"This site requires JavaScript to work correctly"

The Desire to Discover New Things

Will Drive You to Becoming an Engineer for Life

Apply now

Mechatronics, B.Eng.

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics

You're holding the reins

Intelligent devices revolutionisse all areas of life. Software and algorithms are the main drivers of innovation and growth worldwide. Many only see the tip of the iceberg, the apps on the smartphone or the software on the PC. Today, software drives almost every device, from toasters, microwave ovens and dishwashers to e-bikes and cars, from all production facilities and machines to intelligent roads, intelligent cities, infrastructures and smart grids.

As a mechatronics engineer, you hold the reins. You work as a system engineer and architect at the interfaces between software, electronics and mechanics. In the Internet of Things, it is not computer science alone that counts, but rather the interaction of software with actuators such as drives and sensors for physical quantities as well as mechanics. In this course you will acquire all the basics in mechanical design, electronics and embedded software in order to design, develop and implement these innovations. The demand for this competence in the market is immense and is growing much faster than it can be met.

Fact Sheet Mechatronics

Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

Duration: 7 semesters (3.5 years)

ECTS points: 210

Start: October (winter semester)

Location: Deggendorf

Taught in: German

Application period: 15 April - 15 September

Admission requirements:

  • General German university entrance qualification, or please check your eligibilty at the DAAD if you own an international qualification
  • Language requirements

Previous knowledge:

  • Knowledge of basic scientific subjects and mathematics is required.

Key aspects:

  • Industry (ID)
  • Automotive (AT)

Postgraduate opportunities:  

CHE University Ranking 2021/2022: The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics is in the top group in the area of "Practical Relevance".


DownloadCourse flyer

Enquiries: welcome@th-deg.deprospective student advisors

Career Prospects

The professions for Bachelors of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Mechatronics cover a very broad field of work. From conception, development and construction to the production of mechatronics components. He does not only rely on what he has learned, but also on intuition, fantasy and creative imagination. The integration of mechanical, electronic, information technology and, if necessary, optical system components into an innovative product is at the forefront.

The mechatronics engineer's field of work today is particularly characterised by requirements such as interdisciplinary work, interface competence, the use of simulation technology, IT and information technology and the use of new materials.

Mechatronics is a relatively new discipline in engineering education. Mechatronics training was introduced in Germany in the 1990s because it was recognised that more and more products represented a synthesis of mechanical, electronic and information technology components. The mechatronic engineer has the interface competence necessary to develop such products efficiently and produce them economically.

Mechatronic engineers can be found in the following fields of activity:

  •     Development of mechatronic products
  •     Modeling and simulation of mechatronic
  •     Systems
  •     Quality management
  •     Production of mechatronic systems
  •     Consulting, sales and training

Possible fields of application for mechatronic engineers include the following industries:

  •     Precision mechanics machines and
  •     Appliances
  •     Automation engineering
  •     Writing and printing technology
  •     Biomedical technology
  •     Motor vehicle construction and
  •     Supply industries
  •     Electrical industry, household appliances
  •     Defence technology
  •     Production engineering
  •     Aerospace engineering

Alumni Profile

Cinderella Dietl

2013 | Mechatronics (Dual)

Career Development

Up to my current position as project manager it was not the shortest way.

After graduating from secondary school (technical field) I first learned the profession as an administrative assistant. Since I did not see myself in this field for the rest of my life, I decided to catch up on my general school certificate at the vocational high school in Deggendorf. Through my brother Markus I got some insights into the dual study of electrical engineering and decided to study mechatronics at Strama-MPS Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG, combined with a vocational training as a mechatronics engineer.

Strama-MPS develops special machines for the production, assembly and testing of complex technical components and products. Altogether, more than 1,300 specialists work at Strama-MPS worldwide - about 750 of them at the Straubing location.

My current position in the company requires me to be able to react quickly to acutely arising issues. Therefore I need a good overview of the whole project and am responsible for cost planning, customer meetings and site planning. In the end, a complete production line with various assemblies is created. The line is completed down to the last detail and put through its paces so that it can be reassembled and put into operation at the customer's site.

Reminiscing allowed: remember your student days

I would always decide again for a dual study at the TH Deggendorf, because you can deepen the acquired knowledge besides the theoretical training at the same time in practice. Apart from the good leisure activities in Deggendorf, I also like to think back to DIT's Christmas party. With good food and atmospheric music one could enjoy a nice evening with friends. I would also like to emphasize the good cooperation among the students. This was also encouraged and challenged by the professors themselves through various topics that were worked on in teamwork. This includes the two compulsory projects during the studies - and the related excursions to the Czech Republic.

What advice would you give to today's students?

I would advise students to stick together. This will pay off well at the latest when working out the learning material before the exams. First of all by saving a certain amount of time and secondly by having one or more partners who may also have an answer to one or the other question. For the remaining open topics I can only say from my experience that the professors of DIT have an open ear and are happy to help.


Subject Overview

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

1 semester SWS ECTS
Basics of Mathematics 4 5
Applied Physics 1 4 5
Informatics 1 4 5
Statics 4 5
Basics of Electrical Engineering 1 4 5
Materials 4 5
2 semester SWS ECTS
Differential and Integral Calculus 4 5
Applied Physics 2 4 5
Informatics 2 4 5
Strength Theory 4 5
Basics of Electrical Engineering 2 4 5
Electronic Components 4 5
3 semester SWS ECTS
Differential Equations 4 5
Basics of Kinematics and Kinetics 4 5
Informatics 3 4 5
Construction and CAD 1 4 5
Practical Measurement Technology and Sensor Technology 4 5
Circuit Technology  4 5
4 semester SWS ECTS
Statistics 4 5
Control engineering 1 4 5
Digital, Microcomputer and Control Technology 6 8
Machine Elements 4 5
Construction and Project modul 6 7
5 semester    
Electric drives 4 5
Control engineering 2 4 5
Simulation technology 4 5
6 semester    
Pracitcal module 6 6
Industrial Internship   24


Choice of One Focus Area


Focus: Industry

5 semester SWS ECTS
Production Engineering 4 5
Industrial Automation Technology 4 5
Elective 1 4 5
7 semester SWS ECTS
Elective 2 4 5
Elective 3 4 5
Elective 4 4 5

Focus: Automotive

5 semester SWS ECTS
Power Electronics 4 5
Automotive electronics 4 5
Elective 1 4 5
7 semester SWS ECTS
Elective 2 4 4
Elective 3 4 5
Elective 4 4 5


Bachelor Module   15
Bachelor thesis   12
Bachelor seminar 1 3