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Master Mechatronics & Robotics (M.Eng.)

Mechatronics and robotics are two important key technologies for the upcoming digital revolution in economy and society. They are the basic components of Industry 4.0 and thus play a decisive role in determining the manufacturing and production processes of the digital future.

The Mechatronics & Robotics Master's programme is a modern, modularised, English-taught full time programme with a high proportion of practical engineering training. The courses offered are being offered jointly by the two Faculties of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences. This cooperation makes it possible to offer students outstanding interdisciplinary learning and study conditions in excellently and modernly equipped laboratories with latest technologies. Students study together in the first two semesters, but are assigned to one of the two specialization subjects electrical or mechanical engineering. The subject assignment takes place at the beginning of the course and should be oriented towards the respective Bachelor's degree and the individual interest of the applicant.

Study Objectives

Students are taught technical and scientific engineering skills and abilities for the holistic development and manufacture of mechatronic products. In particular, the development methodology, for which German engineering is world-famous, is taught both theoretically and practically in special learning units. Special emphasis is placed on the handling of engineering simulation and software tools as well as on the latest rapid manufacturing technologies. The acquired knowledge and skills enable the graduates to take on responsible work in all areas of a modern business enterprise, including research. This also includes the ability to complete a doctorate in engineering at a later date.

TypeFull time
Duration3 semester
Teaching language:English
GraduationMaster of Engineering
ECTS90
EnrollmentWinter term
Application DeadlineJune 15th

Course of Studies and Contents

The Master's programme Mechatronics & Robotics lasts three semesters of full time studies on site. Matriculation takes place annually in the winter semester. In the first two semesters, students must attend six classroom courses with a workload of 5 ECTS credits each (a total of 30 per semester). All modules are concluded with an examination at the end of the semester. The modules are assigned to three thematic groups: Electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and practical engineering work. Particularly noteworthy are the two practical workshops in both semesters. The third semester is reserved for the Master's thesis.
The Master's thesis can be processed in a free enterprise with a practical task. In that case each student is responsible for the topic and the contact to the company. A second possibility is to get a thesis topic from the faculties.
The work is, however, supervised according to the specialization by a professor of the responsible faculties. The study ends with a colloquium (oral defense).

Laboratories

Here you can have a virtual tour through some of our laboratories. You can navigate through the labs by using the arrow buttons or by touching the circles on your screen.

Admission Requirements

We are seeking students with a background in engineering and a strong interest in a specialization in mechatronics and robotics. Our admission requirements are defined in § 5 of the approved study regulation document and contain:

  • Applicants need to have a university degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, or similar granted for a seven-semester (Bachelor) programme at a recognised university in full time (with an overall workload equivalent to at least 210 ECTS).
     
  • Your (Bachelor) degree needs to be granted with a final grade equal to or better than 2.0 on the German grading scale (grade will be converted by SUAS).
     
  • Your (Bachelor) degree needs to contain a certain minimum workload in the following selected fields, depending on the specialisation to be selected by the applicant:

    - All applicants: Higher Mathematics (at least 2 semester modules)
    - Applicants seeking to specialise in Mechanical Engineering: Machine Construction and CAD (at least 3  semester modules)
    - Applicants seeking to specialise in Electrical Engineering: Circuit Design and Programming (at least 3 semester modules)
     
  • Applicants need to have English language qualification of CEFR level B2.2 or higher: e.g. TOEFL IbT Score equal to or better than 80, IELTS score of 6.5 or better, or similar recognised language proof, or English as native language. Proof of English as medium of instruction in Bachelor’s programme will no longer be accepted for admission.

Application for Admission

Application is open from now! Please apply through the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and afterwards send the following documents by June 15th (arrival to SUAS) latest:

  • The Printed Version of the Application Form including filled and signed Annexes
  • An Officially certified Copy of your University Degree(s) including Transcript and certified Translation into English or German
  • A Proof of Level of English Language
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A Copy of the University Entrance Qualification (highest School Leaving Certificate)
  • A Copy of your Birth Certificate or of your Passport


The application needs to be sent by mail to:

Hochschule Schmalkalden
Referat 2 – Team Master
Blechhammer
98574 Schmalkalden
Germany


We are aware of restrictions due to the Corona crisis in several countries, and of the fact that many countries have interrupted their postal service. The university has considered alternative application procedures. Unfortunately, for legal reasons it is not possible to send your application to us via e-mail; please refrain from such enquiries. We hope for your understanding.

Contact Information

Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences
Blechhammer
98574 Schmalkalden
Germany

Do not hesitate to contact us in case of any questions. The International Office will forward your email to the responsible person at SUAS:

International Office

Team Mechatronics and Robotics
mero(at)hs-schmalkalden.de