Masters in Robotics in Germany

Masters in Robotics in Germany

Tn AryalTue Nov 30 2021

Masters in Robotics in Germany is a 1 to 2.5-year-long course targeted at students with bachelor's degrees in engineering in the fields of electrical engineering, mechatronics, mechanical engineering and associated disciplines.

This course can be offered as the following in Germany.  It could be an engineering degree or a Master of Science degree. 

  • Automation and Robotics
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence 
  • Navigation and Field Robotics

Germany is one of the best countries in the world to study courses like mechatronics, automation and robotics.  This program provides deeper knowledge of the competencies in the fields of Robotics and Mechatronics.

Upon completion of this degree, you can stay back in Germany and gain valuable experience and make a lucrative career as robotics professional. Even in the entry-level positions, you are likely to earn EUR 40,000 to 70,000

Why study Masters in Robotics in Germany? 

  • Course structure-master modules, practical courses, supplementary subjects, research internships, team projects and master thesis- that prepares you for career postmasters. 
  • With a master degree in Robotics, you are likely to earn 29% more compared to a Bachelor degree. 
  • You can study this course for free or at a minimal cost. 
  • Germany has some of the best masters in robotics programs recognized globally. 

Masters in Robotics Engineering Universities in Germany

  • Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
  • Leibniz Universitat Hannover (Leibniz University Hannover)
  • RWTH International Academy, Aachen
  • Technische Universität Dortmund (TU Dortmund University)

Cost of Master in Robotics in Germany

While every master in Robotics program taught in the German language in Germany is free of tuition cost, this cannot be said for all masters in Robotics programs taught in English. 

Depending upon the university the semester fees for a Master of Science in Robotics ranges from EUR 500 to 5,500 for international students. 

For instance, the tuition fees for MSc Robotics Systems Engineering (English) at RWTH Aachen University is EUR 22,000 for the total course (4 semesters)

Areas of Study

  • Sensors and Evaluation methods
  • Automotive mechatronics
  • Industrial and medical robotics
  • Medical device technology
  • Robotics – mobile systems
  • Signal processing and automation
  • Systems engineering
  • Geodesy, geoinformatics
  • Navigation
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Modelling
  • Autonomous systems
  • Data Science - focus on environmental data
  • Computer science and Software development

Admission Requirements

The application requirements/ documents requirements are: 

  1. Proof of English Language (Students from the USA, UK, Canada, IRELAND, New Zealand or Australia need not submit English test scores for most universities in Germany)
  2. GRE/GMAT Scores
  3. CV
  4. Letter of Recommendations
  5. Proof of Scholarships if any
  6. Application fees
  7. A successfully filled application form
  8. Copy of Birth certificate/ Passport
  9. Academic documents (transcripts, character and provisional certificates)

Below, you will see the specific entry requirements of universities in Germany for this graduate in the Robotics program

RWTH Aachen University

  • Course Name: MSc Robotics Systems Engineering
  • Course duration: 
  • English Test Scores: 
    • TOEFL: A minimum of 90
    • IELTS: A minimum of 5.5 in each band
  • Academic Requirements: A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of engineering or bachelor of technology in mechanical engineering or related discipline like production engineering, industrial or structural engineering with adequate knowledge of manufacturing technology, machine design, material science, mechatronics etc.  
  • GRE scores are a must. A minimum of 145 in the Verbal section, 160 in the Quantitative section and 3.0 in Analytical Writing.

Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

  • Course Name: Mechatronics & Robotics (MSc)
  • IELTS Requirement: 
    • TOEFL (Internet-based): 80
    • IELTS: 6.5
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, electrical engineering or other equivalent degrees with a minimum grade of 2.0 on the German Grading Scale
  • Application deadline: April 15 for the summer semester and September 15 for the winter semester.

Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences

  • Course Name: Master Mechatronics & Robotics (MEng)
  • Course duration: 3 Semesters
  • IELTS Requirement: 
    • TOEFL (Internet-based): 80
    • IELTS: 6.5
  • academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold bachelor degrees in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, electrical engineering or other equivalent degrees with a minimum grade of 2.5 GPA.

The Technical University of Munich- TUM School of Engineering and Design

  • Course Name: Mechatronics & Robotics M.Sc. 
  • IELTS Requirement: 
    • TOEFL (Internet-based): 80
    • IELTS: 6.5
  • academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold bachelor degrees in mechanical engineering with specialized knowledge in prime areas of mechanical engineering like higher mathematics, engineering mechanics, materials science, fluid mechanics, control engineering and modern information technology.
  • GMAT Scores: A minimum of 600 or more. 

Technische Universität Dortmund (TU Dortmund University)

  • Course Name:  M.Sc. in Automation and Robotics 
  • IELTS Requirement: 
    • TOEFL (Internet based): 95
    • TOEFL Computer Based: 243
    • TOEFL Paper Based: 590
    • IELTS: 7.0
  • academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold bachelor degrees in mechanical engineering or computer science or other closely related disciplines. 
  • GRE Scores: A minimum of 60 % in all section

Scholarships and Financial Aids

Despite the fact that the tuition fees for education in Germany is already lower than in most other countries (Sometimes, it is even free), it still offers various scholarships to international students in the form of government and non-government scholarships. 

Some of the most popular scholarships offered by Germany are: 

  1. DAAD Scholarship
  2. Student Project Grant
  3. RWTH International Academy Women in Engineering Scholarship
  4. Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) Scholarship
  5. UDE scholarship
  6. High Potential Student Grant
  7. Surplace Funding for Master Degree Programme
  8. Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship
  9. German Language Merit Scholarship

Among these scholarships, DAAD is the most popular scholarship offered for graduate students in Germany. The value of the DAAD Scholarship is a monthly award of EUR 850,00 for Master students, EUR 1.200,00 for PhD students (beginning with September 2018).

This scholarship may also cover health insurance, travel allowance. 

To be eligible for DAAD Scholarship in Germany, applicants must fulfil the following criteria: 

  • Apply to graduate programs in Germany
  • A minimum of 2 years of post-study work experience in the relevant field. 
  • A Minimum of 6.0 in IELTS, 550 in TOEFL Paper-based, 213 in TOEFL Computer-based and 80 in Internet-based. 
  • Hand-signed CV
  • Confirmation of employment and Professional Letter of Recommendation from employer
  • German Language ability for programs in the German language. 

Scope of Robotics in Germany

Upon graduation from this course, graduates can find job opportunities in the manufacturing, automotive and the aviation industry as well as media, medical and household technology. 

Germany is home to some of the world’s leading modular production systems, automobile companies and so on. 

Some of the top recruiting companies for robotics professionals in Germany are: 

  • KION Group
  • Intuitive Surgical Zebra Technologies
  • Cognex

Mechatronics and Robotics jobs in Germany

Average Annual Salary Range (EUR)

Robotics engineer

48,000- 122,000

Robotics technician

40,500- 96,200

Automation engineer

54,300- 110,500

Design engineer

60,00- 120,700

Mechatronics engineer

52,000- 109,760

Avionic system support engineer

50,000- 108,600

Maintenance engineer


Mechanical and electrical engineer



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