Mechatronics Engineering (BEng) (Bachelor of Engineering)

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Study mode

Full-Time or Placement

Length

3 Years (Full-Time)
4 Years (Placement)

Campus

Park, Cheltenham

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.

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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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.

Typical modules:

  • Mechanical system engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Industrial automation systems
  • Mobile robotics and mechatronics

Course modules

You'll study a variety of modules from 'Integrated Systems Engineering' to 'Sensors and Actuators'.

Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2020 entry

120 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC (must include Maths and either Physics, Electronics, Further Maths or Chemistry) or a combination of your qualifications to reach the required tariff total.

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.

Fees

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BEng (Hons) - 3 years full-timeH730
BEng (Hons) - 4 years placementH731

Careers

  • Mechatronics engineer
  • Automation engineer
  • Integrated manufacturing engineer
  • System engineer
  • Engineering management professional

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.

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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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Strong links with industry

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.

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