Specific admission requirements

Please note: The official language of instruction for all degree programmes at FH Vorarlberg is German. A few courses are also offered in English.

The master’s degree programme Mechatronics at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) is a university degree programme and the following qualifications and skills are prerequisites to admission:

  • Successful completion of a subject-specific bachelor's degree or diploma programme in mechatronics or
  • Graduation from a bachelor's degree programme in a traditional engineering discipline in mechanical or electrical engineering in connection with a complementary post-secondary technical training of at least two semesters (e.g. a university course) or
  • Successful completion of an equivalent study programme 

attended for at least six semesters and 180 ECTS at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, at which an admission requirement is the general university entrance qualification and which are recognised as educational institutions in the meaning of this definition by the laws of the country in which it is located.

In case that equivalence has been established basically and only certain supplementary qualifications are required for full equivalence, the programme director shall be entitled to tie the determination of equivalence to examinations to be taken during the master's degree programme. If the scientific and didactic concept of a University of Applied Sciences degree programme is based on professional experience, admission to such a University of Applied Sciences degree programme may be limited to an appropriate target group.

Detailed information

about the admission requirements including language policy: Apply now.

All applicants for a regular degree programme are required to have a language level competence of at least B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in German and English.


Approval of a relevant basic study programme or equivalent degree programme

The minimum requirements for approval of relevant training in the field of mechatronics include both fundamentals in engineering sciences and at least basic knowledge of

  • Electronics (at least 15 ECTS credits): direct and alternating current, electronic components, analogue technology, signal theory, measurement technology, control engineering, micro processors, drives
  • Mechanical engineering (at least 15 ECTS credits): production engineering, machine components, construction, CAD
  • Programming (at least 9 ECTS credits): C, algorithms, data structures, computer systems 

The decision about relevance or equivalence and hence approval for admission is made by the programme director.

Specific arrangements for the recognition of prior learning

General arrangements

Specific arrangements:

Proven academic achievements at a university at the master's level may be credited on a case-by-case basis for individual courses or modules. The approval decision is made by the programme director after consultation with the relevant teaching staff.


International documents

Regulations for applicants with international certificates/documents

Proof of higher education at an institution in another country need to be legalised. Guidelines for legalisation and translation can be found under International.

For third-party states (outside of the EU and the EEA, with the exception of Switzerland), the following applies:

If you have submitted documents to Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) and there is any doubt about the authenticity of these or the documents are not sufficient for a decision to be made about whether the entrance requirements are met, FH Vorarlberg reserves the right to charge a deposit of EUR 250.00.

If the verification has shown the authenticity and accuracy of the documents and you meet the admission requirements, the deposit will be refunded to you. Bank charges and fees are at your expense. Please provide us with the bank details (bank, account owner, BIC, IBAN) to which the refund should be made, otherwise the transfer can be made back to the account from which the amount was transferred.

It may also be necessary for you to send the original documents (or certified copies of these) to FH Vorarlberg before you will be included in the admission procedure. It is therefore in your interests to apply early.

Important for applicants from third-party states (outside of the EU and the EEA, with the exception of Switzerland): the final application date is March 1st! The duration for applying and obtaining a visa and/or residence permit may vary by country of origin. We recommend that you inform yourself as soon as possible.

Contact Persons Mechatronics MSc

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

+43 5572 792 5000

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Patrizia Rupprechter, BA MA
Administration Master's Degree Programmes - advice and admission

+43 5572 792 3040

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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Johannes Steinschaden
Programme Director Mechatronics MSc

+43 5572 792 5001

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Do you need further advice? We are pleased to answer your questions and give you further information personally.

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(or individual appointment)