Vocational Practical Studies (BPS)

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Address & Contact

Mönchebergstraße 7, Room 3222
Phone: +49 561 804-3732
E-Mail: cschneider[at]uni-kassel[dot]de

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Claudia Schneider

Office hours

Office hours on Monday to Thursday, between 10:00 and 13:00.

In addition to e-mail and telephone consultations, consultations via Zoom are available upon request.

Work Experience Studies - Job Search Requirements and Assistance.

In the practical module Professional Practical Studies, both subject-related knowledge in the technologies and business organizational skills are taught. The students work on complex tasks, preferably within projects, in a supportive or independent manner. The aim is to gain a deeper insight into the role of the engineering profession.

The aim is to gain a differentiated understanding of the interaction of various operational activities and an in-depth insight into the role of the engineering profession. The internship can be completed at the university or in a company exclusively within projects.

The internship lasts at least 14 weeks in a block of at least 450 working hours.

Organizational procedure:

  • Project topic in the company or at the university; prior agreement with a responsible professor (FB15 or FB16) who agrees to accept and grade the BPS and the internship company
  • The BPS is a compulsory elective module and must be noted as such in the study plan and signed off by the person responsible for the specialization .
  • Registration is mandatory before the start of the internship in HISPOS / Examination Registration - Practical Studies and in the Practical Studies Study Service with the listed information

For further information, please refer to the module sheet Professional Practical Studies / Compulsory Elective Area Mechatronics Master

Registration for the Practical Studies module takes place before the start of the internship via:

  1. Registration in the Praxis study service with the information listed. Please also note the professorship responsible for your internship topic under Main field of work / Department .
  2. HIS POS exam registration in ecampus / BPS report exam

Once you have registered, you will be issued with a certificate for the internship company confirming that the internship is a compulsory part of your studies and will be sent to you by email.

If you intend to complete the compulsory internship in a subject area FB15/ FB16 at the University of Kassel, please make an appointment with the Study Service Practice during office hours Monday - Thursday or use the specified consultation hours.


The following documents must be submitted to BPS Student Services via email to bps15@uni-kassel.de as proof of successful completion of the Professional Practical Studies (PPS):

  1. Proof of the required amount of work, issued by the company or the department at the university.
  2. Written report of approx. 20 pages (approx. 35,000 characters), including contact details of the responsible supervising professor, cover sheet.

The report will be forwarded by the BPS Study Service to the responsible professorship for grading. The grading is done via the report or via a colloquium (max. 1h).

The grade is reported by the supervising professorship to bps15@uni-kassel.de and entered in the HIS POS by the BPS Studienservice . The submitted documents are electronically archived in the BPS Studienservice FB 15.

The student will be informed about his/her registered performance by e-mail.

How do I find an interesting internship?

Vacancies for the internship

Lists with job offers for internships, links to regional companies and job portals, support for job search for internships abroad, company contact fairs are available at

Vacancies for the internship : Job Opportunities - BPS