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Mechatronics and Digital Production: digitalization plus production engineering

Details of the bachelor's programme

The mechatronics programme at the University Campus in Tuttlingen focuses on the challenges of digitalization and networked production. It provides you with a broad basic knowledge of mechanical engineering, in particular a combination of computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and production engineering. Specialization in Mechatronics and Production in later semesters makes it possible to work across a range of fields in the future. The programme put particular focus on systems integration, industrial communications engineering and the digitalization of networked production.

Areas of specialization in the programme: programming and information processing; electrical engineering/electronics; production engineering; mechanical engineering and design; automation and drive technology; sensors; measurement and control technology.

Fields of work: our graduates are mainly employed in the development of high-tech strategies for the smart factory, as well as in digital processes, systems and products. They develop and implement automation solutions. When they graduate they are technical lateral thinkers who make possible a simplified, automated world and the networking of systems and products.

An internship semester is carried out in the 4th semester.

Mechatronics and Digital Production – a degree powered by industry.

On the University Campus Tuttlingen you will be studying in cooperation with over 100 companies. The Mechatronics and Digital Production programme is therefore extremely workplace relevant and offers excellent perspectives:

  • Introduction to mechatronics and digital production in 5 companies
  • Practicals in the labs of the Tuttlingen Faculty of  Industrial Technologies and in industry
  • Lecture series with experts from cooperating organizations
  • Mentoring by specialists and management from industry
  • Project work in cooperation with industry

Degree awarded

The degree is awarded after successful completion of the Bachelor's thesis in the 7th semester. The degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics and Digital Production (B.Sc.) is awarded.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes - Mechatronics and Digital Production (MDP), Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Subject knowledge and skills

  • Solid grounding in principles of mathematics, natural science and engineering
  • Ability to design and construct mechatronic products using computer-assisted development tools taking possible production processes into consideration
  • Ability to develop mechatronic products using knowledge of mechanics, electromechanics, electronics, and signal and data processing
  • Ability to plan and implement the control of complex mechatronic components and systems taking the possibilities of modern automation techology into consideration

Transferable skills

  • Goal-oriented, interdisciplinary thinking
  • Self-directed learning
  • Confident manner and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in foreign languages
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Reflective interpersonal and teamworking skills
  • Cost-conscious attitude and working methods

Employability skills

  • Research and development of mechatronic products and systems
  • Control and automation engineering
  • Sales of automatisation engineering solutions
  • Engineering services