Short profile

Bachelor of Science
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Restrictions on admission
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Standard period of study
6 semesters
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Start of studies
October 1
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Basic internship
8 weeks
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Credit points
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Brief description

Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary engineering science related to electrical engineering/electronics, computer science and mechanical engineering. The term mechatronics has become established worldwide and has become the trademark of an interdisciplinary approach to the development, production and marketing of complex system products.

The students of this course of studies are therefore taught interdisciplinary skills and a method-oriented way of working. They are given the necessary skills for the development of mechatronic systems in the automotive industry, production engineering, medical device technology and other areas. Other important fields of application of mechatronics today are biomechatronics and micromechatronics/microsystems technology, which are key areas of education in Ilmenau alongside mechatronic system design. They form the bridge to the life sciences and to micro- and nanotechnology, which depend on interdisciplinarity and systems thinking.

Our self-test will help you to find out what demands are placed on you at the beginning of your studies and how well your skills and aptitudes match the course of study you are interested in.
To the self-test

Content of study

Common engineeringfundamentals (e.g. mathematics, physics, electromagnetics, computer science, fundamentals of mechanical engineering)

31 %

Fundamentals of Mechatronics1 (e.g. electronic and optoelectrophysiological, engineering elements, system technology, technical mechanics, materials, machine elements)

22 %

Optional compulsory modules, choice between: Mechatronic systems | bio-mechatronics | micro-mechatronics

8 %


3 %

Basic and professional internship / bachelor thesis

14 %
Module List (Curriculum): Modultafel Mechatronics (Module List)


  • General mechatronics
  • Optomechatronics

The personal support makes it easy to keep track of the different areas of mechatronics: Electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science.

Bruno Ramirez


Practice during studies

The basic internship is a course of study with a total duration of 8 weeks. If possible, it should be completed before the studies. The specialist internship in the 6th semester lasts 12 weeks and can be completed in companies in Germany and abroad.

Fields of work

  • Biomechatronics
  • Microsystems engineering and nanotechnology
  • Automotive supply industry
  • IT and electronics industry
  • Medical Technology
  • Measurement and control technology
  • Precision engineering equipment and mechanical engineering

Jonas studies mechatronics at the TU Ilmenau


Discover your studies: Dietmar studies Mechatronics at the TU Ilmenau

Through Ilmenau with Janine and Marcel

Janine and Marcel take you on an exciting tour through the campus of the TU Ilmenau and through Ilmenau itself. They describe how they live and study in Ilmenau, give numerous leisure time tips and insights into the place of study of the Ilmenau University of Technology and take you to hidden places in the city.

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TU Ilmenau / Tom Goebel

Introductory week

Michael Reichel (ari)

To the Master's program


Programme coordinator

AOR PD Dr.-Ing. Tom Ströhla

+49 3677 69-2448

Study organisation

Dipl.-Ing. Jana Buchheim

+49 3677 69-2494

Related study programs

Online consultation hour for the study programmes Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Mechatronics and Optical Systems Engineering/Optronics

You can reach us on Thursdays from 15.00 - 16.00 via WebEx-Meeting

Click here to go to the WebEx room | meeting identification number: 842 757 258

Professors and staff members are happy to answer questions about studying at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

We are looking forward to interesting conversations!