Curriculum and course catalog


An overview of the study program can be found in our curriculum and course catalog for Automation Technology. Additional information is also available on the website of the Institute for Automation Technology and Mechatronics.

About the Institute and its object of study

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The field of automation technology has as its object the development and implementation of processes and machines that perform specific operations without human influence. The important core areas of automation technology are

  • Control technology.
  • Process control engineering.
  • Robotics.

Applications in automation technology are today found in nearly all technical fields, systems, and products. This includes for example such fields as plant engineering in chemistry and heavy industry, aviation and aeronautics, automobile industry, medical technology, etc.

The wide spectrum of application areas means that the control and automation engineer has the opportunity to work in a great many different fields. Automation solutions make it possible to design processes and machines more efficiently, or to make them even possible. Without them, for example, the controlled flight of a space shuttles or rockets would not be possible. Likewise, there would be no oil rigs at sea or autopilots without control systems. Control systems are even necessary to maintain the stability of Europe's energy supply network.

Study abroad

In general, study programs completed abroad can always be recognized when they are approximately equivalent in content with the fields of study offered by TUD. This applies in particular to study programs completed as part of Erasmus programs and double diplomas.

Details should always be arranged prior to beginning the study abroad in consultation with Dr. Haun in the Service Center.

Transitioning from your studies to work in the industry

It pays to carefully plan out your transition from university study to a career. The following schedule is provided as an aid here:

Step 1 Gather information about potential fields and employers
(at least one year prior to completion of studies)
Step 2 Define goals: What fields would you like to work in and for which companies?
Step 3 Submit applications (at least 4 to 6 months before completion of studies)