Short profile

Master of Science
Restrictions on admission-Icon
Restrictions on admission
none | individual acceptance
Standard period of study-Icon
Standard period of study
3 semester (planned 4 semesters from WS 2022/23)
Start of studies-Icon
Start of studies
April 1 or October 1
Requirement for admission-Icon
Requirement for admission
Bachelor's degree in a similar field
Credit points-Icon
Credit points
Teaching language-Icon
Teaching language
possible throughout the year


The program is consecutive and is based on the Bachelor in Mechatronics. Besides graduates from Mechatronics, graduates of Mechanical Engineering (particullary with specialisation precision engineering), Control Engineering, Coputer Science and other related technical majors are also enabled for this master program. This applies to university graduates and high-skilled bachelor graduates from universities of aplied science as well as engineers who are looking for postgraduate training.

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering science, based on the fundamental disciplines of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and information technology. It deals with the systematic development and technical implementation of new integrated systems, which are characterized by a certain degree of "intelligence" and the resultant, independent ability to act. The goal of our education of modern engineers is the transfer of expertise and systematic thinking, even beyond the boundaries of the subject, combined with the ability to work in a team and communication skills.

The master program covers the broad range of technical skills required by the industry and offers a high degree of flexibility in subject selection. Research-oriented forms of study with close contacts to industry and economy are offered.

Content of study

Interdisciplinary obligatory modules (e.g. MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems), control of mechatronic systems, robotics, system integration, technical biology/ bionics, thermal transfer)

28 %

Optional modules according to the selected specialisation (see specialisation and detailed overview)

22 %

Project seminar

17 %

Master thesis

33 %
Detailed subject overview: Mechatronics (Master)


  • Mechatronic systems
  • Micromechatronics
  • Biomechatronics

Fields of work

  • Research and development (universities/companies)
  • Project engineering
  • Production Management
  • Research Management
  • Technical consulting, surveying
  • Quality assurance and inspection
  • Sales and Service
  • Business management of competitive companies
  • Audio and video technology
  • communications and measurement engineering

Jonas studies mechatronics at the TU Ilmenau


Discover your studies: Dietmar studies Mechatronics at the TU Ilmenau

Further information


Student Advisory Service

PD Dr.-Ing. Tom Ströhla

+49 3677 69-2448

Study organisation

Dipl.-Ing. Jana Buchheim

+49 3677 69-2494

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!