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Mechatronics Engineering BEng (Hons)

What is Mechatronics Engineering BEng (Hons)?

This course provides you with specialist skills to drive the mechanical innovations required by modern industry. You’ll explore the very latest approaches to mechatronics – designing systems with built-in intelligence, enabling machines to adapt to ever-changing data inputs and demands.

You’ll examine new developments in the Internet of Things (IoT) era – the growing interconnection of smart devices, sensors and digital systems, able to transfer data without human input. These advances are leading to a revolutionary phase in industrial development, Industry 4.0, creating new levels of automation, monitoring and self-diagnosis.

The course equips you with knowledge of mechatronics, robotics and engineering design and management. You’ll learn how to make best use of data inputs to create smart factories, as well as how people interact with these processes. You’ll also see how industry’s increasing dependence on connectivity is creating new vulnerabilities, particularly the cyber security risks associated with automation.

Study style

You’ll gain fundamental knowledge while developing the specialist skills you need for a career in modern engineering. You’ll then have the chance to put these skills into practice in local and national industry.

Find out more about the other engineering courses we offer and our committment to STEM.

Entry requirements

    • 112 UCAS tariff points, BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or a Merit in your T-Level..

      If you are using a combination of qualifications to achieve the required UCAS tariff points, they must either include at least 2 A levels, a BTEC or an equivalent qualification.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants, although some entry requirements may still apply for Professionally Accredited Courses. Also please note – some courses require several years of relevant work experience.

Course modules

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Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
per year
Fee (international)
per year
Sep 2022 Park, Cheltenham H730 £9,250 £15,000
Sep 2023 Park, Cheltenham H730 TBC TBC

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Integrated Manufacturing Engineer
  • System Engineer
  • Engineering Manager.

Industry links

You’ll have a strong focus on practical application of the skills and knowledge you gain. The course has been developed with the involvement of industry employers, and designed to be accredited by the Engineering Council – through the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (iMechE) and/or the Energy Institute.

You’ll have the chance to practise your knowledge in local and national companies such as ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propeller, Kohler Mira and Total Metal Products Ltd.

Master a broad skillset

Study in a technological hub of engineering, computing, business and management. Gain the multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills you’ll need to work as a modern engineer in a range of industries.

Student operating engineering device

Meet the increasing demand

Mechatronics engineering skills are in high demand within the UK and worldwide. This course will help you develop your career in an innovative and rapidly expanding industry.

Students on Mechatronics Engineering MEng course looking at computing equipment

Develop your career

Organisations in the UK and worldwide are keen to benefit from the greater efficiencies mechatronics can provide, as well as building resilience to the risks. With the skills and knowledge to design and develop mechatronic systems, you’ll be able to develop your career in modern industries during an exciting time in technology development.

Students on Industrial Control and Engineering course looking at iPad