Bachelor of Engineering (DH) Mechatronics (f/m)

Roles and responsibilities in overview

Mechatronics engineers (f/m) (DH) resolve technical problems and issues related to practice at the interface of the traditional disciplines of mechanics, electrical systems, automation and IT.

Depending on their professional specialisation, they will be involved in the planning, design, development, calculation, construction and inspection of mechatronic systems. They will also take a managerial role in production, assembly and maintenance, work in technical sales, in applications consulting or customer service. They could also work as a freelance consulting engineer for public bodies or other associations.

In addition to keeping abreast of the latest scientific and technical developments, mechatronics engineers (f/m) (DH) must also take account of commercial considerations, statutory requirements, health and safety regulations and environmental aspects when fulfilling their role.

Mechatronics engineers (f/m) (DH) may work in virtually every part of the economy, primarily in manufacturing industries in a wide range of sectors. They may also work in the services industry, in research institutes, for engineering consultancies or public bodies.

Mechatronics engineers (f/m) (DH) are predominantly based in research and development laboratories, design offices and other office environments, but also on the production or manufacturing floor.


  • General qualification for university entrance
  • Preferably advanced course in mathematics and/or physics and/or technology

Training content, practical phase

  • Basic metalworking and electrical training
  • Production process and CNC technology
  • Quality assurance
  • Design office
  • Testing and development
  • Materials planning centre and technical scheduling
  • Additional on-the-job tuition

Training content, study phase

  • Design
  • Engineering design
  • Technical mechanics
  • Electrical installations
  • Electronics
  • Control engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Technical physics

Length of apprenticeship

  • 3 years

Alternating semesters

  • The six study semesters are split into theoretical and practical training phases, study at the Duale Hochschule Mosbach (Mosbach University for dual study) and practical training at ZIEHL-ABEGG SE, each lasting 12 weeks

Future roles

  • Development
  • Testing and metrology
  • Project engineering
  • Application engineering
  • Technical sales
  • Technical procurement

Further training opportunities (in-service)

  • Assessor aptitude test
  • Specialist courses and workshops

Further information