Master of Science

Mechatronic Systems

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Knowing how digitalisation really works

Ready for a career in research and development? Our MES master's combines the traditional disciplines of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science with management and engineering mathematics. With this mix, you will be in high demand as an expert, as mechatronic elements are built into almost all technical products. Know-how in computer science, electrical engineering and mechanics is particularly important in the context of digitalisation. With MES we'll prepare you for a career in a managerial role in research and development – or do you prefer marketing and sales? All doors are open to you!

  • ECTS: 90 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 3 semesters
  • Campus: Tuttlingen
  • Faculty: Industrial Technologies
  • Programme begins: summer semester (March)
  • Application deadline: 15 January (summer semester)
  • Entry requirements: completed first degree in the STEM field with 210 ECTS
  • Teaching language: German
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • Many good reasons Mechatronics is an young, interdisciplinary, field. With MES, you're choosing a subject area with a high degree of innovation in which you can contribute your ideas. The course offers excellent job and career prospects.
  • Who does this suit? Our MES master's is aimed at engineers in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics or medical technology who wish to expand their skills in the field of mechatronics.
  • Powered by Industry The master's degree programme on the Tuttlingen Campus takes place in close cooperation with industry. You'll be working on projects directly in various companies, for example in labs - giving you a deep insight into the interdisciplinary field of mechatronics!
  • Important skills We not only increase your engineering skills, but also your management skills. The development of your soft skills is also important to us to prepare you to lead projects and teams well.

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

Within three standard semesters, you will deepen your expertise in computer science, electrical engineering or mechanics on this master's programme.

Elective options

If you choose MES, you determine the focus of your studies yourself! Choose your specialisation from nine possible modules – for example image processing, data analysis or embedded systems.

Exciting focuses

In MES, we focus on electronics, computer science, modeling and simulation, signal processing and engineering mathematics. On the Tuttlingen Campus you can expect not only exciting content, but also state-of-the-art equipment in our labs!

Hot topics

In addition to the in-depth lectures, you can also expect research internships and project work – we focus on MES in a practical and cutting-edge way! You'll complete your master's thesis in the third semester. You choose the topic yourself – our students often work together with companies for their thesis.

  • 60% Mechatronics
  • 30% Informatics
  • 10% Soft skills

Entry requirements

The Master's in Mechatronic Systems on the Tuttlingen Campus is aimed at engineers in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics or medical technology who wish to expand their skills in the field of mechatronics.

Study requirements:  

  • Application with selection procedure
  • Completed first degree in the MINT field
  • 210 ECTS points

What's included

Your career prospects

In demand across all sectors

Future products require answers to the complex requirements of digitalisation. Mechatronics experts are therefore in high demand in almost all technical sectors. Our graduates work in research as well as in development, in a management position or in sales.

Fields of work

  • Development of mechatronic components and systems
  • Collaboration in the research of mechatronic solutions
  • Assumption of management responsibilities
  • Involvement in the sale of mechatronic products

A doctorate is also possible after your master's degree! Internal link opens in the same window:More on the various possibilities at HFU

Faculty of Industrial Technologies

The Faculty of Industrial Technologies on the Tuttlingen Campus is something very special. At HFU, all subject areas are taught with a lot of practical relevance– but on the Tuttlingen Campus, students benefit from a special proximity to companies in the region. The focus here is on cooperation with industry in many practicals, students are allowed to work in company labs and can thus also make important contacts for their future careers. At "ITE", we focus our degree programmes on current topics of the future – digitalisation and technologisation, smart materials, medical technology, the energy transition, sustainability and human-machine interaction are just some of the exciting topics that we are helping to shape the future with.

Internal link opens in the same window:Find out more about the Faculty of Industrial Technologies (ITE)

As one of the strongest research universities in the country, HFU is also very active in the field of medical technology.

Click here for the Internal link opens in the same window:current research projects at HFU.


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Your key contacts

  •  Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Gollwitzer
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Gollwitzer Dean of Studies Mechatronic Systems (MSc)
    Head of Examinations Office (ITE, MME, WING)

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