Master of Science

Mechatronik, M.Sc.


The interdisciplinary Master of Science programme Mechatronics combines Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Precision Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering and Informatics, aiming at designing and producing integrated mechanical-electronic systems with automated and intelligent functions. Through the Advanced Research Project, an internship, the internship module, and applied course, the programme is at the same time particularly practical and research-oriented. The programme offers the choice of many elective subjects and/or the selection of an area of specialisation. It is possible to do the internship abroad as well as spend entire semesters in a foreign country. For the setup of the personal examination and study plans, the integrated mentor system provides guidance and support.

Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Course Catalogue

Department of Mechatronics

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
Language German (some courses in English)
Programme Start winter semester (recommended) or summer semester (programme schedule not guaranteed)
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme 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.
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.
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions

While the Bachelor of Science focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master of Science builds directly on this foundation by providing students with more depth and breadth scientifically and more insight into the field. In contrast to the Bachelor degree programme the Master of Science enables and requires students to adopt their own major focus and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile.

For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master of Science degree.

Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the TU Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at TU Darmstadt

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 the areas of 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.

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.