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Technical Assistant for Mechatronics

including technical college entrance qualification

Solving the world's biggest problems probably won't be your job. But this profession offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to real technical progress.

Course dates

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Design, construction and production

Your expertise includes the assembly, commissioning, maintenance and optimization of automated equipment. This could be engine management systems, production machines or even production robots. You will plan and monitor work processes, assemble mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and electronic components and install software.

Developing and designing new mechatronic systems and production systems alongside engineers can also be your field of work - if you want to.

Entry requirements

  • Secondary school leaving certificate (MSA)
  • German is not your mother tongue? Language level German B1

Your advantages at GPB College

Advantage 1: Technical baccalaureate

At GPB College, we offer this course as a dual-qualification program. This means that as part of the course, you will also acquire the vocational baccalaureate (entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences).

The general education classes run parallel to the vocational subjects and at the end of the apprenticeship you take the state Abitur examination. This not only increases your job prospects - it also opens the door to further studies.

Advantage 2: Technical equipment

  • Over 2,500 square meters of space
  • 120 computer workstations
  • In-house laboratories and mechanical workshops
  • High-quality equipment
  • Clock line
  • Pneumatic test systems

How does the programme work?

The school-based course for mechatronic assistants is three years long and includes preparation for the technical college entrance qualification. At the beginning of the 3rd year of training, you will attend a 7-week internship in a company of your choice, where you can apply the knowledge you have acquired in real-life situations and gain initial experience.

You also have the opportunity to complete further internships or subject-related projects to further optimize your starting position for your professional career. With the state final examinations in the main areas of training and general subjects, you will acquire a recognized vocational qualification and the entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences.

Is the profession right for you?

Ideally, you have the following skills for mechatronics:

  • An interest in electronics, mechanics and IT
  • Manual dexterity and diligence
  • Technical and mathematical understanding
  • Logical and spatial thinking

Don't panic if you don't see yourself in all the points. Just apply anyway and together we will find out whether the job suits yo or not.


As a graduate of this course, you can choose from a wide range of medium-sized and large companies in the following fields:

  • Automation technology or mechanical and plant engineering
  • Vehicle, aircraft or spacecraft construction
  • Information and communication technology
  • Medical technology

With the additional acquisition of the advanced technical college entrance qualification, you will be fit for further studies at a (technical) university and in this way lay the foundation for your successful professional career.

Next steps

We would like to get to know you and would be delighted if you would simply register for one of our information events.

We will introduce you to your dream job or suitable alternatives and explain the training programme at GPB College. We will also discuss the options for financial support for your training.

You are welcome to send us your application documents in advance, consisting of a short cover letter, a CV in tabular form and your most recent school report.

Once all the general conditions have been clarified, you can start at the earliest possible date. Still have questions? Click here for the answers!

And when does it start?

Almost done... just quickly change the language: The instruction language of this course is German, therefore you will find all start dates and course contents only in the German version of the website

Continue in German