Mechatronics

  • 4 year
  • English
  • Bachelor
  • Full-time
Eindhoven

Do you like mechanics, robotics, or production equipment? Do you have a knack for creative problem solving? Do you enjoy technical and engineering activities? Mechatronics is the study programme for you! In a world where technology develops faster than ever, you need to know how to stay flexible. As a mechatronic engineer, you’ll help building a faster, more precise and accurate future.

About Mechatronics

Robotics is developing at a rapid pace. This requires an always up-to-date educational programme that fits in with the fourth industrial revolution. We train you to be a specialist in the systematic design of control techniques for robot-controlled products and machines. Interesting theory lessons will be alternated with developing your technical skills in practice and carrying out projects in which you create innovative products.

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Why study Mechatronics at Fontys?

  • Projects with assignments from the business world
  • Work together with students from different studies, such as Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • You will be personally guided by our small team of teachers who put your passion first
  • Immerse yourself in the Brainport region of the Netherlands
  • Your study supervisor helps you to develop research skills, subject expertise and creativity.
 

What are you going to learn?

As a mechatronic engineer, you are able to work in different teams and dynamics. You will know both mechanical, software and electrical engineering fundamentals. Collaborating in international and/or multidisciplinary teams comes natural to you! You’re a logical thinker. You think about how to make equipment safer or more user-friendly and design it accordingly – think for example of an automated car wash, a smart production robot, or an advanced automated guided vehicle. Mechatronics is essential for modern society. There’s a great need for well-trained mechatronic engineers.

 
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How does your week look?

Studying is hard work. That’s okay, as long as there’s variety in what you do. At Mechatronics, we’ve got you covered:

  • One time you're following a class in one of our labs
  • The next moment you’re working on a robot or simulation
  • You work on projects in collaboration with a company
  • Always together with your fellow students and/or under the guidance of our teachers.
 

  • For students of other nationalities, who followed the British curriculum, the minimum requirements are:
1. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma with Mathematics and Physics or
2. Access to HE Diploma or
3. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + a General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 2 relevant subjects (Mathematics and Physics) at AS level (with grade A-C). A total of 6 different subjects, preferably including English and Mathematics or
4. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 2 relevant subjects (Mathematics and Physics) at A level (with grade D/E). A total of 6 different subjects, preferably including English and Mathematics or
5. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 3 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 3 relevant subjects (including Mathematics and Physics) at A level (with grade A to C). A total of 6 different subjects, including English and Mathematics.

  • For students who are in possession of an IB diploma:

We accept HL and SL results and these students can be exempted from the English language requirement.
Physics
and Mathematics are mandatory subjects (regardless of the level, HL or SL). The minimum score is 24 points (IB diploma awarded).

  • For students with other secondary education/ high school diplomas:

As soon as your application is visible in Studielink we will contact you by e-mail and ask you to send us your documents for the diploma assessment.

If you are curious whether your secondary school diploma is equivalent to Dutch standards and offers access to higher education in the Netherlands, please check the website of the Dutch foreign credentials evaluation center, Nuffic: https://www.nuffic.nl/en/subjects/diploma/education-systems

  • For students of other nationalities, who followed the British curriculum, the minimum requirements are:
1. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma with Mathematics and Physics or
2. Access to HE Diploma or
3. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + a General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 2 relevant subjects (Mathematics and Physics) at AS level (with grade A-C). A total of 6 different subjects, preferably including English and Mathematics or
4. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 4 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 2 relevant subjects (Mathematics and Physics) at A level (with grade D/E). A total of 6 different subjects, preferably including English and Mathematics or
5. General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in 3 subjects (with grade A to C or 9 to 4) + General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 3 relevant subjects (including Mathematics and Physics) at A level (with grade A to C). A total of 6 different subjects, including English and Mathematics.

  • For students who are in possession of an IB diploma:

We accept HL and SL results and these students can be exempted from the English language requirement.
Physics
and Mathematics are mandatory subjects (regardless of the level, HL or SL). The minimum score is 24 points (IB diploma awarded).

  • For students with other secondary education/ high school diplomas:

As soon as your application is visible in Studielink we will contact you by e-mail and ask you to send us your documents for the diploma assessment.

If you are curious whether your secondary school diploma is equivalent to Dutch standards and offers access to higher education in the Netherlands, please check the website of the Dutch foreign credentials evaluation center, Nuffic: https://www.nuffic.nl/en/subjects/diploma/education-systems

  • For students of Dutch nationality (with secondary school ):

    MBO 4-, HAVO- or VWO- diploma with Mathematics and Physics.

  • For students who are in possession of an IB diploma:

We accept HL and SL results and these students can be exempted from the English language requirement.
Physics
and Mathematics are mandatory subjects (regardless of the level, HL or SL). The minimum score is 24 points (IB diploma awarded).

  • For students with other secondary education/ high school diplomas:

As soon as your application is visible in Studielink we will contact you by e-mail and ask you to send us your documents for the diploma assessment.

If you are curious whether your secondary school diploma is equivalent to Dutch standards and offers access to higher education in the Netherlands, please check the website of the Dutch foreign credentials evaluation center, Nuffic: https://www.nuffic.nl/en/subjects/diploma/education-systems

 

Courses

Mechatronics in Eindhoven focuses on high-tech systems and robotics. The programme is characterised by the opportunities to collaborate with companies in the high-tech Brainport region. The Engineering programmes have a brand-new location at the TU/e site with labs that are equipped in line with the latest developments.

Study at Fontys Engineering in 4 years!

How does your study time looks like at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering

Already in the first year, you start putting theoretical knowledge into practice by running projects. In order to realise a product, for example a robot, you combine subjects like:

  • Mechatronic design
  • Electrical networks
  • Mechanics
  • Digital design
  • C-programming
  • Mathematics
  • Integrated design techniques
  • General engineering skills
  • Communication and presentation techniques

You’ll have around 25 classes a week. The learned theory and acquired skills are immediately used in laboratory work and projects. First-year projects are typically based on gamification: principles and techniques on how to improve teamwork and learning how to do projects.

From year 2, you start to expand your knowledge and skills. This is the core phase of the programme. You’ll also start working on projects with students from other Engineering disciplines, such as Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Project-based learning has a strong relationship with the subject-specific courses. The projects are all connected to real-time assignments from the industry.

In the first semester of year 3, you’ll work and study at a mechatronics-related company: your first internship. You’ll be involved in mechatronics assignments of a university level.

In the second semester, you’ll follow your minor programme and study subjects related to your major mechatronics. You also have the option to choose subjects that are not related to your major (e.g. Business Engineering). Fontys will help you find a minor that suits your interests best.

In the final year of your bachelor’s programme, the first semester will be focused on a specialisation: robotics or control systems.

In the second semester, you’ll work on your final graduation project. You'll work for company while writing your bachelor thesis.

Location BIC Fontys Eindhoven

An extra location for Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering students

 

Related courses

In addition to Mechatronics, Fontys University of Applied Sciences offers the technical programmes Automtoive Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

More information about related courses

Costs

Although Fontys does not have its own campus dorms, it has established cooperation’s with a number of different accommodations agencies and landlords. Through such cooperation’s, Fontys can provide guidance in finding accommodation for the first semester or academic year at Fontys.

Costs of accommodation in the city of Eindhoven will vary between 450 and 650 Euro per month.

Click here for more detailed information about finding accommodation.

 

Career opportunities

A degree in mechatronics can lead to lead to management positions, including project management.

You can have an important role in the development of high-tech equipment for operating theatres or devices that make a production process safer, more precise, faster and cheaper. You’ll be involved in the latest developments in the field of robotics and control techniques.

Think of positions such as:

  • System architect
  • Designer of robotic aids for people with disabilities
  • Designer for high-tech equipment.
  • Project manager of a mechatronic design team

Of course, you can also continue studying and take a master's course at Fontys or a technical university.

Fontys will offer a master's degree in Digital Technology Engineering as of February 2022. For more information visit fontys.nl/mdte

Agreements have been made with TU/e for an hbo top programme, which makes it easy to move on to a master's programme at the university.

 

Mechatronics: Your future as an engineer!

Watch the video in which Mechatronics students talk about how they see their future as engineers.

How to apply

All applications for our programmes have to be conducted via www.studielink.nl. Studielink is an online portal that allows applicants to apply and maintain their registration whenever they want to.

Application deadlines (EU & Non-EU) for September 2022

EU 15 June
Non-EU 15 May

Within Studielink, choose this option:

Educational institution Fontys Hogescholen
Location of educational institution Eindhoven
Programme B Mechatronica - Mechatronic Engineering

Do you have a question about your application?

Send us an e-mail

 

More about Mechatronics (English)

Experience what it's like to study at Fontys. Meet our students and lecturers at our Virtual open days (online) or 'Meet us on Campus' in the Netherlands.

Online
17 nov 2021 16:00 - 17:00
49 spots available
During this online open day, you will learn more about the programme. You get information about which courses to expect and will tell current students about their experiences. There is also plenty of time to ask questions via chat. This will help you to get an idea of the programme.
Meet us on campus Mechatronics | Eindhoven
27 nov 2021 10:00 - 16:00

Would you like to have a conversation with students of this programme? Are you curious about their experiences? What do they like most about the programme, what do they find difficult? What is it like to study in The Netherlands and at Fontys?

Then sign up for 'Meet the student'. Our students are ready for you online!

Do you have a specific question about this programme? We are happy to help you!

The situation and guidelines resulting from the corona pandemic are constantly changing, also for higher education. One thing we know for sure: in the new academic year we will have to observe the 1.5 metre distance rule in our buildings and on campus for the time being. We are adapting our education accordingly so that a good mix of face to face education on location and online education is created.
We carefully consider which form of education is best suited to each course, each subject and even each component.

In the factsheet you will find the most important programme information at a glance.

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