with the advantages of an apprenticeship at a globally leading raw materials company. In eight semesters, you will learn the basics of mechanical engineering as well as specific knowledge in theory and practice.

As a mechanical engineer, you will typically work in the development and design of machines and plants. From the idea to the first draft and prototype to production, the development of new technology or the revision and optimization of existing technology can be your future field of work. In your day-to-day work, you will work together with several engineers in a team.

The in-company training takes place at Glencore Nordenham. You will gain a broad and holistic view of technical and creative product development, taking into account economic, social and ecological aspects. As part of the team, you will take on corresponding project tasks, depending on the progress of your studies. You are thus active in a responsible environment of the company and gain insights into project work, work processes and processing of engineering tasks. Qualified mentors will always be at your side.


We expect the completion of the general university entrance qualification with good performance in the subjects mathematics, German, English/technical English and physics. A great willingness to learn and independent work are among your strengths. In addition, you score points for logical-analytical thinking, interest in international cooperation and technical understanding. The ability to work in a team, strong communication skills and flexibility round off your profile. Ideally, you have already gained experience in the use of computer applications (CAD programs).

What we offer

The dual study programme in mechanial engineering at Glencore Nordenham opens up the best prospects for you at a major company in the industrial sector. What we offer:

  • A course of study that puts you in the foreground.
  • Varied tasks and projects, linking theory and practice
  • A wide range of deployment and development opportunities
  • Personal contact persons during the apprenticeship
  • Flexible working hours 
  • 30 days holiday per year
  • Attractive remuneration, a company pension scheme, vacation and Christmas bonuses and other one-off payments under the collective agreement, as well as retirement benefits

Course of study

  • Mathematics I
  • Physics
  • Fundamentals of materials science
  • Statics
  • Non-technical elective
  • CAD
  • Mathematics II
  • Machine Elements
  • Materials engineering
  • Strength of materials
  • Basics of computer science
  • Machine Elements II
  • Technical Thermodynamics
  • Manufacturing
  • Kinetics
  • Non-technical elective
  • High-level language programming
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermal engineering
  • Electrical engineering and electronics
  • Specialization module
  • Specialization module
  • TWP
  • Practical semester
  • Electrical machines and drive technology
  • Measurement and control engineering
  • Specialization module
  • Specialization module
  • Key qualification
  • TWP
  • Specialization module

  • Practical phase
  • Bachelor thesis