Mechatronics and Robotics M. Sc.

A Program for Border Crossers!

Are you ambitious to apply sophisticated and smart robot systems to the automation of production and the customizing of products? You value the interdisciplinarity between mechanical engineering, computer engineering and electrical engineering? Then become a sought-after specialist in mechatronics and robotics, which is a strong foundation for a professional career in automotive engineering, automation technology, medical technology and many other fields at the interface between mechanical engineering, information technology and electrotechnology.

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The formal requirements for admission to this master's program are 

  • a master's admission qualification (see TUM's glossary of documents)
  • specialized knowledge from basic areas of mechanical engineering  
    • higher mathematics
    • engineering mechanics
    • machine elements
    • materials science
    • fluid mechanics
    • control engineering
    • basics of modern information technology
  • German language skills

Important information for prospective students and applicants for the winter semester 2023/24

The Master program "Mechatronics, Robotics, and Biomechanical Engineering" (MRBE) is expected to replace the current Master program Mechatronics and Robotics (MR) in winter semester 2023/24. Students who enrolled in MR prior to winter semester 2023/24 will be able to complete the Mechatronics and Robotics, M.Sc. Starting from winter semester 2023/24, new students will only be accepted in Mechatronics, Robotics, and Biomechanical Engineering, M.Sc. It will no longer be possible to enroll in the Mechatronics and Robotics, M.Sc.

The following major changes are planned:

  • The program is offered as a hybrid program (courses are taught in German and - to a limited extent - in English). Applicants need either a German or an English language certificate.
  • Applicants who completed their undergraduate studies in Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, and Pakistan need a GRE (General) with minimum scores in the areas listed below to complete their application. The required minimum scores are
    - Verbal Reasoning: no minimum score
    - Quantitative Reasoning: 164
    - Analytical Writing: 4.0
    - Institution Code: 7806, Department Code: 5199 ("all other departments")
    Alternatively, a GATE test may be submitted. The lower limit is the "minimum qualifying score of the respective year"
  • The application period for the winter semester 2023/24 will exceptionally start on April 20, 2023. The application window closes on May, 31 2023.
  • In addition to the proven content of mechatronics and robotics, the program also includes courses in biomechanics.
  • For questions about the program, please contact

What you´ll learn

Mechatronics - a key technology fundamental to successful innovation - opens the door to future markets. Graduates of this application and research-focused degree program are optimally prepared for the challenges of this interdisciplinary arena at the interface between mechanical engineering, electrotechnology and information technology.

During their studies, prospective graduates earn a high-level overview of relevant fields of mechatronics and robotics. Since course teaching is broken down according to the areas of overall system, control engineering, mechanics, information technology and electrotechnology, the study program ensures that students are equipped with advanced knowledge and competencies in all central areas of mechatronics and robotics. Moreover, students are free to go deeper into specific subjects, gaining further insights into electrotechnology and/or information technology, for example, by attending an image processing course in robotics.

Since graduates learn how to network the specialized knowledge of the disciplines concerned, they are able to view a mechatronic system from all relevant perspectives. Expert know-how in all three disciplines of mechatronics plus awareness of interdisciplinary relationships are indispensable prerequisites not only for successful treatment of mechatronic systems along their entire lifecycle but also for their optimization regarding the quality of products and production processes.

Study information

The standard period of study for the master's degree in Master Mechatronics and Robotics is four semesters.

The Master Degree Course allows you to create your own individual study course plan. The Program is structured as follows:

  • Master Modules, divided into main subject areas overall system, automatic control, mechanics, information technology/computer aided methods, electrical engineering and engineering science flexibilization
  • Practical courses
  • Supplementary Subjects
  • Research Internship (term project, team project, practical research course)
  • Key Competences (language courses, soft skills workshops, …)
  • Master’s Thesis

You will find the list of modules in Wiki. The degree course comprises modules covering

  • Overall system (e.g. automation technology, development of smart distributed embedded systems, methods of product development, robot dynamics, medical automation)
  • Automatic control (modern control 1-3, mechatronic device technology, control of discrete event systems)
  • Mechanics (e.g. dynamics of mechanical systems, kinematic rating of articulated structures by means of Matlab and Catia, finite elements, kinematics)
  • Information technology/computer aided methods (e.g. industrial software development for engineers, multidisciplinary design optimization, nonlinear finite elements, parallel programming) 
  • Electrical engineering (e.g. rating of electric vehicles, microtechnical sensors/actuators, fundamentals of electric machinery, modelling of microstructured components and systems)

For more information on internships abroad, see the study wiki.

Minimum requirements to apply for a Master's program at TUM are a recognized undergraduate degree (e.g. a Bachelor’s) and the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure to evaluate your individual talents and motivation for study.

During the application period, you must apply through the TUMonline application portal and upload your application documents.

If you receive an offer of admission, you will additionally have to submit individual documents as notarized copies to be enrolled.

Generally, applicants with a qualification for postgraduate studies (e.g. a bachelor’s) obtained outside of the EU/EEA must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.

In detail: Applying for a master’s program: Application, admission requirements and more