The International Postgraduate Studies in Mechatronics are offered as interdisciplinary courses by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in cooperation with the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The synergy between these disciplines imparts the scientific basics and methods for the specific demands required for the development of integrated technical systems. Continuation of studies in a doctoral programme leading to the degree "Dr-Ing" is also possible.
First and second semesters: postgraduate courses in Control and System Theory, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering with the corresponding laboratories Third semester: Advanced Control Theory, Applied Computer Science and Mechatronics Fourth semester: Master's thesis in one of the active research groups of the department
Grades and credit points are based on the European Credit Transfer System ECTS.
Study abroad unit(s)
Not included in the course programme
Forms of assessment
Oral or written examinations are required for all modules. Details are given in the Examination Regulations and Module Descriptions.
Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary area in engineering focusing on solving problems which occur at the interface of classic areas of mechanical and electrical engineering and computer science. Students acquire the necessary skills and methods in mechatronics as a new field which qualifies them for interdisciplinary scientific work, critical assessment of scientific findings and responsible behaviour.
Very good English language skills are mandatory: TOEFL iBT 87 points, IELTS grade 5-6
Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline or equivalent, issued by an approved university Applicants should have excellent scores in the degree obtained.
Approx. 250 EUR per semester for a public transport ticket (valid for six months in the entire state of North Rhine-Westphalia), social services contribution and students' activities
Costs of living
The city of Siegen is one of the German cities with very moderate costs for accommodation, but it has excellent living conditions. Living expenses including accommodation and health insurance range from 650 to 750 EUR per month.
Siegen hosts a large number of mid-sized industrial companies in electrical and mechanical engineering, some larger examples being SMS Siemag AG and Achenbach Buschhütten. A lot of smaller but very successful and quickly growing high-tech companies are located here as well, examples of these being PMDTechnolgies and Asentics, which are spin-off companies of the university. As a result, employment chances in part-time student jobs during semester breaks and as full-time employees after completion of studies are excellent.
Personal support after arrival is provided by the staff of the Department International Student Affairs, a tutor, or an experienced programme member.
Services and support for international students
All international students are supported by the Department International Student Affairs, a tutor, and experienced members of the individual programmes.
German universities usually do not have campus systems like the universities in some other countries where students can find accommodation directly on university property. Therefore, students must find rooms on their own. Rooms in private accommodation cost 280 EUR on average. Rooms in student residences cost between 220 and 400 EUR. Direct support for finding suitable accommodation is offered by the Department International Student Affairs.