The Desire to Discover New Things

Will Drive You to Becoming an Engineer for Life

Mechatronics, B.Eng.

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics

You're holding the reins.

Intelligent devices revolutionisse all areas of life. Software and algorithms are the main drivers of innovation and growth worldwide. Many only see the tip of the iceberg, the apps on the smartphone or the software on the PC. Today, software drives almost every device, from toasters, microwave ovens and dishwashers to e-bikes and cars, from all production facilities and machines to intelligent roads, intelligent cities, infrastructures and smart grids.

As a mechatronics engineer, you hold the reins. You work as a system engineer and architect at the interfaces between software, electronics and mechanics. In the Internet of Things, it is not computer science alone that counts, but rather the interaction of software with actuators such as drives and sensors for physical quantities as well as mechanics. In this course you will acquire all the basics in mechanical design, electronics and embedded software in order to design, develop and implement these innovations. The demand for this competence in the market is immense and is growing much faster than it can be met.


Fact Sheet Mechatronics

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Duration: 7 semesters (3.5 years)

Start: October (winter semester)

Location : Deggendorf

Course language: German

Admission requirements :

Fees : No tuition fees, only €62 student service fee per semester

Previous knowledge:

  • Knowledge of basic scientific subjects and mathematics is required.

Key aspects:

  • Industry (ID)
  • Automotive (AT)

Post-graduate oportunities:  

CHE ranking 2019/20:

  • Leading position in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics

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Career Prospects

The professions for Bachelors of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Mechatronics cover a very broad field of work. From conception, development and construction to the production of mechatronics components. He does not only rely on what he has learned, but also on intuition, fantasy and creative imagination. The integration of mechanical, electronic, information technology and, if necessary, optical system components into an innovative product is at the forefront.

The mechatronics engineer's field of work today is particularly characterised by requirements such as interdisciplinary work, interface competence, the use of simulation technology, IT and information technology and the use of new materials.

Mechatronics is a relatively new discipline in engineering education. Mechatronics training was introduced in Germany in the 1990s because it was recognised that more and more products represented a synthesis of mechanical, electronic and information technology components. The mechatronic engineer has the interface competence necessary to develop such products efficiently and produce them economically.

Mechatronic engineers can be found in the following fields of activity:

  •     Development of mechatronic products
  •     Modeling and simulation of mechatronic
  •     Systems
  •     Quality management
  •     Production of mechatronic systems
  •     Consulting, sales and training

Possible fields of application for mechatronic engineers include the following industries:

  •     Precision mechanics machines and
  •     Appliances
  •     Automation engineering
  •     Writing and printing technology
  •     Biomedical technology
  •     Motor vehicle construction and
  •     Supply industries
  •     Electrical industry, household appliances
  •     Defence technology
  •     Production engineering
  •     Aerospace engineering

Alumni Profile

Cinderella Dietl

Mechatronics (Dual)

Cinderella Dietl recommends students to stick together and knows from her own experience that professors are always happy to help.

Career Development

Up to my current position as project manager it was not the shortest way.

After graduating from secondary school (technical field) I first learned the profession as an administrative assistant. Since I did not see myself in this field for the rest of my life, I decided to catch up on my general school certificate at the vocational high school in Deggendorf. Through my brother Markus I got some insights into the dual study of electrical engineering and decided to study mechatronics at Strama-MPS Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG, combined with a vocational training as a mechatronics engineer.

Strama-MPS develops special machines for the production, assembly and testing of complex technical components and products. Altogether, more than 1,300 specialists work at Strama-MPS worldwide - about 750 of them at the Straubing location.

My current position in the company requires me to be able to react quickly to acutely arising issues. Therefore I need a good overview of the whole project and am responsible for cost planning, customer meetings and site planning. In the end, a complete production line with various assemblies is created. The line is completed down to the last detail and put through its paces so that it can be reassembled and put into operation at the customer's site.

Reminiscing allowed: remember your student days

I would always decide again for a dual study at the TH Deggendorf, because you can deepen the acquired knowledge besides the theoretical training at the same time in practice. Apart from the good leisure activities in Deggendorf, I also like to think back to DIT's Christmas party. With good food and atmospheric music one could enjoy a nice evening with friends. I would also like to emphasize the good cooperation among the students. This was also encouraged and challenged by the professors themselves through various topics that were worked on in teamwork. This includes the two compulsory projects during the studies - and the related excursions to the Czech Republic.

What advice would you give to today's students?

I would advise students to stick together. This will pay off well at the latest when working out the learning material before the exams. First of all by saving a certain amount of time and secondly by having one or more partners who may also have an answer to one or the other question. For the remaining open topics I can only say from my experience that the professors of DIT have an open ear and are happy to help.

 

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.

1. Semester SWS ECTS
Basics of Mathematics 4 5
Applied Physics I 4 5
Informatics I 4 5
Statics 4 5
Basics of Electrical Engineering I 4 5
Materials 4 5
     
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Differential and Integral Calculus 4 5
Applied Physics II 4 5
Informatics II 4 5
Strength Theory 4 5
Basics of Electrical Engineering II 4 5
Electronic Components 4 5
     
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Differential Equations 4 5
Basics of Kinematics and Kinetics 4 5
Informatics III 4 5
Construction I 4 5
Control Engineering I 4 5
Circuit Technology  4 5
     
4. Semester SWS ECTS
Statistics 4 5
Practical Measurement Technology and Sensor Technology 4 5
Digital and Microcomputer Technology 4 5
Control Engineering 2 3
Machine Elements 4 5
Construction II 2 3
Project Work 4 4
     

Choice of One Focus Area

   
     

Industry

   
5. Semester SWS ECTS
Electric Drives 4 5
Control Engineering II 4 5
Simulation Technology 4 5
Production Engineering 4 5
Industrial Automation Technology 4 5
Elective 1.1 4 5
     
6. Semester SWS ECTS
Industrial Internship - 24
Practical Seminar 2 2
Selected topics from "Praxis I" 2 2
Selected topics from "Praxis II" 2 2
     
7. Semester SWS ECTS
Elective 1.2 4 5
Elective 1.3 4 5
Elective 2.1 2 3
Elective 2.2 2 3
     
Bachelor Thesis - 12
Bachelor Seminar 1 2
     

Automotive

   
5. Semester SWS ECTS
Electric Drives 4 5
Control Engineering II 4 5
Simulation Technology 4 5
Power Electronics 4 5
Control Unit Networking 4 5
Elective 1.1 4 5
     
6. Semester SWS ECTS
Industrial Internship - 24
Practical Seminar 2 2
Selected topics from "Praxis I" (Pneumatics/Hydraulics) 2 2
Selected topics from "Praxis II" (SPS-Programming) 2 2
     
7. Semester SWS ECTS
Elective 1.2 4 4
Elective 1.3 2 2
Elective 2.1 4 5
Elective 2.2  2 2
     
Bachelor Thesis - 12
Bachelor Seminar 1 2
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