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Mechatronics and Product Design (MSc)

Master's Degree Programme in Mechatronics and Product Design

This Master's programme is offered exclusively at the Velbert/Heiligenhaus campus.

From the idea through to the finished technical product, there are many steps to go through. In the Master's degree programme in Mechatronics and Product Design, you will learn in a very application-oriented way what pre-development and design planning must look like in order to successfully develop mechatronic systems. The degree programme provides interdisciplinary training for responsible and independent work in a wide range of industries. After graduating, graduates can work in mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive and electrical industries or, for example, in medical technology.

In terms of content, you will focus in particular on the topics of "Computer-Aided Engineering", "Electromagnets" and "Stochastic Signals". The modules "Vehicle Dynamics", "Vehicle Systems Engineering" and "Autonomous and Mobile Robots" provide insights into complex subject areas that are relevant to the development of mechatronic systems. In addition, you can set your own specialisations through elective modules. You will also learn the basics of business administration in the areas of project management, start-ups and entrepreneurship.

The lectures on our Master's degree programme usually only take place on Mondays and Fridays. You will also need to plan time to prepare for and follow up on the courses, but you are flexible in terms of time. This allows you to work alongside your studies or fulfil family commitments. The degree programme usually lasts three semesters.


*For documents such as exam regulations and module handbook, please visit the programme's german page.

Career prospects

As a graduate of our Master's degree programme in Mechatronics and Product Development, you have very good career prospects. After graduating, you can work in various industries in which mechatronic systems are developed and optimised. Jobs that require a high degree of independence and in-depth specialist knowledge are particularly suitable for our graduates.

Typical industries for graduates of this Master's programme are

  • Automotive industry
  • Plant construction
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Energy industry
  • aviation

Admission requirements

The prerequisite for admission to the Master's degree programme in Mechatronics and Product Design is a qualified degree (Bachelor's or Diplomingenieur degree) with an overall grade of 2.5 or better from a degree programme comprising at least 210 credit points in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics (e.g. Mechatronics and Product Design or Mechatronics and Information Technologies) or a comparable degree programme at a state or state-recognised university. The examination board determines the comparability of the subject. The examination board determines whether and which achievements these applicants may have to catch up on.

Graduates of a Bachelor's degree programme with fewer than 210 credit points may be admitted to the Master's degree programme on condition that they provide evidence of additional credits, usually amounting to 30 credit points.

Applicants who have not acquired their admission requirements at a German-speaking institution must provide proof of the German language skills required for the degree programme at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Further information can be obtained from the Student Service Centre at the Velbert/Heiligenhaus campus.

The programme starts in the summer and winter semesters.


International prospective students

As an international applicant, please note the German language skills required for this degree programme.

This degree programme is part of the Ruhr Master School (RMS). Choose from additional compulsory elective modules from the partner universities Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, which will be recognised for your studies at Bochum University of Applied Sciences. Take advantage of the extended study options!

Mechatronics and Product Design