Erasmus Plus Joint degree in Mechatronic and Micro-Mechatronic Systems EU4M

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: Jan 15, 2024
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In many machines and in daily life, sensors play an increasing role. Sensorics is therefore seen as one of the fastest-developing branches of technology with a bright future.
Traditionally, sensors and actuators are applied in process and production technology, but there is also an increasing demand in automotive as well as in medicine and environment technology applications.
Since current and future sensor systems have to be smart, the programme has to cover a wide range of topics such as physical, optical and chemical sensors and their applications as well as control, bus systems, programming, micro controllers, pattern recognition and signal processing. Emphasis is placed on a theoretical natural sciences background as well as on technologies. German students are expected to complete their final thesis project in a foreign country, whereas foreign students do this in Karlsruhe. Therefore, students acquire skills in working in mixed international teams and are very well prepared for employment with a "global player".
Students may choose two of the focal subjects Environmental Sensorics, Medical Sensorics, Microsystems/Hybrid Technology and Numerics/Advanced Programming.
This broad education enables companies to employ degree-holders in various fields and therefore enhances numerous job opportunities. Statistics reveal that students are quick to find excellent jobs after completing this study programme.
The small batch size of 25 students a year facilitates close contact between lecturers and students. A close relation and cooperation with local and global industry is also ensured.
Course content includes the complete range of sensor systems topics: advanced natural sciences for sensor development, electronics, signal processing, control systems, pattern recognition, communication and bus systems. In semesters two and three, modules are offered in which the students can focus on subjects such as medical sensorics, environmental sensorics, hybrid technology or advanced programming. Furthermore, projects must also be completed in semesters two and three. The non-technical modules are: German language and Management.

Educational organisation

The programme has a duration of four semesters. The first semester offers an advanced basic training in natural sciences and signal processing as well as a development of practical skills. Semesters two and three comprise in-depth studies in theory and lab at the university. Additionally, there are two internal projects to be worked on. The last semester is reserved for work on the thesis project in a research project at the university or with one of the industry partners of the department.

Study abroad unit(s)

German students must complete their thesis project (last semester) abroad. Foreign students do the final project in Germany. Optionally, there is a dual degree programme with the VIT University in Vellore/India. Students taking part in this dual degree programme study their second year at VITU and obtain both degrees from both universities.


Internships are not part of the curriculum.

Forms of assessment

Most examinations in the first three semesters are written examinations and lab projects. After the thesis project presentation, an oral examination will be held. Each of the semesters covers 30 ECTS credit points.

Course objectives

Graduates are able to design sensor systems, to coordinate the development of and to work on research and development of new sensors. As a result of their background in natural sciences, they are able to generate creative solutions at the intersection of environment and technical systems. Having acquired knowledge about sensor systems and signal processing, graduates may work in the occupational areas of physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, computer science, mechatronics, civil engineering, automotive engineering, environmental protection and medical technology.

Language requirements

Excellent proficiency in the English language
TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), 83 (internet-based) or equivalent

Academic requirements

Bachelor's or equivalent degree

Enrolment fees

142 EUR per semester

Costs of living

Approx. 700 EUR per month to cover personal expenses

Job opportunities

Several student jobs are available in research projects at the faculty as well as at other universities, companies and research institutes in and around Karlsruhe.

Arrival support

Arrival support is provided by the university's International Office.

Services and support for international students

Accommodation service; orientation programme; extensive study guidance, counselling by peers, tutors and professors; extensive programme of excursions and special events for international students.


Students can apply for student housing through the Studierendenwerk (Student Services Office) at However, there is usually a waiting list for dormitory accommodation.
The Studierendenwerk website also provides information about its extensive private accommodation service.
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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 123 / Semester(s) Foreign:$ 123 / Semester(s)
Deadline: May 31, 2024 41 place StudyQA ranking: 3656 You need IELTS certificate