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School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Mechatronics and Robotics MSc


This course is for graduates with an aspiration to become an engineer with a multidisciplinary background and vision to get engaged in the design and development of smart and intelligent systems, an expertise which is in demand by employers.

Products are becoming more and more competitive in the market and a competing factor is their advantage in terms of functionality and design. Products are increasingly being introduced to customers using words such as smart or intelligent. The underlying technologies which contribute to the intelligent functionalities of products is a multidisciplinary approach where in general, precision mechanical engineering, electronic engineering and computing are involved in the product development cycle.

This multidisciplinary Mechatronics and Robotics course is designed to act as a gateway in training engineers who should be equipped with a broad knowledge and understanding of these three disciplines and more importantly of the interaction of them with each other for design and development of intelligent systems which will determine the competitiveness of the end products for example in the sense of better performance, functionality and energy efficiency.

The School's of Mechanical, Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Computing are all involved in the delivery of this course.

We are ranked 4th in the UK for Mechanical Engineering by the Good University Guide and we are ranked 7th in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering by the Complete University Guide and the Good University Guide 2014.

Course duration: Full-time, 12 months
Start date: September 2014
Course fees: UK/EU: £10,000; International: £16,800
Scholarships: Scholarships worth up to £3,000 available.


The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2014. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.

All of our MSc courses operate on a credit-based modular system. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project/dissertation is worth 75 credits. You are required to study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules Credits
Electronics Industry Dissertation 15
Mechatronics and Robotics Applications 15
Professional Project 75
Optional modules (choose five)  
Bio-inspired Computing 15
Power Electronics and Drives 15
Digital Design for System-on-Chip 15
Electric Drives 15
Control Systems Design 15
Automotive Driveline Engineering 15
Computational and Experimental Methods 15
Biomechatronics and Medical Robotics 15
Medical Electronics and E-health 15

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content of our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.

Career options

Career options
Mechatronics and Robotics as a multidisciplinary area is a field with a strong future, exciting career opportunities and a huge range of applications: Robotics, Manufacturing, Automation, Automotive Engineering, Aerospace, Health and Medical, Leisure & Entertainment and many more.

After graduating from this course, you will be in a good position to seek employment with many leading organisations such as GCHQ, JN Bentley, Oilger Towler Ltd, Airbus UK, Avesta, Crosslee Plc, ABB Ltd, AWE, Ricardo, APV Baker, Jaguar, Land Rover and Jacobs Engineering.

Graduate destinations
Every year our Careers Centre undertakes a destination of leavers survey with students six months after graduation. A selection of these destinations, from the last five years, can be found on our employability page.

Entry requirements

A degree equivalent to a UK upper second class honours (2.1) degree, or higher in Mechatronics, Robotics, Joint Honours Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, or other Engineering discipline.

Applicants with a good lower second class (2:2) honours degree with additional relevant industrial or academic expertise will also be considered.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.

English language requirement: A pass at GCSE level in English language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. You will need to meet our minimum requirements for one of the following recognised English language tests: the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English Academic.

How to apply

The easiest and quickest way to apply for one of our masters courses is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process. However, if you prefer, you can download an application form to print out and complete. Once complete, please return this, along with the correct documents to our Engineering Admissions Hub either via email or post: Engineering PGT Admissions Hub, Faculty of Engineering, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e:, t: +44 (0)113 343 2035.