Mechatronics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    4000
    Tuition (Year)
    3242
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Kaunas University of Technology ,
The MSc in Mechatronics at Kaunas University of Technology provides and cultivates interdisciplinary engineering skills, which are based on the systematic combination of knowledge and methods within the fields of mechanical, control and computer engineering, thereby enabling the graduates to effectively solve complex technical problems related to design, analysis, quality assurance, maintenance,
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Top reasons to study at KTU

  • KTU pioneered the studies in mechatronics in Lithuania and has the long-standing experience in the field as well as provides open access to a wide range of the state-of-the-art educational and research facilities.
  • Studies are organised under the auspices of Institute of Mechatronics, which focuses on R&D of high-precision actuating devices, high-efficiency machining tools, modern medical, healthcare and sports equipment.
  • The Mechatronics program from Kaunas University of Technology provides favourable conditions to specialize in the preferred domain of mechatronics: from structural design to adaptive control, from product development to maintenance, from macro to micro mechatronic systems.

Academic mobility & internship opportunities

KTU students are encouraged to use academic mobility programme among which Erasmus+ is the most popular. More than 350 Erasmus+ and 100 other bilateral agreements are made for student exchange, and the students may spend 1 semester in a partner university of KTU and gain credits which are transferred into their study plan.

Just few universities-partners of the programme are University of Bologna, (Italy), Ilmenau University of Technology (Germany), Mendel University (Czech Republic), University of Minho (Portugal), Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain).

Internship (studies practice) can be performed additionally to study plan (in summer between the 1st and 2nd year or as a part of Research projects). The students of this programme may perform internship in Lithuania or abroad using Erasmus+, IAESTE, AIESEC, ISIEC, P4V, etc. academic mobility programmes and designated scholarship. Graduates’ internships are offered as well.

The main business partners of the programme are UAB Elinta, UAB Kitron, UAB Telrada, UAB SAPA profiliai, UAB Nano Avionics, etc.

Graduate careers

Graduates have an ample choice of companies – a significant part of all processing and extractive industry can be attributed to mechatronics. The trend of replacing purely mechanical mechanisms with intelligent mechanical systems is well underway, and has been expanding over the past 30 years. During the last years the graduates have been employed in various significant companies both in Lithuanian and abroad. As a result, programme graduates will have great prospects on their career path in various areas:

  • Product designing and manufacturing;
  • Equipment and system control;
  • Robotics, automation, computer technology and programming;
  • Quality control;
  • Industrial management;
  • System designing.

Advice of a student/graduate

“I graduated in Germany with my bachelor´s degree in Mechatronics at the University of Applied Science Koblenz. Afterwards I decided to continue my studies abroad at the Kaunas technological University (KTU). Here I attended the master program of mechatronics with a specialization in micro- and nanotechnology. At the University I acquired a lot of useful knowledge according measurement methods to analyse nanostructures and materials as well as innovative manufacturing processes such as 3D-printing, electron beam melting, etc. In contrast to my technical subjects I was also able to take some classes in Lithuanian language which was quite a challenge. Still I managed to learned some important basics like how to order drinks in a bar or ask for someone´s name.” - SON-X, Project manager Clemens Dicke.

Programme Structure

Design and analysis of mechanical elements of mechatronic systems

  • Integrated CAD/CAE/CAM systems
  • Robotics
  • Computer-aided analysis of structures
  • Finite element method
  • Design for automated assembly

Maintenance and monitoring of mechatronic systems

  • Computer integrated manufacturing
  • Quality assurance of mechatronics systems
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Systems monitoring and diagnostics
  • Automation of production processes

Design and analysis of control elements of mechatronic systems

  • Adaptive mechatronic systems
  • Design and implementation of control systems
  • Programmable logical controllers
  • Embedded systems design
  • Information technologies for control systems

Design, materials and fabrication of microsystems (MEMS)

  • Microelectromechanical Systems Design
  • Product Development
  • Nanoscience: design, deposition and analysis of the nanomaterials
  • Clean room technologies
  • Optical Technologies and Spectroscopy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • EU, EEA, CIS, Georgia, Turkey applicants: 30 July
    • EU applicants for free of charge studies: 10 July
  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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  • Programme qualification requirement: Bachelor in mechanical/electronics engineering or mechatronics.

  • University Bachelor (a minimum of a 3 years) degree certificate and its supplement (legalised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, translated into English and notary verified);
  •  Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject;
  •  Research activities, articles are not required but gives higher entry score.

Entry score is calculated where the weight in % of each entry subject is as follows:

70% CGPA

20% Research activities, articles, if any

10% Motivation (skype interview)

  •   proficiency in English: IELTS >=6.0, TOEFL >=85, CEFR >=C1, or equivalent,
  •  motivation letter followed by skype interview,
  •  digital photo,
  •  notary verified copy of passport or ID (for the EU citizens only).

For transfer students additionally: original academic transcript of ongoing education at university and the description of taken courses.

Application deadline:

  • EU, EEA, CIS, Georgia, Turkey applicants: 30 July
  • EU applicants for free of charge studies: 10 July
  • International applicants: 30 June


Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 4000 International
  • EUR 3242 EU/EEA
EU citizens and citizens with Lithuanian origin: Lithuania provides free of charge studies for EU citizens based on study field quota and competition therefore all EU citizens and those whose parents or grandparents hold Lithuanian citizenship once are encouraged to apply for state funded places. Application deadline is 10 July. Those who have lower entry score but still meet minimum entry requirements may study as fee payers.

Funding

KTU may award scholarships for applicants with outstanding qualifications and for good academic results throughout studies (for all citizens). KTU also acknowledges possible grants from your home institutions and/or other relevant foundations/organisations.

Special discounts are applied for the EU-candidate countries citizens (Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey).

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