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.

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
Henrike Vetter, MechatronicsPlus student

“I discovered the MechatronicsPlus subject on the web site of my high school. From the beginning, I felt that I was valued at MAHLE and was taken seriously - an impression that has lasted. Mechatronics is the perfect combination of mechanics, electronics and IT. With my studies, I was able to acquire basic knowledge in all technical areas, then to apply and deepen these in exciting projects. Already during my studies, I gathered a variety of practical experiences and worked on topics which move humanity - that makes me proud. MAHLE has become a second family for me thanks to the feeling of working together.”

Henrike Vetter, MechatronicsPlus student

A short insight into a typical day

Henrike Vetter introduces a typical day at MAHLE while working on a development project during her cooperative study program:

  • 08:00 o'clock – Analyse results of the last tests of our new application
  • 08:30 o'clock – After analysing the results making adaptations to the testing bench
  • 11:00 o'clock – Document results / prepare presentation for the team
  • 12:30 o'clock – Lunch with my colleagues
  • 13:30 o'clock – Presenting my preliminary results (organize catering for 10 people)
  • 14:30 o'clock – Planning of adjustments to the testing bench
  • 15:00 o'clock – Run and document different tests and send them around
  • End of work

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, eMploy. 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.

Cooperative study courses

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