In order to prepare students for their later profession in a targeted manner, extensive practical work and exercises are foreseen in the course which are taught in small groups. Students are thus given a direct insight into practical tasks and problem-solving approaches which they can consolidate at the University through their own experiments and project work. Students then get further to grips with interrelationships in the working environment through the integration of the practical term, which is completed in co-operation with an industrial enterprise, and through the Bachelor thesis, which in turn is also frequently compiled in an industrial enterprise. Activities running parallel to the course, such as lectures with external experts, presentations, excursions, study trips and external seminars, for example on facility planning and operation, CAD applications and other topics, round off the curriculum. Each student has the opportunity to complete further practice-oriented or specialised courses via a free choice of lectures etc. selected as compulsory course options.