Master's Degree in Mechatronics

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Master's Degree in Mechatronics


The study of Mechatronics – a combination of “mechanics” and “electronics” - combines mechanical engineering, electronic engineering and informatics. This interdisciplinary engineering field of study encompasses the collective area ranging from basic substructures, facilities and technology for development, to production and operations of future-oriented technical machinery, appliances and equipment. In the process, systems from technical components are combined with intelligent control systems.
Mechatronics has increasingly changed our everyday lives with products and systems such as integrated ABS and EBS in automobiles, DVD and Blue-Ray Players, mobile communications with UMTS systems and video communications. Mechatronics is an essential catalyst for product innovation and the potential is growing more rapidly than ever before.


The Master's degree program is an in-depth study and continuation of the material covered in the Bachelor's degree program and provides the fundamental basis to prepare graduates for scientific work at a university or other research institutions. Graduates learn skills to quickly familiarize themselves in new areas, with new technologies and address problem areas as well as independently and continually update and expand their education and expertise.


Potential Career Opportunities


Potential career opportunities for graduates of Mechatronics include areas of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering and informatics. Mechatronic graduates are the “decathletes” among engineers. Graduates can pursue careers as product developers, programmers, sales engineers, CAD engineers, research engineers, operation engineers, measuring and control engineers and restoration engineers and develop, for example, modern hydraulic, roller mill equipment and engineered robots.

Program of Study: Master's Degree in Mechatronics

Degree Awarded: Diploma Engineer (Diplom-Ingenieurin) - (DIin or Dipl.-Ing.in) and Diploma Engineer (DI or Dipl.-Ing.)

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Last updated Jan 2018

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The JKU is an impulse center for science and the community and prides itself on a very distinguished international reputation. The university is the largest academic institution in the federal state of Upper Austria. The university’s core areas include the Social Sciences, Economics and Business, Law as well as Engineering and Natural Sciences. The Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences (SoWi) is the only faculty of its kind in Austria to offer an extensive range of academic programs in the areas of Social Sciences, Economics and Business Administration. The SoWi Faculty has developed its study programs in accordance with national and international guidelines and quality standards. The expanse of operations at the Faculty of Law (RE) extends beyond the national level. The program of excellence includes public, private and international corporate law. Due to a continual international exchange of law professors and students, the faculty’s expertise in addressing and solving legal problems is broadened by an added international focus. The various academic programs and courses offered at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (TNF) is distinguished by a wide range of international research and development collaborations and close cooperation with industry and business. The individual institutes focus on base-knowledge and application-oriented research as well as hands-on, practical experience along with progressive education. Welcome to the JKU and feel free to explore! Read less