Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, information about courses starting in September 2021 may be subject to change. We continue to improve your teaching and learning experience so you gain skills and understanding which are valuable to you and sought after by employers.
Before you apply for a course, please check the website for the most recently published course detail. If you apply to the University of Bath, you will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.
Learn how to build mechatronic components and systems, developing the skills and expertise needed to work in engineering industries worldwide.
Our master integrates the latest thinking in electrical and mechanical engineering to give you in-depth training in producing mechatronics components and systems. We have developed this course with input from industrial partners to make sure that you have the relevant skills to work in this sector.
A mix of theory, practice and research advances your understanding across electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering. You’ll explore ways to use mechatronics to improve the performance and energy efficiency of modern equipment and devices. These will include techniques using artificial intelligence, modern control and computer engineering. You’ll also learn about the principal subsystems and develop mathematical models and designs.
Group projects are a chance for you to apply mechatronics design principles to complex engineering problems. Working on realistic challenges help you develop skills in project management, teamwork and communication. You'll also explore a range of topics including autonomous systems, robotics or tomography through an individual project.
Learn from experts in the field
You’ll learn from academics based in our Departments of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Their research expertise and international collaborations feed into your teaching and learning experience.
Use specialist facilities
We have a range of mechanical, electrical and electronic facilities, workshops and laboratories to support your project work, covering:
Rapid prototyping (3D printers, laser cutting, additive manufacturing)
Advanced sensors and electronic systems
Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)
Electric vehicles, robotics and autonomous systems
Advanced CNC machines
Real-time digital simulation
Start your future here
You'll graduate with the cross-disciplinary knowledge and training that are in high demand in aerospace, automotive and manufacturing industries. Jobs our graduates have secured include:
Project manager, Guandong Best Control Technology
Software engineer, DIAGNOS
We also encourage our best-performing students to continue their studies with us in one of our PhD programmes.
This course lasts 1 year. It starts in September 2021 and ends in 2022. Welcome week starts on 27 September 2021.
Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.
Compulsory course units
These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.
Engineering systems simulation
Professional skills for engineering practice
Sensors and instrumentation
Electronic communications systems
Project phase 1
Engineering project management (MSc)
Conceptual design group activity
Learning and assessment
Multiple choice examination
Recognition of professional qualifications
As well as being recognised as a higher academic qualification, a number of our degrees are also accredited by professional bodies in the United Kingdom. An accredited degree may entitle you to work in a specific profession within the UK, and abroad (where there are reciprocating arrangements with professional bodies in other countries).
The requirements to practise a profession vary from country to country. If you wish to practise your profession outside the United Kingdom, you are advised to confirm that the UK professional qualification you seek is valid in the country in which you are intending to work.
‘I know the skills I have gained while doing my MSc at Bath will help me achieve the goal of becoming a Chartered Engineer’
Konrad PyrzanowksiMSc Mechatronics (2017)
You should have a Bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above.
To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, mechanical engineering or mechatronics. We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components
If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.
Fees and funding
Home tuition fees: £11,000
Overseas tuition fees: £25,000
How to pay
Tuition fee loans
If you are studying a postgraduate course, you may be able to take out a loan for your tuition fees and living costs.
Scholarships and bursaries
You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath. You do not have to pay it back.
Other payment options
You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.
You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of textbooks.
Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.
If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.