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Mechatronics Engineering (BEng/HND/HNC)

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Our Mechatronics Engineering degree provides a solid grounding in the underlying physical and mathematical principles of the subject, along with a thorough, connected overview of electronic, mechanical and computer technology and their applications.

PATHWAY OPTIONS AND HOW TO APPLY

Mechatronics Engineering (BEng)
UCAS Code: MAE1
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Mechatronics Engineering (HND)
UCAS Code: MAE8
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Mechatronics Engineering (HNC)
UCAS Code: MAE9
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Applicants to full-time courses can apply through UCAS. Applicants to part-time courses can apply through the University.


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Contact Email: engineering@uwtsd.ac.uk
Contact Name: Kelvin Lake


Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why choose this course?

  • UWTSD provides a welcoming and supportive learning environment where students focus on real-world problem/applications. Students work in small groups to develop solutions to a range of problems enabling the development of teamwork, leadership, project management and concept development.
  • Students have the opportunity to engaging with industry through research and placements
  • Excellent career prospects

What you will learn

Course Overview

Mechatronics Engineering has become a more obvious and necessary outlet for the engineering field, it will continue to expand the manufacturing market as well. The manufacturing field is experiencing a skills shortage, as more and more jobs with higher required skills open up and there aren’t enough qualified people to employ them.

Mechatronics provides the bridge manufacturing needs by combining engineering in its various forms with technical and mechanical skills. The Mechatronics Engineering programme will provide a solid grounding in the underlying physical and mathematical principles of the subject, along with a thorough, connected overview of electronic, mechanical and computer technology and their applications.

Module Topics

Year One (HNC, HND, BEng)

  • Electrical and Electronic Principles (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Engineering Design (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Engineering Mathematics (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Engineering Science (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Engineering Applications and Study Skills (20 credits; component pass)
  • Micros, Peripherals and Interfaces (20 credits; compulsory).

Year Two (HND & BEng)

  • Management, Innovation and Sustainability (20 credits; component pass)
  • Group Project(20 credits; Component Pass)
  • Manufacturing Design and Technology (20 credits; core)
  • Electronics 1 (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Transducers and Signal Conditioning (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Control and Automation (20 credits; compulsory).

Year Three (BEng)

  • Electronics 2 (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Computational Methods (20 credits; component pass)
  • Control Technology (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Independent Project (20 credits; core)
  • Power Electronics and Drives (20 credits; compulsory)
Assessment

The form of assessment chosen for each module not only reflects the achievement of the learning outcomes for that module, but normally reflects the vocational, applied nature of the programmes.

Traditional formal time-constrained assessment is by means of tests and examinations, normally of two-hour duration.

To help authenticate student coursework, some modules require that the student and lecturer negotiate the topic for assessment on an individual basis, allowing the lecturer to monitor progress. Some modules where the assessment is research-based requires the students to present the results of their research to the lecturer and peers, followed by a question and answer session. Similarly, many of the more ‘practical’ modules require a final demonstration of the product created, during which, the lecturer may question the student regarding design decisions made.

The combination of assessments includes; written exam, practical exam, coursework, portfolio, group work and presentation. The coursework and portfolio are used to test students’ innovation, creativity, and thinking skills whereas exams directly test knowledge and understanding of the subject.

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Key Information

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Entry Criteria
  • BEng — 112 UCAS points
  • HND — 80 UCAS points
  • HNC — 32 UCAS points
Career Opportunities

Graduates of the BEng, HND and HNC programmes have excellent career prospects as the majority of the major projects, group projects and applied technology assignments are based on the front line of industry. We believe by engaging with industry through research and placements this enhances innovative and creative technological knowledge transfer.

As students exit the programme they will be equipped with a technical transferable skills and independent research methodologies. These are key employability skills which will prepare them for the workplace. These skills may also provide students with a context for future postgraduate research such as MSc, MPhil or PhD.

Typical roles for graduates could include Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Test Engineer and Finite Element Analyst Engineers, Project Manager, Project Engineer, Commissioning Engineer, Management in a wide range of sectors in design and manufacturing engineering, transportation and warehouse management. Senior engineering or management positions, which include roles as section leaders and departmental managers at major engineering and manufacturing facilities in the UK and overseas. Some have successfully elected to start own businesses.

Careers in education as teachers or lecturers are also pathways for all programmes.

Additional Costs

Study trips — School-arranged industrial visits in the UK. For optional trips within the UK approximately £50 should be budgeted.

Students may wish to purchase materials for projects and/or books, but this is not required. Approximately £50 could (optionally) be budgeted for testing and sampling materials. 

All additional costs detailed in this section are indicative. It is recognised, for example, that the precise costs associated with a field trip could vary from year to year.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

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Accommodation

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