Degree Course Details

B.Sc. Steel Technology and Metal Forming

Program Duration

8 Semesters (4 Years)

Credit Points


Beginning of Program

winter semester


In the course of this dual study path, the students will during the first two years complete an apprenticeship as industrial mechanic, which will be validated by an examination from the IHK, in one of the companies involved in this study path. During these first two years, the students will spend two days each week on the campus of the University Duisburg-Essen, attending some lectures, which will be completed by taking part in the corresponding examinations. The remaining 3 days shall be spent in the company. During the semester breaks, the students will spend the whole week in the company. At the end of this apprenticeship, the students will then be matriculated as normal full-time students at the University Duisburg-Essen and will complete their studies in Steel Technology and Metal Forming in two more years.

Study Plan

Steel Technology and Metal Forming (STMF)


Schedule of the actual semester


Campus Duisburg


The academic year is divided into semesters.

  • winter semester: from October to March
  • summer semester: from April to September

Lecture Period

In winter term the lectures usually start in mid-October and end in mid-February. The summer term lectures start usually in mid-April and finish in July. During the winter semester will be a break of two weeks for Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Examination Period

The examination period always starts 1 week after the lecture period and lasts for approx. 5 weeks.

Social Contribution

All students are required to pay a social contribution of about 300 Euro per semester. The social contribution includes a semester ticket covering public transport in North-Rhine-Westphalia, subsidized meals in the canteen of the university and other services.

Costs of Living

We recommend budgeting around 800 to 1000 Euro per month for personal expenses.


Accommodation is available through the Student Services Office or on the private market. Rent for a single room in a student residence is approx. 300 Euro.

Student Advisory Service

Support Center for (International) Engineering Students
SG 119
Tel: +49 (0)203 379-3776

Departmental Advisor

Prof. Rüdiger Deike

Student Council International Studies in Engineering


Additional Information



The University of Duisburg-Essen is system accredited.