> Industrial Placement

An industrial placement  is undertaken as part of the electrotechnical undergraduate courses during the fifth semester. For students of the electrotechnical courses this is a possibility to broaden and deepen their knowledge and skills by engineering activities. Furthermore, they will be able to experience working conditions and methods in real life. We recommend German students to their placement abroad. Students from another country are to do their placement in Germany.

Information Brochure

The Information brochure written in German language summarises all the important information on the work experience term and should therefore be read thoroughly. It informs on block courses, industrial placement and school internships – only for the Engineering Education programme. You can find all the necessary forms for internship registration and confirmation in the appendix of the document.

Brochure for the internship semester

Time schedule

Point in TimeActivityReference
3rd semesterRead Information brochure in German about industrial placementBrochure
Examine placement offers from companies in MoodleMoodle-course
Send application to company
3rd 4th semesterAttend 50 teaching units in the seminar key competences 1)Seminar key competences
4th semesterSubmit application form and contract in the internship office
5th semesterUpload progress report via moodle
Visit by a professor
6th semesterHand in final report and confirmation of attendance 2)
Submit a certificate of presence at intern office
Review the final report with the professor
Colloquium upon industrial placement


1) The Seminar Key Competences (SSK) consists of individual block events. They are part of the practical semester. The current selection of recognized events can be found in the information brochure. EBE and UBE students with no DSH2 at the start of the studies must successfully pass the DSH2 at the end of the 2nd year. A passed DSH2 is then recognized in the SSK submodule as an aquired key competency (language competency) of 50 TU. Further seminars are not required in such a case.
2) Certificate of presence

> Key competencies

Generally  The Seminar Key Competences (SSK)  consists of individual block events. They are part of the practical semester. The current selection of recognized events can be found in the Information brochure written in German language.

Submodule Soft skills seminar  In all events, there is compulsory attendance. EBE and UBE students with no DSH2 at the start of the studies must successfully pass the DSH2 exam at the end of the 2nd year. A passed DSH2 exam is then recognized in the SSK submodule as acquired key competency (language competency) of 50  teaching units to 45 minutes (UE=Unterrichtseinheit). Further seminars are not required in such a case.

> Contact for organising internship semester

Sylvia Jentsch

questions about the 
organization of 
the internship semester

s.jentsch@hs-mannheim.de
T +49 621 292-6881/-6267
F +49 621 292-6260


Building B, Room 210

Office Hours

Mo – Th09:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 15:00
Fr09:00 – 12:00

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hermann Merz

Head of internship office

h.merz@hs-mannheim.de
T +49 621 292-6778
F +49 621 292-6-6778-1

Building B, Room 304