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Mechatronics and Robotics

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

A Program for Border Crossers! Are you ambitious to develop intelligent and digitally networked systems and sophisticated, smart robot systems? You value the interdisciplinarity between mechanical engineering, computer engineering and electrical engineering? Then become a sought-after specialist.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Key Data

Type of Study
  • Full Time
Required Language Proficiency Language of Instruction
  • German
Main Locations
Admission Category Start of Degree Program
  • Possible for both winter and summer semester
Standard Duration of Studies
(Number of Semesters)
  • 4 semesters fulltime
Credits Costs

Information on Degree Program

What does this program cover?

The aim of the Master Degree course Mechatronics and Robotics is to educate specialists and experts at the interface between mechanical engineering, computer engineering and electrical engineering. You will be trained in interdisciplinary thinking and be able to

  • connect mechanical, electric and data-processing components,
  • design robotic systems and
  • develop smart objects and the “internet of things”.

For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:

How is the program structured?

The Master Degree Course allows you to create your own individual study course plan. The Program is structured as follows:

  • Master Modules, divided into main subject areas overall system, automatic control, mechanics, information technology/computer aided methods, electrical engineering and engineering science flexibilization
  • Practical courses
  • Supplementary Subjects
  • Research Internship (term project, team project, practical research course)
  • Key Competences (language courses, soft skills workshops, …)
  • Master’s Thesis

What is the language of instruction?

Required language skills for admission:

You need sufficient German language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your German language skills.

This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.  

Language of instruction:

The language of instruction for this program is usually German. This means that most of the modules are offered in German. Some courses may, however, be taught in English. The language of instruction for each module is detailed in the module overview. // To learn more about the language of instruction for each module, contact the departmental student academic advisor of this program.   

Which further expertise and skills will I acquire?

Graduates of this application and research-focused Master Degree course are optimally prepared for the challenges of this interdisciplinary arena at the interface between mechanical engineering, computer engineering and electrical engineering.

  • You acquire knowledge for processing mechatronic systems and you are able to connect different areas in the field of mechatronics.
  • You know the methods of automatic control, like state space methods and modeling of control systems.
  • You are able to develop mechatronic systems based on fundamentals of dynamics, computer and electric engineering.
  • Moreover, students are free to go deeper into specific subjects, gaining further insights into electrical engineering and/or computer engineering, for example, by attending an image processing course in robotics.
  • Since graduates learn how to network the specialized knowledge of the disciplines concerned, they are able to view a mechatronic system from all relevant perspectives.

Which professional opportunities can I take up with this qualification?

Opportunities arise for graduates in inter alia automotive engineering, automation technology and in medical technology and engineering.

Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application

Application and Admission

How do I apply?

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment allows the TUM school or department to which you are applying the opportunity to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized hardcopies by post to be enrolled.

Generally, applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. a bachelor’s) obtained outside of the EU / EEA must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

In detail:

Which documents do I need to submit for enrollment?

We may require additional documents depending on the type of educational background you earned and your country of origin. After accepting an offer of admission in TUMonline, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hardcopy for enrollment.

What application deadlines do I need to meet?

Application period for winter semester: 01.04. - 31.05.
Application period for summer semester: 01.11. - 31.12.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents. Please be aware that we can only process your application if you upload all required documents within the application period.

We will review your application as soon as it is complete. Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.

After receiving admission, you will see in TUMonline which documents you have to submit for enrollment, and in which form. Please note that you always have to send the signed application for enrollment and all notarized hardcopies by post.

We recommend that you submit the documents for enrollment as soon as possible after receiving admission. If individual documents are not available by then, you can submit them up to 5 weeks after the start of the lecture period. You will, however, only be enrolled once we have received all documents. Proof of the completed bachelor's degree must be provided within one year of commencement of the master's program.

You can check the status of your application at any time in your TUMonline account.

On what basis does TUM select applicants for admission?

Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure after the submission of an official application to a program. In this procedure, the TUM school or department determines whether you meet the specific requirements for its master’s degree program.

In the initial stages, the grades you obtained during your bachelor's program, as well as your written documents, will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admitted, rejected or invited to an admissions interview.

In detail:

Where can I find the online application portal?

The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline.

Do I have to complete an internship?

If the applicant cannot prove at least 8 weeks of internship in industry taken in the first degree, 8 weeks of internship will be required at the latest at the end of the second semester.

Additional Information

You have earned your master’s degree and are ready to start your career? TUM Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.

If you are interested in continuing your studies, you will find information of doctoral studies at TUM, here.

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