Taught course

Mechatronics MSc

University of Bath · Faculty of Engineering and Design

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Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, mechanical engineering or mechatronics.
We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Learn how to build mechatronic components and systems, developing the skills and expertise needed to work in engineering industries worldwide.

Our master’s integrates the latest thinking in electrical and mechanical engineering to give you in-depth training in producing mechatronics components and systems. We have developed this course with input from industrial partners to make sure that you have the relevant skills to work in this sector.

A mix of theory, practice and research advances your understanding across electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering. You’ll explore ways to use mechatronics to improve the performance and energy efficiency of modern equipment and devices. These will include techniques using artificial intelligence, modern control and computer engineering. You’ll also learn about the principal subsystems and develop mathematical models and designs.

Group projects are a chance for you to apply mechatronics design principles to complex engineering problems. Working on realistic challenges help you develop skills in project management, teamwork and communication. You'll also explore a range of topics including autonomous systems, robotics or tomography through an individual project.

Learn from the experts in the field

You’ll learn from academics based in our Departments of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Their research expertise and international collaborations feed into your teaching and learning experience.

Use specialist facilities

We have a range of mechanical, electrical and electronic facilities, workshops and laboratories to support your project work, covering:

  • rapid prototyping (3D printers, laser cutting, additive manufacturing)
  • advanced electronics systems design
  • power electronics
  • electric vehicles, robotics and autonomous systems
  • advanced CNC machines
  • superconductivity
  • microgrids
  • real-time digital simulation
  • Careers

Start your future here

You'll graduate with the cross-disciplinary knowledge and training that are in high demand in aerospace, automotive and manufacturing industries. Jobs our graduates have secured include:

  • Project manager, Guandong Best Control Technology
  • Software engineer, DIAGNOS

We also encourage our best performing students to continue their studies with us on one of our PhD programmes.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding

Learn more via the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1225 385 115