Taught course

Mechatronics

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. Additionally, a sound understanding of programme relevant core engineering principles, such as mathematics, is expected and must be demonstrated in a 2.1 or equivalent in core subject components from your Honours degree.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Masters in Mechatronics is a fusion of mechanical, electrical, electronic and control engineering. Modern industry depends for its success in global markets on its ability to integrate these subjects into both the manufacturing process and innovative products and systems.

Why Glasgow?

  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Glasgow is consistently highly ranked recently achieving 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2017).
  • You will learn how to apply design synthesis and analysis techniques within a coherent range of subjects in mechatronic engineering.
  • You will learn how to utilise specific software tools to support mechatronic system synthesis and analysis activity, and professionally plan, report and present the results of multidisciplinary project activity.
  • The University of Glasgow’s School of Engineering has been delivering engineering education and research for more than 150 years and is the oldest School of Engineering in the UK.
  • Mechanical Engineering is a core engineering discipline that has a long history in the University of Glasgow, dating back to the 1760’s and includes famous people such as James Watt.
  • This programme has a September and January intake*.

*For suitably qualified candidates.

Programme Structure

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Mechatronics include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.

You will undertake a project where you will apply your newly learned skills and show to future employers that you have been working on cutting-edge projects relevant to the industry.

Core courses normally offered include

  • Data signal processing
  • Integrated system design project.

Optional courses

  • Advanced manufacture
  • Auto vehicle guidance systems
  • Computer communications
  • Control
  • Fault detection, isolation and reconfiguration
  • Lasers
  • Power electronics and drives
  • Real-time embedded programming
  • Robotics 4.

Projects

  • To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project worth 60 credits, many of which are conducted with industry.
  • The project will integrate subject knowledge and skills that you acquire during the MSc programme.
  • The project is an important part of your MSc where you can apply your newly learned skills and show to future employers that you have been working on cutting edge projects relevant to the industry.
  • You can choose a topic from a list of MSc projects in Mechatronics. Alternatively, should you have your own idea for a project, department members are always open to discussion of topics.

Example projects

Examples of projects can be found online

*Posters shown are for illustrative purposes

Industry Links and Employability

  • The MSc in Mechatronics has developed in consultation with industry – it will provide you with the interdisciplinary approach necessary to achieve the coherent integration of these traditionally divided disciplines.
  • The School of Engineering has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributors, in the area of Mechanical Engineering include: Babcocks, Howdens, Doosan and Terex.
  • During the programme students have an opportunity to develop and practice relevant professional and transferrable skills, and to meet and learn from employers about working in a wide range of industries.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Fees and funding

UK students
£7250
International students
£19500

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/mechatronics/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk