Mechatronics (MEC)

The Mechatronics degree course at the Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts has a strong interdisciplinary orientation. In the Mechatronics degree course, students will receive sound specialist knowledge from the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science as well as interdisciplinary skills. In the first 3 semesters, the fundamentals of the natural and engineering sciences that are required for handling and solving mechatronics tasks are taught. Building on this, students can deepen their knowledge and specialise in the profile area of mechatronics in production and automation technology and in the automotive sector.

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Brief overview

  • Degree

    Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

  • Start of studies

    Summer and winter semester

  • Subject group
  • Form of study

    Full-time and part-time

  • Admissions procedure

    free admission

  • Field of interest
    Electrical engineering, Engineering sciences, Technology, Machinery, Mechanical engineering

Interface between the disciplines

You are enthusiastic about the fascinating possibilities of state-of-the-art technology. But with only one of the classic individual disciplines of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, the framework is too narrow for you - because you want to do more. You like to think outside the box, so to speak. That is why the bachelor’s degree course in Mechatronics (MEC) at the Hochschule Hannover - University of Applied Sciences and Arts is just right for you. Because as an interface between disciplines, Mechatronics today plays a central role in the design and manufacture of technical industrial products - from complex plants, control systems, drives and machines to the latest developments in nanotechnology.

Course contents

The bachelor’s degree course in Mechatronics comprises 7 semesters and is divided into two course sections.

In the first part of the programme (1st-3rd semester), you will learn the basic mathematical, scientific and engineering interrelationships that are required for handling and solving mechatronics problems. The range of subjects in this course section is divided into the competence fields of mathematics/science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and information technology.

In the second course section (4th-6th semester), you will deepen the fundamentals you have learned and specialise in the profile area of mechatronics in production and automation technology and in the automotive sector. In the 6th semester, you have the opportunity to select in-depth courses for your personal specialisation in the field of mechatronics from a catalogue of several elective modules.

In your subsequent professional life, your skills will be primarily in demand when efficient, application-oriented solutions are required. Intensive practical relevance therefore has a high priority in the Mechatronics degree course. For this reason, an internship of at least ten weeks with a qualified company is planned in the 7th semester. This practical phase offers you the opportunity to get a realistic idea of the professional reality as well as the possibilities, limits and challenges of the intended professional field.

Under professional supervision, you learn to apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired so far in your studies in practice.

The practical phase is an essential part of the degree course; its successful completion counts as a prerequisite for admission to the bachelor’s thesis, which you will usually also complete in the 7th and final semester.



Mechatronics engineers have a broad-based education with extensive interdisciplinary knowledge at the intersection of the classical engineering disciplines of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science/information technology. This offers graduates of the Mechatronics degree course very good career prospects. And: Well-trained Mechatronics engineers are urgently sought everywhere, since mechatronic systems are playing an increasingly important role in industrial production processes, regardless of the industry. This means a constantly increasing demand for interdisciplinary trained specialists with the competence to develop and optimise system solutions. For the future, it is also to be expected that new fields of work in the area of renewable energies will emerge in addition to the previous fields of employment for Mechatronics engineers such as production and automotive engineering.

And this is how things could continue for you as a graduate of the bachelor's degree course in Mechatronics:

Qualification objectives

StudyFLEX: the non-intensive study programme

In StudyFLEX, you can complete your engineering degree course a little slower. Because in StudyFLEX, the first semester is stretched to two semesters and the original seven-semester programme is designed to last eight semesters, so you gain a little more time.


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