Mechatronics and Digital Production

Bachelor of Science

Shape the digital age!

Are you a creative person who wants to shape the future with your ideas? Would you like to contribute to digital change in business and society? Do you find mechanics, data processing and electronics fun? Do you want to take a practical degree? Then sign up for the Bachelor of Mechatronics and Digital Production on the University Campus Tuttlingen.

They are in industrial robots, smart factories and language assistants: nowadays electronic components are integrated into many products or systems with many different applications. And the trend shows no signs of stopping: in the future factories will be networked and digital, processes will be automated and systems will be intelligent. The digitalization of business, society and companies means mechatronics specialists with interdisciplinary know-how are in demand in the fields of mechanical, plant and medical engineering, as well as in the automotive, sensors, automation technology and industrial electronics sectors.

As a graduate of the 7-semester programme you are ideally prepared to meet the demands of these fields because the Mechatronics and Digital Production degree programme on the University Campus Tuttlingen meets the needs of these sectors. The programme combines the core engineering disciplines of mechanical and electrictrical engineering with automation technology and IT. The programme gives you the interdisciplinary knowledge you need for a promising career in engineering. And best of all: your mechatronics course is run in the technology hot-spot of Tuttlingen in cooperation with industry.

Programme content

In the 7-semester programme you will first concentrate in the first two semesters on the engineering basics. In the advanced level studies you will specialize in either Mechatronics or Production focusing on questions of systems integration, industrial communications technology, digitalization and networked production. The programme gives you the best possible preparation for the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution.

Focus areas of the programme

  • Information processing and programming
  • Electrical engineering and electronics
  • Production engineering
  • Mechanics and design
  • Automation technology
  • Drive technology
  • Measurement and control technology
  • Sensors technology

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Mechatronics and Digital Production programme develop mechatronics systems, and design and implement automation solutions. They develop strategies and realize technologies for the intelligent, networked, digital factory (smart factory). They are key players in the automation and digitalization of systems, processes, plant and machines. The demand for specialists in companies is therefore extremely high - higher than the supply.

Fields of employment

  • Development and design of digitalized mechatronic systems
  • Development and implementation of digitalized production processes
  • Commissioning of complex systems
  • Assembly and automation technology
  • Implementation of automation solutions

The next career step after your bachelor's

The bachelor's degree is the first step in a successful career, but you can also take a master's degree either at Furtwangen University or another university. The optimal option for you after taking your bachelor's degree in Mechatronics and Digital Production would be the Master of Mechatronics Systems on the University Campus in Tuttlingen .

If you are interested in taking a master's, find out more about the various master's degrees we offer.

Study Mechatronics and Digital Production in cooperation with 100 companies

The Bachelor of Mechatronics and Digital Production programme at the University Campus Tuttlingen is run in close cooperation with industry. More than 100 companies belong to the Friends of University Campus Tuttlingen organization who are actively involved in the setting up and teaching of the mechatronics programme curriculum. The course is therefore workplace relevant, highly current and "powered by industry": company visits and student projects are held in various companies. Practicals actually take place in the company labs. So as a student, this gives you deeper insights into the field of mechatronics and production as well as the everyday work and demands of engineers working in this field.

Study in the technology hot spot of Tuttlingen

Tuttlingen is not only the world centre of medical technology. Core industries also include mechanical and plant engineering, metalworking, precision engineering, machine tools, sensors, drive and control technology, and automation and manufacturing technology. It is one of the strongest industrial regions in the state and in Germany.

Apply by 15 July!
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UNIVERSITY CAMPUS TUTTLINGEN of Furtwangen University
Kronenstraße 16 . 78532 Tuttlingen
Tel + 49.7461.1502 - 0 . Fax + 49.7461.1502 - 6201
info(at)hfu-campus-tuttlingen.de

  • ECTS 210 ECTS
  • Programme duration 7 Semesters
  • Location Tuttlingen
  • Faculty Industrial Technologies
  • Programme begins Winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements University entrance qualification
  • Teaching Language German
  • Accreditation Yes (ACQUIN)