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Prospective Graduate Students

The International Graduate Studies in Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary study program. The duration of the study course is two years, divided into 4 semesters. Courses start mid October each year. Medium of instruction is English, however, basic German language courses are mandatory for all Mechatronics students during their studies.

A Master of Science degree in Mechatronics will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. The grades and credit points of the Mechatronics program are based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) which guarantees high international acceptance of the Master degree.

Students of Mechatronics join us from all around the world so the course is designed to first integrate the knowledge of students coming from various fields and cultures (alignment subjects). These subjects are based on students entry qualifications.

In the second and third semester relatively complex courses are offered providing students with broad knowledge in mechanical as well as electrical engineering.

During the fourth semester students have to write their Master thesis based on their research. The research is done under the supervision of teaching staff at the University of Siegen, however, the research can be done at the University or in the industry. This provides excellent opportunities for the future professional career.

Major research areas include robotics, computer science, electrical systems, control engineering, material science, machines, automation, networking, power systems, multi-sensor systems and design. Moreover, cooperation with other departments guarantees an even larger selection. Some exemplary research topics include:


  • Medical surgery robots, Mobile robotics, Telematics,Control of mechatronic system, 3D vision,
  • Photo-Mixer Device (PMD) technology
  • Design and construction
  • Mechanics
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Power electronics
  • Electrical devices
  • Neural networks
  • Network computing etc.
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