Bachelor-Online Studies

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For technology and innovation fans: Our Robotics online study programme opens the door to a promising field of employment that is no longer science fiction.

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They lift heavy industrial workpieces into the air with ease, pull weeds for agriculture and will do the driving for us in the future: intelligent robots. To develop these highly complex machine systems, smart minds with a tailor-made robotics degree are needed. Do you want to work in the future as a specialised engineer who solves everyday problems through the use of robotics and thus makes our lives easier?

Then get your training as an innovation professional for robotics in the IU Robotics online study programme! In your study programme in Robotics, you combine know-how from Mechanical, Electrical and Control Engineering with the basics of Computer Science, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Through our mix of theoretical basics and practical projects, you will acquire all the necessary skills in the Bachelor's study programme to forge a career as an interdisciplinary robotics expert. You are also familiar with the latest technology trends such as the industrial application of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Overview Your degree summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) 180 ECTS
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    36-72 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Locations
    Study programme independent of time & place
    No mandatory attendance
    Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
    Exams online or at nearest examination centre
  • Study fees
    Starting at 209€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
    180 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1117421c
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Programme overview for the Bachelor's in Robotics

In the first semester, you will be taught the basics of technical drawing and learn how and where robotic systems are used. You will learn about key requirements for their design and applications, such as Smart Factory. During the second semester, you will receive an overview of the structure and construction of robots, whereby you will deal with Statics, Electrical Engineering and Manufacturing methods. With the help of the CAD software, you will be given a taste of practical experience and the chance to create the mechanical design of a robot.

Given that robots don't simply consist of mobile mechanical structures, your third semester is reserved for dealing with intelligent sensor technologies. The focus here is on the design and simulation of robotic structures. You will also learn how to program with Python. In the fourth semester, you acquire knowledge about drive technologies in Mechatronics, Control Technology and Integrated Systems. Through two projects, you have the opportunity to test robotics concepts, simulation and drive technologies, as well as control systems, in a practical setting. In the fifth semester, you deal with the effects of robotics on society. The sixth semester serves your specialisation in the areas of Industry and Automation, Service Robotics and Cognitive Robotics.

Our Bachelor's study programme is modular, i.e. you study based on subject areas that are divided into so-called modules. After successfully completing the modules, you will be credited with ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System), which document your achievements. These ECTS points are internationally comparable and, of course, recognised.

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100% Flexible

Flexible, interactive, practically oriented: your online studies

  • Whether you’re studying full-time, alongside your job, abroad or as a parent: your online studies adapt to your life. You study online and 100% flexibly – from the first day of class right up to your exam.
  • Thanks to our online campus, our innovative study app IU Learn and our virtual classes, you can fit your studies right into your daily life.
  • You even get to choose how to sit your exams: online 24/7 on 365 days a year or simply on location.
  • Connect with other students or your lecturers at any time: via the online campus, MS Teams, E-Mail or in interactive virtual classes.

Your career prospects in robotics

After completing your Bachelor's study programme, you can enter the field of automation technology, in aerospace, the chemical and automotive industry, mechanical and plant engineering as well as logistics. For example, you can work as a ...

Project Lead Robotics

If you choose a career as a project lead in robotics, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that your projects run smoothly. You will create schedules and communicate with customers, suppliers and partners.

Automation Engineer

As an automation engineer, you will optimise control and regulation processes in large plants. You will develop solutions for automation and drive processes. In addition, you will be involved in product development through automated tests and carry out quality control.

Robotics Engineer

As a specialist in robotics, you’ll be responsible for designing machines and system components. You will design and make calculations for components, develop robot applications and software solutions. You will also be responsible for the simulation and optimisation of robots, as well as the development and support of test applications for robotics.

Tuition fees

Study model and prices for the Bachelor's online study programme in Robotics

Depending on your personal or professional situation, full-time study is not always easy to manage. That is why we have also developed part-time programmes for all our degrees, which offer flexible and longer study periods. This way, you can study alongside your job or during your time off, whether at home or abroad. The content of the different models is identical. Depending on the study model, we will adjust your tuition fees accordingly. With the part-time variants, your weekly study workload is reduced.

Can't finish your degree in the allotted time? No problem! We will develop the right study model for everyone. If you realise that you need more time, you can easily switch to another study model with three months’ notice before the end of the month. These are our different study models:

Only until 06.10.2022


Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

348€ /mtl 369€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
Only until 06.10.2022

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

303€ /mtl 319€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
Only until 06.10.2022

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their course on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

209€ /mtl 219€ Enrol by October 6th using the code MUTIGSEIN22, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad.  Apply now
Additional charges
All our study programmes include the following services
  • Free trial phase of four weeks

  • Access to online libraries

  • Personal assistance from lecturers

  • Online campus with innovative study tools

  • Access to Statista and LinkedIn Learning

  • Individual study and career coaching

  • Online exams around the clock

  • License for Microsoft Office and Teams

  • Flexible extension of study duration


Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
  • Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our online recognition form.

Send an email to to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

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