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Mechatronic Control Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Aalborg, Denmark
The Aalborg University offers this Mechatronic Control Engineering (Energy Engineering) specialisation that covers the fundamental scientific principles and technologies used in the design of modern computer-controlled machines and processes, and it puts special focus on the synergies in the design process.
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As an engineering discipline, Mechatronics is the synergistic combination of mechanical, electronic, control and computer engineering. The key factor is the integration of these areas during the design process.

Today, the technical background necessary for a mechatronic engineer to design an automated machine, component, or process is very different from that of 30 years ago.

The underlying difference is the availability of embedded computers used to control such machines. Where much functionality earlier on was placed in mechanics, using complicated linkages and cams to coordinate motion, today functionality has shifted to electronics, controlling small actuators, e.g. a car engine which today is packed with electronic control features.

Optimal design of these new multi-disciplinary systems not only requires from the mechatronic engineer that he or she needs to have knowledge of proper mechanical design principles, but also embedded computer control hardware and software sensors in order to measure variables of interests and actuation technologies.

You will study topics like
  • How can we design and control wind turbine systems?
  • How can we develop and control wave energy systems?
  • How can we develop mechatronics and mechatronic systems, e.g. robots and Segways?
  • How is it possible to control all types of advanced energy systems?

Mechatronic Control Engineering (Energy Engineering) is a specialisation in the MSc programme Energy Engeneering offered by Aalborg University.

Job and career

Mechatronic Control engineers have a wide range of job opportunities. The gained knowledge enables MSc graduates to work in project engineering, research, development and management in Danish and international industries or public institutions.

Examples of possible employers:

  • Sauer Danfoss in relation to control and development of hydraulic systems and components
  • Vestas and Siemens Wind Power in relation to control, machines and hydraulic systems in wind turbines
  • Wave energy industry
  • Grundfos designing and controlling pumps
  • Danfoss Drives for developing controllers

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Dynamic Modelling of Electrical Machines and Control Systems
  • Non‐linear Control and Multi‐body Systems 
  • Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes and Advanced Statistics
  • For students with a BSc degree from another university: Control Theory and MATLAB 
  • Control of Electrical Drive Systems and Converters 
  • Multi Variable Control
  • Optimisation Theory and Reliability

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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General Requirements

Admission to the MSc programme in Mechatronic Control Engineering presupposes a BSc degree in Mechatronic Control Engineering, Dynamic Systems, or similar.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13345 EUR/year
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    Based on the original amount of 13345 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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99,600 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
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