The prerequisite for the course is successful participation in an application process in which it is determined who is suitable for the course and receives access. As part of this process, it is checked whether a first university degree qualifying for the master’s degree is available. This must be proven by means of the diploma and the associated documents (transcript of records, diploma supplement, etc.). To what extent further admission requirements exist or the submission of further documents is planned (language requirements, elaboration with statements on qualification, synopsis, project drafts, etc.), please refer to the current subject-specific provisions of the course: https://ekvv.uni-bielefeld.de / sinfo / publ / master-as / biomechatronics / pdf. There you will also find regulations on
The application process takes place via the online application portal of Bielefeld University for a winter semester and via the online application portal of Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences for a summer semester.
This course is offered as a cooperation with Bielefeld University. In the winter semester, the application / enrollment at the university takes place in the summer semester at the FH Bielefeld.
The master’s program conveys theoretical basics, scientific skills and methodological competence in the field of systems engineering as well as professional qualifications such as dealing with modern software and hardware systems. In addition, external references are taken into account and social, scientific and ethical findings are taken into account that result from the application of knowledge and from the decisions.
The students are instructed both in independent work according to the scientific principles of engineering and in cooperative group work (social skills and leadership skills). The interdisciplinary nature of the course is particularly important here. In industry, in the service sector and in research in the field of mechatronic systems, there is a high demand for engineers with an interdisciplinary training, as is taking place in Bielefeld. Possible occupational fields are, for example, in the development departments of mechanical and plant engineering, in production facilities, in the automotive industry, in medical technology, in the development of autonomously operating systems (robots, intelligent assistance systems) and in scientific research.
The BioMechatronics course is strongly characterized by interdisciplinary issues. It is therefore an important aspect to bring future engineers closer to the language and the different perspectives of biology and to convey a basic understanding of moving biological systems. This ranges from neuro and behavioral biology to biomechanics and does not leave out aspects of psychology and ethics. A central point in biomechatronic research is the abstraction of biological templates in order to ensure technical transferability. In order to ensure the connection between the mechatronic and the biological system, the focus is on properties such as resource efficiency, miniaturization, adaptability, robustness and elasticity.