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The undergraduate programme "Mechatronics majoring in Digital Production"  combines practice-oriented teaching imparting scientific knowledge on mechatronics.

Based on the fundamentals of engineering sciences, the focus on digital production deepens specific knowledge of modern automation technology, robotics, networked systems (cloud computing, network communication) and digital methods in production. The programme thus takes into account the so-called digital transformation in the industry (key word: Industry 4.0).

In the undergraduate programme "Mechatronics majoring in Digital Production" (7 semesters and 210 credits), all lectures are conducted at the Campus Cham.

A special feature is the opportunity to study this bachelor's degree course in cooperation with a regional company -  this is not a requirement, though.

The student service fees are financed by the company and students receive a corresponding company-specific training allowance. Students are thus given the opportunity to integrate into the company structures and processes at an early stage.

This course of study comprises six theoretical semesters as well as one practical semester and concludes with the academic degree Bachelor of Engineering - B. Eng.

fact sheet bachelor mechatronics majoring in digital production

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Duration: 7 semesters (3.5 years)

Start: 1st October (winter semester)

Application Period: 15 April - 15 July 

Location: Cham

Taught in: German

Admission requirements :

  • General German university entrance qualification, or please check your eligibilty at the DAAD if you own an international qualification
  • Language requirements


  • Knowledge in science-based subjects is beneficial

Majoring in:

  • Digital Production


Download: Course flyer


career prospects

The interdisciplinary undergraduate programme "Mechatronics majoring in Digital Production" aims at providing education based on scientific knowledge and methods through practice-oriented teaching.

Building on the fundamentals of engineering sciences, the programme's focus on Digital Production deepens specific knowledge of modern automation technology, robotics, networked systems (cloud computing, network communication) and digital methods in production. Two study modules selected in the higher semesters are conducted in English and support the access of foreign students to this course of study. The programme thus takes into account both the internationalisation of study operations as well as the so-called "digital transformation in the industry" (Industry 4.0).

Training takes place exclusively on Campus Cham. Owing to the interdisciplinary character of this training, graduates are to be enabled to work independently as engineers within the field of mechatronic systems.

This course is intended to enable students to carry out engineering activities in the following fields:

  •     Development (conception, design, calculation, simulation and construction of hardware/software for mechatronic systems)
  •     Fabrication
  •     Quality Assurance
  •     Sales (customer consulting and project management)
  •     Assembly, Commissioning and Service
  •     Operation and Maintenance
  •     Monitoring and Assessment

How do you benefit from absolving this undergraduate programme?

  •     cost savings: a training contract is concluded with an industrial partner for the duration of the course. This partner assumes costs of the student service fees and pays a monthly training allowance.
  •     early contact with potential future employers: during the semester break, students already work in the employer's company and thus acquire practical, operational procedures and detailed technical knowledge.
  •     close integration of theory and practice: at the Campus Cham, training rooms and laboratories are located in close proximity. Practical parts of the training can be easily integrated into the teaching operation.
  •  small study groups: compared to conventional universities, this study course with in-depth practice takes place in small study groups with intensive supervision.
  • modern teaching and learning methods: classes take place in modern seminar rooms on Campus Cham.

For further information, please contact:

student case studies



In addition to the classic lectures in the lecture hall, there is also the dynamic concept of case studies in the two master's programmes and the practical project module in this bachelor's programme. Here, student working groups are formed to deal with a specific research topic in an application-oriented manner during the semester. As part of the bachelor's project module, a driverless transport system was implemented that autonomously travels to defined stations, e.g. loaded with tools.


  • Student controls a driverless transport system


  • Programme simulation of the controlled transport routes


Contact person for project information

Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Jürgen Wittmann



Contact person for project information

Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Jürgen Wittmann

subject overview

Overview of lectures and courses, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden = weekly hours/semester) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in the bachelor's degree Mechatronics majoring in Digital Production.


1st Semester SWS ECTS
Mathematical Basics 4 5
Construction 4 5
Basics of Mechanics 4 5
Basics of Informatics 4 5
Technical Language English 4 5
Digital Technology 4 5
2nd Semester SWS ECTS
Engineering Mathematics I 4 5
Construction II 4 5
Technical Mechanics 4 5
Informatics II 4 5
Basics of Electronic Engineering 4 5
Key Qualifications 4 5
3rd Semester SWS ECTS
Engineering Mathematics II 4 5
Physical Basics 6 5
Basics of Electronic Engineering II 4 5
Corporate Processes 4 5
Data Processing and Programming 6 5
Simulation Technology 4 5
4th Semester SWS ECTS
Machine Elements 4 5
Basics of Control Engineering 4 5
Basics of Metrology/Sensorics 4 5
Micro-Computer Technology 4 5
Automation and Control Technology 6 5
Simulation Internship 4 5
5th Semester SWS ECTS
Digital Tools and Methods in Development and Production 4 5
Network Communication 8 10
Security in Communication Systems 4 5
Compulsory Technical Elective (FWP) 4 5
Project Module 4 5
6th Semester SWS ECTS
Practical Semester 6 6
Industrial Internship - 24
7th Semester SWS ECTS
Modern Automation Systems 8 11
Digital Control Systems 4 5
Bachelor Thesis - 12
Bachelor Seminar - 2