What will I learn in this degree program?
The Mechatronics/Robotics bachelor’s degree program offers a solid education in mechatronics with an emphasis in robotics. No previous technical knowledge is required: Students start with the basic principles and learn all of the necessary knowledge in the areas of mechanics, electronics, computer science, sensor technology, processor technology, and actuator technology. Students learn how to program industrial robots starting in the first semester. By the end of their studies, students are able to operate and develop mobile robots. Students learn:
- Specialized knowledge in mechanics, electronics, computer science, and sensor technology
- Mechatronic and business interrelationships
- Holistic project management
- To combine solid basic knowledge in the areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science, and apply this knowledge in the design, planning, and optimization of mechatronic systems
- To analyze complex mechatronic interrelationships
- To evaluate and apply the latest mechatronic technologies and methods
- To list and compare models and concepts related to the most important applications in production
- To analyze the complex processes in a company on the basis of well-founded basic scientific knowledge
- To independently and holistically analyze, structure, and implement projects in a consistent and team-oriented manner
- To correctly apply basic knowledge of the legal conditions that apply to the field of study
- To demonstrate competence in the required methods (systematic problem solving on a scientific basis, creativity techniques, decision making techniques, experiment planning, etc.)
Teaching students to apply solution-oriented thinking in the interest of customers and users of mechatronic systems represents a key aspect of the Mechatronics/Robotics bachelor’s degree program. Along with imparting a well-founded understanding of the constantly changing technologies at the cutting edge of the field, one of the key challenges is therefore to make the risks arising from this rapid change calculable and controllable using system analysis, modeling, and applied project management in order to achieve high-quality solutions and results.
What is mechatronics?
The term “mechatronics” originally comes from Japan. It was initially registered as a trademark by the company Yaskawa and was not released for use by the public until 1982. In Europe, the term was adopted by the German automotive industry in particular, which introduced the occupation of mechatronics specialist. The word mechatronics is a blend that was created by combining mechanics and electronics. According to the current usage – especially in Europe – the term also includes computer science. However, what makes mechatronics unique is the fact that certain aspects of these areas are combined to create an entirely new field.
What will I be able to do in the field after earning this degree?
Mechatronics specialists are highly sought-after on the job market.
- They work in a wide range of different fields such as the automotive industry, mobile robotics, medical technology, the pharmaceuticals industry, and automation engineering.
- Their typical tasks include research and development, process development, manufacturing, and product management.
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What are the admission requirements?
You must have one of the following to apply for the Mechatronics/Robotics bachelor’s degree program:
- Matriculation exam (HTL, AHS, or BHS Matura)
- Vocational matriculation exam
- University entrance qualification exam in a relevant field
- Relevant vocational training with additional qualification (an entrance exam or qualification exam at UAS Technikum Wien)
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