University Students & Graduates

University Students & Graduates

Cooperative Education Program

If you want to gain more than just theoretical knowledge, and wish to put into practice immediately what you’ve learned, you can sign up for a cooperative education program at Drees & Sommer. We offer places on different courses in this program every year in cooperation with the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW).


The cooperative education program starts on October 1 every year. The best time to apply is around a year before the program starts. We advertise places on the cooperative education program on our job portal. 

If nothing suitable is advertised, you are welcome to send us a speculative application.


The Cooperative Education Program with Drees & Sommer at a Glance

  • Courses available:  Informatics; Industrial Engineering, with the main focus on facility management; Business Informatics; Accounting, Taxation, Business Law and Controlling, or Civil Engineering Project Management
  • Duration: three-year university course
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering
  • Balance between theoretical and practical aspects: practice phases (Drees & Sommer) alternate with theory phases (DHBW) at three-month intervals
  • Entry requirements: general or subject-specific university entrance qualification, or an entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences with the appropriate aptitude test (academic aptitude test) at DHBW

With the cooperative education program, you can put your newly gained knowledge into practice immediately. You will learn about new areas, not only in the theoretical phases at DHBW, but also in the practical phases at Drees & Sommer, where you will perform various tasks daily and run your own projects. You will write your project assignments and your thesis at Drees & Sommer, where you will benefit from the support of an international company involved in a wide range of issues and with broad experience.

Learn more about the different courses.


IT experts are in demand, and there is a wide range of potential applications for such a qualification. Do you want to help shape and develop future IT systems and applications? Would you like to work on intercompany IT projects spanning different countries? The cooperative education program gives you business and intercultural competence in addition to IT skills.

Learn more about Informatics at DHBW Stuttgart

Industrial Engineering with Facility Management as the Main Focus

A course in industrial engineering combines technical and business content. The theoretical and practical phases of the cooperative education course prepare you to manage challenging facility management projects and to look at complex issues from both a technical and a business point of view.

Learn more about Industrial Engineering at DHBW Stuttgart

Business Informatics

On the Business Informatics course within the cooperative education program, you will learn about and apply economics and information technology. Do you see yourself developing state-of-the-art information systems, optimizing complex business processes, or managing large-scale projects?

Learn more about Business Informatics at DHBW Stuttgart.

Accounting, Taxation, Business Law and Controlling

In this course you will gain knowledge of areas such as accounting, internal management tools, corporate taxation, and audit and reporting.

Learn more about Accounting, Taxation, Business Law and Controlling at DHBW Stuttgart.

Civil Engineering Project Management

This course builds on technical subjects such as mathematics, engineering mechanics, physics and chemistry and offers construction-related subjects such as design theory and structural engineering. Would you like to learn how to plan and handle projects from design to completion? You will also gain commercial and management skills.

Learn more about Civil Engineering Project Management at DHBW Mosbach.


Carolin Sophie Beestermöller

"An meinem Dualen Studium bei Drees & Sommer gefällt mir besonders, dass ich die unterschiedlichsten Abteilungen kennenlernen kann – zum Beispiel Controlling und Finanzbuchhaltung, Personal, Marketing und Einkauf. Egal wo ich bisher war, überall bin ich auf freundliche und offene Kollegen getroffen, die mir den Einstieg sehr erleichtert haben. Netzwerken ist hier keine Floskel – das habe ich zum Beispiel beim Büroseminar erleben dürfen, einem Mitarbeitertreffen, an dem Dresos aus aller Welt teilnehmen. Das war ein echtes Highlight."