Information about the degree programme

Name of degree programme Mechatronics
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  Part-time
Length of programme  6 semester
Course timesFriday: part-time to full-time, Saturday: full-time, more contact days possible.
Number of credits  180 ECTS
Language of instruction  German (some courses during the 5. semester are offered in English)
Mobility window  Optional: Field-Trip (India or South Africa) in 3. or 4. semester / semester abroad (5. Semester)
Work placement  Obligatory work placement (40 working days) spread over the 3. and 4. semester - relevant work may be credited
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 and at least two years of professional experience (for details view the specific admission requirements)  
ApplicationApply now - deadline for application for the winter semester: 15. May

What is mechatronics?

Mechatronics is a field of engineering that builds upon and links the classic areas of mechanics, electronics and computer science. This interdisciplinary integration of diverse disciplines is constantly growing. Just about every technology product of our time comprises a mechatronic system – even products in our everyday lives contain both mechanical parts and electronic parts and are controlled by software.

The science of intelligent machines: "The whole is more than just the sum of the parts". This is a good description for the field of mechatronics. Once you have gotten to know the analytical world of a mechatronics engineer, you are unlikely to lose the fascination for this exciting field.

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 Mechatronics part-time BSc

Jeannette Bohnes
Advice & Registration — Mechatronics BSc, Mechanical Engineering – Mechatronics BSc

+43 5572 792 5000

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Johanna Burtscher, BBA
Degree Programme Administrations

+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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