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Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)

Full-time study, complementary professional activity possible, 4 semesters

Semester abroad (optional)

Languages of instruction: German, partly English

No tuition fees

Facts about the study program


Designation Mechatronics
Level of qualification according to the national
and European Qualifications Framework
Master (2nd cycle)
Qualification awarded Master of Science in Engineering, MSc  
Field of study according to ISCED-F code 0714 - Electronics and automation
Mode of study Full-time study, complementary professional activity (minor) possible
Length of programme (standard period of study)

4 semesters

Semester dates 20 hours per week per semester; Tuesday to Friday full day (exceptions reserved), additional attendance days in block weeks. Depending on the choice of specialisation modules from other master's degree programmes also on other weekdays

You can specialize in three of six topics:

  • Sensor systems and drives
  • Embedded systems
  • Robotics
  • Numerical structural and fluid dynamics simulation
  • Production technologies
  • Micro- and nanotechnology

Alternatively, a specialisation can be chosen from the Master's degree courses Informatics or Sustainable Energy Systems.

number of credits 120 ECTS
Languages of instruction German, individual courses in English
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Optional: Double Degree Programs

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Study-specific equipment Automation Lab, Design Lab, Electronic Lab, Mechanical Lab
Clean room in the research centre for microtechnology
final examination Final master's examination

No tuition fees, obligatory ÖH fee 

Study start September
Specific admission requirements Degree of a bachelor's degree in Mechatronics or a comparable degree (the programme director decides on comparability) 
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Application deadline for each winter semester: May 15


Admission to the final examination


In order to register for the final master's oral examination, all courses in the curriculum must have been positively completed.

Master's thesis
The topic for your master's thesis will be developed during the seminar on the master's thesis in the 3rd semester. The 4th semester is exclusively available to you for the preparation. You have to present the success of the professional training on a scientific basis through the independent development of a topic.

Final master's examination
Commission oral final master's examination in front of a subject relevant examination senate. This examination consists of the presentation and defense of your master's thesis, an examination discussion that addresses the cross-connections of the topic of the master's thesis to the relevant subjects of the programme structure, as well as an examination discussion on other curriculum-relevant contents.