Mechatronics (M.Sc.)


Mechatronics (Master of Science)

(Mechatronik, M.Sc.)


General Information

Degree: Master of Science
Duration: 4 Semesters
Language: German (some courses in English)
Internship: A minimum 12-week-long industrial internship must be completed before registering for the Master's Thesis. If possible, the internship should be completed before the start of the programme; further information.
Requirements for Admission: Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) are comprised of a “Bachelor of Science” degree in Mechatronics of the Technical University of Darmstadt or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office. Please also note the general information on Master’s Degree programmes, including information for students with degrees from universities abroad: International Admission.
Admission Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (Entrance Requirements Verification) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester (recommended) or summer semester (programme schedule not guaranteed)
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: Online
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Brief Description

The interdisciplinary Master of Science programme Mechatronics deepens and expands the skills and knowledge about designing and producing integrated mechanical-electronic systems with automated and intelligent functions acquired in the Bachelor’s degree programme. For this purpose, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Precision Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering and Informatics are combined in an interdisciplinary course of study. The programme focuses on a particularly practical and research-oriented approach, which will be guaranteed by the Advanced Research Project, an internship, the internship module, and applied courses. The programme can be adjusted to the students’ individual interests by choosing from the extensive mandatory subject area along the different fields. Alternatively, the students may select an area of specialisation; the elective subject area can be adjusted to specific module combinations. For the final compilation of the personal examination and study plans, the mentor system will provide guidance and support.

An additional industrial internship (advanced internship) serves the qualification of students. Relevant practical activities in mechatronics may be taken into account completely or partially. If possible, the 12-week internship should be completed before the start of the programme; it must, however, be completed no later than by the day of registering for the Master’s Thesis. During the programme, it is possible to do the internship abroad as well as spend entire semesters in a foreign country.

Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

The Master of Science in Mechatronics is divided as follows into a mandatory, an elective subject area and a Studium Generale.

The Mandatory Subject Area aims to provide the fundamentals, and the courses are rather theory-oriented. Apart from modules on Microtechnical and Dynamic Systems, students are required to attend additional fundamental lectures and/or tutorials.

The Elective Subject Area is application-oriented and contains various modules with a stronger reference to current research. Here, the technical and scientific electives are divided into four areas:

  • Core and elective subjects must be attended in each of the two subject areas Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
  • In two of the three subject areas Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Informatics the students are required to attend an Advanced Design Project (ADP) or a seminar.
  • Furthermore, an internship module is to be completed.
  • A maximum of four more modules are to be selected from the areas of Informatics and Engineering and Science.

The students are required to choose from the elective subject area modules listed in the sample study plans corresponding to their area of specialisation. These study plans provide suitable combinations of courses from the subject areas Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, and Mechanical Engineering.

With the elective subject area of Studium Generale, all modules in the departments of law and economics, history and social sciences, human sciences or architecture as well as all courses offered by the Language Resource Center and certain modules of other departments can be implemented into the course of study; List of recommendations for the subjects eligible for General Studies.

As the last area, the Master’s Thesis concludes the programme. This independent research project takes an entire semester, thereby forming a major part of the Master’s degree programme. It is to be written in a subject area of the field of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology or of the field of mechanical engineering.

More information:

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Mechatronics

FAQ Studies


Advice for Prospective M.Sc. Students

Related Degree Programmes

Doctoral Studies

Career Perspectives