Drive down two lanes with your ambition

You will find the ideal conditions with your cooperative studies at MAHLE in order to further develop. In one go, you will gain practical know-how and in-depth theoretical knowledge. Your job counts here. We support your completely, and provide targeted support. Thus you can reach your professional goals with perseverance and passion.

Go to our cooperative studies

Onboarding for the cooperative study program participants

It’s time to pack your suitcase when you start your studies at MAHLE. Let's go to the social education week. For our freshmen and their instructors, we provide five days of teamwork and social networking in the program. Of course, you’ll also receive information for your start in your cooperative studies.

Here are a few impressions of the warm-up@MAHLE:

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Worth knowing about the cooperatiev study program

You can decide between technical, IT and commercial study courses for your cooperative studies. You will complete the practical portion in various departments that fit exactly to your study program. You will gather important experience in your everyday activities, and can directly practice what you learn in your studies.

Your opportunity to be employed full-time by

MAHLE after your studies is quite high. Currently

the chances are nearly 100%.

Training and development

Additional qualifications

You will receive the following continuing education with us:

  • Cross-location project work
  • Presentation training
  • Methods skills such as lean production and project management
  • Intercultural workshops

Further activities

  • Project work with our foreign country affiliates
  • Participation at recruiting fairs
  • Study-related additional qualifications at the cooperative university (instructor aptitude test, etc.)
  • Product training
  • Production visits
  • Social Education Week
  • Team-building exercises
Lukas Pobitzer, dual student

"I have always been fascinated by vehicle technology. My desire to develop vehicle components myself arose during my apprenticeship as an automotive mechatronics technician. That's why I decided to study the dual mechanical engineering program, specializing in vehicle systems engineering. Here I learn to plan and implement projects from scratch. Currently, for example, we are working at the university on the construction of an individualized truck that can be controlled via app.”

Lukas Pobitzer, dual student

A short insight into a typical day

My daily routines are always different, in my current practical phase I am working on a project in the motorsport sector:

  • 07:00 a. m. – Edit emails and create charts
  • 08:00 a. m. – Weekly meeting about the upcoming work steps
  • 09:00 a. m. – Literature research on the respective project
  • 11:00 a. m. – Prepare material samples for different measurements
  • 12:00 noon – Lunch in the factory canteen
  • 13:00 p. m. – Different measurements with existing material samples
  • 14:30 p. m. – Create diagrams from measurements and evaluate them
  • 15:00 p. m. – Checking mails again as well as saving measurement data and evaluating them
  • 16:00 p. m. – End of work
Marc Fürst, cooperative student

After completing my technical diploma in mechatronics, I found the perfect place for my cooperative studies at MAHLE. The company is diversified and therefore fit for the future, which was very important to me personally. During my training as a mechatronics technician, I first learned all the basics such as filing or sawing, and put them into practice in exciting projects. After graduating with a skilled worker's certificate, I will further deepen this knowledge in practice-oriented studies in areas such as research & development. After a total of five years, I will then complete the in-depth training with a Bachelor of Engineering with a focus on electromobility.”

Marc Fürst, cooperative student

Your application

Cooperative studies begin each year on September and last for three years. There is no fixed application deadline. Most of our places are already filled nine months before the start of studies. So apply quickly!

Note: Applications will be accepted one year before your studies begin - starting in May each year.

This is what you will bring with you

A prerequisite for cooperative studies is general university entrance qualification (abitur) or technical entrance qualification (technical abitur) with a fitting focus in your studies. You will find the respective areas of focus in the individual course descriptions.

Your online application

Please submit your application online via the MAHLE Recruiting-portal. In addition, you can click on the “apply” button where you will find every job description.

If you can’t decide between two courses of study, you can apply for both at the same time. This assumes that the professions are similar.


Please send us the following documents:

  • A cover letter in which you tell us something about yourself and explain why you would like to begin dual studies.
  • A CV in a tabular format in which you can also tell us what interests you in your free time.
  • A copy of the last three certificates in a row.
  • Proof of internships and further education (such as language or computer courses)

Our selection process

If you have convinced us with your application, we will invite you to an application day. Profession-specific tests, group exercises and your own presentation will give you the opportunity to present yourself in greater detail. The day will be rounded out with a personal interview with us. Then we can welcome you, hopefully soon, as a student with us.

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