About this program
Mechatronics covers the integration of mechanical, electronic and intelligent control sub-systems to realise a complete system, which may be a product, machine or process. The multidisciplinary nature of Mechatronics employs design principles, processes, models, toolsets and philosophy unique to Mechatronics Engineers which enable design and development of simpler, more economical and reliable systems.
Mechatronics engineers are in short supply, who enjoy highly versatile careers due to their multidisciplinary skills.
The course has a unique balance of key analytical subjects and professional skills, ensuring that you graduate with the confidence to face challenging engineering situations in industry. The management skills necessary to operate successfully as a multidisciplinary engineer in modern industry are promoted and developed at all stages of the course.
The duration of the MEng program is four years and the BEng program is three years. At the end of year three you have the option of exiting with a BEng degree or continuing for a further year, subject to meeting the progression requirements for the MEng degree.
At the end of year two, you have the option of undertaking a placement year in industry, which will extend the respective program by a further year.
- Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent, plus one of the following:
- Normally 112 UCAS points (120 for MEng) from at least two A-levels or equivalent, including one of the following subjects: Mathematics or Physics at grade 4 or
- Engineering or Physics BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM (DDM for MEng) or
- Pass in one of the following QAA accredited Access to HE course:
- Access to HE Engineering
- Engineering Science
- Engineering Science and Mathematics
- Physics and Engineering
- Physics and Mathematics
- Electronics and Computer Engineering
- If you are studying an alternative Access course that is related to Engineering, Mathematics or Physics please contact us for more details
- English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course
- International Baccalaureate: 26+ points with Mathematics or Physics at higher level
- Engineering Year Zero: Pass
If English is not your first language then an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent) is essential.
English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.
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- Engineering Mathematics I
- Engineering Mathematics II
- Mechanical Principles - Statics
- Mechanical Principles - Dynamics
- Electronic Circuits and Systems
- Electrical and Electronic Principles I
- Design and Manufacture
- CAE and Programming
- Applied Electronics
- Project Management
- Introduction to Control Engineering
- Embedded Systems Fundamentals
- Product Design
- Mechanical Vibrations
- Engineering Mathematics III
- Individual Project
- Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
- Advanced Embedded Systems
- Model Based Systems Integration
- Fundamentals of Power Electronics
- Machines and Mechanisms
- Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
- Design for 3D Printing
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
2021/22 tuition fees
- UK students: £9,250 per year
- International students: £14,750 per year
- EU students: Check the website for more information
Multidisciplinary engineers are sought, and expect significantly enhanced job prospects worldwide. The range of specialist modules studied on this course is reflected by the diversity of careers on offer. You could go into industries including aerospace, automotive, defence and energy as well as large manufacturing industries and domestic/consumer product industries.
You will have the ability to work in areas of design, research and development, marketing, sales, production management and quality control.
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De Montfort University
De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...
Why study at De Montfort University
- Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
- In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
- TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
- Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
- 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.
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