(Bachelor of Science)

Course type
Undergraduate studies (1 Subject bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
Language Requirements
German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Special Requirements

Pre-internship (recommended)

Unrestricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary field of engineering based on the traditional subjects of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In this subject, the interactions between mechanical and electronic components are investigated and taught. The term “mechatronics” is a combination of the two words “mechanics” and “electronics”. Originally, this term was used to refer to the supplementing of mechanical components by electronics in equipment technology.

Mechatronics in the modern sense is increasingly used for new developments in vehicles, aircraft, machine tools and medical technology. Examples of mechatronic systems include anti-lock braking systems for vehicles, non-contact magnetic bearings, sensor-controlled robots and machine tools with self-adjusting tools.

Areas of Focus

  • Automotive mechatronics
  • Medical technology
  • Production technology
Course Content

The Bachelor’s programme consists of compulsory and optional modules. In the compulsory modules, students gain a good mathematical, engineering and scientific grounding. From the fourth semester onwards, they choose optional modules in the Studium Generale, in which interdisciplinary skills are honed.

The production of scientific work and its presentation are taught and practised in the modules “Bachelor’s Thesis” and “Presentation of the Bachelor’s Thesis”. The Bachelor’s degree programme complies with the Standing Conference of Education Ministers’ guidelines for studying Mechatronics, and concludes with the Bachelor’s examination. A total of 180 ECTS credit points must be gained in the Bachelor’s degree programme.


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Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften
VorpraktikumMathematik 1 für Ingenieure
  • Mathematik 2 für Ingenieure
  • Naturwissenschaftliche Grundlagen für Mechatroniker (Werkstoffkunde für Mechatroniker + Physik)
Numerische MathematikTechnishce WärmelehreRegelungstechnik 2
Informations- und Systemtechnik
Grundlagen digitaler SystemeSignale und Systeme
  • Sensorik und Nanosensoren
  • Regelungstechnik 1
  • Messtechnik 1
  • Grundzüge der Informatik und Programmierung
  • Mechatronische Systeme
Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik: Gleich- und Wechselstromnetzwerke
  • GruLaLa 1
  • Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik: elektrische und magnetische Felder
  • Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik: Spezielle Netzwerktehorie / GruLaLa 2
  • Grundlagen der elektromagnetischen Energieumwandlung
  • Elektrische Antriebe
  • Halbleiterschaltungstechnik / GruLaLa 3
Zusatz- und Schlüsselkompetenzen
Studium Generale
Recommended Abilities

Mechatronics 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.

The programme involves eight weeks of basic internship, which prospective students are strongly recommended to complete before embarking on the degree programme. No specific time is set aside for completing this basic practical training during the degree programme.

Career Opportunities

The career prospects for Mechatronics graduates are exceptionally good. They are deployed wherever an intelligent nexus of individual subjects can increase the overall functionality of a system. Typical fields of work are in the automotive and aviation industry, mechanical engineering, media technology and medical technology.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

This degree programme is admission-free.
If you did not graduate from a German school nor have a German higher education entrance qualification (for example, the Abitur), a language certificate proving your knowledge of German is required for the application and enrollment.

Application Deadlines

First-year students (Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)
  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year (application via uni-assist)
  • Applicants who have passed the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a German foundation course (Studienkolleg): June 1st – Sept 30th of the year
Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)
  • Everyone: June 1st –  Sept 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st -  March 31st of the year for the summer semester

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