The study programme of the mechatronics degree programme is multifaceted. You will work with the basic techniques, work with fellow students on various projects and you will do an internship in the third year.
- Contact moments 20 hours
- Self-study 20 hours
- Additional costs +/- € 500
annually (for books, microcontroller and trade show and company visits)annually (for books, microcontroller and trade show and company visits)
- Language English
THE FIRST YEAR
Developing your first own system
At the end of the first year of Mechatronics you are ready to design, realize and test your own robot or smart system! You use knowledge about mechanical engineering, computer science and electrical engineering. You will also receive lessons in programming industrial (sorting) systems, go into the workshop and design and solder your own electrical parts.
- 45% Theory
- 40% Practical and group assignments
- 15% Study support
- Measuring and transforming signals
- System Analysis
- Producing and Testing mechanical setups
- Physical Modeling
- Verification of design requirements
- Setting up Technical Design documentation
More about the study structure
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THE SECOND YEAR
Merging the different disciplines
The second year of Mechatronics is all about bringing together mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and control engineering in a product or system. For example, you are going to design a robotic arm or other system that does exactly what you want. You can set the precise movements with control technology.
- Actuation and Dynamics
- Projects in designing, building and testing Mechatronic systems
- Digital Control theory
- Robotics and Vision practicals
- Applying Systems Engeering
THE THIRD YEAR
Internship and Smart Solution Semester
In the third year of your Mechatronics programme, you will work at a company and work together with other students on the Smart Solutions project. Here you will learn to work together on case studies from the industry with students from other fields, such as Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics and Industrial Product Design. Exactly as you will do in the field later.
THE FOURTH YEAR
Minor and graduation project
In the first half of the fourth year, you will follow a minor of your choice. The Mechatronics programme offers the minor Robotics and Vision, but you can also choose other subjects. You conclude your education with a graduation assignment at a company.
Diploma: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
After successfully completing the higher professional education in Mechatronics, you will carry the title Bachelor of Science and you can go in all directions. For example, you can work at engineering firms, automation companies and machine factories. You can also go to the semiconductor industry, where, for example, devices are made that need chips and microprocessors.