Mechatronics is exciting, versatile and future–oriented. This is particularly reflected in the curriculum for the four semesters. By choosing your specialisations, you develop a personal profile that will increase your value on the labour market. In addition to the scheduled course units, you should calculate time periods for individual study and group work. These assignments involve semester work that has to be completed within a specific timeframe. As a guideline, you can assume that one ECTS credit comprises an average time commitment of 25 hours.

The courses in the winter semester run from the beginning of September through to the end of January; the summer semester runs from the beginning of March through to mid July. All courses are offered at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences in Dornbirn.

Programme structure diagram with credits

1. SEMESTER

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Total3020
Specialisation (3 out of 5), each 6 ECTS and 4 SHW:
  • Sensor Systems and Actuators: Electronics Fundamentals
  • Embedded Systems: Embedded Systems Fundamentals
  • Robotics: Modelling and Simulation of Mechatronic System
  • Computer Aided Engineering — FEM, CFD: Finite Element Analysis
  • Production Technology: CAM Technology and Rapid Prototyping
1812
Higher Mathematics 164
2 Electives from the Context programme, each 3 ECTS and 2 SHW64

2. SEMESTER

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Total3020
Specialisation (3 out of 5), each 6 ECTS and 4 SHW:
  • Sensor Systems and Actuators: Power Drives
  • Embedded Systems: Embedded Systems in Communicating Environment
  • Robotics: Robotics and Control
  • Computer Aided Engineering — FEM, CFD: Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Production Technology: High–Tech Manufacturing
1812
Higher Mathematics 232
Leadership32
2 Electives from the Context programme, each 3 ECTS and 2 SHW64

3. SEMESTER

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Total3019
Specialisation (3 out of 5), each 6 ECTS and 4 SHW:
  • Sensor Systems and Actuators: Sensor Systems
  • Embedded Systems: Embedded Systems with Constrained Resources
  • Robotics: Applied Robotics
  • Computer Aided Engineering - FEM, CFD: Advanced Finite Element Analysis
  • Production Technology: Microtechnology
1812
Higher Mathematics 332
Directed Research Seminar31
2 Electives from the Context programme, each 3 ECTS and 2 SHW64

4. SEMESTER

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Total300
Master‘s Thesis280
Oral Master's examination20

The official language of instruction for all lectures is German. If guest students from international partner universities are attending the courses, they are offered in English.

ECTS: Credit points based on the "European Credit Transfer System" (ECTS). Consistent with international standards, 30 ECTS points can be earned each semester. 

SHW: Semester hours per week (SHW). One SHW corresponds to 15 instruction units each of 45 minutes.

Here you can find detailed information about the Contextual Studies of the Master's degree programmes.

Information on individual educational components

You can find detailed descriptions for each of the courses and semesters (ECTS course descriptions) for all semesters of the academic year here:

Contact Persons Mechatronics MSc

Pamela Mohr
Advice & Registration — Mechatronics MSc

+43 5572 792 5002
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Marion Schmidle
Beratung & Anmeldung — Mechatronics MSc

+43 5572 792 5003
mechatronics-master@fhv.at

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