Dual study

If you're keen to make an impact, don't wait until the end of your studies to launch your career. Study with Daimler Truck for a business degree from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), and you'll have the best possible introduction to corporate life – and the best chances of continuous development. No matter if technical or business course – take the opportunity to use your knowledge from day one.

Overview of our courses
Daimler Truck offers various business and technical dual study options. Find the course that suits you best and apply now for your dual study!

Our technical courses

Improve the way vehicles and people communicate with each other for example. As a development and project engineer, you are right there when a new innovation emerges. And when it is tested and eventually produced.

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Theory
Main subjects of this study are mathematics, software engineering, microprocessor technology and network engineering. With us, you specialize in the automotive domain of computer science. You write your dissertation in the sixth semester and on completion of the course you will achieve a Bachelor of Engineering.

Practice
You are involved in the day-to-day business, gaining knowledge of work procedures and the business environment. From the third practical semester onward you will already be working independently on interesting engineering projects. You will gain first-hand expertise in areas such as automotive electronics or analog, digital and microprocessor technology.

Training topics

  • Vehicle development: developing simulation software, information systems and vehicle control units
  • Production control and monitoring: software development for data input
  • Measurement analysis and test engineering: data capture, analysis and interpretation of test carriers, and crash tests
  • Network support/network administration including data security, data encryption, internet and intranet.

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Contribute to the future of the motor vehicle. This course will kick-start your career in the design and build of electronics for vehicles and vehicle components.

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Theory
Along with mathematics, physics and the basics of electrical engineering, the course covers digital technology, control systems, system theory and microcomputers. You'll specialize in areas such as vehicle electronics and mechatronic systems and deepen your understanding through academic studies. In the sixth semester you'll graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering.

Practice
Practical phases will be matched to the course content outlined above. So by the third practice semester at the latest, you'll be working independently on exciting engineering projects in various departments. Specialist courses and seminars will help you develop the skills you'll need for your future career – and your future employer.

Areas of deployment

  • Vehicle development: including vehicle control units and electronic components, simulation software, and coordination of electronic sub-systems.
  • Measurement analysis and test engineering: data capture, analysis, and interpretation of test carriers, crash tests, and test runs.
  • Planning, production and quality assurance, systems engineering, and project management: problem analysis as well as the design and implementation of electro-technical and IT-led solutions.

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At these locations the apprenticeship is offered:

This course prepares you for important tasks in a wide variety of professions. As a leading global engineering company, we need employees who speak both our languages: engineering and business.

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Theory
This course is equally based on the principles of business management and the ones of engineering. Specialize in different disciplines, such as manufacturing, financial planning and reporting, or logistics. Some lectures and management business games are conducted in English, because languages play an important role in the global marketplace. On completion of the sixth-semester you'll graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering.

Practice
You are involved in the day-to-day operations and work to a large part independently on engineering tasks. Technical and commercial training courses also prepare you for your future job – and career.

Training topics

  • Production: determining target figures and defining parameters
  • Sales and marketing: developing concepts for sales strategies
  • Finance and accounting: planning budgets, checking financial reporting, optimizing processes and procedures
  • Logistics: planning the commodity flow and delivery of goods required for production
  • Procurement: finding and evaluating suppliers worldwide, developing new strategies for global production

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Let the job of your dreams become reality by shaping the transportation of the future. Globally. A degree in mechanical engineering opens up a lot of fantastic opportunities to you.

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Theory
Besides the basic subjects mathematics and physics, as well as engineering design, engineering mechanics, and mechanics of materials, you will acquire all the skills necessary to build and calculate engines, alternative drives, chassis and body shells. You also gain broad knowledge of different manufacturing processes. On completion of the six-semester course, you'll graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering.

Practical
From no later than the third practical semester, you will be actively contributing to engineering projects and documenting these. Training in control engineering, CNC technology, CAD and other areas will bring you closer to the full spectrum of tasks and operations involved in mechanical engineering – and the company with which you will build your career.

Training topics

  • Production: taking responsibility for engineering processes in manufacturing
  • Planning: conception and supervision of manufacturing equipment
  • Development: developing and designing assemblies, body shells and other vehicle components
  • Testing: testing the safety and functionality of assemblies, body shells and components
  • Process engineering: developing advanced technologies for production facilities (robotic production lines, laser-welding lines, etc.)
  • Quality assurance: developing testing equipment and tests to check component functionality and safety

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Mechanics plus electronics plus computer science. On this course you will acquire wide expertise spanning three areas of engineering, making you an innovative systems thinker – a major advantage for your future.

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Theory
Gain a solid understanding of mathematics, physics, engineering design, materials, electrical engineering, electronics, computer science and programming. From the third semester on you will enhance your technical skills and specialize in a particular area of studies, such as automotive systems engineering. Different subjects will be combined and additional content will be taught. On completion of the sixth-semester course you'll graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering.

Practice
You are involved in the day-to-day business and take sole responsibility for tasks, quickly developing the skills required to solve problems and make decisions. Your practical expertise is complemented by specialist training courses on CAD, automotive engineering, programming and electrical engineering, as well as project assignments.

Training topics

  • Project engineering: diverse tasks relating to the engine and its peripheral parts, for instance
  • Manufacturing/planning: developing and operating manufacturing equipment. Adapting and integrating the systems available on the market
  • Testing: developing test benches, analyzing measured values, determining limits and specifications
  • Development: developing and improving electromechanical systems such as ESP, driver assist systems and (alternative) drives
  • Process engineering: investigating new technological solutions to improve operations and production capability, e.g. for fuel cells or hybrid drives
  • Quality assurance: developing testing equipment and tests to check the functionality and safety of the components

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Our business courses

A systematic approach to developing your career. As a business informatics analyst, you'll combine commercial, interpersonal and IT skills, using them as the basis for formulating crucial organizational decisions.

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Theory
The course focuses on business informatics, systems development, IT, business administration and project management. Small classes with around 30 students encourage direct contact not only with your colleagues but also your tutors. In your final year of study, you'll write your thesis before graduating with a Bachelor of Science.

Practice
During the course you'll be closely involved with various IT and business areas. The course is complemented by training courses that are updated annually and specialized lectures.

Areas of deployment

  • IT or as direct support for one of the following customer areas: design, development or optimization of IT systems
  • Project management: Working on the development of complex IT solutions
  • Applications: In specialist functional areas such as support for a specific application
  • Business analyst: Process analysis and business analysis

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The objective of the study programme is to give you a deeper understanding of information technology core competences in addition to a profound business education. This puts you in position to competently support business development at Daimler Truck and to help create the conditions for the company’s market success in industry 4.0 technologies.

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Theory

  • Compulsory subjects in business administration: accounting, marketing, economics, financial book-keeping, law, human resources, material and production management, information technology, mathematics, statistics, working academically, general business administration
  • Compulsory subjects in industry 4.0: IT basics, introduction to industrial management, information management, communication systems, IT management and IT law, development and design in the field of 4.0, such as Cyber Physical Systems, Digital Enterprise, Cloud Computing, Business Intelligence & Big Data

Practice
During your studies you will work independently in various business units. You will create and accompany the exciting changes making for the success of industry 4.0 technologies. We will support you at every stage and provide you with an understanding of your job - and your future business.

Areas of employment

  • Marketing and sales: strategic marketing, market research
  • Finance and accounting/controlling: balancing accounts, investment and finance
  • Human resources and organization: HR management, remuneration policy, HR development
  • Procurement and logistics: organizing cooperation with various suppliers

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This course looks at the company as a whole. You'll learn the necessary skills to manage and coordinate processes from start to finish in a global company.

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Theory
On this traditional business studies course, core subjects will include business studies, economics and finance and corporate accounting. In your third year you will specialize in two areas and afterwards do a practical project of current concern within the company. This will form the basis of your dissertation.

Practice
During your studies, you'll work in various areas of the company, making valued contributions to day-to-day operations and diverse projects. In this way you'll get to know the entire organization, including an international assignment, before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts.

Areas of deployment

  • Sales and marketing: Analyzing markets and customer requirements in order to optimize products and sales – during an assignment in one of our branches, for example.
  • Finance and controlling: Budgetary planning for future product developments and capital investment.
  • Procurement and logistics: Coordinating our various suppliers for optimal outcomes.
  • Marketing: Strategic marketing and product management.
  • Functional areas such as HR and IT: HR planning and reporting, IT strategy management, architecture and infrastructure.

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