The programme provides and cultivates interdisciplinary engineering skills, which are based on the systematic combination of knowledge and methods within the fields of mechanical, control and computer engineering, thereby enabling the graduates to effectively solve complex technical problems related to design, analysis, quality assurance, maintenance, monitoring and diagnostics of macro and micro mechatronic systems.Apply
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design
|Field||Production and Manufacturing Engineering|
|Study mode and duration||Full-time studies - 2 y. (Evening-time)|
|Degree awarded||Master of Engineering Sciences|
Studies in Mechatronics occupy the crossroads of several engineering sciences and allow to gain and selectively deepen the knowledge and practical skills in mechanics, control systems, electronics and information technology through application of systems approach. The programme encompasses a wide range of elective courses, which provide favorable conditions for students to specialize in the preferred domain of mechatronics: from structural design to adaptive control, from product development to maintenance, from macro to micro mechatronics systems. The accumulated multidisciplinary background enables the graduates to opt for a research-oriented carrier by pursuing PhD degree in mechanical engineering or other fields related to mechatronics.
Modern industry faces an increasing shortage of versatile professionals, who possess a wide-ranging engineering skillset. In this programme students gain knowledge in technical project management, integrated product development, computer-aided design and manufacturing. The syllabus focuses on methods and tools applied for design and analysis of electromechanical, automated, robotic, control and embedded systems as well as introduces to the methods and tools used in production information systems, nanoengineering, machine monitoring and diagnostics. These multidisciplinary courses provide a solid foundation for a graduate to become effective in design, development, installation and maintenance of a wide range of complex machinery and devices. It is not uncommon that experts in mechatronics take a leading role in the process of innovative product development.
The engineering industry is among the largest employers, therefore the students in Mechatronics have an ample selection when planning their carrier path. In Lithuania alone there are about 2000 companies, where many job positions are related to mechatronics to some extent. Therefore, the graduates are successfully employed in nearly all manufacturing and service sectors, where they pursue carriers as CAD designers and product developers, research analysts, automation and operation engineers, instrumentation and quality control engineers, maintenance and support engineers as well as sales engineers, technical consultants or project managers. Alternatively, the graduates may embark on a research path within the academia and R&D organizations or establish start-ups in order to develop and commercialize high added-value mechatronic products.
Due to interdisciplinary knowledge and skills the graduates of Mechatronics are valued by employers as being able to more rapidly adapt to specific requirements of a particular engineering-oriented job position. This professional flexibility facilitates pursuit of various carrier paths within different manufacturing industries as well as within technical service sector. Experts in mechatronics are crucial in highly innovative and internationally competing manufacturing companies, where process automation is inevitably based on mechatronic technologies. Mechatronics engineers are particularly welcome in industrial and R&D sectors of the developed countries, where smart macro/micro-mechatronic systems are continually developed and implemented in advanced technological machinery, robotics, medical and testing devices, aerospace and automotive equipment.
KTU pioneered the studies in mechatronics in Lithuania and has the long-standing experience in the field as well as provides open access to a wide range of the state-of-the-art educational and research facilities. As part of their curriculum, the students acquire useful hands-on experience in various mechatronics, robotics and clean-room laboratories.
|Design and analysis of mechanical elements of mechatronic systems||Design and analysis of control elements of mechatronic systems||Maintenance and monitoring of mechatronic systems||Design, materials and fabrication of microsystems (MEMS)|
Master+ is a unique model within a chosen MSc programme
The Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills in addition to the main discipline by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track providing a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.
Students of these study programmes can choose between the path of Field Expert and Interdisciplinary Expert. Selection is made in the academic information system. Each path (competence) consists of three subjects (18 credits) allocated as follows: 1 year 1 semester (autumn) – first subject (6 credits), 1 year 2 semester (spring) – second subject (6 credits), 2 year 3 semester – third subject (6 credits). A student, who chooses a path of the Field Expert, deepens knowledge and strengthens skills in the main field of studies. The one, who chooses a path of the Interdisciplinary Expert, acquires knowledge and skills in a different area or field of studies. Competence provides a choice of alternative additional subjects.
Acquisition of the competence is certified by the issue of KTU certificate and entry in the appendix to the Master’s diploma. In addition, students can acquire an international certificate (details are provided next to each competence).
Competences are implemented by KTU lecturers – experts in their area – and high level business and public sector organizations; their employees deliver lectures, submit topics for the student’s theses, placement-oriented tasks for the projects, etc.
I graduated in Germany with my bachelor´s degree in Mechatronics at the University of Applied Science Koblenz. Afterwards I decided to continue my studies abroad at the Kaunas technological University (KTU). Here I attended the master program of mechatronics with a specialization in micro- and nanotechnology. At the University I acquired a lot of useful knowledge according measurement methods to analyze nanostructures and materials as well as innovative manufacturing processes such as 3D-printing, electron beam melting, etc. In contrast to my technical subjects I was also able to take some classes in Lithuanian language which was quite a challenge. Still I managed to learned some important basics like how to order drinks in a bar or ask for someone´s name.
My professional experience shows that the graduates of Mechatronics program have valuable knowledge in application of smart materials, process modeling based on virtual systems, process automation, adaptive control systems as well as engineering project management. Strong competences in these and related Mechatronics domains are crucial nowadays when undertaking technical projects related with product development, analysis and upscaling of manufacturing. I would also note that these competences are indispensable in electronics industry, where we observe an obvious trend of shrinking system dimensions, increasing integration density as well as fusion of electronic and micromechanical components.
The knowledge, acquired during my studies at KTU, helped my successful professional activities and career. Mechatronics is the area, which provides wide opportunities both for a career and for a constant improvement.
– To apply new solutions and application methods of mechatronics engineering problems.
– To make engineering solutions when facing a complex, technically undefined and incomprehensive information.
– To assess the latest achievements in mechatronics, to have knowledge of the latest materials, production methods and reliability.
– Able to apply mechatronics knowledge in critical assessment and solving of myriad of new problems.
– Able to conduct tests, model or simulate functionality and operational properties of mechatronic systems.
– Able to use the principles of engineering management, understands interaction of its structural elements, is able to assess operational and environmental safety aspects in engineering activities.
– Able to process and provide information and arguments for various audiences.
– Design, modelling, analysis and improvement of industrial equipment, automation/robotics systems, precision machinery and mechanical and/or control components of various other mechatronic equipment;
– Search for rational engineering solutions and options of effective constructions. Preparation and coordination of technical projects, preparation of design and technological documentation (drawings, models, specifications);
– Development and testing of models, samples and prototypes.
– Preparation, coordination of projects for development or modernisation of mechatronic products, survey of product demand, assessment of industrialisation possibilities;
– Applied scientific research, experimental/technological development works and their coordination.
– Supervision, improvement of technological processes and quality assurance;
– Operation of industrial equipment, technical maintenance, adjustment, identification and elimination of defects, correction of the equipment’s operational parameters.
– Introduction of automation measures for technological processes in production;
– Search for rational automation and robotisation solutions, solving of the issues of efficient use of the measures of monitoring, diagnostics and computerised control;
– Analysis of the operation of technological equipment and improvement of efficiency.
– Installation and coordination of mechatronic equipment;
– Consultations to customers on equipment’s operation, technical assistance, analysis of malfunctions, proposal of solutions for elimination of defects.
– Consultations to customers on equipment’s operation, technical assistance, analysis of malfunctions, proposal of solutions for elimination of defects;
– Expert-consultation activities in the fields of technical products and services related to mechatronic technologies and creation, acquisition, development, installation or adaptation of various integrated systems. Identification of rational engineering solutions, technical expertise, preparation of projects.
– Production planning and organisation, supervision of production quality and deadlines, motivation, development and control of employees;
– Preparation/update of the company’s documentation corresponding to the requirements of good manufacturing practice (GMP);
– Selection of equipment, negotiations with suppliers.
– Development of the company’s operational strategy;
– Management of the organisation;
– Making and implementation of production development policy.
– Performance of scientific research works with appropriate application of theoretical models, experimental/laboratory equipment and machinery, and announcement of the results;
– Implementation of experimental development projects and dissemination of results;
– Participation in expert, educational activities, preparation of specialists.
|University bachelor degree certificate|
Technology or Physical study field degree
IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or previously completed studies in english language.
Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %
Often you can get a suitable transcript of bachelor degree from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.
The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.
|First component of the competition score|
Average grade (CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement
|Second component of the competition score|
|Third component of the competition score|
Motivation letter and online interview
|Full-time studies||4300 €|
|Price per credit||71,67 €|
|Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens|
|Full-time studies||4234 €|
|Price per credit||70,57 €|