Business Administration and Engineering - Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc.)


Requirements for Internship Recognition

For a full overview of the conditions for acquiring recognition of internships in the program of study "Business Administration and Engineering - Mechanical Engineering", please refer to the Guidelines for Internships (Appendix 3 of the Examination Regulations ("Prüfungsordnung")). These can be found in the download section below.

For the "Mechanical Engineering" specialization, the following internship requirements apply:

Type of Internship:

Technical "Pre-Internship"

Internship during Program of Study


No. of Weeks:




For full information on the regulations and internship requirements please read the internship regulations which are downloadable on the bottom of this page.

The internship during the program of study is composed of a technical and a business administration part. Six weeks of technical internship are mandatory. The remaining 14 weeks may freely be chosen from technical or business internship preferences. If you go for a business internship part, you must have worked in at least two different departments of a company for at least 2 weeks each. Please also note that the firm where the internship is to take place must have been authorized to train people by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) or the German Chamber of Tax Consultants (Steuerberaterkammer).

Internships in university institutes and affiliated institutes, part-time jobs. student assistant jobs, jobs in a student's own firm, or jobs in a firm belonging to a family relative of a student will not be accepted.

Students will find a selection of available internships here. However, we recommend that students consult other sources in addition.

Important notice: Please note that you must make up for all absences which may have accumulated during the period of time required for an internship to qualify for recognition. This does not apply for public holidays.

Following recognition of the business administration part of your internship, your report will - with the corresponding endorsement of recognition - be forwarded internally to the Internship Office of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (Mr. Köpke), where the recognition of the internship as a whole will be certified.


Documents to be Submitted

You must submit all the relevant documents within the 6 months directly following the end of the internship. In order to process your applications as quickly as possible, we must have the following documents.

  1. Registration with the Virtual Internship Office (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering)
  2. Internship confirmation/certificate
    Please attach a digital scan of the original document to your report when digitally submitting your documents to us via e-mail. Please add the printed original to your engineering report you send to the internship office of your engineering discipline (Mr. Köpke).

    The certificate must show the following information:
    • Length of time spent in the various departments and the work involved
    • Number of days absent (holiday, leave, illness, etc.).
  3. Internship report - Please ensure that your supervisor has signed the report and used the company stamp on the last page.


The report on the technical part of your internship must be seperated from the business part. The technical part and all relevant documents should be sent via postal service to

Mr. Stefan Köpke
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Internship Office of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Eilfschornsteinstraße 18
52062 Aachen


Style and Content of the Internship Report

The internship report should, of course, focus primarily on describing the activities of the intern during the internship. However, a brief description of the firm in which the internship is being conducted should also be included in the report. We expect our students to produce about one DIN A4 sheet of paper for each week of the internship, which means that for a 10-week internship, the report will be 10 pages long. Please note that graphics are not a substitute for text and that appendices, the title page, or the table of contents do not count towards the number of pages.

Important: Please ensure that you do not produce a report in the form of a week-by-week account. We expect your report to be clearly structured and broken down into the different areas of the firm that you worked in and the actual work that you did there.

Moreover, the following structural elements should be generally adhered to:

  • Title page
  • Table of contents
  • Possibly a confidentiality clause
  • Text
  • Appendices
  • Acknowledgement of the firm (official stamp, date, signature).

Please submit your documents in a single PDF and send it via e-mail to
Please note the following formatting requirements:

Font: Times New Roman
Font Size: 12
Line Spacing: 1.5
Margins: left, right, top, and bottom 2.5 cm each

Recognition of a Vocational Traineeship

On an individual case basis, the Internship Office may recognize a vocational traineeship as a substitute for an internship. Please contact us directly if you have any questions pertaining to the recognition of your vocational traineeship. Otherwise, the recognition procedure is basically the same as having a business administration internship recognized. Please be aware that you will need to submit a new report that corresponds to the requirements placed on an internship report. You will also need to submit the application for recognition of the traineeship as well as the traineeship certificate.