Mechatronics is a combination of mechanics, electronics and information technology. The aim of mechatronics is to make technical systems functional. During your studies, you will learn the necessary skills and expertise to develop, manufacture and commission mechatronic systems methodically and with computer assistance. Of course, current topics such as Smart Factory, Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence are part of the teaching content.
In the foundation courses, you first learn the basics of mechanics, electronics and information technology. In the core courses, you can choose from various mandatory electives (digitalisation of the economy, regenerative energies, medical technology). You will also acquire additional qualifications such as business thinking, the ability to work in a team and project-oriented work.
With your Bachelor's degree, many doors will be open to you because you will be trained as an all-rounder who is urgently needed in many industries. You work in an interdisciplinary manner and bear responsibility for modern technologies and their application. The job profile of mechatronics needs skilled workers who think in a forward-looking way and want to meet the demands of an automated and digitalised society -
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Your career opportunities
You will have the best job prospects as a specialist or manager in the following areas:
Mechanical engineering industry
Automotive industry and its suppliers
Medical technology and the optics industry
Communication and security technology
Measurement and regulation technology
During your studies, you will have the opportunity to get to know all areas of application and fields of activity.
All done! You can check the status of your application at any time via HEonline. You should keep your login details in a safe place. Shortly after the application deadline, you will be able to see whether you have received an admission offer on HEonline and hochschulstart.
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The video tutorial shows you the most important application steps and the importance of prioritization.
Which criteria are used to award the university places?
There are usually more applications than places available. This means that not all applications for degree programmes will be successful. The places available will be awarded in accordance with the result of the university’s own selection procedure.
We are unable to give details of any admission restrictions (numerus clausus, NC) in advance. The NC states the selection threshold and the waiting time in semesters (periods of 6 months) for the last student in the ranking who is admitted to the degree programme. This means the NC varies depending on the number of applicants, their selection thresholds/waiting times and the number of places available. Since this is different for each application phase, we are unfortunately unable to provide any information about the admission restrictions (NC).
Why do I apply to hochschulstart.de and to the university?
For some of the Bachelor degree programmes at Esslingen, the admission procedure for applications for the first regular semester is via the national application portal Hochschulstart and the “dialog-oriented service procedure - DoSV”, where you can apply for a maximum of 12 university places.
To process your application, the “Application/Admission” team needs all the documents required for the admission procedure at Esslingen. You can upload these online via Esslingen’s HEonline campus management system.
Can I apply although I have not yet received my final certificate?
Yes. You can also apply even though you have not yet received your final certificate.
You can upload your university entrance qualification in Esslingen’s HEonline campus management system until the application deadline at the latest.
For whom is the study programme suitable?
You are enthusiastic about technology and find mechanical systems exciting.
You don't find maths and physics too problematic.
You are interested in programming.
You like to solve complex and tricky questions and enjoy working out the core of the problem.
The ability to work in a team and communicate are among your strengths, as you will be solving interdisciplinary challenges.
Broad basic knowledge
I have fond memories of the small working groups with direct contact to the teaching staff. The broad basic knowledge I acquired during my studies in mechatronics helps me in my job. I advise every student to take the opportunity to go abroad, no matter whether it’s a theory semester, a practical semester or a dual degree. It is an experience that will shape you.
Lukas Grad, Alumnus of the Mechatronics degree programme
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