Taught course

Mechatronics and Robotics

University of Leeds · School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in electronic/electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, automation, control engineering, computing or a related subject. Applicants should have high marks in relevant modules such as mechatronics, robotics, automation, control systems.

A bachelor degree with a first class (hons) bachelors degree in physics, physical sciences or mathematics.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information please contact the Admissions Team.

Months of entry


Course content

Mechatronics, robotics and autonomous systems represent a range of important technologies which underpin many applications – from manufacturing and automation through to self-driving cars and robotic surgical tools.

Delivered by the Schools of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computing, this programme provides you with the specialist knowledge and wide range of skills to pursue a career in this dynamic field.

Mechatronics and robotics is a multidisciplinary field with a strong future, exciting career opportunities and a huge range of applications in robotics, manufacturing, automation, automotive engineering, aerospace, healthcare and medicine, leisure and entertainment, and many more.

Course highlights

  • Our research in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is world-leading in areas such as robotics, autonomous systems and sensing, assistive and rehabilitation robotics, surgical and medical robotics, ultrasonic and embedded systems, and communication, sending and control.
  • The School is an active member of Robotics at Leeds, an interdisplinary network, driving innovation in robotics science and research.
  • During your studies, you will access specialist facilities and laboratories.
  • There are lots of opportunities for you to work alongside our academics and get involved in the research happening in the Schools.
  • Small groups and examples classes are used to support the teaching, so you get regular feedback from the academic staff helping you solve any problems that you might have with a particular topic.

Specialist facilities

Our Schools are an exciting and stimulating environment where you will learn from leading researchers in specialist facilities. You will have the chance to gain experience of a wide range of industry-standard software and hardware, including RobotStudio, LabVIEW in the National Instruments Academy, SolidWorks3D design in the CAD suite, and electronic design and testing in the Keysight Technologies Electronics Laboratory, the Arm Embedded Systems Laboratory and our Robotics Laboratory with a Drone flying zone and ABB industrial robot arms,

For your professional project, you could also have access to research facilities such as the EPSRC National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems, a national resource for the fabrication of complex systems. The facility specialises in assistive robotics, surgical technologies, exploration robotics and smart cities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0)113 343 2035