Mechatronics and Sensor Systems Technology (MSST) is a full-time two-year (4 Semester) Master's Program offered at VGU by the Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany.
The language of instruction is English.
This is the essential principle of intelligent action. Human life would never have come so far, if we had no eyes, noses or ears to capture our environment. Just like humans, modern technology cannot get along without sensors any more. They are found in every branch of industry. Smartphones detect the position of our fingers, the airbag of a car releases just at the right crash-time and a manufacturing robot autonomously fits a part in the right place. Compared to the development of modern microelectronics, there is a backlog demand for sensor technologies. In fact, the quality of automated systems is rather limited by the lack of an appropriate sensor than by insufficient signal processing.
Technically, a sensor converts a physical quantity like temperature, distance or force to an electrical signal. In a mechatronic system the sensor signals are processed by a control unit, usually a microcontroller or a computer. Then, an adequate output signal is given to control the system actively. The MSST program provides the skills to design a whole mechatronic system from scratch. From the physical principles of sensor technology to the design and programming of intelligent systems, all subjects are considered.
The first semester is dedicated to basic knowledge. According to the strong accent which is placed on applications, many of the lectures are illustrated through experiments and students complete lab projects in modelling and controlling. In the second and third semester basic lectures go on, but studies are more concentrated on specific topics. So, focal subjects or projects are chosen, which are adjusted to current developments and demands. The close cooperation with our partners in industry guarantees an offer of subjects that is tailored to the demands of the future. In the third semester, students perform a team project, completed in close cooperation with industry. This module opens the door to companies. Thus, students get employment skills in mixed international teams and work with a network of different professionals. The fourth semester is devoted to the Master Thesis. The Thesis is completed within a research project, which may be running outside of VGU and/or abroad (e.g. in Germany).
If you want to receive more information on the Mechatronics and Sensor Systems Technology program at VGU or if you have any questions, please contact us by emailing to study(at)vgu.edu.vn