Master's Degree in Mechatronics.

The Master’s degree program in Mechatronics at the JKU expands on the corresponding undergraduate degree programs in engineering and natural sciences.

Graduates are able to solve a variety of challenging tasks in business and further develop disciplines in mechatronics. Students can choose from a wide array of specialization fields ranging from hydraulics to model-based mechatronic design and microsystems to radar technology.  Graduates of the Master’s degree program are qualified to pursue a doctorate degree at a university in Austria or abroad.


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Master's Degree in




4 Semesters


120 Credits


German (Level B2)

Your Benefits

  • Internationally renowned, future-oriented, and application-oriented academic program
  • Numerous opportunities to specialize according to personal interests
  • Ideal foundation to complete a doctorate in Austria or abroad
  • Outstanding career prospects

Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects

The Master’s degree in “Mechatronics” at the JKU focuses on:

  • Advanced education in principles of engineering and natural sciences
  • Individual disciplines of mechatronics on a broad scale
  • Actively demonstrating and reinforcing theoretical content through hands-on exercises, internships, and project work
  • Providing a wide range of in-depth study opportunities as part of the program

In addition, the program focuses on conveying skills to:

  • Analyze and understand complex mechatronical systems, including their mechanical, electrical, and software-related parts and internal processes
  • Quickly familiarize yourself with one area and intensify your knowledge
  • Work in a solution-oriented manner both independently and as part of a team

Graduates of the JKU’s Master’s degree in “Mechatronics” have a broad educational background and can pursue a variety of professions, including positions at local, national, and international companies (in, for example, product development, research, management, sales, consulting services, etc.), research, and teaching at universities and other research organizations in Austria or abroad. Examples include:

  • Robotics
  • Automation technology
  • Electronics development
  • Engine development
  • Hydraulics systems
  • Magnetic bearings
  • Modern production machinery
  • Steel production
  • Patents

Click here to view graduate profiles.

On average, graduates in this field find a job 1 month after completing the program. After 3 years on the job, their average monthly gross salary is € 4.289.

Professor Jakoby talks about studying Mechatronics at LIT

Professor Jakoby (a specialist for microelectronics in the field of mechatronics) talks about what you need to bring to the table to earn a degree in mechatronics, what research and teaching mean to him, and just what opportunities you have here.

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Recommended Study Plan

As part of the Master’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 120 ECTS credits in the following areas:

Mathematics x x    
Computer Science x      
Physics   x    
Electives: Advanced Principles for Mechatronics x      
Electives: Fields of Specialization   x x  
Master's Thesis     x x
Autonomous Coursework     x x
Master's Thesis Seminar       x
Master's Examination       x

Additional Information

Options to specialize in subject-area electives:


  • Drive Technology
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Medical and Biomechatronics
  • Mechatronic Design
  • Measuring and Sensor Technology
  • Microelectronics and Microsystem Technology
  • Communications Engineering and High-Frequency Technology
  • System Analysis and Optimization
  • Technical Mechanics of Solids and Liquids

Testimonials and graduate profiles:

  • Student testimonials and study abroad experiences
  • Graduate profiles (German only)
  • Program presentation recorded during the 2021 JKU Open Days *Online (YouTube):

Admission Requirements

  • Successfully completed BA in Mechatronics (JKU) or a comparable undergraduate degree equivalent in content and scope.

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Still Have Questions?

Do you need help registering or do you have questions about the program? Contact the JKU's Office of Student Information and Academic Advising (SIBS)!


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