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Prof. Dr. Hartmut Paschen
Campus Mülheim

Duisburger Str. 100 45479 Mülheim an der Ruhr



Academic Degree
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
Standard period of study
7 Semester
Study start
Admission restriction
Subject area
Fachbereich 4
Institute of Measuring and Sensor Technology
Study location
Mülheim an der Ruhr

An engineering science
that moves you!

Whenever something moves in technical devices, mechatronics is involved.

As a mechatronics engineer, you control the technical innovations of tomorrow. This forward-looking engineering degree program combines the exciting fields of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer engineering. Thanks to a wide range of elective modules, you can design your studies exactly the way that suits you best.

What you can expect

Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary engineering science that incorporates elements of mechanical engineering, electronics and computer science and combines them into a functioning whole.

Mechatronics engineers develop innovative and economical solutions through the intelligent combination of mechanics, electronics and software. As generalists, they have a comprehensive understanding of how to develop resource-saving, efficient and customer-oriented products and processes.

The practical and basic research-oriented course enables students to familiarize themselves with a wide range of technical challenges in industry. Graduates have excellent career opportunities in various professional fields, including technical development, production, sales, technical management and production organization.


Your study content

We give you the overall understanding you need to develop new, technical things and processes sustainably and efficiently.

Mathematics and natural sciences
Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mechanics
Bachelor's examination regulations, module handbook & study plan.

What will you learn?

You will immerse yourself in mechanics, electronics and computer science. You will delve deeper into the topics that interest you the most - for example, automation technology or electromobility.

Your study program

Electrical Engineering I

6 Credits

Acquisition of electrical engineering fundamentals for later engineering modules

Applied Computer Sciences and Programming Languages

6 Credits

Basics of computer structure, coding of information, introduction to programming

Technical English for Engineers (Lehrsprache Englisch)

3 Credits

Basic concepts and conversation


6 Credits

Business Administration and Law for Engineers

3 Credits

Business and legal basics for an engineering degree programme

Engineering Mathematics 1

6 Credits

Acquisition of mathematical foundations for later engineering modules

Mechanical Engineering Design

6 Credits

Electrical Engineering II

6 Credits

Fundamentals of complex alternating current theory, transformers and first-order switch-on processes

Mathematics for Engineers II

6 Credits

Advanced mathematical methods and procedures

Digital Systems

6 Credits

Mechanics 1

6 Credits

Materials science in mechanics and electrical engineering

6 Credits

Fundamentals of chemical materials science

Introduction to Mechatronics / Development Systems

6 Credits

Control and Feedback Control Systems

6 Credits

Systemtheoretische Grundlagen, mathematische Modelle zur Beschreibung dynamischer Systeme, Vorlesung mit Übungen

Project Work Mechatronics

6 Credits

Mechanics 2

6 Credits

Electrical drive technology

6 Credits

Electronic Devices and Basic Circuits

6 Credits

Continuation of materials science, Practical applications in the laboratory

Fundamentals of Signal Processing

6 Credits

Signals and systems, deepening knowledge of signal processing through practical applications in exercises

Modern methods of control engineering

6 Credits

Elective module 1

6 Credits

Embedded systems

6 Credits

Measurement technology

6 Credits

Simulation technology

6 Credits

Elective module 2

6 Credits

Elective module 3

6 Credits

Practical semester and practical seminar (across semesters 25 + 2 credits)

12 Credits

Elective module 4

6 Credits

Elective module 5

6 Credits

Elective module 6

6 Credits

Practical semester and practical seminar (across semesters 25 + 2 credits)

15 Credits

Bachelor's thesis and colloquium

15 Credits

What you need to bring along

  • Language level C1 is required and the language of instruction is German.
  • General or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification
  • Alternatively: entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or a qualification recognized as equivalent in the course of professional qualification
  • Admission free!

Application process

The application phase for the approval-free Bachelor’s degree programmes for the coming winter semester begins on 01. May 2024 and ends on 15. September 2024. Applications can only be submitted online via our application portal.

If you have any questions, please contact the application support team.

What our students say


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"Before you start studying mechatronics, you have to realize that a lot of basic knowledge is taught - in mechanics, electronics and computer science. But there are also plenty of exercises and practical applications: from programming and soldering to the automatic control of water tanks, everything is covered. The coolest thing so far has been a project in which we had to design and build a machine that can sort different types of nuts. In another module, we had to program an animated bridge simulation."

Julius Müller



Stephan Koprivsek mit rundem Rahmen

As an engineer, I work in a team that develops innovative control units for next-generation VW vehicles. Seeing theoretical planning come to life inspires me. When the control unit is finished and I know that it will soon be in every Golf, I am proud to have worked on something big. The internships during my mechatronics studies were exhausting, but always cool. At the beginning, I sometimes had the feeling that the course might drag on. But in the end it was worth it.

Stephan Koprivsek

Mess- und Sensortechnik

Fachschaftsvertretung 4

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