Do you want to be a part of developing intelligent products?
- Then a degree in Mechatronics might be something for you.
With a degree in Mechatronics, you will help create user-friendly and intelligent products that combine mechanics, electronics, and embedded systems. For example, it could be a robot hand that can pick a tomato or an artificial foot that can be used by athletes.
What will I learn?
During the programme, you will work with the development of mechatronic products, i.e., intelligent products that include mechanical, electronic, and software-based solutions such as drones and power steering.
The programme provides you with broad technical knowledge through basic courses in mechanics, electronics, programming, mathematics, and physics. During the programme, you will have the opportunity to specialise via electives, your internship as well as in your graduation project. The programme also provides you with knowledge within mathematics, physics, mechanics, electronics, programming, power electronics, thermodynamics, mechanical engineering and much more.
How is the programme structured?
The programme consists of a combination of theoretical courses and project work. During the programme, you will work a lot in project groups, where you and your fellow students will solve problems for companies through case-based work.
The first semester focuses on learning what mechatronics is and what it takes to develop mechatronics products. In the second semester, you will gain an understanding of system components and their interactions. The third semester builds on the knowledge you have gained about mechatronics and the development of mechatronic products. In the fourth semester, you will gain basic knowledge about regulatory systems and how they are integrated into a product. In the fifth semester, you can specialise in electives while strengthening your interdisciplinary skills in an interdisciplinary project (Experts in Teams). You can also study this semester abroad. In the 6th semester, you must complete a six-month engineering internship in a Danish or foreign company. In the 7th and final semester, you must prepare a graduation project - often in collaboration with a company.
The programme takes place in English in an international study environment.
What can I become?
As a mechatronics engineer, you will typically start your career as a development engineer. After a few years, you will have the opportunity to combine technical work with management functions. You are also often part of development processes across organisations and involved in collaboration with external companies - nationally and internationally. You can also find employment as a customer advisor, consultant, educator, or entrepreneur. Read more about your career opportunities here.
As a BEng student at SDU Sønderborg, you are guaranteed your first job when you have completed the degree (applies to students starting September 2020). Read more about career opportunities here.
Can I continue my studies?
The BEng in Mechatronics is an independent, completed education. So, after the 3½ years you, are a graduate engineer and ready to start your engineering career. If you want to immerse yourself further, you can continue your studies and take a master's degree in Mechatronics or Electronics.
That is why you should study...
- You are guaranteed your first job once you have completed the degree
- You will get a company-oriented education, with good career opportunities
- You will learn to develop innovative solutions to specific problems
- You have the opportunity to have an international career, which you can already start during your studies by taking an internship or by studying a semester abroad