Mechatronics and Robotics
(Master of Science)

Course type
Postgraduate studies (Master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Unrestricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Mechatronics involves exploring the interdisciplinary interaction between the disciplines of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science for the purpose of developing technical systems. In the Master’s degree programme, students learn the key principles and techniques required to conduct the function-oriented analysis. They are also given a description of the main operating principles of the components for the synthesis of such systems. Mechatronic systems are understood to mean the totality of subsystems such as the basic system (usually mechanical), actuators, sensors, processors and real-time data processing. This fundamental assessment of mechatronic systems is supplemented by mathematical description (dynamics and kinematics), regulation and the application-oriented adaptation of robots. In addition, it includes the examination of stationary and mobile robots as well as the associated methods of path and route planning.

Areas of Focus

  • Automotive mechatronics
  • Industrial and medical robotics
  • Medical device technology
  • Robotics – mobile systems
  • Signal processing and automation
  • Systems engineering
Course Content

The Master’s degree programme in Mechatronics is noted for the great freedom of choice offered to students. Students can specialise in the following areas: “Signal Processing and Automation”, “Industrial and Medical Robotics”, “Robotics – Mobile Systems”, “Systems Engineering”, “Medical Device Technology” and “Automotive Mechatronics”. For an optimal course sequence, students are advised to first decide on their choice of specialisation and then to take most of their examinations in this area of specialisation. Teaching also includes specialist field trips, laboratory practicals, tutorials and the Studium Generale, which enables students to choose modules from the entire range of courses offered at Leibniz Universität Hannover. Students expand on and provide evidence of their ability to produce scientific work by completing a preparatory student research project and a final Master’s thesis.

If the compulsory 12-week internship has already been completed in the Bachelor's degree, further elective options open in five specialization areas. Students who have not yet completed practical training are required to do so by the time they register for the Master’s thesis at the latest.

Recommended Abilities

Mechatronics and Robotics students should possess strong powers of imagination and abstraction. It is also important that they have a technical flair, an interest in mathematics and a logical way of thinking. Good foreign language skills are very important for entering the job market. For this reason, English language skills are recommended.

Career Opportunities

By acquiring vast know-how, graduates of the Master’s degree programme in Mechatronics and Robotics are able to play an active role in the research and development of new products and systems. Fields of work include the automotive and aviation industry, as well as media, medical and household technology. In addition, graduates are excellently qualified to work in entrepreneurship, particularly focusing on the development of individual mechatronic and robotic solutions. The Master of Science degree also entitles graduates to pursue a doctorate.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

For master''s degree programmes with unrestricted admission, all applicants who fulfil the admission requirements will be admitted a university place. The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Application Deadlines

First-year students (application from non-EU countries via uni-assist)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester


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Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover