Entry requirements

An honours degree with at least a 2:2 classification or equivalent in an appropriate engineering discipline or relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Mechatronics is a modern fusion of electrical and electronic, mechanical and software engineering. There is increasing industry demand for graduates who can work in this interdisciplinary engineering environment.

The interface between electrical and mechanical environments is the role of a Mechatronics Engineer. It combines precision engineering, automatic control and real-time computing to produce innovative products, such as smartphones, the manufacture of semiconductors, electron microscopes and medical equipment.

Robotic manufacturing processes, automatic vision-based and vehicle navigation systems also use mechatronics principles.

International companies such as Siemens, Volkswagen and Micron Semiconductors all recruit graduates with a mechatronics profile.

Key course features

  • To develop Mechatronics graduate skills, the programme covers the design and modelling of electromechanical systems, such as positioning of robotic arms and pick and place technology using vision, recognition and feedback sensing.
  • The course also includes real time control system modelling and embedded systems design, development and implementation.
  • Programming includes both high and low level languages such as Python, C or C++, and VHDL for FPGA applications.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

01978 290666