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    At a glance

    Regular period
    3 semesters
    Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    Apply till 04/15

    Master Mechatronics [M.Sc.]

    • international course
    • English spoken
    • starting every winter semester

    Our Master's program is designed as a full-time study course with a duration of 3 semesters. The program starts every the winter semester. The medium of instruction is English. At the beginning of the course, an individual timetable is worked out together with all students, which takes into account the content of the courses completed so far. This strategy is pursued further with the lecture Advanced Mathematics, which provides both a solid foundation and important tools for the further course of study.

    The brains of many mechatronic systems are embedded systems, which are mainly dealt with in the second semester. Relevant topics in electrical engineering, such as sensors and actuators, power electronics and electrical drives, are also covered. The simulation and integration of mechatronic systems, as well as their regulation and control, are the subject of further lectures due to their high relevance.

    Within the framework of the Scientific Project, students work on their own projects - independently and in international teams. In the third semester, the Master Thesis is completed, often in regional and national industrial companies.


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    Admission Requirements

    Our Master's program in Mechatronics is designed as an English speaking full-time study course with a duration of 3 semesters, always starting in the winter semester. All lectures, laboratory courses and practical exercises take place at the RWU Campus in Weingarten. Currently we are offering 30 places per year. This course is dedicated to EU and non-EU citizens as well as to German students.

    In order to qualify for our Master's Program, you have to fulfill the following requirements:

    • A completed Bachelor’s Degree in the field of mechanical or electrical engineering, mechatronics, computer science, applied physics, or any other related field of study with a final grade of at least 2,5 (German grading system) and 210 ECTS (corresponding to a 4-year full-time study program). Graduates with only 180 ECTS have to meet additional requirements.
      Applicants who have not obtained their Bachelor‘s Degree yet will be ranked according to their 7th semester CGPA. - 6th semester transcripts only are not accepted!
    • Proven English skills: TOEFL (iBT with a total score of at least 70 out of 120) or IELTS (with a minimum overall band score of 6.0) - Medium of Instruction Certificates are not accepted!
    • Very good Mathematic skills

    Admission Requirements - Bonus

    The overall grade can be improved by up to 0,6 (German grading system) for:

    • Proven relevant work experience or research in the field of mechatronics of at least one year (up to 0,3)
    • Provided GRE exam with a score of at least 161 in Quantitative Reasoning (up to 0,3)

    ETS institution codes

    • our TOEFL code is 8442
    • our GRE code is 8442
    • the GRE - Department code for Mechatronics is 5199 (any department not listed)

    Our 30 available places will be awarded according to an internal ranking list.

    ! Short Key Fact: These last years we always received more than 700 applications for our program. So please consider your application carefully and only send us your application, if you meet our current admission requirements.



    Application for the next winter intake 2022 will be possible from ~ February 01 - April 15, 2022.

    The deadlines are cut-off periods. Please note, that your application can only be considered, if your original and complete application documents are received in due time at the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences.

    For your application RWU provides an online-application tool, available from February 01 onwards. Please visit our online-application-portal and follow the menu, which is providing further information:

    RWU Online Application




    Please submit the following documents with your application:

    1. Signed Application Form
    2. Certified Copy of your Bachelor’s Degree (plus a certified translation into English or German)
    3. Certified Copy of your Academic Transcript (including your grading system)
    4. Normal Copy of your Higher Secondary Education Certificate (plus a certified translation into English or German)
    5. English Language Certificate (TOEFL, IELTS) - not older than 2 years! Medium of Instruction Certificates are not accepted!
    6. CV
    7. Normal Copy of your Passport
    8. Motivation Letter/ Statement of Purpose (Why do you intend to study Mechatronics at the RWU?)
    9. If applicable: GRE (Graduate Record Examination) - not older than 2 years!
    10. If applicable: short summary of your Bachelor’s Thesis
    11. If available: Recommendation Letters (max. 2 letters)
    12. If available: Proof of Professional Work or Research Activities

    And send your documents to the following address:

    Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
    Studierenden-Service H 022
    Frau Fabienne Damasch
    D-88250 Weingarten


    General Information


    Each semester, all students are required to pay an administration/ semester fee. It is due upon enrolment or at any re-registration for the following semester.

    In Baden-Württemberg, international students (non-EU citizens) and students who are taking up a second degree also have to pay a tuition fee since the winter semester 2017/2018.  The tuition fee must be paid together with semester fee.

    The exact amount of fees and more detailed information about payment, exemptions and scholarships can be found under Finances.



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    Phone: + 49 751 501-9569



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    Why RWU

    Why RWU?

    Academic Life
    You prefer a „hands-on” approach over a theoretical one? You rather enjoy working in small groups, than being part of the big unknown?
    • Our RWU has a long history of practical experience, starting back in 1964 with our faculty in Mechanical Engineering & Physical Engineering. The study programs at our Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences are characterized by practical training and numerous projects in modern, well-equipped laboratories. Students study in small groups, individually supervised by a team of highly qualified professors and assistants. Nearby dormitories and many leisure activities in the attractive landscape of Upper Swabia, close to the Lake of Constance and the Alps offer an excellent environment and the best conditions for studying, working and of course: living.
    • The unique strength of our RWU’s academic life lies in practice: Research, Knowledge and Technology Transfer. The research of today is the future of tomorrow. Our courses are application-oriented and prepare students for demanding technical tasks as well as challenging leadership roles. We put the results of our research into practice, advising and supporting organizations in their research and development projects. Interested in our latest research topics? Link:
    • For more than 30 years now our RWU offers English-speaking study programs and can look back to a very successful development of international study programs.  Our International Office is well-known among international students and can draw upon years of knowledge and experience in all topics related to living & studying here in Weingarten. Furthermore, we also care about each and everyone’s individual study success: supporting our students in their academic questions by offering a peer-to-peer approach. If you are interested in learning more about or special Orientation & Welcome Week, offered Excursions & Events, as well as Buddy Programs, take a look at:  
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    You intend to stay and work in Germany? Or all around the world?
    • Our RWU is located in the south of Germany, close to the Lake of Constance and one of the most beautiful tri-border and strongest economic regions in Europe. Our study programs are characterized by a high degree of practical, real-world orientation and a close cooperation with the global players around us, e.g. Airbus, Continental, MTU, Vetter and ZF.
    • Mission: Realizing Potential. Shaping the Future. Our RWU is a nationally and internationally respected educational institution, a successful research university as well as a renowned partner for companies and other organizations. The high quality of our teaching, research and continuing education ensure that our graduates are well-respected and more qualified than the average. Our graduates can rely on a broad intercultural competence, are global in their thinking and ready to take on responsibility.
    • The individual advice offered by our Career Service provides an excellent opportunity to get to know the latest job offers here in the region: and our progressive German Language Courses provided by our CLIC offer an easy way to build a profound basis in German:
    Student Life
    You are looking for an economic and recreational attractive study place? Offering both national and international advantages?
    • Our RWU can be found in one of Germany’s most beautiful landscapes and one of the most attractive vacation destinations. Weingarten is a great place to be, not only to study and work, but also to live. The region of Upper Swabia, close to the Lake of Constance offers a unique variety of cultural, recreational and sportive activities. Curious? Join our online Campus-Tour:
    • Student life in and around Weingarten never gets boring. If you are interested in culture and festivals: e.g. the famous Rutenfest in Weingarten, the Welfenfest in Weingarten or the historic Carnival all over the region.  Or if you are more interested in sports and nature: e.g. university sport, mountain biking or skiing in the Alps, excursions to one of the many wine yards nearby. For further information: In addition, if you are interested in joining one of our RWU Student Associations & Projects: e.g. Formula Student Team, Rover 2 Mars, Big Band, etc. take a look here:
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    Why study Mechatronics at our RWU
    Interested in three different disciplines? An individual timetable and practical work experience?
    • Industrial robots, wind turbines or airbags – perfect examples for the merger of three disciplines: computer science, electrical and mechanical engineering. Short: mechatronics. With your M. Sc. in Mechatronics you will deepen your knowledge of the above mentioned disciplines, developing and creating innovative products for the modern industrial and information society.
    • At the beginning of your studies, an individual timetable will be worked out based on your previously completed Bachelor’s Program and your desired job. Within your curriculum then you will gain valuable practical knowledge combined with international competences, which makes it very easy for our students to start a career at well-known companies, such as Bosch, BWM or ZF. And even though your curriculum does not include a mandatory internship, our RWU supports and even recommends voluntary internships to strengthen practical work experience and to establish social networks.
    • Your Master’s Degree will enable you to pursue a PhD afterwards. For further information about the individual courses, take a look at the latest Study & Examination Regulations.
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    Contact & People


    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raphael Ruf

    Studiendekan Mechatronics (Master)
    Ruf, Raphael

    Professoren & Professorinnen

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lothar Berger

    Leiter des Labors Regelungs- und Prozesstechnik
    Regelungstechnik, Prozesstechnik, Mathematische Methoden
    Lothar Berger

    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Ertel

    Professor für Künstliche Intelligenz und Maschinelles Lernen
    Künstliche Intelligenz, Mathematik
    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ertel

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. László Farkas

    Mathematik, Messtechnik

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Niedermeier

    Leichtbau und Strukturwerkstoffe

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raphael Ruf

    Studiendekan Mechatronics (Master)
    Ruf, Raphael

    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Schneider

    Leiter des Instituts für Künstliche Intelligenz
    Künstliche Intelligenz, Maschinelles Lernen, Intelligente Robotik
    Markus Schneider

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

    Auslandsbeauftragter der Fakultät Maschinenbau & Leiter Labor CAD und FEM
    Konstruktion & Entwicklung in der Kraftfahrzeugtechnik
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Stetter

    Prof. Dr. Michael Winkler

    Simulation in der Produktentwicklung
    Prof. Dr. Michael Winkler

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Konrad Wöllhaf

    Mechatronik, Automatisierung, Robotik, Simulation, Werkzeuge: Matlab/Simulink, Process-Simulator, VRML, Datenverarbeitung
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Konrad Wöllhaf


    Prof. Dipl.-Math. Ekkehard Löhmann

    Dekan der Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informatik
    Chipkarten, Mathematik, Grundlagen der Informatik
     Prof. Ekkehard Löhmann

    Application Information

    Application Information Mechatronics Master

    Contact for questions regarding application for Mechatronics Master study program


    Monika Huber

    Prüfungsamt Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informatik, Studierenden-Service
    Studiengänge IO, EP/IP, WB, WP, EMM, IN, MM, MW/DBM
    Monika Huber