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JKU Young Mechatronic Scientists


The JKU Young Mechatronic Scientists program provides insight into the important branches of Mechatronics such as medical technics, robotics, aerospace technology, electrical drives, computer-aided methods (CAD-CAM), control engineering, electronics, and radio technology.


Program Information

  • Maximum Number of Participants: 15
  • Number of Workshops: 6
  • Internship: at a company in Upper Austria or at the Johannes Kepler University Linz

Why Should You Take Part in the Young Physics Scientists Program?

Your Part

Your Advantage

Take part in 6 workshops during the school year

Dive into the world of Mechatronics at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz.

Complete a minimum of 4 of the 6 workshops and qualify to apply for an internship

Experience exciting workshops on various fields in Mechatronics


Meet internationally renowned faculty, researchers and experts and take advantage of their expertise for your pre-academic paper or Diploma degree thesis


Complete a summer internship at a company in Upper Austria or at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz


Learn about academic degree programs and professions - the best way to help you decide what to pursue after graduation

NEW! We provide support for your Pre-Academic Paper or Diploma degree thesis!

Are you looking for a topic for your final paper? Or do you need help conducting research for your paper?
As part of the JKU Young Mechatronics Scientists Program we can offer the following support services:

  • Professional advising by experts at the Johannes Kepler University Linz
  • Access to special literature and materials at our libraries
  • Use of scientific equipment for lab experiments (by appointment)

There are the Kinds of Workshops and Classes You Can Take

The program aims to provide a bit of insight into the multi-faceted field of Mechatronics. There are 6 workshops and participants should complete all of them. Each workshop begins with a presentation explaining the fundamentals and then continues with a hands-on section where participants can "learn by doing".




November 29, 2016

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Kick-Off Meeting and Company Partner Fair

March 10, 2017

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Vom Magnetismus zum Elektromotor

March 17, 2017

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Funktionsweise und Aufbau eines Mendocinomotors

March 24, 2017

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Pneumatik: Antriebstechnik mit Druckluft

April 7, 2017

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Regelungstechnik in Bildern

May 12, 2017

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Mechatronische Produktentwicklung: Wie entstehen erfolgreiche Produkte?

May 19, 2017

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Elektronische Experimente

Summer 2017


Summer Internship

October 6, 2017

5:00-7:00 PM

Closing Ceremony/Certificates

How Do I Apply for an Internship as Part of the JKU Young Mechatronic Scientists Program?

You can apply for a paid internship position at a company in Upper Austria or at an institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz during the partner fair at the Kick-Off Meeting on November 29, 2016. The partner company and/or JKU institute reserve the right to select interns from the pool of applicants. The internship will take place in the summer. You can only accept the internship once you have completed 4 out of the 6 workshops in the "JKU Young Mechatronic Scientists" program.

The following cooperation partners are available to you:


Various institutes at the Johannes Kepler University focus on the field of mechatronics and mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer sciences. See: for more information.


DS Automotion is an internationally active supplier and manufacturer of driverless transportation systems for various industrial sectors. See: for detailed information.


Rubblemaster specializes in the mobile recycling of construction waste. Since the beginning, the company has focused its core competencies on the development, marketing and services of compact class mobile crushing plants. Brands such as RM Compact Crushing and the RM business model for profitable treatments have made RUBBLE MASTER HMH Ltd. a worldwide name. See for detailed information.


For over 10 years, LCM has been a reliable partner for new ideas, feasibility studies, and development as well as assistance in the introduction of series production. The company's infrastructure enables the production of prototypes and small batches. By applying hardware and software development in areas such as simulation, product optimization, measurement technology and data transmission, LCM designs products, systems and next-generation processes together with their customers. See for additional information.


Rübig is an international company operating worldwide as a specialist in the fields of plant engineering, hardening technologies, forging technologies, material technologies, and aluminum. See: for detailed information.


"KUKA Roboter" is a pioneer in robotics and automation technology and is one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial robots. See: for detailed information.


Who Can Take Part?

The JKU Young Mechatronic Scientists program has been designed for students in upper level classes at AHS and BHS schools who are interested in mechanics, electronics and computer sciences and are thinking of pursuing a degree in this area. Students from other schools are also more than welcome to take part!

How to Sign Up for the JKU Young Mechatronic Scientists Program

  • Registration for the 2016/2017 academic year ended on November 13, 2016.
  • For those who have already registered, the program continues as follows:
  • You can register to take part in an option CV Review workshop on November 25, 2016. Take advantage of the opportunity to have your CV and application materials professionally reviewed before applying for an internship.
  • The kick-off meeting on November 29, 2016, provides an opportunity to get to know all of the participants and contact partners
  • During this time, a partner fair will also take place: meet the company partners providing internship opportunities and support for your pre-academic paper/ diploma degree thesis.
  • Take advantage of your chance to apply!

Detailed information is available below:

application/pdfJKU Young Scientists, Class of 2016/2017 (589KB, Brochure, German only)

Do You Still Have Questions?

Then contact

Institute for Microelectronics and Microsensors
Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Bernhard Jakoby
Ph.: 0732 / 2468 6251
E-Mail: bernhard.Jakoby(/\t) or youngscientists(/\t)