Robot professionals of the futureNew study program in robotics starts at Aalen University

Bild zeigt einen Robotikarm und zwei Personen. Einer Person zeigt mit dem Zeigefinger auf den Robotikarm.

Students can test their knowledge of robots directly in a training room at Aalen University. | © Aalen University/Samuel Burkart

Fr, 28. April 2023

The robot has become part of the society: at work, in logistics, in packaging, in operating theaters, in clinics or as a service robot in nursing homes, hotels, restaurants and museums. “Robotics is the flag ship in the area of mechatronics. Robots help us create a world worth living in by relieving us of monotonous, repetitive, physically, and mentally demanding, and dirty tasks that require a great deal of concentration,” says Prof. Dr. Markus Glück, Professor of Robotics, on the offer of the same name, which will start in the coming winter semester.

The study progam is suitable for anyone who has an interest in technology, is curious and enjoys designing. You also need to enjoy teamwork and find common solutions. In this diverse field, the prospective engineers deal with drive technology, electronics, IT, mechanical engineering, and optics, among other topics. “You can make a commitment to use our resources wisely and keep an eye on sustainability. Construction is becoming easier, the selection of materials is being realigned, measurement and drive technology are constantly changing,” says Prof. Dr. Stefan Hörmann, Professor of Mobile Robot Systems and Electronics. From the very beginning of their studies, students in this mechatronics major learn how robots are built, how they work, and how they are used in industry, logistics and medicine. On the one hand, they develop an understanding of the electrical engineering and mechanics of a robot. On the other hand, they also learn to program the software for a robot. The students can practice directly in a training cell and immediately deepen their newly acquired knowledge in practical applications. Practical semesters and a bachelor thesis can, for example, be completed directly within a partner company. This facilitates the transition into working life and opens up professional perspectives in the region.

After graduation, there are many development opportunities and excellent future prospects. Glück: “Robotics is a very dynamic, promising field. We therefore need specialists who have mastered this topic and want to shape the automation of industrial production, Industry 4.0 and its digital transformation with us. Robotics is a key technology that is in demand worldwide. Anyone who can program a robot has acquired valuable skills that are undoubtedly in demand by all employers in the fields of automation, development, production and the sale of modern products today.”

Application & information

An application for the winter semester 23/24 is now possible until mid-July 2023.