With a qualification from the DMSB, you have the choice!

The world’s only engineering school offering a state qualification in the cereals and feedstuff industry and in mill construction

A qualification from the DMSB will enable you to work not only in the various segments of the milling industry, but in any industry where bulk materials are

  • conveyed, sorted, and treated/processed,
  • crushed, granulated, and pelletized,
  • separated, dosed/fed and mixed.

This means that all sections of the food and feedstuff production, bulk materials and storage technology industries, the chemical and recycling sectors, as well as related areas, are open to you.

Those who wish to continue their studies can complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Business Administration at the Welfenakademie Braunschweigin just two further years.

Your curriculum

The DMSB offers advanced training that includes state-of-the-art equipment, a well thought-out concept and application-focused courses. One of the main reasons for this is the close interaction between the business and science communities and the DMSB. The focus is on practical relevance and experienced practitioners ensure that the school also keeps up to date in terms of equipment.

Vocational section

Mill construction plus cereals and feedstuff technology
  • Operational management/ economics
  • Project management
  • Energy and control engineering
  • Mechanical engineering,
  • Process technologies (wheat, rye, durum, spelt and other breadstuffs)
  • Specialty milling
  • Quality management (bakery technology, cereals and flour analysis, laboratory)
  • Compound feedstuff production (feedstuff technology, feedstuff plant design, animal nutrition, feedstuff law)
  • Process planning (intake, cleaning, grinding, packaging, materials handling and silo technology)
  • Leadership
  • Project work

Cross-disciplinary section

General subjects
  • German
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Politics

Plant Engineering specialism

  • Design engineering / CAD 3D technical drawing
  • Mill design / engineering
  • Mill construction / structural engineering / statics
  • Automation

Admission requirements

You can study at the DMSB if you

  • have a vocational qualification and one year of practical experience,
  • have a technician or engineer qualification
  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree

in the following disciplines:

  • milling, food or feedstuff production
  • mill construction, metal engineering, mechatronics
  • design engineering (Technical Product Designer / Technical Systems Planner)
  • agribusiness/agriculture
  • bakery or confectionery

Qualifica­tions you can acquire:

In cooperation with the Chamber of Craft Trades and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, you can acquire the following additional qualifications:

Dual study program

This additional offering from the DMSB is aimed specifically at high school graduates. With a high school diploma, you can complete a shortened apprenticeship in one of the entry-level professions in four years on a dual basis (i.e. in a company and at school) and then acquire the “State-Certified Technician” qualification at the DMSB.

Afterwards, you have the additional option of gaining a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in business administration at the Welfenakademie in Braunschweig within two (instead of three) years.







How does it work? Practical and project-focused

Module 1Project management
Working on small projects in different subjects
Module 2Raw materials
Mechanical engineering
Physics fundamentals
Electrical engineering
ATEX fundamentals
Module 3Process engineering – fine and specialty milling
Mechanical engineering
Module 4Feedstuff technology
Feedstuff plant design
Animal nutrition
Feedstuff law
Module 5Process planning: intake, cleaning, storing and preparing raw materials
Materials handling and silo technology
Module 6Leadership
Conflict management
Conversation techniques
Module 7Quality management
cereals, flour and feedstuff analysis including laboratory
Bakery technology
Module 8Sustainability
Cost management
Investment appraisal
Fundamentals of business administration
Module 2ASystems planning fundamentals, 3D-CAD (Auto-CAD)
Module 3AMill design / engineering, 3D-CAD (Auto-CAD)
Mill construction / statics
Module 4AControl engineering

Still undecided?

Studying at the DMSB provides you with numerous opportunities. The focus is on practical relevance, and experienced practitioners ensure that the school is superbly equipped. With a DMSB qualification, many segments of the milling and bulk materials industry are open to you. Those who have studied here have superb opportunities for the future! Just read all about it at your own pace in our information brochure durch. Or read the stories of our successful milling engineers.

More good reasons to study at the DMSB:

  • Practical relevance: content is taught using concrete situations from professional life
  • Project focus: these learning situations are actioned in a problem-, solution- and project-focused manner using actual tasks and challenges.
  • Field trips: trade fairs, technical seminars, visits to companies and research institutions
  • Final dissertation: four-week project work with practically relevant assignments mentored by industry practitioners, final presentation in front of a professional audience
  • State-of-the-art equipment: this is ensured by the financial support provided by the booster club and close interaction between the busiess and science communities and the DMSB.
  • Help with finding a room: room rental through the “Glück zu” student fraternity – and therefore a network of lifelong contacts

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Successful graduates

Braunschweig – city of students and science

The traditional and the modern meet in the student city of Braunschweig. The interplay of historic buildings, oases of greenery and high quality of life make the city stand out. Surrounded by the river Oker, the downtown area features plenty of greenery. In the evening, the Magniviertel, the Kultviertel and the bar mile on Bültenweg offer relaxation and the chance to experience student life. Sports enthusiasts get their money’s worth here: for example, canoeing, playing soccer, cycling or running.

Braunschweig has a total of around 20,000 students. Most of them study at the Technical University, one of the oldest universities in Germany. Many companies have settled in the vicinity – Braunschweig is a popular location. The people of Braunschweig are also proud of their cultural offerings: museums, theaters, movies and city festivals ensure that there is never a dull moment here.

And as the “City of Science”, Braunschweig is excitingly diverse and features a unique network interlinking research, business, culture and the city. Did you know that Braunschweig is a leading research region in Europe? That time, for example, is created here – and all other units of measurements?