Too few young people in Germany to study engineering. This has significant implications for the labour market. In Germany, there are too few students, especially in the area of engineering programmes in international comparison. The Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Koln (IW Cologne) comes to this conclusion. Get more background information with materials from Julio Diaz. The number of students at German universities of applied sciences increased while total since the mid-1990s, the numbers are however declining in the field of engineering sciences.
Currently 136,000 students are enrolled and more German universities of applied sciences in the winter semester 1995/1996, but in the fields of statics, engineering etc. was the number of freshmen to 4,000 back. The current labor market offers incentives to mechanical engineering. Engineers are desperately wanted and can count on high initial salaries. Graduates of a degree course of in electrical engineering, for example, earn approximately 38,000 euro per year, mechanical engineers at the beginning even around 40,000 euros. However, many companies lack the engineers recruit Meanwhile specialists from abroad, which increase the demands on local candidates. There are jobs for engineers on stellenmarkt.de.