MSc/PgDip/PgCert in Mechatronics & Automation

This course provides you with a broad introduction to the issues encountered and techniques required in developing advanced mechatronic products and automation systems.

Mechatronics and automation is becoming an increasingly important discipline in today’s digital society. New products have been designed applying mechatronic principles. Consumers and society have benefited tremendously from these new intelligent products that include:

  • the latest mobile phones with mechatronic features
  • intelligent robotic vacuum cleaners
  • intelligent wheelchairs

This course trains you to:

  • lead mechatronic and automation product development
  • contribute as team members to future mechatronic product development
  • provide expertise as mechatronic “specialists”

The course is aimed at:

  • graduates from relevant courses, who wish to study mechatronics and automation as their chosen career
  • those currently working in mechatronics and automation who wish to enhance their theoretical grounding and practical skills

You’ll study

You'll take a number of compulsory and optional modules. The postgraduate group project provides you with industry-related training.

Course content

Compulsory classes

  • Manufacturing Automation
  • Product Design Techniques
  • Product Modelling & Visualisation
  • Industrial Group Project
  • Postgraduate Individual Project
  • Project Management

Elective classes

Choose from this list

  • Systems Integration
  • Design Methods
  • Control Principles
  • Control Techniques

Learning & teaching

Teaching methods include:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • practical laboratories


Assessment is by written assignments and examinations.

Entry requirements

MSc - First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline.

PgDip - Degree, or good HND plus relevant industrial experience, may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma. Depending on satisfactory progress, students may transfer from the Diploma to the Masters course.

English Language Requirement

IELTs 6.5 or equivalent

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 20, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
1 - 2 years
18,750 GBP
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