The first four semesters are dedicated to the foundations of the engineering subject. Along with the foundations practical training sessions cater for the German requirements for a so called Praktikum of 12 weeks that every student applying for an engineering subject has to go through.
After the fifth semester, an assessment of the academic and German language knowledge is conducted by the International Office of HsKA and the GACC. Based on the results, students qualify for continuing their studies under the DADP. Outstanding students stand the chance to go Germany for the following semesters as well as for the industrial training.
To cater for the needs of the industry, the DDP is extended to 9 semesters to create ample time for practical training. The GACC supports the students of this programme in finding suitable companies for their industrial attachment. The minimum period is one semester. Optionally, it can be extended for another two months. This regulation comes in handy, when a German company decides to locate its trainee both in Malaysia and in the Head Quarter in Germany.
The last two semesters are governed by the thesis, which topic ideally is derived from the previous industrial training. Upon completion of the thesis and the final exams, the student will be rewarded both by HsKA and by UMP with a bachelor's degree of engineering.