The future in your sights
Have you set your sights on becoming a specialist engineer and manager who is actively involved in designing our technological future and throwing the switch for Industry 4.0?
If you have, then mechatronics will help you achieve your goal.
Mechatronics combines mechanical (precision) engineering, electronics and IT, and is thus the key technology for a whole host of products which we all use in our everyday life. You only have to think of robotics, sensor or automotive technology – things which used to be purely mechanical are now nearly always supplemented by complex electro-technical elements, in combination with computer and information systems. Together they form a holistic mechatronics system – the interdisciplinary field of activity of a mechatronics engineer.
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences offers a part-time Master's degree in mechatronics in cooperation with the Technische Akademie Esslingen.
It normally takes five semesters to complete, including the Master thesis and colloquium. First come four semesters of theory, when you attend foundation lectures and specialist lectures which address topical issues. Practical work in the laboratories at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences complements this theoretical training. You also put what you have learned into practice as you tackle mechatronics projects. In the fourth semester, you can choose to specialise in automotive engineering, automation systems or sensor technology. This is followed in the fifth semester by your final piece of work, your Master thesis, which you can complete either at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences or in an industrial company.
The Master programme in mechatronics is designed as a part-time programme which you can combine with your professional work. It includes some courses with mandatory attendance which take place on Friday afternoon from 14.00 -17.15 and all day Saturday from 09.00 -17.00.