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Mechatronic and Cyber-Physical Systems, M.Eng.

Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences & Industrial Engineering

You Shape the Future

The consecutive Master's programme enables Bachelor's graduates in mechatronics and other related fields of study to deepen their knowledge and understanding of networked systems in digital production. Modern simulation systems, cooperative and autonomous systems, innovative man-machine interfaces and additive manufacturing processes are dealt with in four technologically oriented study units. Two interdisciplinary study units allow the treatment of specific application fields of cyber-physical systems as well as the topic of functional safety of software-based control and automation systems.

Fact Sheet Mechatronic and Cyber-Physical Systems

Degree: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Duration : 3 semesters (1.5 years)

Start: March (summer semester)

Location: Cham

Course language: English

Admission requirements :

  • The qualification for the Master's programme in Mechatronic and Cyberphysical Systems is proven by the completion of a basic course of study at a domestic or foreign university with a minimum of 210 ECTS credits in the fields of industrial engineering, technical physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics or a degree that is equivalent to such a university degree. The examination board decides on the equivalence of the degrees.
  • Additionally, the professional competence for this programme of study is to be determined within the framework of an aptitude assessment. This aptitude assessment is conducted as an examination comprised of complex tasks on relevant topics drawn from higher mathematics for engineers as well as questions taken from the areas of physics, informatics, electrical engineering and control engineering. This written entrance examination provided on site - at the Technology Campus Cham affiliated to the Deggendorf Institute of Technology - and online, is consulted to determine the course-specific competence and is thus decisive for the admission to this postgraduate study programme. Sample questions aptitude assessment
  • If German is not your mother tongue, a proof of sufficient German skills is necessary. If English is not your mother tongue, a proof of sufficient English skills is necessary.

Fees : No tuition fees, only € 62 student service fee per semester


Career Prospects

In the near future, intelligent, self-controlling, sensor-supported and networked production systems will enable almost self-organised production in the "Smart Factory". In addition to this Industrial Internet of Things (IOT), robots on the other side of the spectrum are even gradually beginning to conquer social areas: Many surgical procedures are already robot-assisted today, and even in the care sector, attempts are being made to make measures technically more effective or to replace missing skilled personnel with robots. The field of automation, digitalisation and robotics has an enormous bandwidth, and development is progressing at breathtaking speed.

What influence will megatopics such as virtual/augmented reality, autonomous driving or ambient assisted living have on our future lives? The demand for qualified personnel will increase continuously over the next few years. Expert knowledge is more in demand than ever. Creative ideas can be the answer to these questions and needs - as master mechatronic and cyber-physical systems.

Increasing digitalisation is changing the way we work and creating new professions. The Master's programme in Mechatronic and Cyber-physical Systems conveys exactly the knowledge that is needed to be not only a part of this changing professional world, but someone who is actively involved in shaping it.

Subject Overview

Overview of lectures and courses, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden = weekly hours/semester) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in the Master's degree Mechatronics and Cyber-Physical Systems.


1. Semester SWS ECTS
Structure and Functions of Cyber Physical Systems 4 4
Business Models for CPS 2 2
Advanced Robotics 4 4
Autonomous System 4 4
Case Study Cooperative and Autonomous Systems 4 6
Advanced Modeling and Simulation 4 4
Case Study Mechatronic System Simulation 4 6
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 4 4
Mobile and adaptive HMI 2 2
Case Study VR/AR in System Engineering 4 6
Technologies of Additive Manufacturing 4 4
AM Production Processes 4 4
Case Study Cyberphysical Production Systems Using AM 4 6
Course-specific Compulsory Elective (FWP) 4 4
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Principles of Functional Safety 4 4
Design of Systems 2 2
Master Thesis - 22
Master Seminar - 2