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Mechatronics and Robotics- Technology for the Future!

Mechatronics and Robotics engineers at Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences solve the technical problems of today and develop the products of tomorrow, e.g. head-up displays that show important information in the drivers´ field of vision, inter-connected robots, laser processing machines and sensors in an industrial internet environment, lightweight, but high-strength bionic structures produced through 3D-printing. Mechatronics and robotics build the bridge between mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and informatics. For this reason, our students learn how to solve technical tasks through an interdisciplinary approach.

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Dr.-Ing Jörg Reisinger, Research and Pre-Development UserInteraction: cross-divisional function haptics, new operating devices at Daimler AG
A broad knowledge base in different fields of mechatronics is essential for my current job. I still remember the commitment and constructive cooperation of the professors in a very good study programme. Doing my PhD at Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences together with TU Munich has been the basis of my professional success.
Dr.-Ing Jörg Reisinger, Research and Pre-Development UserInteraction: cross-divisional function haptics, new operating devices at Daimler AG


Degree: Bachelor of Engineering
7 Semester: 210 ECTS
Language: German / English
Location: Heilbronn Sontheim
Study form: Full-time
Start: Winter term
enrol until: September 23

Programme Structure

In the course of your studies you will gain an understanding of the functionality of modern mechatronic and robotic systems while studying bilingual.

The programme is oriented on the components of modern mechatronic systems, i.e sensors, actors, information technology, the mechanical structure, communication technology and human-machine interfaces.

During the basic studies you will learn all the necessary basics in the fields of mathematics, computer science, physics, electrical and mechancial engineering. Since the first year is taught in English, you have also the opportunity to improve your German language skills with an obligatory intensive German course.

In the advanced study period, which is taught mainly in German, you have the opportunity to specialize according to your preferences and strengths. For this purpose, you can choose between specializations in the fields of robotics, information technology and mechancial engineering.

You will conclude your studies with a Bachelor's thesis, which is often conducted in the strong local, world-wide oriented industry.

With us you will learn in a practical way and make contacts with the industry during your studies.

Career Prospects

Due to the growing automation degree in the industry, the demand for well-qualified engineers for the control of machines, application of industrial robots and the development of new service robots will increase further.

As the "region of world-market leaders", the Heilbronn-Franken area is proud to provide a highly dynamic and attractive environment with optimal possibilites for your career entry and advancement. Thanks to their broad technical knowledge and wide practical experience, our graduates can choose from many different job opportunities, both in the region and worldwide.

Course Structure

Basic Study (in English)

The basic studies contain basic engineering knowledge and also basic knowledge of mechatronics and robotics.

A compulsory German language course is part of the programme.

  • Mathematics

  • Physics (including laboratory practise)

  • Informatics
    -Introduction to programming
    -Introduction to digital technology
    -Algorithms and data structures

  • Electrical Engineering
    -Introduction to electrical engineering
    -Elektronic circuit design
    -Electrical engineering lab

  • Technical Mechanics

  • Engineering Design
    -Engineering design basics
    -Working practises
    -Engineering drawing
    -Machine elements

  • Engineering materials and Manufacturing Processes
    -Metal-cutting manufacturing

Main Study (in German)

The main studies broaden the basic knowledge from the basic studies and teach a broad range of specific subjects. Lectures are complemented by practical exercises in our state-of-the-art laboratories.

Succesful completion of German language course of 1st year is required for main studies.

  • Specialisations and technical electives (lectures and labs)

  • Control technology and mathematical methods
    -Signals and systems
    -Control technology
    -Control technology lab

  • Robotics, sensors and electrical actuators
    -Metrology and sensors
    -Metrology lab
    -Electrical drives
    -Industrial robots

  • Engineering Design
    -Computer Aided Design
    -Mechanics of materials
    -Machine elements

  • Information technology
    -Electronics lab
    -Software technology
    -Introduction to network systems

Before the beginning of the 5th semester Proof of German Language Skills must be submitted:

  • DSH -1 (Deutsche Sprachführung für den Hochschulzugang / German Language Examination for Academic Purposes), or
  • TestDAF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache / Test in German as a Foreign Language)
  • telc Deutsch B2, or
  • Goethe B2-Certificate

The new knowledge and skills will be applied in the practice semester where all students work independently on engineering tasks in an industrial firm.

  • Practical experience
  • work in an industrial enterprise
  • get to know different specific engineering tasks
  • independent work
  • realistic working conditions
  • networking with experienced engineers
  • salary
  • also possible abroad Ausland

In the last study phase, you have considerable freedom to specialise in certain key topics that you have worked on in your internship. In addition, you can choose from a range of courses in other engineering programmes.
Finally, you will also get an insight into business studies and enhance your social competences.

  • Specialisations and technical electives (lectures and labs)

  • student research project

  • Advanced Engineering contents
    -Technical physics
    -Digital signal processing

  • Advanced information technology
    -Digital production

  • Interdisciplinary competences
    -Studium generale
    -Introduction to business studies
    -Integrated product design

The last part of your studies consists of the Bachelor thesis. This will be a project at the university or in cooperation with a company that is planned, organised and implemented independently by each student.

Master's program: The completion of your bachelor's degree allows you to start your career or, alternatively, to continue your studies in our master's program.

Doctorate: Upon completion of your Master's degree, you will also have the opportunity to pursue a doctorate within the framework of university cooperations.

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