Alexander Zollner

Office: Technische Universität München
Marsstraße 20–22 (rear building)
80335 München
Room 430, 4th floor
Phone: +49 89 289-24218
Office hours:

By prior appointment (E-Mail) 

  • Monday 14:00 to 15:00
  • Thursday 13:00 to 14:00



My professional and scientific career is fundamentally shaped by the German vocational training system. After a dual vocational training as a mechatronics technician with a higher entrance qualification (2009-2012) at the BMW AG in Regensburg, I studied dual mechanical engineering with focus on development and design at the company EDAG Production Solutions GmbH & Co. KG in Ingolstadt (2012-2016). After the successful completion of the Bachelor of Engineering I worked as project manager in the area of assembly technology segment container construction for the OEM Audi, VW, Porsche and BMW. This was followed by a teacher training course "Master Vocational Training Integrated" with the combination of metal and mathematics at the Technical University of Munich (2016-2019). As part of my teaching degree, I completed my legal traineeship in August 2019 (BSZ Freising, FOS / BOS Munich and BS1 Ingolstadt). Since October 2019 I have been working as a research assistant (doctoral student) at the Assistant Professorship of Technical Educations at TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology.


Research interests

  • Educational implementation of the competency-based learning field curricula in dual education
  • Implementation and execution of interdisciplinary comepetences in vocational and technical trainings
  • Didactic development of digitization and Industry 4.0
  • Vocational-technical teacher training

Dissertation project

You can find the exposé for the dissertation here.