Mechatronics (MSc)

What is the degree programme about?

Mechatronics (MSc) is organised by the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering and Computer Science at FAU. The Bavarian mechatronics and automation cluster, Mechatronik & Automation e.V., has transformed the Erlangen/Nuremberg area into a research hub for mechatronics system solutions which is unique in Germany.

The degree programme consists of the modules M1 through M8 which are taught over the course of four semesters, practical training in the form of an 8-week placement and six months for writing the Master's thesis.

Students can choose from the following specialisations:

  • Control Engineering
  • Sensor Technology
  • Electrical drives and power electronics
  • Electronic components, circuits and systems
  • Radar, radio and photonic systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Engineering mechanics
  • Engineering design
  • Laser and metal forming technology
  • Manufacturing automation and plastics engineering
  • Metrology and quality management
Modules and degree programme structure


Good reasons for choosing this degree programme at FAU

The Nuremberg Metropolitan Region and the "Automation Valley Nordbayern" offers mechatronics graduates a unique range of career entry opportunities.

Potential challenges

Students should not encounter any problems as they choose their subjects according to their preferences and interests.


The Master of Science (MSc) is an internationally recognised academic degree and a professional qualification. It qualifies graduates for doctoral degree programmes in Germany and abroad and for academic work in research and teaching. It also qualifies graduates for careers in business, administration and politics.

Admission requirements

A basic requirement for admission to a Master's degree programme is a good Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject (minimum grade 2.5). If the final grade is >2.5, applicants will be invited to an oral admission examination which lasts approximately 15 minutes.

Applicants are assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Good knowledge of the foundations of the subject
  • Good knowledge in a specialisation corresponding to an eligible specialisation in the Master's degree programme
  • Description of a relevant, subject-related project
  • Knowledge of the relevant literature
  • A positive prognosis based on improving progress during their programme of studies

Consecutive degree programme for the following Bachelor's degree:

  • Mechatronics

Related Bachelor's degrees/admission to the Master's degree programme possible with additional courses:

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Information Technology
  • International Production Engineering and Management
  • Energy Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

Applicants with a German university degree must submit the following documents:

  • Two copies of the signed application form
  • School leaving certificate (complete certificate)
  • University degree certificate (for example, Bachelor's degree) if already available
  • Diploma supplement or complete overview of subjects and grades (academic record)
  • Complete CV (including picture) bearing the date and original signature – please prepare the CV yourself, no templates available
  • Letter of motivation/application letter including the date and original signature – please prepare the letter yourself, no templates available
  • Registration form for the final examinations in the current examination period (if degree has yet not been completed)

Application via the online application portal campo.

More information on studying abroad is available on the Erasmus+ page, from the International Office of the Faculty of Engineering and from the Central Office for International Affairs.

Degree program start date and application deadlines

Please find more detailed information on how to apply for a Master or advanced degree program on the following website:

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Type of study: Master
Location: Erlangen
Standard duration of study: 4 Semester
Start date of degree program: Summer Term, Winter Term
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Admission: Qualification assessment