Study Mechatronics and Automotive Engineering (M.Sc.)

Information for prospective students of Mechatronics and Automotive Engineering (M.Sc.)

Please note: Excellent German language skills are mandatory to study this program.

Worldwide, the automotive industry is at a historic turning point. Sustainable and environmentally friendly energy sources are being hotly debated, alternative drives are conquering the market, and the development of highly automated driving is confronting our society with entirely new questions. At the same time, traffic density is higher than ever before. There is no simple solution to all these challenges, but the good news is: If you feel like helping the automotive industry move forward with innovative ideas, then we have just the right degree program for you – our new master's course in Mechatronics and Automotive Engineering. The industry is urgently looking for creative minds with interdisciplinary vision. Become one of them! Whether you earned your bachelor's degree in mechatronics and your heart beats for automotive engineering or you come from an undergraduate mechanical engineering program and want to further your qualifications in mechatronics – in this degree program, you'll be in the right place.

Why choose this master's program?

  • Interdisciplinary linking of expertise from automotive technology and mechatronics
  • Specialization: Purposeful training for the needs of structural change in the automotive industry
  • Applied research within the framework of an extensive scientific project
  • Many in-depth laboratory experiments true to the university motto "Wissen durch Praxis stärkt" ("Strengthening knowledge through practice")
  • Small class sizes – personalized learning
  • Lively campus in the heart of Frankfurt's Nordend district



Mechatronics and Automotive Engineering



3 Semester, full-time

ECTS-Credit Points

90 *

Program start

Summer and winter semester

Application deadline

applicants with German credentials: March 1 (for summer)/September 1 (for winter)


applicants with international credentials: January 15 (for summer)/July 15 (for winter)


German (approx. 80 %), English (approx. 20 %). Excellent German language skills are mandatory!

This degree course was accredited by the German Accreditation Council until September 30, 2030.

* By choosing additional modules amounting to 30 ECTS, graduates of a 6-semester bachelor's degree program can also study the program.



About your studies

  • The study program can be taken up in the winter or summer semester.
  • In their first two semesters, students acquire advanced knowledge in inter-connection, control and simulation of complex mechatronic systems and acquire solution skills for advanced problems in the field of mechanical engineering – for example in vehicle dynamics, the avoidance of unwanted emissions and vibrations or the design of alternative drives. They also gain an insight into two relevant electrical engineering topics, electromobility and power electronics.
  • As part of their scientific project, students work intensively on the research focus of automotive engineering in the summer semester.
  • The third semester is dedicated to the master's thesis, which can be written in cooperation with an industrial partner or in the university's research environment.

You're uncertain whether this master's program is right for you? Our program director Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Holger Marschner will be happy to advise you – by phone, e-mail or in a videoconference. Simply arrange a personal meeting via e-mail.

At Frankfurt UAS, you will study in the heart of Frankfurt's lively Nordend district: Our compact, open campus on Nibelungenallee is surrounded by restaurants and cafés, stores and parks. You can reach us in just a few minutes by streetcar or by bus from the city center. The campus itself offers you plenty of space to meet and exchange ideas – and is a good starting point for experiencing the Main metropolis Frankfurt.

Over 15,000 students frommore than 100 nations study at our university. We offer a broad range of sports and language courses, cultural events as well as advice and support. Our university is a place of diversity. Come and take a look!

With your master's degree in Mechatronics and Automotive Engineering, you will qualify for challenging jobs in research and development – both at universities and in industry – especially in the fields of automotive engineering and automotive mechatronics. In addition to development tasks, you can also work as a project manager or in technical sales, in the higher technical service or in associations, for example as an expert.

At the same time, your degree offers you the opportunity to pursue a doctorate at universities in Germany and abroad. At Frankfurt UAS, you can do your doctorate in cooperation with one of our international partner universities.

Admission and enrollment

Admission requirements are

  • a degree in an electrotechnical, mechatronic or mechanical engineering field of study with a minimum of 210 ECTS credits
  • with an overall grade of at least 2.5 and
  • a language level of C1 in German as well as English language proficiency at the level of at least B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
    When applying, you must provide proof of language proficiency (for example, by TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certificate or DAAD) that shows a language competence of at least B2 that is not older than three years.
    The proof of English language skills can be waived if you have obtained your first professional university degree in the English language area or at a bilingual educational institution or have completed at least 20 ECTS credits in English-language modules.
    Graduates of the Bachelor's degree programs in Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, and Mechanical Engineering at Frankfurt UAS do not need to provide proof of language proficiency.

Students with less than 210 ECTS can be admitted under the condition that they have to prove the successful completion of modules in the amount of up to 30 ECTS credits until the registration of their master thesis. The examination board decides on the selection of modules.

Are you unsure whether this path is right for you? Our program director Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Holger Marschner will be happy to advise you.

Students with a German university entrance qualification
Students with an international university entrance qualification
  • Application deadline for the winter semester: July 15
  • Application deadline for the summer semester: January 15
  • Application via the platform uni-assist


Zühal DemirezenReferee for electrical engineering study programs
Building 8, Room 109
Fax : +49 69 1533-2012
Yasemin KilbSecretary for electrical engineering study programs
Building 8, Room 109

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