At a glance
- Study programme
- Mechatronics (BEng)
- Electrical Engineerung & Information Technology
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
- Type of programme
- Dual study programme , Campus-based programme
- Standard Duration
- 7 semesters
- Start of study programme
- Winter semester
- Admission Restriction
- The programme has unrestricted admission.
- Admission Requirements
- University entrance qualification/subject-restricted university entrance qualification or master craftsperson examination. Also required: proof of practical experience. This can be an eight-week practical placement or relevant professional experience.
- Language of instructions
- Language Requirements
- For international students: DSH 2 level German language skills by the day of enrolment. At the time of application, a lower level is sufficient. Applications up to 30 April: B 1 or equivalent; applications from 1 May: DSH 1 or B 2 or equivalent
- Specific Features
- The programme is also available in a dual study version, i.e. in cooperation with a company.
What Is This Programme About?
Mechatronics is where the fields of mechanical engineering, electronics and information technology merge. The term has now become synonymous with an interdisciplinary approach in the development, production and sale of contemporary products and systems.
In the Mechatronics programme you acquire skills in the design, development and operation of innovative equipment that simultaneously contains mechanical, electronic and information technology components. Another focus of the department is on providing students with the methodological knowledge they need to meet current demands from business and industry.
Why Choose This Programme?
You should be inquisitive and keen to understand the intricacies of how things work. You should also have the determination to find answers to the trickiest of questions. We naturally expect you to be interested in electronic, mechanical and mathematical questions. Another important quality is the capacity to be open to new perspectives and think in a wider context. Mechatronics engineers have complex problems to solve, which more than anything else calls for teamwork. If you are interested in technology but also enjoy working with other people, this could be exactly the right programme for you.
How is the programme structured?
The standard duration of studies for the Bachelor’s programme in Mechatronics is seven semesters. It is divided into four semesters of basic courses and a subsequent three semesters of more advanced study. The content comprises modules from Information Technology, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering according to the professional orientation of the programme.
The majority of the modules offered in the first four semesters are compulsory modules; in the fifth and sixth semesters you set your own individual focus by choosing compulsory elective modules and working on individual projects. In the concluding seventh semester you acquire additional practical skills in professional practice during the 15-week practical phase of the programme and demonstrate in the Bachelor’s thesis your capacity for independent problem-solving.
As an alternative to the regular course of studies, it is also possible to take a dual version of the programme, i.e. in combination with extended practical periods. This means that, at the end of the programme, you not only have the theoretical knowledge from the lectures and seminars at the university but are also familiar with working life in a profession or a specific sector.
Where does it lead?
You can follow the Bachelor’s degree with a Master’s programme or by going straight into professional life. Few study programmes offer such a diverse range of graduate employment opportunities as Mechatronics. Possible professional fields include:
- Mechanical and plant engineering
- Industry and consumer goods sector
- Automotive industry
- Information and communications technology
- Medical technology
The trend towards digitalisation in products and services is apparent in almost all sectors, which often require products that are developed and operated by mechatronics engineers. Mechatronics engineers therefore work in very different sizes of company and are in demand in the most diverse areas, for example in development, sales, project planning, product management, commissioning and consulting.