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