Brief profile

Master of Science
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Restrictions on admission
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Standard period of study
4 Semester
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Start of studies
1. April oder 1. Oktober
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Requirement for admission
Abschluss eines verwandten Bachelorstudiums
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Credit points
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Brief description

The degree course is consecutive and builds on the Bachelor's degree course in Mechatronics.

Anyone who has successfully completed such a Bachelor's degree or a related Bachelor's degree with a standard period of study of at least six semesters and has earned at least 180 credit points (CP) can be admitted to the course. Subject-specific aptitude is determined on the basis of the documents to be submitted and, if necessary, in an interview.

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field of engineering science based on the fundamentals of the classical disciplines of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and information technology. It deals with the systematic development and technical implementation of new integrated systems that are characterized by a certain degree of "intelligence" and the resulting ability to act independently. The aim of our training for modern engineers is to impart specialist knowledge and systems thinking, even across disciplinary boundaries, combined with teamwork and communication skills.

The Master's degree program covers the wide range of technical skills required by industry and offers a high degree of flexibility in the choice of subjects. Research-oriented forms of study with close contacts to industry and business are offered.

Application with German certificates

Application with foreign certificates

Why Ilmenau?

Students can specialize in biomechatronics, micromechatronics, mechatronic systems and optomechatronics in the Master's degree course.


Jonas studies mechatronics at the TU Ilmenau


Discover your studies: Dietmar studies Mechatronics at the TU Ilmenau

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


Programme coordinator

Programme coordinator

Study organisation

Dipl.-Ing. Jana Buchheim

+49 3677 69-2494

Professors and staff members will be happy to answer questions about the courses offered by the

Department of Mechanical Engineering.

WebEx room | Meeting identification number 842 757 258

We are looking forward to interesting conversations each

Thursday 3pm - 4pm.