VITALIS Internship Car Mechanics


For students of Car Mechanics, Mechatronics, Electrics, Metal Processing, Electronics


Participants checking out an e-car
Assembling works at a historical car
Teamwork in the internship

 Learning Outcomes

    The student learns/knows:

  • How to carry out maintenance work according to specifications, using circuit and function diagrams, reading out error memories and documenting the work steps
  • How to trace customer complaints, establish diagnostic routes and detect damage or malfunctions in vehicle systems
  • How components, subassemblies and systems are put into or taken out of operation, assembled and disassembled
  • How to prepare motor vehicles for legally required tests, check their roadworthiness and operational safety, document defects and initiate measures to eliminate them
  • How to testing, assess and repair power units, including engine management systems, exhaust systems, auxiliary units, power transmission and body systems
  • How to retrofit systems, components and circuits for signal processing for optical transmission systems and motor vehicles with wireless signal transmission systems

 Focal Points and Tasks

    The student develops their understanding of:

  • The operation of vehicles and systems
  • Decommissioning and commissioning of vehicle technology systems
  • Maintenance and inspection of vehicles and systems according to specifications, performing service tasks on comfort and safety systems
  • Testing, dismantling, replacing and assembling simple assemblies and systems
  • Repairing assemblies and systems subject to wear and tear
  • Measuring and testing systems, diagnosing faults and malfunctions in vehicles and systems
  • Disassembling, repairing and assembling components, assemblies and systems
  • Preparing vehicles for safety checks and acceptance tests, carrying out tests on vehicles in accordance with legal requirements
  • Diagnosing and rectifying malfunctions in on-board power supply, charging current and starting systems, diagnosing mechatronic systems of drive management

 Learning outcomes common to all professions

  • Health and safety at work - observes health and safety rules and SOPs
  • Professionally oriented foreign language - improved ability to use a foreign language (English/German) in the execution of tasks and the ability to formulate short and comprehensible statements to communicate in the workplace
  • Personal and social competences - develops a culturally and ethically sound approach to working with others in a company, increased creativity and consistency in their actions, copes with stress, responsibility and assigned tasks
  • Organisation of work in small teams - increased ability to communicate and work collaboratively with colleagues, organise work in a team

 VITALIS Internships

  • All internships according to the Dual vocational training in Germany and the principles of ECVET
  • Our internships take place in small groups under the guidance of qualified and experienced staff
  • The internships are scaleable - depending to the knowledge of participants from different classes
  • According to the length of stay the internships can be customized and combined
  • Our internships can be funded by Erasmus programme - open for all member states of the European Union