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University of Gloucestershire
Undergraduate

Mechatronics Engineering

BEng (Hons)
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Study type
Full Time
Course length
4 Years
Campus
Park, Cheltenham
UCAS Code
H734

Course overview

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.

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

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.

This course is available to study with an integrated foundation year – an extra, introductory year at the beginning of the full degree. If you don’t meet the stated entry requirements or you’re returning to education, it could be a great option that enables you to study this course.

As well as an introduction to your subject, it will help you to develop valuable study skills, and communication, teamwork and problem-solving techniques, giving you the confidence and skills set you need to progress.

If you’re applying to study as an international student, an integrated foundation year can also support you to improve your English language skills alongside your studies.

To apply for this course with an integrated foundation year, select the ‘With foundation year’ study type from the options at the top of this page before clicking ‘Apply’.

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Entry requirements

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    • 96 UCAS tariff points, CCC at A levels, MMM at BTEC or a Pass (C and above) in your T-Level.

      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.

    • This course is available with an additional integrated foundation year. This four year option has lower entry requirements – see below – than the other study type/s available.

      Typical offers
      48 UCAS tariff points, DD at A levels, PPP at BTEC or a Pass in your T Level.

      GCSEs
      Grade C/4 in English Language/Literature and Mathematics, or equivalent (e.g. Level 2 Functional Skills).

      To apply for the integrated foundation year degree, select the ‘With foundation year’ option from the study types listed at the top of this page before clicking ‘Apply’.

      See course overview for more information about the interated foundation year option.

    • 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. We accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas and make offers on an individual basis.

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Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
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Sep 2024 Park, Cheltenham H734 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Park, Cheltenham H734 TBC TBC
Sep 2026 Park, Cheltenham H734 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

95% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply.

*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2024 and based on 2021/22 leavers

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Careers

Gain hands-on experience on our course developed with industry collaboration, our curriculum equips you with practical skills and knowledge. The course has been developed with the involvement of industry employers, 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.

Throughout your studies, you’ll apply your learning in real-world settings, working with local and national companies like ABB, MOOG, SC Group, Spirax Sarco, Dowty Propeller, Kohler Mira, and Total Metal Products Ltd.

Our graduates are well-prepared for roles such as mechatronics engineer, automation engineer, integrated manufacturing engineer, system engineer, or engineering manager.

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.

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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.

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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.

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