Mechatronics (BSc)

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, 180 ECTS

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Sønderborg
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6950 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR

Understand the relationship between mechanics, electronics, and embedded software 

Do you want to develop high-tech products? Then a degree in Mechatronics might be something for you.Smartphones, cars, and digital cameras are products that most people know how to use. But many tasks need to be performed before having a finished product in hand. It requires engineers who understand the connection between mechanics, electronics, and software - namely Mechatronics engineers.

What will I learn?

The programme allows you to develop high-tech products. Through project work, you gain competencies in many areas of product development, including technical design, production, and project management. This combination prepares you for tasks within technical product development and later also as a team leader in a development department. During the programme, you will have the opportunity to specialise in one of the three subject areas (mechanics, electronics, or embedded systems) via electives and your bachelor project.

How is the programme structured?

The programme consists of a combination of theoretical courses and practical project work. Each semester is based on a main theme, which becomes the starting point for the semester's theory and project work.
The first semester focuses on learning what mechatronics is and what it takes to develop mechatronics products. In the second semester, you will gain an understanding of the system in general, as well as knowledge of the system components and their interactions. In the third semester, you will build on the knowledge you have gained about mechatronics and the development of mechatronic products. In the fourth semester, you will gain basic knowledge about regulatory systems and how they are integrated into a product. In the fifth semester, you can specialise in electives while strengthening your interdisciplinary skills in an interdisciplinary project (Experts in Teams). You can also study this semester abroad. In the sixth semester, you write your bachelor project, based on all your knowledge from the previous semesters.
The programme is taught in English in an international study environment. 
Read more about the structure of the programme here. 

What can I become?

The programme gives you several career opportunities - both in Denmark and abroad. You will typically be in high demand by companies that develop intelligent products with significant technology content. For example, you can work as a development engineer, project manager, consultant, entrepreneur, teacher, or researcher.
You can also continue with a 3-year research programme, which leads to a PhD degree.
Read more about your career opportunities here.

Can I continue my studies?

The bachelor's programme lasts three years, after which you take the two-year master's programme to become achieve a MSc in Engineering. In the master's programme, you have the opportunity to choose between two profiles: Embedded Systems or Cyber Physical Systems. 
Read more about the master's programme in Mechatronics.

For further Information

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01


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