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This programme is avalaible as a specialisation of the Bachelor's degree programme International Bachelor of Engineering.

Career Opportunities

Whether it’s in air and spacecraft construction, in the precision mechanics industry or in production plant construction – mechatronics engineers are employed in many technical and supervisory roles. Relevant areas of employment in companies include product development, manufacturing and production as well as sales.

Study Plan

How do you make an autopilot fly, an industrial robot run, or a CD player sing? Vehicles and their technical fittings, production plants, and industrial equipment and systems are made of complex mechanical and electronic components whose entire production process is the job of mechatronics. From a balanced mix of theory and practice the students learn to understand and develop technical products and production equipment. The friendly structure of the university and its close contacts with many regional companies make studying mechatronics in Rosenheim a particularly attractive option.

The following module summary provides you with an overview of the modules in the IBE specialisation in Mechatronics, including work experience units and information on credit points (click to enlarge).

Module Descriptions

First Semester

Mathematics 1.1

The students master the basics of linear algebra and vector calculus. They know the basics of calculus, can confidently deal with functions of a variable and are proficient in differential and integral calculus in a variable. They can handle and apply complex numbers.

Applied Informatics

The students learn the basics of procedural programming using the C language. In this context, the basics of computer architecture including memory model and data types are also taught. After successful participation, the students are able to design algorithms and implement programmes using control structures, functions and observing quality criteria.

Engineering Mechanics 1: Statics

The course "Statics" is the first and essential part of technical mechanics. Here, the basics and methods for the calculation of internal and external forces and moments on static single and multi-body systems are taught. These basics are based on the equilibrium of forces and moments, which leads to mathematical equations and their solution via the free-cutting method. Important special cases, such as surface or wrap-around friction or distributed loads, are taken into account. Statics forms the basis for many other engineering fields and teaching modules.

Electrical Engineering 1.1

In the module, in-depth knowledge of direct current technology and electro-magnetic field theory is taught.

German B1.1 / B1.2

Students will be able to

  • Understand frequently used expressions and clear standard language related to study, work and leisure.
  • Cope with most everyday situations in the language area
  • Express themselves simply and coherently on familiar topics and areas of personal interest
  • Report on experiences and events
  • Describe hopes and goals
  • Give brief reasons and explanations for plans and views.

Module Descriptions

Second Semester

Mathematics 1.2

The students are familiar with the basics of linear algebra and vector calculus. They know the basics of analysis, can confidently deal with functions in several variables and are proficient in differential and integral calculus in several variables. Furthermore, the students are able to apply the basic integral transformations and the corresponding inverse transformations to elementary functions.

Physics 1

The module consisted of the blocks Magnitudes-Units-Insecurity-Experiment, Kinematics, Dynamics 1 (Trans- lation), Vibration and Fundamentals of Thermodynamics. Accompanying the lecture, practical experiments are carried out for the subject area of magnitudes-units-uncertainty-experiment, for the understanding of the kinematic quantities velocity and acceleration as well as for the understanding of mechanical resonance and thermodynamics.

Technical Drawing & CAD

The course serves to learn the basics of design with a focus on the functionally unambiguous specification and communication of the component design as well as learning a modern 3D CAD system.

Electrical Engineering 1.2

In this module, in-depth knowledge of alternating current technology is taught.

German B2.1 / B2.2

Students can

  • Understand the main contents of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics and on technical discussions in their own field of specialisation.
  • Communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a conversation with a native speaker is possible without much effort on either side.
  • Express themselves on a wide range of topics
  • Explain a point of view on a current issue and state the advantages and disadvantages of different options.

Module Descriptions

Third Semester

Mathematics 2

The students master the basics of vector analysis and can apply them to simple problems. They can solve ordinary differential equations of first and second order. Furthermore, the students are able to apply the basic integral transformations and the associated inverse transformations to elementary functions. They know the basics of numerical mathematics and can apply them to simple problems.

Manufacturing Process

The course provides an overview of industrially relevant manufacturing processes for the production of geo-metrically determined parts and assemblies. Following the structure of DIN 8580, relevant manufacturing processes from all main groups are presented. The process principle and variations are explained first. Subsequently, machines and technical equipment for implementation as well as exemplary applications are shown.

Engineering Mechanics 2: Mechanics of Materials

The course examines the strains and stresses that form in material areas of loaded components and provides mathematical descriptions for this. With this, strength and stability assessments for components are carried out, as well as the calculation of deformations and forces and moments in overdetermined systems. With the principle of energy methods, an additional possibility is shown to determine forces, moments and deformations in statically determined and overdetermined systems.

Digital Technology

In the Digital Technology module, students learn the basics and components of digital circuits that occur in embedded systems.

Technical German 1 / Technical German 2

Students can

  • Understand a wide range of demanding texts
  • Express themselves spontaneously and fluently without searching for clearly recognisable words more often
  • Use the language in study, social and professional life
  • Express themselves clearly and in a structured way on complex issues, using different means of linking text.

Module Descriptions

Fourth Semester

Machine Elements

The course gives an overview of the different types of machine elements. For selected machine elements, the mode of operation, properties, design principles as well as the design are dealt with in detail

Measurement Technology

In this module, students learn about resistor circuits and measuring bridges, operational amplifier circuits, multimeters, sensors, analogue-to-digital converters and digital-to-analogue converters, digital measurement technology, spectral analysis of periodic signals and statistics.

Electronic Devices

The aim of this module is to deepen the students’ knowledge of complex alternating current theory, frequency-dependent networks and complete field theory.

Engineering Mechanics 3: Kinematics and Kinetics

Students are introduced to the mathematical description of the instantaneous states of motion of points and rigid bodies (kinematics) and the resulting forces and moments (kinetics). Therefore, the methods of free cutting and equilibrium of forces and moments known from statics are extended to d'Alembert's principle, and supplemented by the mathematical description of inertial features and their coordinate transformation. The students are gradually introduced to more complex tasks with the help of various practical examples.

Materials

The subject of this course is the fundamentals of materials engineering. Students get to know the basic relationships between the production, structure and properties of materials,  and their description with subject-specific parameters.

Electrical Engineering 3: Electrical networks with periodic and aperiodic signals

In this module, students learn methods for the design and calculation of electrical networks with excitation by harmonic signals, periodic signals and pulsed signals.

Module Descriptions

Fifth Semester

Embedded Programming

The students learn the basics of hardware-related programming, including the use of pointers and structure data types to control peripherals using memory mapped IO. The students get to know more complex C projects and learn to structure their own complex projects. They develop hardware-related software including the handling routines of interrupts.

Engineering Computation and Simulation

This module gives a basic overview of the theory and application of simulation techniques in the development of injection moulded components made from thermoplastic polymers.

Electronic Circuits

The module covers basic circuits, transistor circuits, oscillators and circuit technology for digital circuits.

Production Engineering

In the first part of the lecture, selected manufacturing technologies for the production of mechatronic systems are explained. The second part deals with organisational forms of production systems and methods for the systematic design of work processes in manufacturing and assembly. In exercises and practical courses, the content is deepened using calculations for process design, as well as practical work for the production of mechatronic components and assemblies.

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Module Descriptions

Sixth Semester

Internship

During the internship, students carry out engineering-related activities based on concrete tasks in an industrial environment.

Supporting Course to the Practical Study Phase 1

The course serves to learn the basics of technical-scientific documentation as well as to gain a deeper understanding of the diverse application possibilities of presentation techniques. The students present with extended media competence. The students further develop their own speaking and performance skills with the aim of presenting confidently.

Supporting Course to the Practical Study Phase 2

Introduction to Business Management

Supporting Course to the Practical Study Phase 3

The course serves to learn the basics of project management, with a focus on the application in projects.

Module Descriptions

Seventh Semester

Electric Drives

The students gain competences in the mode of action of electromagnetic motors and the design of electric drives as a mechatronic system. In addition to the motor, the regulation and control devices, power electronics, position measuring devices and mechanical transmission elements are taken into account. The students understand the design of electrical drive systems, can select suitable motors for the respective drive input and understand technical data of drive components.

Continuous Control Systems

Students are introduced to the basics of control theory for continuous control loops. This includes, among other things, the description of control loop elements, the essential dynamic properties of control loops and their analysis as well as selected controller design methods. For the implementation of the continuously designed control algorithms on a digitally operating control device, the fundamentals of discrete control loops and the time discretisation of continuous controllers are dealt with.

Control Engineering

In this module, the basics of control technology are taught from the beginnings to today's common implementations. The main focus of the module is the knowledge of the standardised PLC programming languages according to IEC 61131-3. The handling of the programming system CoDeSys from 3S is learned through diverse tasks and the programming knowledge is deepened. In the practical course, a complex automation task is worked out step-by-step with Simatic S7 PLC and TIA Portal

Microcomputer Technology

This module teaches the basic operation of a modern microcontroller architecture and its peripherals. The students develop their own hardware abstraction layer in assembler and C during the practical course in order to understand and use the configuration options and peripheral functions.

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Module Descriptions

Eighth Semester

Power Electronics

The students learn how to calculate power converter circuits with diodes and thyristors, DC chopper circuits and converter circuits according to specification, how to scale the components and then analyse simple circuits using measurement technology. The students can analyse the circuits using modern circuit simulators as models.

Discrete Control Systems

The module deals with the mathematical description, simulation and implementation of the continuously designed control algorithms (see module continuous control technology) on a digitally operating control device. The basics of discrete control loops and the time discretisation of continuous controllers are covered and applied in the practical course.

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Bachelor's Thesis

With the Bachelor's thesis, students demonstrate the ability to independently work on the given problem according to scientific methods within the given time limit.

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