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Department of Mechatronics Engineering - German Year  (Updated 23 Oct. 2016)
 
GJU students spend a year in Germany as part of their Bachelor degree. During this year, they take classes for one semester at one of our German partner universities. after that, they train in German industry for 20 weeks. Upon the students' return to Jordan, they transfer their German classes for GJU credit hours and have their practical training approved. This page is intended to archive useful information for students about to start their year in Germany and those who are there now.
 
Please use the following important resources:
  • The Facebook Group, "GJU SATS German Year".
    • Read/write feedback about partner universities in the comments of the FILES section.
    • Ask questions and communicate with older students who have been in Germany.
    • Get our announcements about the German year application process.
  • The GJU School of Applied Technical Sciences, German Year page. Find forms and regulations by our school.
  • The International Office page. Find vital non-academic procedural information (visa, bank account, housing).
  • The Office for Industrial Links page. Find information to help you with the 20-week internship.

 
Requirements for going to Germany
In order to go to Germany, mechatronics engineering students must fulfil the following requirements:
  • have a GPA above 61% at application time and at least 60% when you depart to Germany.
  • have completed 90 credit hours (excluding: German language courses & summer credits for September outgoings)
  • have completed the 4-week field training in Jordan 
  • have passed German 5 (German 6 if your student ID starts with 2012 or above)
  • have passed the following courses by the time you leave to Germany:
    • ME3432 Automatic Control Systems
    • ME342 Instrumentation and Measurements
    • ME361 Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems
    • CE341 Microprocessor and Microcomputer Systems
    • CME343 Digital Electronics 

Learning Agreements & Course Selection: 

  • The learning agreement is a document required by the International Office, and lists the courses you will study at the host university in Germany. It is approved by GJU as well as the host university. It is possible to change the learning agreement once you are in Germany.
  • You may take courses that interest you and/or courses you would like to transfer to your GJU study plan. 
  • You should not take more than 20 credit hours worth of courses. 20 credit hours are equivalent to about 30 ECTS, or 20 SWS in Germany
  • When selecting courses, you must make sure the content is transferable to your GJU study plan. For elective courses, we can be flexible, but core courses from the study plan must have a good content match when transferring credit. 
  • If you repeat a course you passed at GJU in Germany, it can not be transferred.
  • Generally, pick courses from semesters 5 and above.
  • To get credit for a 3 credit hour course at GJU, you must pick a course with 5 ECTS in Germany.
  • Pick courses that have 6 ECTS and include a lab, in order to transfer it to as a 4 (= 3+1lab) credit hour class at GJU.
  • If you take a 2 ECTS course/seminar, it cannot be transferred to GJU.
  • If you take a 9 ECTS project based course, you may only count it as a 4 credit hours course that includes a lab. 
  • If you want credit for a course that includes a LAB at GJU, the German course must also include a LAB.
  • At best, the number of credit hours you can transfer to GJU = number of ECTS hours time 1/1.5
  • If a course is listed as Semester Week Hours (SWS), you can assume that 1 SWS = 1 GJU credit hour, except for labs where 2 SWS = 1 GJU credit hour.
  • If a course is listed as Credit Points (CP), we have to look more closely to see if they are equivalent to SWS or ECTS.
 
Possible Destinations for Outgoing Students:
Note that:
  • WS = Winter Semester = Fall Semester = 1'st Semester (starts around September)
  • SS = Summer Semester = Spring Semester = 2'nd Semester (starts around February)
  • Students with the highest GPA's will be given their destination choice first.
 
  • Find classes: click here.
  • Some suggested classes:
    • 1400 Industrieroboter/Produktionsautomatisierung 8 ects
    • 1405 Industrierob./Produktionsautom. Praktikum 2 ects
    • 1400 Processlenkung 5 ects
    • 1405 Processlenkung Praktikum 1 ects
    • 1600 Angewandte Informatik 4 ects
    • 1605 Angewandte Informatik raktikum 2 ects
    • 800 Aktorik 6 ects
    • 805 Aktorik Praktikum 2 ects
    • Automatisierung (Microcontroller 1V1Ü1P + Echtzeitregelung 1V1Ü1P) =[MicroContrInterf. 4 ch]
  • Adviser: Prof. Dr. R. Biesenbach, rolf.biesenbach@fh-bochum.de 

  • Select classes from:
    • odd & even semesters, "wahlpflicht" subjects are offered when more than 5 students sign up
    • Maschinenbau und Mechatronik: click here (includes module descriptions), Try this link as well.  
  •  Adviser: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Kukral Ruediger.Kukral@hs-furtwangen.de

  • Select classes from the 6'th and 7'th semester + practical labs
  • Some suggested courses from Mechatronik und Mikrosystemtechnik (mm): click here (includes module descriptions)
    • 301241 Elektrotechnik 3  4 ECTS  click here (includes module descriptions)
    • 301262 Bildverarbeitung 2 ECTS
    • 310491 Projektlabor Mechatronik 9 ECTS
    • 310202 Systeme der Mechatronik2 4 ECTS
    • 132246 Mobile Roboter (sem 6 & 7) 2 SWS 
    • 310342 Technicasche Mechanik 3 ECTS
    • 131185 Regelungstechnik 2 4 SWS (Real Time Computer Control)
    • 132184 Steurungstechnik (sem 6) 4 SWS (Process Control)
  • Adviser: Prof. Dr. Ansgar Meroth, ansgar.meroth@hs-heilbronn.de 

HS Jena

  • Only accepts students in the WS/Fall/September
  • Minimum GPA 70%
  • Select classes: click here (includes module descriptions)
    • Mechatroniche Systeme (3 ECT)
    • Echtzeitbetriebssysteme (3 ECT)
    • Aktorik (3 ECT)
    • Mechatroniches Projekt (6 ECT)
    • Embedded Digital Systems (3 ECT)
    • Grundlagen FEM (3 ECT)
    • Fertigungstechnik (3 ECT)
    • Optoelectroniks (3 ECT)
    • Digitale Bildverarbeitung (3 ECT)
    • Leistungs Electronik 3
  •  Adviser: Prof. Peter Dittrich, peter.dittrich@fh-jena.de
  • International Office: Frau Förster auslandsamt@fh-jena.de
     

  • Select classes from: click here (includes medule descriptions, odd&even semesters)
  • some SUGESTED CLASSES:
    • Simulation 5 ects
    • Internship electronics 2 ects
    • Fotographie 3 ects
    • Mikrosystemtechnik 4 ects
    • Beleuchtungstechnik 5 ects
    • Optoelektronik und Lasertechnik I 5 ects
  • Adviser: Prof. Helmut Hansmaier helmut.hansmaier@fh-deggendorf.de

 
  • Only accepts students in the WS/Fall/September
  • Subject to confirmation, maximum 3 students per semester.
  • Some suggested courses:
    • MS 20130 Vibrations and Waves 5 ECTS
    • PIB 8361 Robotics Internship/Project 5 ECTS
    • MS 20035 Optical Sesnors 4 ECTS
    • PIB 8383 Practical Electrical Circuits 5 ECTS
    • MST.AKT Aktorik (Actuators with Lab) 5 ECTS (3V+1P = 4 SWS) = Electric Machines with lab at GJU
    • E505 Electrical Drive Systems 4 ECTS
    • MAB.5.6 Mechanics of Materials 5 ECTS
    • MAB.5.10 Fund. Automotive Eng.  4 ECTS
    • MAB.5.7 Adv. Eng. Mechanics for Eng. Design 3 ECTS
    • PIBWI95 Robotics Lab 4 ECTS
    • MST301 Schwingungen & Wellen 5 ECTS
    • MST504 Optische Sensoren 4 ECTS
    • MST506 Aktoren mit Praktikum 5 ECTS
    • MST303 werstoffwissenschaften 4 ECTS
    • M5.3 Antriebstechnik 2 ECTS
    • MST506 Aktoren mit Praktikum 5 ECTS


  • Select classes from: bachelor classes, master classes, (mechanical bachelor)
  • Some suggested curses:
    • 60010251 Operating Systems and Real-time 3
    • 60110152 Electrical Drives Lab 2
    • 65210081 Image Processing lecture 3
    • 65210082 Image Processing Laboratory 1
    • 65216081 Critical Systems and Testing 3
    • 6MAM 3041 Simulation 8
    • 6MAB 1202 Rapid Product Development 3
    • MEB25 Betriebssysteme und Echtzeit Sem.: 6, SWS: 2, ECTS: 3
    • MEB28 Kreativer Systementwurf, Sem.: 6, SWS: 2, ECTS: 3
    • Modul: MEB15 Sensortechnik, Sem.: 3,4, SWS: 3, ECTS: 4
    • MEB27-01 Robotersysteme Sem.: 6, SWS: 4, ECTS: 5
    • MEB14 Steuerungstechnik, Sem.: 3,4, SWS: 4, ECTS: 5
    • MEB26 Leistungselektronik, Sem.: 6, SWS: 4, ECTS: 5
  • Adviser: Prof. Dr. Juergen Trost, Juergen.Trost‎@‏‏Reutlingen-University.de 
     

  • Suggested Classes:
    • 1306 aktorik 2 ects
    • 1307 aktorik lab 2 ects
    • 3405 robotertechnik labor 2 ects
    • 3502 automatisierungstechnik 3 ects
    • 3504 automatisierungstechnic lab 2 ects
    • 6104 cnc technik 3 ects
    • 6105 cnc technik lab 2 ects
    • 450 Datenkommunication 6 ects
    • 1004 Elektrische Messtechnik & Sensorik 4 ects
    • 322 Elektrische & Magnetische Felder 2 ect
  • Mechatronics at Jade Wilhelsmaven Hochschule
  • Adviser: Prof. Dr. Dietmar Windisch, dietmar.windisch@fh-oow.de

 
  • Click here for classes and descriptions (Winter Semester = odd semester numbers). 4'th semester classes are suggested in the SS.
  • Suggested Courses:
    • Industrielle Steuerung
    • Sensorik/Aktorik
    • Grundlagen der Regelungstechnik
    • Robotik 1 
  • Adviser: Frau Marion Dienerowitz, dienerow@hs-mittweida.de

 
  • (used to only accepts in February/SS/Spring)
  • Choose classes from http://www.fh-brandenburg.de/technik/fbt_de/module/module_mech.htm.
  • Prerequisite Knowledge: C++ and Java
  • Suggested Classes:
    • Sensorik and Aktorik  7.5 ECTS
    • Elktrische antriebstechnik - hydraulik/pneumatik (6 sws)
    • Microcontrollertechnik (4 sws)
    • MT5.2 Echtzeitsysteme (2V + 2U + 2P , 6th 7th semester = 6 SWS) = Real Time Computer Control at GJU.
    • Automatisierung mit SPS (1U, 2P, 3rd semester) = PLC at GJU.
    • Anwendungen der Mikrokontrollertechnik, (5th 6th semester, 2V+4U = 6 SWS) = special topics at GJU
    • Rechnerintegrierte Fertigung (module) 6 SWS
    • P5-MT Eingebettete Systeme (6 SWS with lab, 4th semester) = elective at GJU
  • a) Manufacturing Automatio + lab 2 + 1 lab
  • b) Industrial robots + lab 2 + 1 lab

      • Electrical Automation Sys. (module) 6 SWS 
        • a) Transformer Circuits  3
        • b) Control Cabinet Implementation 2 + 1 lab
      • Digital Feedback Control Systems 5 + 1 lab SWS
      • Messtechnik 2 SWS
      • Elektrische Antriebstechnik 6 SWS
      • Digitale Regelsysteme 8 SWS
    • Adviser: Prof. Dr. Guido Kramann, kramann@fh-brandenburg.de

     
    • Suggested Classes:
       
      • Select classes from: even semesters 2, 4, 6 (in SS / Feb.); odd semesters 3, 5, 7 (in WS / Sep.); use the MTB course code
      • Elektrotechnik II
         
    • Adviser: Prof. Neff, fritz.neff@hs-karlsruhe.de

      • 08.1     Messtechnik     4 SWS
      • 08.2     Aktorik     4 SWS
      • 09.0     Steuerungs- und Softwaretechnik     5 SWS
      • 11.0     Embedded Systems und Feldbusse     4 SWS
      • 12.0     Systemtheorie und Regelungstechnik 2     2 SWS
      • 13.0     Entwurf und Simulation mechatronischer Systeme     5 SWS
      • 14.x.1.1     Mechatronische Systeme der Fahrzeugtechnik     2 SWS
      • 14.x.1.2     Sensorik und Aktorik in der Fahrzeugtechnik     2 SWS
      • 14.x.1.3     Grundlagen der Fahrzeugantriebe     2 SWS
      • 14.x.2.1     Ressourceneffizienz Ganzheitliche Betrachtung von Systemen     4 SWS
      • 14.x.2.2     Energietechnische Grundlagen für Mechatroniker     4 SWS
      • 14.x.3.1     Mechanische Auslegung mechatronischer Systeme     2 SWS
      • 14.x.3.2     Strömungsmechanische Auslegung mechatronischer Systeme     2 SWS
      • 14.x.3.3     Thermische Auslegung mechatronischer Systeme     2 SWS
      • 14.x.4.2     Industrielle Messtechnik     3 SWS
      • 14.x.4.3     Industrielle Sensorik und Signalverarbeitung     2 SWS
      • 14.x.5.1     Advanced Control     2 SWS
      • 14.x.5.2     Robotik     2 SWS
      • 14.x.5.3     Signalverarbeitung     2 SWS
      • 14.x.5.4     Praktikum Automatisierung     2 SWS
      • 4.x.6.1     Embedded Systems Architectures und Echtzeitbetriebssysteme     2 SWS
      • 14.x.6.2     Systeme und Verfahren der Signalverarbeitung     2 SWS
      • 14.x.6.3     Schaltungsentwurf mit VHDL     2 SWS
    • Only accepts in February/SS
    • heilbronn programs

      https://www.hs-heilbronn.de/406679/02_studiengaenge

    • Suggested Classes (details):
      • Antriebstechnik
      • Mechanik IV 
      • Robotik
      • Regulungstechnik II
      • Microsystemtechnik
      • Antriebs und Steureungstechnik
      • Heilbronn Sommer Semester (Feb)

        H8.2 Systeme der Mechatronik (131182), 2 ECTS, 6 Sem.

        H8.3 Technische Optik 2 (131183), 2 ECTS, 6 Sem.

        H8.4 Steuerungstechnik (131184), 4 ECTS, 6 Sem. = PLC with lab at GJU

        H8.5 Regelungstechnik 2 (131185), 4 ECTS, 6 Sem.

        Robotics (111277), 6 ECTS

        H12.2.4 Mobile Roboter (131245), 2 ECTS, 7 Sem.

        H12.3.2 Mikrotechnische Bauelemente (131253), 2 ECTS, Sem.7

        H12.2.4 Programmierbare Logikschlatungen (FPGA's etc 6th 7th semester, 2V, 2P = 4 SWS) = elective at GJU

        H12.1.5 Modellbildung und Simulation (4SWS, 6th 7th semester) = Mode. and Sim. elective at GJU

        H12.2.2 Digitale Signalprozessored ( 6th 7th semester, 4SWS) = elective at GJU

        H9.5 Labor Regelungstechnik (6th 7th semester, 2SWS) = control lab at GJU

    • Adviser: Prof. Dr. Werner Demel, Werner.Demel@hsnr.de

     
     
    • Select classes here
    • Suggested classes:
      • Cannot take: Regelungstechnik 2, or Robotik
      • Computational Fluid Dynamics 4
      • Technische Mechanik 4
      • Werkstoffe & Technologien der E-technik 4
    • Adviser: Prof. Dr. Duenow, peter.duenow@hs-wismar.de

    • B2 German level required
    • Select Classes (here)
    • Suggested courses:
      • Aktoren 5 ECTS
      • Sensoren 5 ECTS
      • Mikrocomputertechnik 5 ECTS
      • Mikrosystemtechnische Bauelemente/Simulation 5 ECTS
      • Computer Aided Engineering und Finite-Elemente-Methode 5 ECTS
      • Optronik mit Labor 10 ECTS
      • Signalerfassung und verarbeitung und Automatisierungstechnik mit Labor 10 ECTS
      • Mikrosystemtechnische Strukturen 5 ECTS
      • 20 Mechatronische Konstruktion 5 CP = 3ch MSD at GJU
    • Advisor: Prof. Dr. Karsten Schmidt, schmidtk@fb2.fh-frankfurt.de
     

    FH Wiener Neustadt (Austria)
    • Only citizens of the European Union are allowed to go because of difficult visa requirements for training in industry  
     
    HS Aschaffenburg
    • Suggested courses:
      • AME3 Mess- und Testverfahren, 4SWS with lab
      • IAT3 Informations- und Automatisierungstechnik, 4SWS with lab
      • EE4 Smart Metering - Messen, Steuern, Regeln, 4 SWS with lab
      • IAT2 Signalverarbeitung, 4 SWS with lab
      • KE4 Werkzeugmaschinen, 4 SWS with lab
      • AR2 Leistungselektronik, elektrische Maschinen und Antriebe, 4 SWS with lab
      • AR3 Robotik with lab, 2 + 2 SWS
      • MST3 Mikrosystemtechnologie, 4 sws With lab
      • FZM1 Fahrzeugmechatronik with lab, 2 + 2 SWS
      • FZM5 Fahrzeugsicherheit, 4 SWS no lab
      • MST1 Sensorik und Aktorik, 4 SWS no lab
      • FZM2 Kfz-Elektronik with lab, 2 + 2 SWS
      • IAT1 Prozessdatenverarbeitung, Prozessmesstechnik und Sensorik, 8 SWS with lab
      • KE1 Produktentwicklung und Produktinnovation, 4 SWS no lab
    • For WS/September outgoings, select from even semesters (4, 6 for example)
    • For SS/February outgoings, select from the odd semesters (5, 7 for example)  
     
     
    • Study Plans: click here
    • Module descriptions
    • Suggested courses:
      • B-0154 Mechatronische Systeme II (7 sws)
      • B-0151 Aktorik (2 sws)
      • B-xxxx Nummerische Methoden in der Physik (4 sws)
      • B-1226 Messtechnik / Sensorik (4 sws)
      • B-1225 Maschinendynamik (3 sws)
      • B-1223 Fertigungslehre (3 sws)
      • B-1221 Maschinenelemente / Konstruktionslehre III (4 sws)
      • B-0131 Steuerungs- und Automatisierungstechnik (3 sws)
      • B-1218 Technische Mechanik III / Getriebetechnik (3 sws)
      • B-1219 Strömungs- und Wärmelehre (4 sws)
      • B-0345 Angewandte Optik (3 sws)
      • B-0366 Mikrosystemtechnik (3 sws)
      • B-0367 Virtuelle Instrumentierung(4 sws)
      • B-0370 Angewandte Lasertechnik (4 sws)
      • B-0368 Ultraschalltechnik (4 sws)
    • Adviser: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Lohöfener (manfred.lohoefener(at)hs-merseburg.de)


     
     
      
    Tips for the German Year: 
    If you are about to go to Germany, consider the following tips:
    • A practical training (Praktikum) position is hard to find, so please:
      • have a resume and cover letter ready before you go to Germany.
      • start applying for positions as soon as you settle and start classes, because .
      • apply for many companies, not just the famous ones.
      • enlisht the help of the Office of Industrial Links (OIL)
    • Make a good impression and know that you have to:
      • be a self starter and set objectives.
      • be on time for classes, meetings and appointments.
      • check your email often and be responsive.
    • Your German adviser will gladly help you. So, please:
      • contact him/her early and show them appreciation for their help.  
    • Following lectures in technical spoken German will likely be a challenge, so:
      • practice by listening to German radio/videos/TV. For example, at http://www.dw-world.de.
      • try to take a German class in the semester right before you leave to Germany.
      • try to read technical German news or books.
    • The learning culture at German Universities is very different than at Jordanian Universities:
      • in Germany, you have to self-learn more
      • classes are likely to be larger and the instructor will not give you special attention
    • Benefit from the cultural experience by mingling with Germans 
     
    Documents of Interest:
    • Training guidelines (Praktikumsrichtlienien) (link)
    • Training report (Praktikumsbericht) instructions (link)
    • Feb 2013, news article about GJU students training at Phoenix Contact (link)
    • Nov. 2010 Saarbruecker Zeitung news article about GJU students at HTW Saarland. (click here)
    • I attended the GJU Mechatronics Network meeting at Hochschule Bochum in January 2010. Click here for a news story. Click here to see my presentation to our German partner universities.
    • See a Jan 2010 news article about GJU students in Künzelsau. click here.
    • Guidelines for writing the report about the internship in Germany click here
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