According to the focus on the design of mechatronic systems, the Bachelor of Science program starts already in the first semester with a concurrent education in subjects from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and information processing. This parallel education brings forward a comprehensive education across the different scientific domains. Students can start choosing elective course from the third semester onwards. Thus, students will early be faced not only with more theoretical fundamental lectures, but also with research oriented elective lectures in different subjects. Together with the laboratories, the course of study shows a well-balanced combination of theory and practice.
Components of the curriculum
The Bachelor program can be divided into the following subjects:
Components of the curriculum
Please note that according to the choice of the elective subjects and the topic of the Bachelor thesis, slights changes in the actual percentage of the individual subjects may arise.
A central aspect is the tight integration of research and teaching, which guarantees an education on a high scientific level combined with high practical relevance.
The program includes lectures from the following areas:
- Fundamentals of mathematics and computer science
- Electrical engineering and information technology
- Mechanical engineering and engineering mechanics
- Electronics and digital technology Electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic actuators
- Control technology and system dynamics
In addition, one has to place a special research focus by choosing electives in research areas in electrical engineering and information technology as well as mechanical engineering. One can choose between different, interesting and innovative research fields.
Besides the technical education, students will also be prepared for the non-technical aspects of their professional lives. According to the VDE-Ingenieurstudie , these demands include first and foremost soft skills and language skills, which are e.g. boosted by an introductory project in the first semester, team work and the offers of the language center (Sprachenzentrum) of TU Darmstadt. We put great emphasis on preparing our students for the participation in international project teams and the ability to carry out management functions. This is the function of the block Studium Generale. In this elective area, students have to choose lectures in the areas of economy, social studies, language, and environment. A seminar on self-management and an introductory project ease the entry into the study program. In addition, students can participate in many exchange programs and hence are able to study abroad for some time of their study program to raise the intercultural competence.
The Bachelor thesis concludes the bachelor program that has been accredited by the ZEvA. After the conclusion of the Bachelor program, one can enter the consecutive Master of Science program in Mechatronics. The MSc in Mechatronics from TU Darmstadt entitles to enter Ph.D. and other doctoral programs.