Mechatronics Offers Opportunities

What makes mechatronics engineers special is their cross-disciplinary expertise in mechanics, electronics, computer science, and control technology. It enables them to connect and combine methods and tools from the individual disciplines and solve interface problems between them. In addition to cross-disciplinary skills and system theory expertise, a marked ability to work in a team is most important for mechatronics engineers because they are often deployed as project coordinators.

The range of mechatronics systems includes consumer electronics (CD changers and game consoles), production technology (robots and machine tools), medical devices (CT and magnetic resonance scanners), and vehicle technology (ABS, ESP, road sign recognition). They are to be found in all areas of business and industry. So the bandwidth from which a career can be chosen is one of the widest among the engineering disciplines.

For a good insight watch the film at ingenieurwissenschaften/mechatronik/

At a Glance

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Duration of Study: 6 semesters

If you are interested in greater detail we recommend you study the curriculum and the module manual as sources of information. To prepare for a successful study program we also recommend the online math bridge course.

Before Studying

Career-related Placement

Students are required to serve a ten-week career-related placement. The best time to do so is before starting their studies. We urgently recommend you to do so. Practical work may be divided into several sections or different companies. Placements/internships count as education in the tertiary sector and qualify for BAföG student loans. Please read the Internship Regulations before taking up your internship. You will find them here.

After Your B.Sc.

With a B.Sc. in Mechatronics you can study for the following M.Sc. The study duration is four semesters.

Dual Study Program

The Bachelor’s study program in Mechanical Engineering is also available as a dual study program under the heading dual@TUHH. It combines theory at the university level and practice in well-known enterprises. Dual here stands not for a combination of university study and vocational training but for a university course complemented by extended internships and an introduction to the company. Students receive a monthly remuneration of between € 800 and € 900. Applications to companies are best made early and preferably a year before commencing the study program. For further information visit the following site:

Important Contacts

In addition to the AStA, or Students’ Union, the Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Student Council (Fachschaftsrat) is happy to provide information from the student’s viewpoint at

Further Information

All admission modalities are laid down in the Satzung über das Studium (Statutes on Studying at the TUHH).

A precondition for admission is a ten-week pre-study placement, the details of which are dealt with in the Internship Regulations. Proof of this internship is not finally required until you register for your thesis, but you are urgently recommended, for reasons of both content and organization, to serve it before taking up your studies.