The Ashesi-ETH Master’s Programme in Mechatronic Engineering, Ashesi University, Ghana
- Posted Date: 06/02/2023
- Expires on: 07/30/2023
Mechatronics encompasses a range of technologies that empower a variety of daily life applications ranging from automation of household equipment to “smart” manufacturing, self-driving cars, surgical robots and robotic space exploration. Delivered at Ashesi University by faculty from Ashesi and ETH Zurich, this Master’s Programme equips students with specialist competences and wide range of skills to pursue a career in this dynamic and future-oriented field.
Students will build research and innovation competences through industrial internships and a Master project work where they will combine theory and practice with a focus on topics that suit their interests and career plans, guided by experts from academia and industry whose teaching and training are informed by world-class research and expertise.
The involvement of our industry partners – ABB, Barry Callebaut, Bühler, HPW, Holcim, Nestlé, and Tetra Pak – all of whom are operationally present in Africa, ensures that the programme addresses regional market needs. In addition to providing mentorship and industrial internships, our industry partners offer full scholarships and direct job opportunities in the region after the successful completion of the programme.
Fully Funded Educational Programme: Full scholarships covering tuition, academic fees, laptop & equipment, accommodation, health insurance, one trip home each year, monthly stipend for other living expenses
Mentorship: Personal career development, supported by profesional experts and guided by an experienced mentor
Internship: Challenging hands-on assignments in learning by doing
Job Offer: Our global-leading industry partners and other companies in the region provide job opportunities after graduation
Three-Year Programme with Two Certificates: Master of Advance Studies (MAS) from ETH Zurich and Master of Science (MSc) from Ashesi University
Advanced Core Modules form the foundation of the programme, developing methodological competence in design and analysis of mechanical systems, together with programming and deployment of embedded devices for rapidly expanding applications in a host of industrial sectors.
Mechatronics and Control Modules provide knowledge in the application of innovative robotic and control system solutions including data-driven and machine learning techniques to existing systems and modern engineering systems.
Energy and Production Systems deepen your understanding of renewable energy technologies and propulsion systems in product development and process chain planning, providing the competence to propose appropriate and effective design improvements and mitigation strategies.
Engineering in Perspective provides context to the technical knowledge, training students in leadership, public policy, corporate social responsibility and international cooperation in preparation for influential careers that contribute towards the sustainable industrial development of Africa.
Over the last year of the programme, students will gain hands-on experience through an internship where they will apply their acquired knowledge and skill, and research experience through a professional project and Master thesis where they will work on a project linked to one of our industry partners and/or research groups.
Mathematical Tools I
Computer Programming and Embedded Systems
Signals and Systems
Mathematical Tools II
Statics and Solid Mechanics
Control Systems I
International Environmental Politics
Renewable Energy Technologies
Data Analysis and Machine Learning
Robotics and Mechatronics
Investment appraisal and cost effectiveness analysis / Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Energy Systems and Mobility
Control Systems II and Optimal Control
Applied System Engineering
Advanced Communication Systems and Internet of Things
Reliability and Risk
The list shown represents typical modules of the programme and may change.
Awarded Degrees & Certificates
On completion, students will receive a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) from ETH Zurich and a Master of Science (MSc) from Ashesi University. There are no diploma substitutes.
Fees and Funding
No tuition fees
Full scholarships covering living expenses, travel and other programme costs
3-year duration, 2 cetificates
A $50 application fee applies
This option is only available if you apply and are selected for an industry scholarship.
There are additional scholarships and fee-paying options available at Ashesi University. Please find out more on Ashesi’s external pagewebsitecall_made.
Mechatronic Engineering is a multidisciplinary field with a strong future, exciting career opportunities and a huge range of applications in robotics, manufacturing, automation, automotive engineering, aerospace, healthcare and medicine, agriculture, leisure and entertainment, and many more.
After graduating from this Master’s degree programme, students will receive direct job offers from our world-leading industry partners: ABB, Barry Callebaut, Bühler, HPW, Holcim, Nestlé, Tetra Pak.
Further employment opportunities are possible through other relevant industries in the region. The Career Services Office at Ashesi University provides life-long career coaching, essential skills, and business connections around Africa to help you achieve your professional goals. Over 90% of Ashesi graduates start careers within six months.
How to Apply
BSc or MSc in Electrical, Electronic, Computer, Mechanical, Process and Mechatronics Engineering
Second Class Upper or better
Proficiency in English
Demonstration of Motivation
30 July 2023
Admissions are on a rolling basis. Apply early!
Visit external pageAshesi’s websitecall_made to apply for the programme.