Master's Programme Mechatronics

Joint Study Programme of the University of Innsbruck and the UMIT - The Health & Life Sciences University

 

Faculty  Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Diplom-Ingenieurin/Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing. or DI)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0788 Inter-disc.progr. involv. Engin., Manuf. and Construction
Mode of Study
Full-Time
Study Code
C 066 481
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2013W)*
Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent
Application The first admission take place at the UMIT Hall
and the second admission take place at the LFUI.


* Information on the Curriculum (2013W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies
  available at: https://orawww.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading
 scheme
 Definition
 %-age
      
 1  EXCELLENT:
 Outstanding performance
36.3

= 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
29.5
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
20.5
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
13.7
 5  INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     

Source: Academic year 2016/2017


Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Requirements

Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:


Criteria for the determination of equalence:

Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field. As part of the determination of equivalence, the following core areas of the completed bachelor's degree programme will be assessed:

  •   6 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Fundamentals of Natural Sciences
  • 45 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Mathematics and Informatics
  • 45 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering
  • 35 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Electrical Engineering and Control Engineering
  • 10 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Industrial Mechatronics and Material Science or Biomedical Engineering

In the event that equivalence has been established in principle but with certain qualifications missing for full equivalence, supplemental examinations may be required. These examinations must be completed during the master degree programme.

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

Area of specialisation Industrial Mechatronics and Material Science

First Semester »

9.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module 1: Mathematics and Information Theory
15.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module 2: Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering
6.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module 5: Industrial Mechatronics and Material Science 1

Second Semester »

7.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module 3: Electrical Engineering
9.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module 4: Electrical Engineering and Informatics
9.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module 6: Industrial Mechatronics and Material Science 2
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module 1: Industrial Mechatronics and Material Science 3

Third Semester »

5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module 9: Advanced Mechatronics
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module 10: Additional Qualifications
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module 2: Industrial Mechatronics 1
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module 3: Industrial Mechatronics 2
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module 4: Material Science 1
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module 5: Material Science 2

Fourth Semester »

27.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master Thesis Defense 


Area of specialisation Biomedical Engineering

First Semester »

9.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module 1: Mathematics and Information Theory
15.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module 2: Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering
6.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module 7: Biomedical Engineering 1

Second Semester »

7.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module 3: Electrical Engineering
9.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module 4: Electrical Engineering and Informatics
9.0 ECTS-Credits: Compulsory Module 8: Biomedical Engineering 2
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module 6: Biomedical Engineering 3

Third Semester »

5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module 9: Advanced Mechatronics
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module 10: Additional Qualifications 
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module 7: Biomedical Engineering 4
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module 8: Biomedical Engineering 5

Fourth Semester »

27.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Defense

Qualification Profile and Skills

A central element of the Master’s Degree Programme of Mechatronics is its focus on sustainability and relevance of knowledge and skills. This is why the imparting of knowledge and competences of scientific methods is given priority to specialist user knowledge. Graduates have the competence to further develop their knowledge and understanding in the field of mechatronics autonomously, also for new and unfamiliar problems or within the scope of research contexts resp. They are especially qualified for demanding tasks in industry and business enterprises in the different fields of mechatronics and the related fields of mechanical engineering, material science, electronic science, medical engineering etc. after brief training periods. There, the advantages of the university education’s focus on basic and methodological competence take effect.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates have a highly specialised knowledge in the areas of development and implementation of mechatronic components and systems. They are able to demonstrate their competence in the named fields of mechatronics and where they overlap with other disciplines by correctly formulating and supporting scientific arguments and solving problems in an innovative way and by taking on project leadership.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The research-oriented university education of the Master’s Degree Programme of Mechatronics is the basis for access to a vast occupational field in the area of mechatronics, from planning, developing and construction, to production, manufacturing, quality management and consulting. The occupational fields open to the graduates are correspondingly manifold. Typical occupational fields are: (i) employment with an industrial business in the area of machine, vehicle or plant engineering, with producers of electronic, medical-technical, data processing or process control devices and employment with engineering offices, (ii) self-employed work as enterprisers or engineering consultants and (iii) working for educational and research institutions.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Information on the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Technikerstraße 17 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Gerhard Johannes Leichtfried
(Recognitions)

Contact at the University of Innsbruck  
assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Hans-Peter Schröcker

Contact at the UMIT
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Woittennek
Phone: +43 050 8648-3817| E-Mail: lehre@umit.at

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