Master's Degrees

  • Joint Master Degree in Mechatronic Engineering

    General Information

    Teaching Languages:
    Spanish, German or French
    2 years (120 ECTS credits)
    Precio orientativo:
    Please check the official website of this Master's Degree
    Access Requirements:

    In order to register in an official Master's Degree, it is mandatory to have completed an official degree in Spain or in any higher education institution of a member state of the European Union integrated in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that allows students to take a Master's Degree. Students who have obtained their degree outside the EHEA can be admitted as long as the University can verify that these qualifications have a similar level to the corresponding degrees in Spain and they permit graduates to take a Master's Course.

    This Master's Course is intended for Graduates in Engineering and for Technical Engineers, although others Engineers and Graduates in Sciences or in any other related area will also be considered as long as they are interested in mechatronics and willing to develop their professional career in a multinational and multicultural environment. However, those students who do not have enough training to follow the classes will not be admitted. This includes Engineers and Technical Engineers who do not have specific training in mechanics and electronics, such as Forest Engineers, Agricultural Engineers, Chemical Engineers, etc.

    Other Engineers, Technical Engineers, Graduates in Computing, Telematics and Telecommunications will only be admitted if there are places available, which have not been covered by students with a more suitable training. This also applies to Graduates in Physics specialized in Electronics, Mining, Civil Engineering, etc.

    Students admitted to the present Master's Course are required to have knowledge of mechanics and/or electronics at graduate level as well as knowledge of at least two of the languages of instruction (German, Spanish and French), since classes will always be taught in the local language.

    Additional requirements:

    Candidates are also required to have oral and written communication skills in the languages commonly used in the field of international scientific research, and interest in understanding and discovering different ways of solving problems, and the capacity to carry out teamwork and to establish relationships with people from other cultures.

    This Erasmus Mundus Master's Courses have deadlines and procedures that are different from the rest of the official Master's Degrees. To check the appropriate procedure, please visit the website of the Erasmus Mundus Master's Course (you can acces the website by clicking on the below mentioned "official website" link).

    Attendance required
    Monday to Friday, from 08:15 to 14:30.
    Teaching Center:
    Polytechnic Engineering School of Gijón
    More Information:
    Full Description of the Master's Degree

    Professional Opportunities

    Mechatronics is a science that seeks to integrate electronic intelligence into the mechanic system, a profound revolution in the design and optimization of new equipments, since this new "discipline" combines and integrates other disciplines (Mechanics, Electronics, Automation and Computing) that are traditionally juxtaposed. All this turns Mechatronics into a cross-competence that needs to be developed in all types of industries.

    The training offered enables future engineers to acquire interdisciplinary competences related to methodology, tools design, modelling and simulation, process control and new technologies, but also a deep knowledge of basic technologies that are a fundamental part of Mechatronics (Mechanics, Hydraulics, Electronics, Computing, Photonics…), as well as knowledge of sensors, actuators and control laws.

    That is why Engineers in Mechatronics have a different point of view from other experts when dealing with problems, due to their extensive knowledge on Mechanics, Electronics, Optics, Automation, etc. which enables them to work as experts (depending on their own vocation) or coordinate multidisciplinary work teams.

    The main objective of this Master's course is to enable Engineers in Mechatronics to work as experts, system managers or co-ordinators in this field. This can be achieved due to the following educational aims and competences of this programme:

    • Scientific/technical work related to Mechatronics, including design, modelling and simulation.
    • Multidisciplinary cooperation in groups with the aim to solve complex Mechatronic tasks.
    • Capacity to quickly adapt themselves and face different problems and tasks in different fields, such as Electronics, Mechanics, Control, etc.
    • Capacity to communicate with people from other countries in different languages.


    This Master's course is divided into four terms of 120 ECTS credits, three academic terms and a Master's Thesis, taught by three members of the EU4M Consortium (University of Oviedo, Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft, École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et des Microtechniques).

    The language of instruction is that of each institution. Candidates will take the first year of the Master's course at their home institution. The second year shall be taken in one of the other two institutions of the Consortium. The subjects of the first year are co-ordinated by the three institutions, so the contents for the first year are identical.

    The first two terms consist of a total of 30 ECTS credits each. The remaining terms are organized to enable students to move to other country in order to take the second year of the Master's course in any of the other two universities of the consortium, under certain predetermined conditions to ensure a better training in the three institutions.

    Students who successfully complete the Master's course will be awarded a double degree: on the one hand, the Master's Degree of the University of Oviedo and, on the other hand, the Master's Degree of the Hochschule Karlsruhe or the École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et des Microtechniques.




      • Conferences and Seminars I (2 ECTS).
      • Spanish Language intensive course (4 ECTS)
      • Computers and Programming (4 ECTS).
      • Modelling and Calculation of Mechatronic Components (4 ECTS)
      • Mechanisms and Machine Elements (2 ECTS).
      • Product-oriented Manufacturing (3 ECTS).
      • CAD for Mechatronics (3 ECTS)
      • Methodology of the Mechatronics Project (4 ECTS).
      • Control Micro-electronic Devices (4 ECTS)


    • Conferences and Seminars II (2 ECTS).
    • German Language (Optional, 4 ECTS).
    • French Language (Optional, 4 ECTS)
      • Control in the Frequency Domain (4 ECTS).
      • Control in States Space (4 ECTS)
      • Quality Management Systems (2 ECTS).
      • Mechanics and Materials (3 ECTS).
      • Rapid and Automated Manufacturing (3 ECTS)
      • Mechatronic Project (5 ECTS).
      • Signal Conditioning Systems (3 ECTS)


    Complements III (6 ECTS):

    • Conferences and Seminars III (2 ECTS).
    • Key Qualifications (4 ECTS)

    In addition, in each country students can choose the subjects that best allow them to acquire the knowledge related to the fields in which each institution is stronger. The programme consist of a total of 72 credits of optional subjects (24 credits in each country of the EU4M Consortium), which can be vary each year so as to achieve the goal described. As an orientation guide, the subjects taught in the last years are listed below:

    Hochscule Karslruhe

    Perfil: Micro-mecatrónica, automóvil, energía renovable

    • Mechatronik Prototypen: 6 ECTS
    • Produktionstechnik: 6 ECTS
    • Umwelttechnik: 6 ECTS
    • Micro-mechatronic systems: 6 ECTS

    École Nationale Supérieure de Méchanique et Microtechniques

    Perfil: Micro-mecatrónica, micro-robótica

    • Automatique: 6 ECTS
    • Optique et Microsystèmes: 6 ECTS
    • Robotique et Microrobotique: 6 ECTS
    • Projet: 6 ECTS

    University of Oviedo

    Module: Industrial Mechatronics, Mechatronic Systems Manufacturing

    • Sensors and Actuators: 6 ECTS
    • Design and Analysis of Mechatronic Systems: 6 ECTS
    • Installation and Verification of the Prototype: 6 ECTS
    • Mechatronic Systems Manufacturing : 6 ECTS


    • Master's Thesis (30 ECTS)
    Detailed Information on the Syllabus:


    • Department of Electric, Electronic, Computer and System Engineering
      West Deparment Building nº 3
      University Campus. 33203 Gijón
      985 10 49 17 / 985 10 49 18
      985 10 49 59

    Coordination :

    • General Coordinator: Prof. Fritz J. Neff
      +49 (0)721 925 1706
      +49 (0)721 925 1707
      eu4m-consortium@hs-karlsruhe /
    • Prof. Nadine Le Fort-Piat
      +33 (0)381 40 2793
      +33 (0)381 40 2809
      +33 (0)381 40 2809
    • Prof. Miguel Ángel José Prieto
      985 18 25 67
      985 18 21 38

    Internationalization and Companies

    Movilidad de estudios

    • Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mecanique et des Microtechnique (France)
    • Hochschule Karksruhe-Technick und Wirtschaft (Germany)

    Empresas que ofertan prácticas externas

    • Adele Robots S.L.
    • Ikerlan, S. Coop.
    • Normalux (González Soriano S.A.)
    • Tubecheck S.L.

    Empresas colaboradoras