Mechatronics is about the integration of electronics with mechanical design to create intelligent systems. From fuzzy logic controlled washing machines to space exploration, mechatronics and robotic systems are at the forefront of technological developments.
Transport, healthcare, entertainment and service are just a few industries that are benefiting from developments in mechatronics and robotics.
These industries now look for graduates that have a broader engineering background including electronic, mechanical and IT skills. This need, coupled with the appeal of intelligent systems, makes mechatronics and robotics a popular choice for students. It is a field with exciting career opportunities and a huge range of applications, from robotics in manufacturing and automation to the automotive, aerospace, medical and leisure and entertainment industries.
The course is developing a new breed of engineers that have skills and knowledge across these boundaries. By remaining at the forefront of developments in this area we offer you a syllabus that is dynamic and up to date.
We are ranked 4th for Mechanical Engineering and ranked
7th in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering by the Complete University Guide and the Good University Guide 2014.
The course scored 92% for overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).
UCAS Code: HH36 (MEng, BEng) or HH41 (BEng)
Our students typically undertake the integrated masters (MEng, BEng) as this is the most direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Course duration: 3 or 4 years depending on option taken.
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £9,000 International: £16,500
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available.
Course brochure: Download
Accreditation: This course is accredited by both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (iMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.
The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. 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.
This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.
|Circuit Analysis and Design|
|Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering|
|Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers|
|Design and Manufacture 1|
|Energy Systems and Control|
|Embedded Systems Project|
|Computers in Engineering Analysis|
|Vibration and Control|
|Design and Manufacture 2|
|Mechatronics and Measurement Systems|
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose one)|
|Professional Studies||Computer Vision|
|Embedded Systems||Electric Drive Systems|
|Robotics and Machine Intelligence|
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose two)|
|Electronics Industry Dissertation||Bio-Inspired Computing|
|Team Project||Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning|
|Mechatronics and Robotics Applications||Power Electronics and Drives|
|Digital Design for System-on-chip|
|Control Systems Design|
|Medical Electronics and E-Health|
|Automotive Driveline Engineering|
Mechatronics is a field with a future, exciting career opportunities and a huge range of applications: Robotics, Manufacturing, Automation, Automotive Engineering, Aerospace, Health and Medical, Leisure & Entertainment and many more. Recent graduates have secured positions such as Graduate Engineers, Development Engineers and Project Engineers within organisations such GCHQ, JN Bentley, Oilger Towler Ltd, Airbus UK, Avesta, Crosslee Plc, ABB Ltd, AWE, Ricardo, APV Baker and Jacobs Engineering.
Entry requirements for the integrated masters (MEng, BEng) and the standalone BEng are the same.
A-level: AAA including Mathematics, excluding General Studies.
Engineering Diploma: Grade A (plus A or above in A-level Mathematics). Other diploma qualifications considered.
BTEC Extended Diploma: D*DD, including a D in Further Maths.
IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics.
English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.
All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).
If you are an International (non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen) applicant who has applied for, or intends to apply for, this course within the Faculty of Engineering and require a student visa to study in the UK then you will require an ATAS certificate.
If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e: firstname.lastname@example.org, t: +44 (0)113 343 2012