Mechatronics engineering study programs were established at German universities approximately 15 years ago. Today at about 50 universities of applied sciences mechatronics education is offered in undergraduate and graduate courses as full programs, majors or minors. In 2005 the MECHATRONIK e.V. – the mechatronics association in Germany - published a recommendation for undergraduate and graduate education in mechatronics, which defines minimum requirements to mechatronics study programs. In this paper the mechatronics study programs of a number of German universities are analyzed and compared.