|Bachelor of Engineering & (only in cooperative programme) vocational qualification in Mechatronics
|Start of study
|Application period Winter semester
|01 June until 15 July
|Standard period of study
|Language of instruction
|School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
|Integrated stay abroad
|cooperative study mode optional
The degree programme Automation/Mechatronics (ATMECH) has two profiles: Automation and Mechatronics. While the focus in the automation profile is on the development and control of industrial robot and automation systems, the focus in the mechatronics profile is on the computer-aided development of systems comprising mechanics, electronics, and software.
The degree programme in Automation/Mechatronics can be studied in a classic, a cooperative and an international variant. While in the classic variant the course content is taught in an application-oriented manner at the university in seminar format, exercises and laboratories, the cooperative variant is supplemented by practical training within a cooperating partner company or public body.
While in the classic version the course content is taught with a strong practice-orientation at the university in the form of seminar classes, exercises and laboratories, the cooperative version is supplemented by a practice phase spent in a cooperating partner organisation, and the international variant by a period of one semester studying abroad.
The degree programme Automation/Mechatronics in its classic variant is an undergraduate degree programme aimed at students who have a broad interest in technology and its application and are seeking a broad spectrum of career options with their choice of degree programme. It combines the different disciplines of mechanics, electronics, and software in varying degrees – depending on the profile. Students who decide to take up the automation/mechatronics degree programme are therefore characterised by a high degree of curiosity as well as the desire to think and work ‘between the disciplines’.
The degree programme Automation/Mechatronics leading to a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) offers students a vocationally qualifying university education in an interdisciplinary context. It is composed of seminar-styled teaching units in small groups, accompanying exercises, laboratories with a high practical component, application-oriented projects, and an in-company practice phase. A strong feature of studies is the continuous dialogue between students, lecturers, and potential employers, providing the basis for direct career entry as well as for a subsequent Master's degree programme.
Training-integrated degree programmes conclude with two qualifications in one training programme: the internationally recognised Bachelor's degree and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce qualification for the respective training occupation.
Compared to an apprenticeship and a subsequent degree programme, the time required for a cooperative degree programme is significantly shorter overall.
Students already gain practical experience in the company during their studies. This qualifies them compared to competitors with a conventional degree. Many companies hire graduates of cooperative programmes because they are practice-oriented, determined and ready to perform. In addition, graduates of cooperative programmes are already socially integrated into the company.
Due to the combination of studies and training, you will receive a salary from the company for the entire duration of your studies. In many cases, the company also pays the semester fees.
Here you can find an overview of our partner companies and public bodies and the places available for the cooperative training degree programme:
Students of the international variant spend a semester at a university abroad. Not least by participating in additional events and extra-curricular activities during their stay abroad, students strengthen the competences they need to be able to interact appropriately and successfully with other cultures.
Students of the international variant make themselves fit for the internationalised labour market through improved language skills and intercultural competence. Based on the semester they spend studying abroad, they can use their professional competences in an international context, also in a foreign language.
In times of globalisation, converging markets and internationally operating companies with cross-border development teams, language and intercultural skills are essential for a successful career. The international version of the degree programme equips graduates with the necessary competences.
„The automation/mechatronics degree programme offers students a university education in various fields of application. What I particularly like about mechatronics is that the degree programme combines the three important engineering disciplines of electrical engineering, computer science, and mechanical engineering.“
Ayoub Student, Automation/Mechatronics B. Eng.
„I chose to study automation/mechatronics at HSB because in the laboratories, practice is an important part of the training from the very beginning – and what you learn is later applied in challenging projects.“
Erik Student, Automation/Mechatronics B. Eng.
„HSB is exactly the right choice for me because I don't just learn theory here, but things that will be useful to me later in my career. As I've always been interested in robots and mass production lines, the automation/mechatronics degree programme could have been made for me.“
Hannes Student, Automation/Mechatronics B. Eng.
The task for the students within the project "Robot Platform" was the theoretical design, development, construction, and commissioning of a highly manoeuvrable robot platform equipped with a gripper made of a shape memory alloy as well as a camera for tag recognition, which recognises the spatial position of parcels of different sizes so that the gripper can grasp them. Furthermore, the packs 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 has been worked on in a project organisation involving different teams under adherence to a deadline and cost framework.
The students' task for the Smartlock project 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 sense of the Internet of Things (IoT). Various project groups have solved the task electromechanically in a very individual way based on a specification sheet.
The task for the students in the project ‘AuBaMo - Automated Battery Assembly’ 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.
Hochschule Bremen in general, as well as the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in particular, have partner universities and partner faculties all over the world. The agreements agreed between the School and the foreign partners regulate the exchange of students and supplement studies with an international component. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about studying abroad during your studies.
The teaching content of the Automation and Mechatronics degree programmes has a high degree of practical relevance due to numerous interfaces with cooperating industrial companies. These cooperations take place in the area of research as well as in teaching: current needs are monitored through numerous industry-related final theses as well as through the cooperative degree programme with its established advisory boards. In this way, the teaching content of the degree programmes can be neatly tailored to the requirements of industry.
Through numerous externally funded collaborative projects, the School is in close contact with a number of small and large industrial companies and thus gains insight into their operational needs for technology as well as personnel needs for graduates.
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
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.
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.
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