Design engineers work alongside other experts to develop and produce individual parts and component groups for equipment, machines and production plants as well as tools and appliances for production. As such, you will be using ultra-modern 3-D CAD programs on PC to produce workshop drawings. You will work on orders or elements of projects, draw up production, assembly and checking documents and compile the required production data. You will also produce the corresponding introductions and documentation for the running and maintenance of various products.
Design engineers are economical in their way of thinking and acting. You will carry out your tasks and projects independently and systematically. You will also be used to working in a team and open-minded and flexible to change and innovation, whilst adhering to the basic tenets of work safety and health and environmental protection.
You must have a genuine interest in mathematics, algebra, physics and technical matters. If you also have good spatial perception and enjoy working with accuracy and care on ultra-modern computer-controlled machinery, then a career as a design engineer is the one for you.
Since the design engineer course was launched in 2009 there has only been "Level E".
Level E (further requirements)
We require a "highest"-level school-leavers' diploma (level E is compulsory in mathematical subjects) as well as very good results in mathematics, algebra, geometry and physics.
Level M (Berufsmaturität/vocational high school leavers' certificate)
Trainees who take Profile E have the possibility from their second apprenticeship year to study for the Berufsmaturität (vocational high school leavers' certificate). To do so, they must pass an entrance examination.