MSc Mechatronic Engineering

A graduate programme that combines a solid theoretical foundation in physical science and mathematics, with engineering design and entrepreneurship. Our students gain strong engineering and problem solving skills, and get to know all aspects of the engineering design process, from conception and development through operation and implementation. One of our key focus points is that the students develop strong team-working skills.




120 ECTS.


Language of instruction is English.

Length of study

Two years, full time.

Automated devices and robots are technologies that are used in industry and production, but also in all kinds of equipment that we use in our daily lives, such as cars, household appliances, artificial organs, prosthetics and toys. In Mechatronics, students combine the subjects of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and study the design of complex technical equipment. 


  • The degree requirement is 120 ECTS, or equivalent of 4 semesters of full time study, following a 180 ECTS undergraduate study.
  • Full time study is consider to be 30 ECTS per semester. Courses are usually 6-8 ECTS.
  • Students have a choice of completing either a 30 or a 60 ECTS MSc thesis.
  • In addition to the field requirements, students are encouraged to select from a variety of elective courses based on their personal interest. 
  • Exchange studies are available.

  1. year   2. year  
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Embedded System Programming
  • Elective
  • Computer vision applications *

  • Electives/Exchange studies/Thesis (60 ECTS)
  • Research Methods I
  • Mechatronics II
  • Electives
  • Thesis (30/60 ECTS)

*Three week course

Electives: 24 ECTS of the electives are from an approved list (below). Other electives should be chosen with the department head's consent.

Electives  - Fall

  • Precision Machine Design
  • Quality Management*
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Electronics
  • Electromagnetism and Semiconductors

Electives - spring

  • Finite Element Analysis in Engineering
  • Robust and Adaptive Control, with Aerospace Applications
  • Creating a Complete Business Plan for a Technical Idea - Entrepreneurship and the Innovation Process
  • Numerical fluid flow and heat transfer

Please refer to the online Course Catalogue for additional information about courses.


Admission requirement is an undergraduate study in mechatronic or electrical engineering or related disciplines.

Upon graduation, students should fulfil all requirements of the Ministry of Industries and the Icelandic Association of Engineers to obtain the professional title of Engineer. Therefore, students must have completed a prescribed set of engineering foundation and science courses.

Assistance is provided to students that need to increase the scope of their previous studies, in order to adhere to the recommendations above.

Contact us

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Department of Engineering office vfd(at)


Elias August

Program Director Mechatronics 

Freyja Ingadóttir

International Admissions Officer


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