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Study programme with in-depth practical experience

Would you like to supplement your degree course with phases of practical experience in a company, without increasing the duration of your course? In this case we recommend the study programme with in-depth practical experience. Here the teaching content at the University of Applied Sciences is supplemented and combined with intensive practical experience in a company. Phases spent at the University of Applied Sciences alternate with time spent in the company during lecture-free periods, so that the Bachelor's qualification contains almost 40% practical experience. Generally, the practical semester and the thesis are also undertaken in the partner company.

For which degree courses is this option possible?

The study programme with in-depth practical experience is possible in all Bachelor's degree programmes at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences, with the exception of Computational Science and Engineering and Digital Media.

Advantages of the study programme

A study programme with in-depth practical experience offers you numerous advantages compared with a conventional course. Thanks to the practical phases spent in a company while you are still at university, you will not only receive attractive financial support for the entire duration of your studies, but you will have the opportunity to directly apply the knowledge you have gained in the lectures. This means you will attain a Bachelor's qualification with a large practical component. Here the company guarantees you focused content for all your practical training phases. Furthermore, early integration in a company will make your career start considerably easier once you have finished your course, since the chances of being taken on directly are generally very good.

Course schedule and duration

On the study programme with in-depth practical experience, you will undertake a regular degree course at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences. In contrast to the Ulm Model study programme, an apprenticeship is not part of the study programme with in-depth practical experience. Because you are doing your practical experience in a partner company during the lecture-free periods (and during the practical semester and your thesis), the duration of the course is not extended by the practical component. 
The Bachelor's degree programme can be completed seven semesters. 

It is also possible to join the study programme with in-depth practical experience after your course has started (for example, after the Bachelor intermediate examination). 
You can also read about the exact structure of the course in our fact sheet about the study programme with in-depth practical experience.

Prerequisites

Just as for the classic Bachelor's degree programmes, admission to a degree programme is only possible if you have an entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences, or a qualification which is at least equivalent to this. For limited-admission degree courses, you will need above-average grades on your higher education entrance qualification certificate. For some degree programmes you must provide evidence of a pre-study internship. However, this can also be done as part of the company-based training.(See Faculties)

In addition, a contract covering the practical phases must be signed with a partner company of the Ulm University of Applied Sciences. The contract between you and the company will cover points such as your monthly salary for the entire duration of your course, your holiday entitlement or, for example, an obligation to stay with the company for a certain period after your studies have finished. The company is obliged to provide you with demanding and intensely practical training. Admission to a degree programme at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences is a necessary prerequisite for the contract to come into effect. You should give a copy of the contract to Ms Ihlein.

Applications

Applications for study places are made online. Applications for the summer semester can be made until January 15 of the relevant year, applications for the winter semester can be made until July 15. Please note that the degree programmes Computer Science and Computer Science - International Programme are only offered in the winter semester. Close of applications for Computer Science and Computer Science - International Programme is on June 1 of the relevant year. 

Ideally, you should already have a contract with a company when you register for your course. However, it is also possible to choose your degree subject first and set up a contract later on while you are studying.

Information for companies

If you wish to participate in the study programme with in-depth practical experience, you will have to agree a framework contract with the Ulm University of Applied Sciences.
With the student you will agree a training contract. The contract specifies the rights and obligations of the contract partners – the partner company and future student with each other and also to the Ulm University of Applied Sciences.

Contact

Monika Ihlein
Room E 08 | Prittwitzstrasse 10 | 89075 Ulm
Tel. +49 (0731) 50-28125 | Fax +49 (0731) 50-28270
ihlein@hs-ulm.de

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For the study programmes with in-depth practical experience, the course and examination regulations of the relevant degree programmes apply.
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