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Bachelor of Engineering


When mechanical, electronic and information technology elements interact in machines and systems, then Mechatronics engineers are in demand - exactly where previously there was friction between traditional specialist departments. Students on the mechatronics degree programme can choose between the two forward-looking specialisations Smart Production and Electromobility.

At a glance

Bachelor of Engineering
Standard period of study:
7 or 9 (cooperative degree) semesters
Programme start:
Winter semester
Instruction language:
Credit points:
210 credit points
Type of programme:
Full-time and cooperative studies
Type of admission (NC):
Open admission (no NC)

Study Details

Which machines, plants and systems are not Mechatronics these days? Many - no! Almost all of them now have mechanical, electronic and IT components. ABS, ESP and ASR are now standard in our cars and are just a few examples, along with 3D printers, voice assistants and service robots. With the Bachelor's degree programme in Mechatronics at Bochum University of Applied Sciences, you will be ideally qualified for the job market. In the modern, practice-oriented programme at Bochum University of Applied Sciences, you will acquire concrete knowledge, acquire practical skills through numerous exercises and internships in the laboratories, learn how to handle technology with care and experience creativity - including a semester abroad if you like. The Smart Production focus specialises you in the modern professional field of "Industry 4.0", in which the possibilities of digitalisation are strongly integrated into the solution approaches. In the Electromobility specialisation, you will always examine our current transport systems from a sustainability perspective. Choose your electives from our extensive catalogue and specialise individually in your focus area.

For documents such as the module handbook, study plan and examination regulations, please visit the German page.


From the fourth semester onwards, you can choose from the following specialisations:

1. Smart Production

  • Students who complete this specialisation qualify above all for professions in the modern world of “Industry 4.0”. The future will be characterised by a pronounced individualisation of products manufactured under the conditions of flexibilised production. For this, excellent skills in the three areas of mechanics, computer science and electrical engineering are essential! Engineers are required who are capable of sounding out and utilising all the possibilities offered by digitalisation (compulsory modules: Cyber Physical Systems, Robotics. Elective modules: e.g. Computer Vision, CAE/FEM, Power Electronics, Computer-aided Measuring Systems, etc.).

2. Electromobility

  • For over a decade, UAS_BO has been widely acknowledged for conceptualising, designing and building high-quality solar vehicles in the framework of an ongoing, large-scale student project and for making them roadworthy and has won a large number of international prizes and awards. Electromobility is regarded as the most important component of a climate-friendly transport system based on renewable energy sources. That is why you are especially confronted with questions from the sustainability sciences in this area of specialisation. In this sub-area of mechatronics too, the three areas of mechanics, electrical engineering and computer science (e.g. autonomous driving, artificial intelligence) are a fundamental part of your training as a mechatronics engineer (bachelor’s and master’s degree). The compulsory modules here are “Fundamentals of Electromobility” and “Electronic Systems in Vehicles” and you can additionally complete five elective modules, such as “Development of Solar-powered Vehicles”, “Driver Assistance Systems” or “Simulation Technology” and “Artificial Intelligence” (master’s only).

Cooperative Engineering Training (KIA)

The Mechatronics course in the framework of Cooperative Engineering Training is a 9-semester dual study programme: KIA students on the bachelor’s programmes earn a dual qualification: They complete a vocational training course and a university degree programme.

Admission conditions

School-leaving certificate

  • Advanced technical college entrance qualification (academic+practical) or Abitur or comparable foreign qualification


  • An entrance qualification recognised as equivalent (studies without Abitur or Fachhochschulreife)


  • Internship*

International students
Certificate recognition and required language skills

Cooperative study programme (KIA)

  • Advanced technical college entrance qualification (school + practical)


  • Abitur or comparable foreign qualification


  • A training contract with a co-operating company is available for enrolment


* 10 weeks of work placement are required: Proof of the complete internship must be provided by the beginning of the 5th semester. Training and professional activities from a specialised professional field can be credited towards the internship.
Possible areas:

  • Manual working techniques on metals, plastics and/or other materials;
  • Mechanical working techniques with cutting machines and non-cutting moulding machines;
  • Connection techniques;
  • Electrical installation, electrical machines, switching and measuring devices;
  • Service on communication technology components;
  • Assembly and maintenance of machines, devices and systems;
  • Measuring and testing - fault analysis;
  • Control and regulation technology, electronics;
  • Operational services in the hardware and software sector;
  • Operational structure and organisation of work processes;
  • Joining techniques;
  • Tool, fixture and gauge construction;
  • Surface treatment;
  • Development, design or testing;
  • Quality management, work preparation.

Your career opportunities

With the Bachelor's degree programme in Mechatronics at Bochum University of Applied Sciences, you will be ideally qualified for the job market.
After all, which product, which machine, which production line does not run under mechatronic aspects these days? As an all-rounder, you can be deployed at all interfaces. Regardless of whether you are working on tasks in development, design, project planning, production, testing, commissioning or maintenance, regardless of whether you are working on microsystems or large units such as ICE trains or commercial aircraft - Mechatronics engineers are in demand everywhere.

Studying at Campus Bochum

Außenansicht Campus Bochum
Bild: Torben Schilling

Modern, internationally oriented, and surrounded by greenery – that's Bochum University of Applied Sciences. With over 8,200 students learning at two different locations – the main campus in Bochum and the external location in Heiligenhaus (CVH).

With our six departments and over 58 degree programs, we place great emphasis on encounters at eye level, a supportive community, personal guidance, and strong practical relevance. There are numerous student work and research groups where students from different programs come together for collaborative learning. Topics such as Sustainable University Bochum, project-based learning, electromobility, or climate change can be independently and closely addressed with the guidance of instructors.

You can also pursue a doctoral degree with us after obtaining a master's degree. The Bochum campus is located approximately 15 minutes by car or light rail from the city center, right next to Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB). All leisure offerings for students there are open to you as well: from university sports to the cultural café and housing options. Bochum, as a student city, has everything a student could desire: from art museums, theaters, and concert halls to a planetarium and mining museum, not to mention the vibrant nightlife in the Bermuda Triangle, city park, and Kemnader See – check it out on the map to see how green it is here!

What our students say

"Today's vehicles are among the most complex mechatronic systems, apart from aerospace. You only get the knowledge in mechanics, electronics and Computer Science for this in the compact Mechatronics degree programme. After leaving school and completing my apprenticeship, Bochum University of Applied Sciences was the best place for me to study Mechatronics in the Automotive Engineering specialisation. The specialisation, but also the excellent international courses offered by the university, made the decision in favour of Bochum very easy."

Erik Goerres, alumnus


"For me, Mechatronics combines the most interesting aspects of engineering. Almost every modern device and machine is a mechatronics system: whether it's a robot, toothbrush, coffee machine, car or a machine optimised with artificial intelligence. Mechatronics engineers are responsible for developing them - and thus make a decisive contribution to the technical progress of our society."

Milan Wenske, student