Degree Bachelor of Engineering & Berufsabschluss als Mechatroniker:in (dual)
Start of study Wintersemester
Application period Wintersemester 01 June until 15 July
Standard period of study 7 semesters
Credits 210

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Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
  • Allgemeine Hochschulreife (Abitur) oder Fachhochschulreife oder Einstufungsprüfung
  • Nur bei dualer Variante: Zusätzlich Ausbildungs‐ oder Studienvertrag mit einem der Partnerunternehmen
Language of instruction German
Faculty/institution Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informatik
Integrated stay abroad Optional
Study format duales Studium optional

Der Studiengang Automatisierung/Mechatronik (ATMECH) gliedert sich in die beiden Profile Automatisierung und Mechatronik. Während im Profil Automatisierung der Fokus auf der Entwicklung und Steuerung industrieller Roboter- und Automatisierungssysteme gelegt wird, liegt der Schwerpunkt im Profil Mechatronik in der rechnerunterstützten Entwicklung von Systemen aus Mechanik, Elektronik und Software.

Der Studiengang Automatisierung/Mechatronik kann sowohl in einer klassischen, in einer dualen wie auch in einer internationalen Variante studiert werden. Während in der klassischen Variante die Lehrinhalte praxisnah an der Hochschule in Form von seminaristischen Unterrichtseinheiten, Übungen und Laboren vermittelt werden, ist die duale Variante um einen Ausbildungsteil innerhalb eines kooperierenden Partnerunternehmens und die internationale Variante um ein einsemestriges Auslandsstudium ergänzt.

Dual oder international studieren

Informationen zu den Studienvarianten

Regular undergraduate programme

The degree programme Automation/Mechatronics in its regular variant is an undergraduate programme aimed at students with a wide-spanning interest in technology and its application, who seek a broad-based programme in preparation for their future careers. It combines the different disciplines of mechanics, electronics and software with varying emphasis depending on the study profile. Young people who decide to take up the Automation/Mechatronics degree programme are therefore characterised by a high degree of curiosity as well as the motivation to think and work between the disciplines.

The degree programme Automation/Mechatronics leading to a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) offers students a first professional qualification in this interdisciplinary context. It is composed of seminar-style teaching units in small groups, accompanying exercises, laboratories with a high practical component, application-oriented projects and an in-company practical phase. The degree programme is characterised by continuous dialogue between students, lecturers and potential employers and provides the basis for direct career entry as well as for a subsequent Master's degree programme.

Partner companies

You can find an overview of our partner companies and the available places for cooperative training programmes here:


Benefits of international studies

Intercultural competence

Students of the international variant spend a semester studying at a university in another country. By participating in additional events and activities during their stay, students strengthen their intercultural competence, acquiring skill sets that enable them to interact appropriately and successfully in other cultural environments.


Language competence

Students of the international variant qualify for the globalised labour market through their expanded language skills and proven international competence. Thanks to their stay abroad, they can apply their professional and language competences in an intercultural context.


Career prospects

In times of globalisation, converging markets and internationally operating companies with transnational development teams, language and intercultural skills are the key to success. The international variant of the degree programme contributes to equipping graduates with the necessary skills.

Course of study (in German)

Benefits of a cooperative programme

The cooperative vocational training programme concludes with the acquisition of two qualifications: the internationally recognised Bachelor's degree and the respective vocational qualification.

The cooperative training programme includes a practical phase in a participating company. Optionally, the completion of vocational training is also possible in addition to the acquisition of the Bachelor's degree.

Module manuals (in German)

Examination regulations (in German)

Automation/Mechatronics Project

Furthermore, the practice relevance of the degree programmes in automation and mechatronics is augmented by projects running over several semesters. The projects are carried out by students in small teams with a high degree of autonomy and personal responsibility but under the organisational and technical coordination of a university lecturer. The intended interdisciplinary nature of the project, the respective practice orientation of the project structure with its requirements specifications, evaluation analyses and schedules, as well as the independent development of solutions to problems by applying what has been learned so far, promote the students' methodological and social skills. The project consists either of two modules that build on each other in terms of content, so that the total duration of the project encompasses more than one year, or of two self-contained individual projects of one semester each.

Example project: Robot platform

The task for the students within the project ‘Robot Platform’ was the theoretical design, development, construction and commissioning of a highly manoeuvrable robot platform. This is to be equipped with a shape memory alloy as well as a camera for tag recognition which recognises the spatial position of packages of different sizes so that the gripper can pick them up. Furthermore, the packages are to be filled with granulate in a filling station and then deposited in a magazine. When requested by an operator, a full package (small, large) is to be discharged from the magazine. The project was worked on in a project organisation comprising different teams and under adherence to a deadline and cost framework.


Example project: Smartlock

The students' task for the ‘Smartlock’ project implemented within the course ‘Designing with New Actuators’ was the theoretical design, development, construction and commissioning of a locking device with shape memory actuators and contactless control via smartphone. The locking device consists of an automated linear actuator that can be used for keyless locking and unlocking of a door mortise lock by means of a very simple, compact and noiseless actuator made of a shape memory alloy. This door lock can be controlled via a smartphone app in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT). Various project groups have solved the task electromechanically in a highly individual way based on a specification sheet.


Example project: Automated battery assembly

The task for the students in the project ‘AuBaMo - Automated Battery Assembly’ implemented within the course ‘Designing with New Actuators’ was the theoretical design, development, construction and commissioning of a device for the fully automatic assembly of button cells into a holder using shape memory actuators. In addition to the sensor-controlled feeding of battery and battery holder, the participating students implemented the assembly process in teams in a very individual way while complying with technical constraints.



  • Laboratory for Control Engineering
  • Laboratory for Modelling and Simulation, Sensors and Actuators
  • Robotics Systems Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Design and New Actuators
  • Automation Systems Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Plant and Control Engineering in Manufacturing Automation


The Hochschule Bremen in general, as well as the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in particular, have partner universities and partner faculties all over the world. The agreements concluded between the faculty and its foreign partners regulate the exchange of students and open up the possibility for students to participate in studies abroad. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about studying abroad during your studies.


Partner universities

List of partner universities for the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


  1. Prior to submitting applications

    First, check the application deadlines and admission requirements for your desired degree programme.

    For the cooperative training variant, you must also find out about available places at a partner company.

    Any questions you may have about the degree programme itself can be answered by the contact persons on the respective web pages. If you have any further questions about your decision to study at HSB, our counselling and service facilities will be happy to help.


    Student advice & service at HSB

  2. Submitting applications

    The following applies to the cooperative training programme: You first apply to the partner company with which the Hochschule Bremen has concluded a cooperation agreement for the implementation of the degree programme. You then register in the HSB application portal.

    The following applies to the conventional degree programme: You submit your application directly to the Hochschule Bremen.


    Online application

    International applications


  3. Acceptance of place

    The following applies to the cooperative training programme: You enrol with the practical training/study contract that you have already concluded with a partner company.

    For the conventional degree programme, the following applies: You enrol after you have received confirmation of admission from the HSB.



  4. Welcome to the HSB!

    The following applies to the cooperative training programme: You start your practical training in the company on 1 August or 1 September. Your studies at the Hochschule Bremen begin in the autumn.

    If you are enrolled for the conventional degree programme, you start your studies at the Hochschule Bremen in the autumn.


    Information on the start of studies


Questions about the study content

Programme Coordination

International Agent

Questions about the study abroad

Questions about the application & admission