Mechatronics (dual) (MTD)

Competence for the intelligent systems of tomorrow

Mechatronics is the synergetic functional and spatial integration of mechanical, electronic and information technology components. Mechatronic products are characterised by the fact that their functions can only be achieved through the intelligent interaction of the components. Examples of this are autonomous vehicles, robots, active prostheses, autofocus systems, etc.

After completing this course, you will have a high level of overall system understanding based on good mathematical and information technology skills, which will qualify you for cross-industry use in research and development, in digitalised production and at the interface between both areas. For this purpose, building on a solid basic education in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and information technology, you will specialise in production, automation, control or automotive engineering in higher semesters.


Brief overview

  • Degree

    Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

  • Application Process By
    das Bewerbungsportal der Hochschule Hannover
  • Start of studies

    Winter semester

  • Form of study


  • Admissions procedure

    free admission

  • Field of interest
  • Focal Themes
    • Smart Production
    • Smart Automation
    • Embedded Control Systems
    • Fahrzeugsystemtechnik
  • Pre-study internship

    Nicht erforderlich

Dual degree course

Linking higher education and in-company training

The dual Bachelor's degree course in Mechatronics combines the advantages of a company job or apprenticeship with those of a university degree. Students can choose between the practice-integrated (3.5 years) and the training-integrated degree courses (4.5 years). These two models differ in that in the training-integrated degree course, the first half of the IHK training as a mechatronics technician is first completed in one year before the actual degree course. The continuation then takes place in the semester breaks of the 1st and 3rd semesters and in the 4th semester, in which the IHK final examination takes place. As in the practice-integrated model, this semester takes place full-time in the company. This allows both companies and students to gain extensive practical experience together.

The 5th and 6th semesters again combine full-time education with company time during the semester breaks. During this time, one of the following specialisations must be selected: Smart Production, Smart Automation, Embedded Control Systems or Vehicle Systems Engineering. The final Bachelor's thesis in the 7th semester again takes place in the company. During the lecture-free periods, practical phases and projects take place in the cooperating company, which are accompanied by the university as coursework.



Students are selected by the partner companies. The prerequisite for studying is therefore an additional training contract with one of these companies.

Future employment opportunities

The majority of MTD graduates will be employed in research and development. Despite this specialisation, they can also work in the areas of production, construction, testing and trials, sales and services.

Typical fields of activity for graduates of the Bachelor's degree course in Mechatronics (dual) include:

  • Research and (product) development in various industries, such as mechanical and plant engineering, drive and automation technology, medical technology and prosthetics, the automotive and aerospace industries or engineering offices;
  • Project planning and design in the field of drive and automation technology,
  • Function and software development, development of control units and embedded (control) systems;
  • Measurement technology and testing;
  • Simulation of mechatronics systems, HIL and SIL testing;
  • Team and project management in the area of research and development and testing;
  • Consulting and application work in the field of control and regulation technology.

Contact persons

Course Director

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