Mechatronics (Master)

Mechatronics graduates have the mechanical, electrical, fluidic and automation analysis, design and action skills required to master mechatronic challenges, especially in the field of mechanical and plant engineering. They are competent in formulating strategic goals, taking responsibility for mechatronic or automated overall solutions and projects, and making decisions.

Following successful completion of the course, graduates are able to apply interdisciplinary knowledge and learned methods, especially in cross-sectional areas (between mechanics and electrics, for example: analysis of dynamic properties, machine monitoring and creation of suitable software tools) to address a variety of tasks and to acquire new scientific and technological knowledge. This also enables them to take on managerial roles in the fields mentioned and/or to complete a doctoral programme.

Many small and medium-sized enterprises as well as large enterprises are active in the region of southwest Saxony, the Erzgebirge mountains and the eastern regions of Thuringia. In their development, they depend on employees who have knowledge and skills in the field of mechanics as well as information and electrical engineering. The requirements of digitisation and especially the challenges arising from the topic "Industry 4.0" make this necessary. You can meet these demands by completing this degree course.

degreeMaster of Engineering (M. Eng.)
type of programme full-time programme or part-time programme
semester start winter semester
no. of semesters / ECTS-Credits 3 semesters / 90 ECTS (full-time) or 6 semesters / 90 ECTS (part-time) (Students have the option to reduce the length of the degree upon recognition and acknowledgement of extra performance, either from a degree, or employment)
admission requirement
  • University degree (Bachelor, Diplom (FH)) in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics, automotive engineering, information technology or related fields or a comparable international degree with overall grade of at least "good" and 210 ECTS credits (Applicants with 180 ECTS points are able to take a preliminary semester to obtain the necessary 30 ECTS points.)
  • Language skills for non-native speakers: German C1
admission restriction no restricted entry
tuition fees no tuition fees / semester fee only
course languageGerman

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The target-oriented and practical engineering education opens up a broad spectrum of interesting fields of activity in companies and research institutions, including:

  • Research and development of new mechatronic applications to improve existing systems
  • Product development in the automotive supplier industry
  • Development activities in mechanical engineering, plant construction and automotive engineering
  • Test field activities in mechanical engineering, plant construction and automotive engineering
  • Development activity in automation technology
  • Application in the field of sensor and communication technology as well as measurement technology
  • Production management: Management, development and organisation of high-tech production processes


Ms Elke Kunze

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