Mechatronics

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What is the content of the course of studies?

Mechatronic systems already have high economic and technical importance today, which will become even more significant in the future. In particular, mini and micro systems such as hard disks, pacemakers and driving stability systems are associated with the term mechatronics.

The Systems concept is key to mechatronics: Mechatronic developments call for the interaction of the engineering disciplines of mechanical engineering, electronics and information technology.

Students of Mechatronics at HSU are therefore trained in the holistic approach. They will later not be all-rounders though, but specialists with the ability for interdisciplinary thinking. In the Master’s in Mechatronics, the mandatory subjects of mathematics, numerical analysis, mechanics, fluid mechanics, machine dynamics, computer science and control systems reflect the spirit of mechatronics with their alignment. More of these basic subjects provide the student with methods that enable them to delve more deeply into more complex tasks.  This is the cornerstone of a challenging job in the area of research and development or later in the context of a PhD. In addition, there is the specific mandatory subject ‘Mechatronic Systems’. The student can also choose between several specialisations (including Applied Mechanics, Automation Technology).

Where can I find employment later on?
Mechatronics engineers are in demand on the job market. The mechatronics engineer is predestined for research and development with their holistic systematic approach. The application of mechatronic systems is also now commonplace in production planning and manufacturing industry, and increasingly taken up. Mechatronics engineers are also in high demand in sales and project planning positions because of their ability to communicate with experts from various disciplines.
In what fields/subject areas can I work?

The mechatronics engineer has wide areas of mechanical engineering and electronics open to him/her.  It is not possible to give a comprehensive list of the areas of application here, but for example automotive technology, medical technology, process automation, consumer electronics, and systems construction are just a few.

What are the entry requirements?
  • Technically relevant bachelor, grade of at least ‘Good’.
What costs will I incur as part of my studies?
Free for members of the armed forces as part of an officer’s career, tuition fees for civilian students are € 10,000 a year. These can possibly be borne by a sponsoring employer/enterprise.

 

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Information about studying

Who offers this course?

Helmut-Schmidt-Universität

Type of study

University studies

Duration

The course at the Helmut Schmidt University lasts five trimesters.

Qualification on completion

Master of Science

Special features

The course starts on 1 January.

State recognition

Yes