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Master's Programme Mechatronics

Joint Study Programme of the University of Innsbruck and the UMIT TIROL

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
Study Code
UC 066 481
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2013W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates
Application The first admission takes place at the UMIT TIROL
and the second admission takes place at the LFUI.
Tuition fees are to be paid at the UMIT TIROL.

* 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:
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

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


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme.

The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:

  •   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

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

Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 45 ECTS-Credits or 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

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
 Outstanding performance

= 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum criteria
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

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). 

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. Dr.-Ing. Petar Grbović

Contact at the University of Innsbruck  
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Manfred Kleidorfer

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

Information for students with disabilities

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