Today, the most significant innovations are created by combining mechanics, electronics, and computer science. There are hardly any new products that do not follow this mechatronics approach. This form of interdisciplinary cooperation is cultivated especially in the field of precision engineering.

Typical precision engineering applications can be found in medical engineering, metrology, microtechnology, microscopy, robotics, consumer electronics, automotive engineering, and many other areas. These applications always involve the development and production of very small or precise components whose interaction leads to demanding technical challenges. In these small dimensions, which distinguish precision engineering from mechanical engineering, physical effects occur that are completely different from what we know from the ‘normal’ perceptible world.

Nuremberg, by the way, is a city with a very great tradition in precision engineering. In the early modern era, precision mechanical products were created here, such as the famous “Iron Hand” of Götz von Berlichingen – an early hand prosthesis with movable fingers, or the “Nuremberg Egg” – one of the world’s first pocket watches. Today, the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region is home to a large number of companies that enjoy worldwide success with their mechatronic products and offer themselves as employers for engineers in the field of mechatronics/precision engineering.

Bachelor of Engineering
Program duration
7 Semester
Admission restrictions
Subject distribution
Special features

Alongside a sound basic knowledge, the degree programme allows students to choose from a number of different specializations.

Interesting numbers and statistics

Number of study places for first-year students: 97

Testimonials: This is how our students rate the degree programme on StudyCheck (in German)

Admission semester
Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 Nov 2021 - 15 Jan 2022)
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2022 to 15.08.2022
Dual system options
Dual Mechatronics/Precision Engineering
Electrical Engineering, Precision Engineering, Information Technology
Prospective degree programs
Electronic and Mechatronic Systems (M.Eng.)

More information

Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

More information

For more information on jobs and career prospects for graduates of this programme, visit our German pages by switching the language toggle in the upper right corner.

For the bachelor’s programme, there are formal requirements that you must fulfil in order to be able to start the degree programme. There are also a number of personal requirements that you should meet.

Formal requirements

  • General admission requirements (e.g. university entrance qualification, professional qualification, or ‘Abitur’)

    Please note: The following requirement does not apply. No pre-study internship is required to apply for admission to the winter semester 2022/23.
  • Required language certificates:

    Instruction in this degree programme is conducted in German. Applicants who are native speakers of a language other than German, who do not have bachelor’s degree from a German educational institution, and who have not completed German-language vocational or professional training at secondary school must provide one of the following certificates as documentation of their German proficiency:

    • German language examination for the university admission of foreign applicants (DSH-Stufe 2)

    • TestDaF (“Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache” with an above-average score (minimally level 4 in all four examination components)
    • Telc German C1 University (“Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule”)

    Overview of all recognized language certificates (pdf in German)

Personal characteristics and skills

You should:

  • be enthusiastic about technology, mathematics and physics,
  • enjoy to “getting to the bottom” of devices,
  • be curious and creative,
  • think analytically, and
  • want an application-oriented university degree that qualifies you for a profession and employment.

Common stumbling blocks

  • Requirements in further mathematics and physics. Both the design and layout of mechatronic component requires a significant amount of abstract thinking.
  • Necessary stamina for the creation of complex designs and/or software programs

How do my skills measure up against the program requirements? How do I prepare myself?

Are you unsure whether Mechatronics/Precision Engineering is the right degree programme for you? Nuremberg Tech offers you a range of services to help you find out exactly that.

Inside view from students

Testimonials at (in German)


You can check directly online whether this degree programme fits your skills and interests.

Trial lectures

Attend our trial lectures in the Mechatronics/Precision Engineering degree programme. You can get a first impression of a lecture in this degree programme and experience the atmosphere at our university live.

Trial lectures (in German)

Student Counseling Portal

Would you prefer to get information and advice anonymously, online and independently of office hours?

Student Counseling Portal (in German)

Student Counseling Service

Are you looking for individual advice and support for your orientation and choice of degree programme? Then you are welcome to contact our team at the Student Counseling Service.

Student Counseling Service

Faculty advisor

Would you like more detailed information about the content of individual subjects? Then the Faculty Advisor is your next port of call.