Taught course

Mechatronics H73071

De Montfort University · Faculty of Technology

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject. We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world. If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This advanced course focuses on enabling you to become proficient in communicating across a range of different disciplines and delivering optimised engineering solutions using an integrated multidisciplinary mechatronics approach. You will be exposed to a broad range of engineering disciplines, be able to solve multidisciplinary mechatronics problems and develop the skills to apply a mechatronic approach to the solution of technical problems.

First semester (September to January)

- Electromechanics
- Mechatronic Systems: Engineering and Design
- Engineering Business Environment and Energy Studies
- Programming and Software Engineering

Second semester (February to May)

- Machine Vision, Robotics and Flexible Automation
- Engineering Systems: Dynamics and Control
- Microprocessor Applications and Digital Signal Processing
- Research Methods

Individual Project (Stage three)
This research can be industrially-based or linked to an industrial partner, attached to one of the mechatronic-related research teams within the faculty or in other collaborating institutions. The research project should be in an area relevant to Mechatronics, where clear evidence of the ability to solve a real multidisciplinary problem is demonstrated. The project assessment involves a formal presentation, production of a technical paper and a thesis.

Optional placement
We offer a great opportunity to boost your career prospects through an optional one year placement as part of your postgraduate studies.

Information for international students

Useful information: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/international - If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential - A number of English Language courses are run for international students before courses begin in September.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-72 months


part time
24 months
full time
8 months


full time
4 months
part time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation50 (10000 words)

Course contact details

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