Information about the degree programme

Name of degree programme   Mechatronics, degree specialisation Mechanical Engineering
Level of qualification according to the National Qualification Framework and the European Qualifications Framework    Bachelor (1. cycle)
Qualification awarded    Bachelor of Science in Engineering, BSc
Field of study (ISCED-F Code)    0714 – Electronics and automation
Mode of study    Full-time
Length of programme    6 semester
Number of credits    180 ECTS
Language of instruction    German, 5. semester in English
Mobility window    Optional: semester abroad in the 5. semester
Work placement    Obligatory work placement in the 6. semester, 75 working days
Academic calendar    View the academic calendar
Examination regulations and grading scale    View the examination regulations and grading scale
Facilities specific to the programme     Automation Lab, Design Lab, Electronic Lab, Mechanical Lab
Final examination    Oral bachelor's examination  
CostsNo tuition fees, student union fee Euro 20,70/semester              
Commencing studiesSeptember
Specific admission requirements    General university entrance qualification or equivalent qualification (for details view the specific admission requirements)    
Application  Apply now - deadline for application for the winter semester: 15. May

What is mechanical engineering?

Mechanical engineering is a diverse field and provides the mechanical structures for devices, equipment and systems, without which our modern lives would now be unthinkable. With the Mechanical Engineering specialisation, you will learn to design, construct and efficiently implement these components. 

Mechanical engineers work in the area of product development and construction. You model and simulate mechanical structures and optimise production processes.

This broad foundation in mechanical engineering is something that you can apply anywhere, from solar panels, tools or motors to technology for homes. This basis makes you flexible and opens doors to a wide range of professional options and career opportunities in various industries.  

Collaboration with research

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) is one of the most research-intensive universities of applied sciences in Austria. Studies and research are closely linked at FH Vorarlberg.

In the Mechatronics degree programme, this includes the research centre Microtechnology, the User Centred Technologies research centre and the Energy research centre. 

Contact Persons Mechanical Engineering BSc

Jeannette Bohnes
Administration Bachelor's & Master's Degree Programme Mechatronics

+43 5572 792 5000

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Johanna Burtscher, BBA
Administration Bachelor's Degree Programmes - advice and admission

+43 5572 792 3519

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Prof. (FH) Dr. techn. Reinhard Schneider
Head of study program Mechatronics BSc, Mechatronics - Mechanical Engineering BSc

+43 5572 792 5005

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