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School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Mechatronics and Robotics MEng, BEng

MEng BEng Mechatronics and Robotics


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.

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.
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.

ImechE IET

2015 entry
This course is available for entry in September 2015.
Fees and scholarships: tbc.


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.


Career options

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

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.

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

English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

MEng only
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,
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