The aim of the Master program is to prepare the students for scientifically oriented jobs in the area of mechatronic systems. In this context, the Master program shall teach the application of the fundamental methods learned in the preceding Bachelor studies in MEC/MPE/ETiT, but shall also teach advanced methods on a Master level. The course of studies expressively enables students to actively acquire knowledge in further areas of mechatronic systems during their later professional career. The Master degree also allows entering doctoral programs.
Structure of the studies
The education on the Master level is strongly research oriented. Results from ongoing research projects are incorporated into the graduate level courses. The practical component is realized by advanced level laboratories and design projects. In these courses, the education in engineering subjects is augmented by the requirement to work in teams which is typical for the engineering task.
The choice of lectures has been strongly influenced by the interdisciplinary character of mechatronics. In the area of the mandatory lectures, a focus has been on the system theory –related lectures. The students acquire knowledge in fields ranging from digital control systems, real-time programming of micro-controllers and advanced control methods up to the modeling and simulation of mechatronic systems. Furthermore, the students train a systematic approach to product innovation.
The electives cover different topics, such as
- Aerospace Mechatronics
- Automotive Mechatronics
- Design and Manufacturing of Mechatronic Systems
- Embedded Drives
- Mechatronic Drives
- Micromechatronic Systems
- Simulation and Control of Mechatronic Systems
These electives are all characterized by the tight meshing of lectures from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and realize a domain-spanning education in mechatronics. Furthermore, selected lectures from the Department of Computer Science can be included into the individual study program.