German for Engineers

German for Engineers offers engineering students the opportunity to obtain German language skills to their curriculum either in preparation for the dual-degree ATLANTIS program, for the Baden-Württemberg exchange program, or to add an additional distinguishing qualification for the job market. Students who finish the program receive a German minor.


The unique one credit course “German for Engineers" is designed to prepare engineering students in the ATLANTIS program for their one-year study abroad program at the Universität des Saarlands. The course is also open to engineering students and other students in STEM fields who are interested in learning German. The course prepares students for the Baden-Württemberg exchange program through IE3 Global.
Students enroll each term and meet in small-group settings at times that fit their schedules.

Key Facts

  • No previous German experience needed for First-years and sophomores
  • Flipped classroom model allows for intensive language practice 
  • Enrollment each term for 1 CR is required
  • Topics include specialized vocabulary and practical application of topics from physics, chemistry, math, material science, electrical engineering etc.

How to apply?

Send an email expressing interest to Dr. Sebastian Heiduschke, Professor of German: