Also in teaching, mechatronics can be described as a comprehensive discipline that, alongside mechanical engineering, touches the areas of electrical engineering and computer science. Since 2014 the Teaching and Research Area Mechatronics in Mobile Propulsion is offering the lecture Electronics in Mobile Propulsion. Based on its interdisciplinary character and strong practical relevance, the course enjoys a high popularity. From the following year the program was continuously expanded by numerous courses. For instance, the course Software in Mobile Propulsion offers an insight into the software-technical embedding of drives into the automotive system. In the lecture Basics of Electrical Engineering for Mechatronic Systems a basic, well-founded knowledge of electrical engineering can be acquired and the interfaces to mechanics and software are illustrated and explained.

In addition, practical courses with driving tests on real vehicles and the Hardware-in-the-Loop Laboratory for Mobile Propulsion Systems are offered in order to further consolidate the acquired knowledge. The "closing of the loop" can be experienced at first hand and theoretical foundations become comprehensible.

With regard to interdisciplinary topics, further cooperation is achieved through integration into the courses Mobile Propulsion Fundamentals, offered by the Chair of Thermodynamics of Mobile Energy Conversion Systems (TME), and Electric Drives and Storage Systems, offered by the institute Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components (PEM).

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Our goal is to provide our master's students a practical lecture series, with a focus on the mobile drive technology and modern powertrains. On the other hand, it is important to us that you have mastered the basics of Mechatronics for the combustion engine and solve problems waiting in our professional world to you. Here we will give you a practical and especially relevant insight into the world of modern drive technology.

Through the lectures application and software direct reference is made to the vehicle of the mechatronics. Here, all the tools are taught which are needed for the development of mechatronic systems for modern powertrains.


The courses are aimed at students of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, and industrial engineers. Here, the interdisciplinary approach plays a distinct role and allows the students for safe handling in all three fields.


During the lectures and exercises you always have the opportunity to actively participate. This is encouraged and can of course take place in the form of questions, comments, suggestions or critical discussions. We actively use Web-based supply of preparation courses. Our goal is to give students an independent, time-and place-independent learning.