Mechatronics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #173 (WUR) ,
The Master of Science in Mechatronics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a multidisciplinary degree combining notions on electronics, and mechanical, telecommunications, control and computer engineering. The Master’s degree focuses on using software to upgrade mechanical products especially ways to exchange information, or dynamics and motion control.


The use of electronics and software to enhance mechanical products is here to stay, and the complexity is growing rapidly. The functionality and performance of traditional mechanical systems is often dependent on mechatronics – which is defined as “synergistic integration of mechanical, electrical, control and software engineering” - and could be described as “the systematic design of a harmonized product leveraging advantages from each of the involved disciplines”.

A major problem facing many engineers today is the sheer scale of information exchange and communication required in product development projects. This particularly affects Mechatronics engineers, since their typical working day requires not only reliance on their multidisciplinary knowledge and skills, but also an increasingly broad awareness when interacting with design teams across other disciplines. We aim to teach the skills needed to perform well in such a working environment.

Mechatronics is a fast growing and demanding discipline to work in, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology has more than 30 years’ worth of experience in educating Mechatronics engineers for roles in industry, research and society.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Dynamics and Motion Control
  • Mechatronics basic Course
  • Embedded Systems for Mechatronics, I
  • Robust Mechatronics
  • Embedded Systems for Mechatronics, II
  • Mechatronics, Advanced Course Spring Semester
  • Research Methodology in Mechatronics
  • Degree Project in Mechatronics, Second Cycle
  • Mechatronics, Advanced Course, Fall semester
  • Research Project in Engineering Design
Degree project and thesis

The thesis project is supervised by an experienced researcher and can be performed in an industrial setting or in an academic environment. Exchange students are recommended to find a thesis project in their country of permanent residence or where they intend to begin a professional career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

Programme specific admission requirements

A Bachelor’s degree, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, with sufficient theoretical depth and good academic results.

For the application to be considered, the applicant must specify their choice of programme track. Documented solid knowledge in each of the following track-specific courses – or their equivalent - is required:

For the Mechatronics track, courses in
  • Programming and Computer Science
  • Automatic Control
  • Electrical Engineering: analogue and digital technology, electric motors and fundamental microprocessor technology

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16087.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32175 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens


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