Mechatronics (M.Sc.)

Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary field that deals with the combination of mechanics, electronics and computer science. The master’s degree program in mechatronics builds on the fundamentals of the bachelor’s degree program and provides in-depth knowledge and skills in the areas of technical mechanics, control engineering, electrical engineering and computer science. Complex mechatronic systems are analyzed, designed, developed and implemented.

What is the degree program about?

The mechatronics degree program at FAU is largely supported by the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering-Electronics-Information Technology, with the participation of the Department of Computer Science. With the “Bavarian Competence Network Mechatronics” and the “Cluster Mechatronics & Automation”, a nationwide unique research location for mechatronic system solutions has been created in Erlangen/Nuremberg.

The Master’s degree program consists of the modules M1 to M8, distributed over four semesters, and includes a professional internship of 8 weeks and the six-month preparation period for the Master’s thesis.

The following specializations can be selected at FAU:

  • Control engineering
  • Sensor technology
  • Electric drives and power electronics
  • Electronic components, circuits and systems
  • Radar, radio and photonic systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Design
  • Laser and forming technology
  • Factory automation and plastics technology
  • Metrology and Quality Management

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