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Mechatronics and Robotics, M. Sc.

The master's degree program in Mechatronics and Robotics is an interdisciplinary course of studies that uniformly presents and teaches the methods and in-depth knowledge from the disciplines of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science as well as geodesy. It also includes the most important fundamentals and procedures for the function-oriented analysis of mechatronic systems as well as a description of the essential principles of action for the components for the synthesis of such systems. Mechatronic systems result from the interaction of mechanical, electronic and information technology elements. Of particular importance are the integration and local arrangement of the individual elements as well as the achievement of synergetic effects.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT DURING YOUR STUDIES?

In addition to a basic evaluation of mechatronic systems, contents on the mathematical description (dynamics and kinematics), control and application-oriented adaptation of robots are taught. This also includes the observation of stationary and mobile robots as well as the corresponding methods for path and route planning.

In the Master's programme, specialisation in one of the following areas of specialisation is possible: vehicle mechatronics, signal processing and automation, industrial and medical robotics, robotics - mobile systems, systems engineering, medical device technology. The aim of the course is to enable students to analyse and develop technical systems in which sensor, information processing, actuator and mechanical functions are integrated. Such systems are, for example, anti-lock braking systems for vehicles, contact-free magnetic bearings and sensor-guided robots.

Detailed information on the course contents can be found in the module plan and in the module and course catalogues

Duration and conclusion

As a rule, the course of study takes 4 semesters. After passing the master thesis you will receive the degree Master of Science.

QUALIFICATION GOALS

  • Tasks and requirements in mechatronics and robotics

    Mechatronics and Robotics deals with the interdisciplinary interaction of mechanics, electrical engineering and information processing for the purpose of developing technical systems in which sensor, information processing, actuator and mechanical functions are integrated. The technical requirements consist of optimally exploiting the potential of the individual engineering disciplines for the design of mechatronic systems and combining them in a goal-oriented manner.

  • The main qualification goals of the master's degree in mechatronics and robotics are ...
    • an in-depth understanding of the specifics and functionalities of complex mechatronic systems and an in-depth understanding of engineering issues at the intersections between mechanics, electrical engineering and information technology
    • the ability to analytically and scientifically describe the interplay and interactions of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and information technology components in mechatronic systems
    • the ability to conceptualise, mathematically model, design, construct, implement and test mechatronic systems and their interactions
    • the ability to develop innovative mechatronic systems through an optimal combination of individual disciplinary resources for different fields of application
    • the ability to carry out independent scientific work (design and execution of a research plan, use of adequate scientific methods, presentation and critical evaluation of research results)
    • to think in technical-systemic terms and to use methods of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and information technology in an integrative way to solve technical problems
  • Graduates are able to...
    • think in technical-systemic terms and to use methods of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and information technology in an integrative way to solve technical problems
    • develop and optimize mechatronic systems based on research
    • design, test, evaluate and implement complex mechatronic systems on the basis of scientific standards, taking into account given boundary conditions
    • understand the specifics of fields of application in order to develop context-adequate solutions
    • to deal with complex problems in a systematic and structured way and to think abstractly, creatively, innovatively and networked in the process of finding solutions
    • moderate interdisciplinary work contexts in a goal-oriented manner and to manage technical projects; to communicate technical issues and work results in an address-oriented way

ADMISSION AND APPLICATION

Admission requirements

Prerequisite for admission to the Master's program in Mechatronics and Robotics is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in the corresponding or a professionally suitable previous course of study with at least:

  • 20 ECTS-LP in electrical engineering/drive engineering
  • 15 ECTS-LP in engineering mechanics
  • 15 ECTS-LP in mathematics
  • 10 ECTS-LP in measurement/control engineering

APPLICATION

Application period

For the winter semester you must apply for the Mechatronics & Robotics M. Sc. by 15.07.. The application period for the summer semester ends on 15.01. You can apply online, via the application portal.

Notes for the study course International Mechatronics

The course of study "International Mechatronics" can only be started in the winter semester. In addition, for the course of study "International Mechatronics", participation in a special selection of courses, according to the cooperation agreement with the Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg, sufficient knowledge of the English language and a letter of motivation must be provided.

Apply at Leibniz University of Hannover.

Further information

Admission requirements and application

AREAS OF ACTIVITY

By acquiring a sound specialist knowledge in one of the many fields of specialization, graduates of the master's degree program in mechatronics and robotics can actively participate in the research and development of new products and systems in a wide range of engineering fields. The fields of activity in this future-oriented industry range from the automotive, aerospace and aviation industries to media, medical and household technology.

You can find concrete job opportunities and career examples under Experience Reports.

The Master of Science degree entitles the holder to take up doctoral studies.
Note on the compulsory laboratory Mechatronics

Students of the Master's programme Mechatronics and Robotics can register for the compulsory laboratory in the first week of the semester on the website of the central laboratory allocation: www.tnt.uni-hannover.de/etinflabor/. The prerequisite for participation is the completion of an introductory course and the prior completion of the prerequisite examinations from the admission.

SLIDES FOR THE INTRODUCTORY EVENT

Slides for the introductory event (Version: WiSe 19/20)

EXAM REGULATIONS

Examination regulations Mechatronics and Robotics, M. Sc.
Presentation of the study programme on the central website of Leibniz University Hannover.

CONTACT

Matthias Kalla
Subject Advisory Service Mechatronics and Robotics
Matthias Kalla
Subject Advisory Service Mechatronics and Robotics