Mechatronics (Bachelor of Science)
|Degree: Bachelor of Science|
|Duration: 6 semesters|
|Language: German, individual courses also in English|
|Internship: internships within the study programme (see degree course scheme)|
|Requirements for Admission: Entrance qualification for higher education, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, foreign diplomas where appropriate; further information|
|Admission Procedure: Restrictions on admission; procedure results (n.c. figures)|
|Part-time Degree: possible under specific conditions|
|Programme Start: winter semester|
Application Deadline: July 15|
Please note: You should apply well before the deadline (~ 12 weeks) if you also need to apply for visa.
|Application: Online application|
|Special Features: For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.|
Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering at the interface of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology. It addresses the development and production of integrated mechanical-electronic systems that automatically collect information and signals, use them to obtain new data, and transform it into forces and movements.
Today, mechatronic systems are omnipresent – in the form of active chassis and security systems such as ABS, TCS, and ESP, in industrial robots, in DVD players for domestic use, or in the form of controls for large commercial aircrafts.
The Bachelor of Science programme Mechatronics at TU Darmstadt enables students to plan and realise complex, innovative mechatronic components and systems.
Please find detailed information on the programme in the module handbook.
Further information on the department may be found at www.mechatronik.tu-darmstadt.de
How to Prepare for the Programme
For a beginning, start with TU Darmstadt's own specific Online Self-Assessment tool.
As mathematical knowledge is very important for the study programme, the Fachbereich etit (Department) organises a Mathe-Vorkurs (supporting mathematics course for beginners).
Alternatively/additionally it is recommended that beginners participate in the online mathematics pre-course offered by the Department of Mathematics.
Please do also check the general information on pre-courses.
The study programme starts with the Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.
Advice for Prospective B.Sc. Students
Those who decide to study Mechatronics at the TU Darmstadt should be interested in the fields of Mechanical Engineering as well as Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Basic knowledge in Mathematics and Physics is as essential for a successful course of study as the willingness to continuously expand this knowledge.
Mathematics – Why? What? What for? Who? How? Where? Further information? You will find answers to these questions here.
The Online Bridging Course Maschinenbau helps to get a clearer understanding of the requirements needed for the part of mechanical and process engineering.
Mechatronics engineers often cooperate with experts in the aforementioned individual disciplines in their daily working life, but unlike these experts, they possess rather interdisciplinary knowledge. Therefore, they often assume a coordinating role.
Related Degree Programmes
|Computational Engineering (B.Sc.)|
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (B.Sc.) (Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, |
Information Systems Technology (B.Sc.) (Informationssystemtechnik, B.Sc.)|
|Mechanical Engineering – Mechanical Process Engineering (B.Sc.) (Maschienenbau – Mechanical and Process Engineering, B.Sc.)|
|Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (B.Ed.) (Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, B.Ed.)|
General Information: With the Bachelor of Science, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Science is considered the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.|
Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. If you have any questions, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.
|Mechatronics (M.Sc.) (Mechatronik, M.Sc.)|
|Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (M.Sc.) (Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, M.Sc.)|
|Mechanical Engineering – Mechanical Process Engineering (MPE) (M.Sc.) (Maschinenbau – Mechanical and Process Engineering, M.Sc.)|
Mechatronics is considered a promising discipline with high growth potential. Thus, the job opportunities for graduates of this programme are very good – not least because they are presented with a large number of fields of occupation. Mechatronics engineers are employed, for example, in the different sectors of machinery and plant engineering, the automotive and aviation industry, or the electrical industry. There, they work in development, design, assembly, production, system design, quality assurance as well as management. They are particularly qualified to hold executive positions due to their interdisciplinary knowledge and their ability to think systemically.
It is important to start early in the degree programme to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. In this way, students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik (VDE) (Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies)
Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI) (The Association of German Engineers)
Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) (German Informatics Society)
Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA) (German Mechanical and Plant Engineering Association)