The curriculum of this program is composed of five main topics. Lectures and exercises on sensor fundamentals, signal processing and sensor applications contain the fundamental knowledge of the program. Towards their Master thesis, students concentrate on Special Subjects/ Projects and Team Project to deepen their expertise. Related soft skill training is complemented to the program.
Courses are graded using the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The whole Master's program consists of 120 ECTS Points, one study subject accounts for two to four ECTS Points and the Master thesis accumulates 30 ECTS Points. One ECTS Point corresponds to a workload of about 30 hours.
Download the Module Handbook for the Master’s program Mechatronics and Sensor Systems Technology here.
Currently, the Study and examination regulations of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences for its Master’s Courses (Part A) serves as the legal framework for all exam-related issues of the Master’s program Mechatronics and Sensor Systems Technology at the Vietnamese-German University. This is applicable until comparable regulations are published by VGU itself.
Still, several particular precepts must be explicitly explained to the students at VGU as the following.
According to the Module Handbook, each module except for the Thesis and the Final Examination consists of a preliminary examination (PE) and an examination (E). The preliminary examination is graded as “Pass” or “Fail” and has no limit in the number of retakes. On the other hand, the examination is graded in marks (§ 10, Part A), and the number of repetitions is limited to two (2) (§ 14, Part A). The preliminary examination is not a pre-requisite for the examination; however, students must pass both the preliminary examination and the examination to pass a particular module.
As per regulations, the Academic Coordinator of the Mechatronics and Sensor Systems Technology Master’s program at the Vietnamese-German University assumes the capacity of the Chairman of the Examination Board.
The specific regulations applicable to the Vietnamese-German University are dictated in the External Study and Examination Regulations (SPO) of the Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft (Part B).
Due to the block structure of two-week instruction period for each subject taught by flying faculties from Germany and the occurrence of the respected examination normally one week later, special conditions on the allocation of the exam retakes are applied.
Regulations on absence (§ 12 (1), Part A) and withdrawal (§ 12 (2), Part A) are executed without prior notice. Any absence from an examination without valid reasons shall result in the grade of 5.0 or “Inadequate” being granted to that exam. Any withdrawal from an examination without valid reasons after the stipulated deadline for de-registration shall also result in the grade of 5.0 or “Inadequate” being given.
Both parts of the examination regulations (Part A and Part B) can be downloaded from the following links
Part A - Study and examination regulations of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences for its Master’s Courses
Part B - External Study and Examination Regulations (SPO) of the Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft