Further details of the "Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics" degree programme

The Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics degree programme provides you with all the fundamentals and skills you need to successfully solve technical problems in your professional life. The programme not only includes engineering sciences, but also many other skills such as the ability to work in a team, the fundamentals of mathematics and scientific working, as well as communication skills. In many projects on campus or with regional industry, you can gain your first professional experience during your studies.


International orientation

Intercultural awareness skills can be gained during an exchange semester abroad at one of our over 140 partner universities. Besides a study semester, it is also possible to do an internship semester or to do your thesis in the 7th semester abroad.

For more information on studying abroad, see External link opens in a new window:STUDIESEMESTER IM AUSLAND (Login with HFU Account).



Foundation Level studies

In the first two semesters, the fundamentals of natural and engineering sciences are taught in subjects such as mathematics, physics, computer science, materials science, electrical engineering, technical drawing and business studies.

Advanced studies

The course content of the foundation level studies is further deepened and expanded with lectures on measurement technology, electronics and control engineering.

After the practical semester, which offers first insights into work as an engineer, your programme can be customised to suit individual interests by the selection of electives.
To this end, we offer four areas of specialisation:

Practical study semester and semester abroad

In the 4th semester, during your advanced studies, you carry out an internship in industry. This gives you early insights into your future professional life. Both the internship semester and another semester during your advanced studies can be carried out abroad. Through close cooperation with national and international companies and universities, the length of time taken to gain a degree is not extended.

Module catalogue and study and examination regulations

Module catalogue for the current SPO - Version 13 (from 28.06.2023):

Module Catalogue (SPO 13)

The individual module descriptions for all SPO versions can be found below:

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes - subject knowledge and skills

Our graduates:

  • have a comprehensive knowledge of engineering fundamentals
  • can use CAD programmes as a design tool
  • have in-depth specialized knowledge in the field of either mechatronics or mechanical engineering
  • can apply analytical skills to calculate and design the resistance, structural analysis and dynamics of mechanical systems and to select appropriate materials
  • are able to plan and develop complex mechanical and mechatronic systems and to transform them into products

Learning outcomes - transferable skills

Our graduates:

  • display excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills in design processes
  • are qualified for a post-graduate degree in our faculty or at another university
  • have experience in project-oriented working methods and project implementation
  • have key qualifications in communication, scientific methods and presentation techniques
  • can communicate confidently in English

Learning outcomes - employability skills

Our graduates:

  • use their communication skills to plan and implement customer-oriented solutions
  • can undertake demanding work across the field of engineering
  • are qualified to work in varied engineering career pathways
  • have the ability to lead and work cooperatively in teams at the interface between design, development and management