Dual study

Study Plus

The DH program is a dual study model – a mixture of theory and practice, so to speak. Theoretical phases at the Cooperative State University alternate with practical phases at SW in Waldmössingen. The dual study program usually lasts three years (6 semesters). The theoretical and practical phases alternate in a 3-month rhythm, which makes the study very diverse and varied and prepares you optimally for your later professional life. You complete the dual study program with your bachelor’s thesis. You will work out the topic of your thesis together with your study supervisor. Current projects in the company are used as a basis.

More information about the DH program at the DHBW:

The Studium Plus model allows you to earn two degrees within four and a half years (9 semesters). You study at Furtwangen University (at the Schwenningen campus) and at the same time complete an apprenticeship at SW. The Study Plus program gives you a deep insight into the company’s processes and allows you to join us immediately after graduation without long training periods. You will complete your training with a two-part examination consisting of theory and practice after two years. You will finish your studies with your Bachelor’s thesis after four and a half years. You will work out the topic of your thesis together with your study supervisor. Current projects in the company are used as a basis.

More information about Studium Plus at HFU:


You will receive an attractive salary for the entire duration of your studies, regardless of whether you are in the theoretical phase at the university or in the practical phase at SW. In addition, as a student at SW you will receive Christmas and vacation bonuses and can also collect bonuses for particularly good exam results.

Start into professional life

The future is yours! With your degree, you will move directly into a responsible position at SW. And if you want to step it up a notch, SW offers you many continuing education opportunities to specialize in a particular field, as well as part-time master’s degree programs.

English is key

As an internationally active company with locations in the USA, China and Mexico, among others, we attach great importance to our employees being able to communicate confidently in English. We therefore also offer our students additional English courses from the beginning of their studies.

Action and events

We offer our students both internal events such as introductory events, barbecues and workshops as well as excursions such as visits to trade fairs or on-site at customers. If you want real action, you can even take a driving safety course – it’s never boring at SW, guaranteed!


It is important to us that you feel comfortable at SW right from the start – that is why we place great value on personal and fair interaction with each other. Our qualified trainers and training supervisors will accompany and support you throughout the entire training period and are your contact persons for questions and uncertainties.


Bachelor of Engineering Mechatronics (m/f/d) |
Bachelor of Engineering Electrical Engineering (m/f/d) |
Bachelor of Science Computer Science (m/f/d) |
Bachelor of Arts General Business Administration (m/f/d) |

We offer you

Qualified studies with attractive remuneration, assignments in various areas with responsibility for your own projects, opportunity for assignments at SW subsidiaries, qualified study supervisors, very good career prospects after your studies.

Independent projects


Own tablet or laptop

Own tablet
or laptop

Work clothes

Work clothes

Training-specific continuing education

Further education

35 h / week

35 h / week

Training allowance above the collective wage agreement

Training allowance

Exciting training events

Training Events

... and much more

… and much more


If you are still undecided or have questions about the study program, please get in touch with our contact person:

Ihr SW-Ansprechpartner für ein Studium bei SW - Markus Maier