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Mechatronics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Within the program Mechatronics at Fontys University of Applied Sciences the distance between teachers and students is quite close. You will get classes given by teachers who have worked in the field of mechatronics. They know what is going on in the rapidly changing world of mechatronics. 


Mechatronics is a combination of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science. In this program, you are a thinker and a doer. You find out how to make your devices safer and easier to use. And of course: you design them! Think of an automated car wash, a production robot or in healthcare a wheelchair or robot arm replacement. Mechatronics has become an indispensable worling field. We teach you the theory and practical knowledge and learn you to be a specialist in systematic design techniques including the control of robotic products and machinery.

The Bachelor program Mechatronics at Fontys University of Applied Sciences leads to the Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree. 

From design to making a robot: the bachelor program Mechatronics has a focus on robotics and control technology.


All FTB programs are officially accredited and quality-based bachelor programs. Being a student in one of these programs means that you live and study in one of the most promising, fast developing high tech region of Europe: Brainport Region. This region has a unique environment in the Netherlands and is a breeding ground for innovation and home to world-class business, universities and research institutes

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: EU Students
    • If you arrange your own accomodation apply by 15 August
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

1st year of study (propaedeutic phase)

Already in the first year, you start putting theoretical knowledge into practice by running projects. In order to realize a product, for example a robot, you combine Mechatronics related subjects like:

  • Mechatronic design
  • Electrical networks
  • Mechanics
  • Digital design
  • C-programming
  • Mathematics
  • Integrated design techniques
  • General engineering skills
  • Communication and presentation techniques

In the first year you will have around 25 classes a week. The leraned theory and the acquired skills are immediately used in laboratory work and projects. Especially in the first year the projects are based on gamification: principles and techniques how to improve team work and learning how to do projects. A future Mechatronics engineer has excellent knowledge and skills but he/she also needs to be a perfect team worker.

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • For Dutch students: VWO-, HAVO- or MBO-diploma with mathematics and physics.
  • For students of other nationalities: senior high school diploma/ GCE or equivalent e.g. the British GCE A-levels or GCSE grades A, B or C. Requirements: at least 6 exam subjects. Minimum for the examinee subjects is 4 GCSE subjects with grades A*, A, B or C and 2 GCE subjects at A/S Level (no specific grade required). A/S Level means advanced subsidiary level (previously advanced supplementary level). Mathematics and physics must be taken at GCE level AND part of examinee subjects.
  • For students with international Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureat or the American High School (top stream or plus 1 year college).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9830 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9830 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Eindhoven

  • 850 - 1350 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Non-EU Top-Talent scholarships for FTB-programs Eindhoven

Excellent non-EU students who start their education (first enrolment) at one of the FTB-Bachelor programs (Eindhoven) from September 2018 are offered a Top-Talent Scholarship of € 2.100,-

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