Study Content

Are you considering a master’s degree in Mechatronics and Automation? Then you will want to know what content we have to offer and what specializations you can choose from.

The Four Specializations

You will learn how to analyze and develop integrated systems. You will in particular examine the automation of processes involving actuators, sensors, robots and other mechatronic systems. This will focus on technical challenges relating to digitalization, networking and data security. You are also familiar with the concepts of data statistics and machine learning, which are for example important in connection with predictive maintenance.

Under the Mechatronic Devices specialization, you will tackle the development and implementation of complex mechatronic systems such as mobile robots, drones or medical systems. We offer you a sound knowledge of numerous areas such as drivetrain and power electronics, embedded and real-time systems, real-time algorithms and signal processing.

We teach you how to design, build and develop robotic systems. The Robotics specialization teaches you about industrial and mobile robots, autonomous systems and drones, as well as how to use them to develop applications. You will be familiar with using sensors and software systems for planning, learning and navigation purposes in complex environments and will be able to network robots and integrate them into the cloud.

The Dynamic Systems and Control specialization looks at the control of dynamic systems. You will learn how to use forward-looking control methods such as model-based, robust and model-predictive control procedures and Kalman filters in continuous and discrete time periods.

In order to do this, you will learn modeling, identification, simulation and control methods in order to improve the performance of challenging systems such as nanopositioning systems, drive systems, MIMO processes, robotic systems and autonomous systems.

Tailor Your Studies to Your Interests

Your studies consist of theory and context modules in your chosen profile of Business Engineering. Your specialization makes up two thirds of your degree program. You will develop professional knowledge via project work, additional classes and the Master’s thesis. You can choose an individual area of focus to suit your interests. When selecting your project work, you can demonstrate broad skills or choose to specialize in a specific area.

Additional Classes

Classes will offer you knowledge of the latest manufacturing and automation technologies as well as development and simulation tools.

Module descriptions of the additional classes offered are only available in German: 

Project Work and Master’s Theses

Project work and the master’s thesis form the core of your master’s program. The project work is completed in conjunction with one or more industrial partners or as part of publicly funded projects. This will involve handling practical, application-oriented research topics at a high technical level. The results you achieve could be incorporated directly into products or processes offered by the participating company.

Theory and Context Modules

You complete one third of your master's degree as theory and context modules. Theory modules with technical-scientific focus (TSM) and advanced fundamentals (FTP) provide you with long-term knowledge and train your skills in abstract thinking. You complete your timetable with context modules (CM) from the fields of management, communication and culture.

Study Guidance

Each student receives intensive support from a student advisor. The first conversation with a student advisor is after acceptance. You work together to create a timetable that matches your interests and objectives. Your individual study agreement sets out your study objectives and the modules selected to achieve them.