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School of Engineering

Mechatronics Engineering

MEng (Hons) Full-time 4 years, Part-time 8 years

Giving you a comprehensive engineering education combined with specialist knowledge of electro-mechanical systems, this course addresses industry’s demand for graduates who can integrate the principles and applications of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering.

Giving you a comprehensive engineering education combined with specialist knowledge of electro-mechanical systems, this course addresses industry’s demand for graduates who can integrate the principles and applications of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code H741
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MEng (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years), Part-time (8 years)
  • Campus Location University Telford Campus
  • School School of Engineering

Why choose this course?

Giving you a comprehensive engineering education combined with specialist knowledge of electro-mechanical systems, this course addresses industry’s demand for graduates who can integrate the principles and applications of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering. You will learn to evaluate a range of solutions to engineering problems, and to select and apply appropriate solutions to engineering systems. You will use software packages to design, analyse, and evaluate system designs. As you progress, you will develop your integrative approach to designing electro-mechanical systems and become familiar with the techniques of digital signal processing. In the first year of the course, you will study engineering principles across a broad range of topics. The second year combines mechanical engineering subjects with areas such as embedded systems, digital and analogue electronics and electronic systems design. In the final year of the BEng, there is an emphasis on the design and analysis of electromechanical systems. You will also have the opportunity of preparing a business plan around a product that you have designed.  If you continue onto the MEng, you will study modules such as robotics sensors and control and condition monitoring, and undertake a substantive and integrative project that embraces much of what has been learnt in doing the course, as well as broadening subjects such as business management and accounting.

What happens on the course?

All of our degrees have a common first year, allowing you to experience a range of subjects before deciding on the course to follow. You will study Mathematics, and the underlying concepts of Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, and Production Engineering. You will undertake laboratory work; and utilise your new production knowledge to build and test a design.

In the second year you will extend your knowledge of the engineering technologies and management, create design specifications, and become proficient in the use of a control system design and analysis package, and an electronics design package.

Following the second academic year, you are encouraged to undertake a placement year in industry, thereby improving your employment prospects and forming part of your record of professional development as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.

In your third year you will complete an individual project, further develop your integrative approach to designing electro-mechanical systems, become familiar with the techniques of digital signal processing, and learn how to convert an idea into a commercial venture.

In your final year you will study advanced Control Systems, Condition Monitoring, and Advanced Engineering Management. You will apply these as part of a team engaged in a complex group project.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The Mechatronics subject area provides career opportunities in a broad spectrum of industrial activities, as well as offering a gateway to all levels in the education sector. Mechatronics graduates have followed career paths as diverse as research and development within aerospace companies through to secondary school teaching.

In the contemporary industrial environment, the approach to problem solving, design, and research and development activities is to form multidisciplinary teams, thereby ensuring that all avenues are explored and evaluated. The Mechatronics engineer is well placed in this structure, since the ethos of the subject is broad based.

 
The course enables graduates to attain management positions, with significant levels of responsibility within a relatively short time.
 
Graduates may also study for a taught postgraduate degree, MSc, or a research degree, MPhil/PhD, within the Department.
 
The transferable skills gained during the course, including: project management, group working, and analytical thinking, also enable a graduate to pursue careers in non-technical fields such as: law, accountancy, authoring, and computing.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Responding to the regional and national shortage of graduate qualified Engineers the University of Wolverhampton is currently investing over £10m in new Engineering facilities at its Telford Innovation Campus and City Campus in Wolverhampton.

New Engineering courses on offer from 2015 share a design that incorporates significant elements of problem and activity-based learning and live industrial project-work. The courses have embedded themes of creativity, employability, professional engineering, and sustainability and the environment. All of our courses are designed to meet the latest standards for accreditation as defined by the Engineering Council.

Students studying Engineering courses will have access to new specialist equipment and technology that is at the forefront of engineering developments. This includes a design and visualisation facility modeled on best-practice in industry, wind tunnels (including a formula-1 specification rolling road wind tunnel), engine test facilities, a composites laboratory, 3-d printing facilities, an electronics and telecommunications laboratory, a metrology laboratory and a materials testing laboratory.

Our aim is for our graduates to be ready for employment. We provide additional opportunities for students to gain employability skills, with employability workshops and awards as part of the course. In addition and to further develop employability skills, we offer ‘Club Activities’. These currently include the IMechE Formula Student Activity, the Human Powered Flight Club, the Flight Simulator Club and the Formula Renault 2l Racing Team Club. These are great fun, and the only conditions to entry are that you need to engage and demonstrate commitment.

All engineering courses are offered from the Telford Innovation Campus, located close to Telford town centre in rural Shropshire. Chemical Engineering is the exception to this, and this is offered at City Campus in Wolverhampton.

All of our degrees have a common first year, allowing you to experience a range of subjects before deciding on the course to follow. You will study Mathematics, and the underlying concepts of Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, and Production Engineering. You will undertake laboratory work; and utilise your new production knowledge to build and test a design.

In the second year you will extend your knowledge of the engineering technologies and management, create design specifications, and become proficient in the use of a control system design and analysis package, and an electronics design package.

Following the second academic year, you are encouraged to undertake a placement year in industry, thereby improving your employment prospects and forming part of your record of professional development as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.

In your third year you will complete an individual project, further develop your integrative approach to designing electro-mechanical systems, become familiar with the techniques of digital signal processing, and learn how to convert an idea into a commercial venture.

In your final year you will study advanced Control Systems, Condition Monitoring, and Advanced Engineering Management. You will apply these as part of a team engaged in a complex group project.

 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2020 Entry

  • 104 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades BCC to include Maths and either a Technology or Science-based subject.
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma (Technology or Science-based subject)  or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma (Technology or Science-based subject) grade DMM
  • Access to HE (Engineering/Technology/Mathematics/Science subjects will be considered):  45 credits - 15 credits at Distinction and 30 at Merit 
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

“After my first year, I decided I liked the electronics and the mechanical subjects. My personal tutor suggested Mechatronics. Once you start looking you realise lots of things are mechatronic devices, mobile phones, robots, even the new car door locks. Mechatronics must be the future.”

 

Mechatronics, third year

 

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages



You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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