BEng Mechatronic Engineering with Industrial Experience / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Mechatronics is the marriage of mechanical engineering with smart electronics and is vital to subjects such as industrial automation and robotics.
To interact with an object, a mechatronic system must know where the object is, be able to move the object and place it in the required new position. The electronics require information from sensors that can detect position, orientation, and visual or audio signals. The electrical inputs from the sensors have to be interpreted and the appropriate signals sent out to the actuators to perform the required operation. A good understanding of feedback control is also required to be able to make changes in the system from one steady position to another without oscillations or unpredictable movements.
In this course you will learn the techniques necessary for the design and implementation of such intelligent mechatronic systems.
There are many reasons why we encourage students to spend a period in industry during their undergraduate degree course. Time in industry will develop your business, team-working and transferable skills - all of which are sought after by graduate employers. Industrial experience will increase your awareness of the broad range of careers on offer and guide your choice of option subjects.
- You will be taught by academics working on the cutting edge of research solving the world's biggest challenges.
- You will meet your personal tutor on a weekly basis to supplement your learning from lectures and laboratory sessions.
- Practical application and project work is a strong theme throughout our course; it's the best way to prepare you for working in industry upon graduation.
- The first three semesters of our undergraduate courses share the same content. This gives you the opportunity to transfer between Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Mechatronics up until half way through your second year.
Teaching and learning
In subsequent years this split changes to a greater amount of independent learning with the split being approximately 33:67 in the third year. This does not mean that less help is available; part of being an independent learner is knowing who to ask when you need to find something out, our staff are there to help. This leads you to becoming an independent learner, as would be expected of an education process that is preparing you for graduate employment or study towards a higher degree.
Contact time could be in a lecture, example class, tutorial, laboratory class with a blended approach to include in person teaching and on line teaching (email/video conferencing/e-learning/fora...) All of these activities enable you to interact with us to ensure that you have the best possible learning experience.
Coursework and assessment
Course unit details
Each course unit is reviewed annually, taking into account feedback from our students and our industrial advisory group, to ensure that we deliver the most appropriate material.
Course content for year 1
Course units for year 1
|Microcontroller Engineering I||EEEN10018||10||Mandatory|
|Digital System Design I||EEEN10026||10||Mandatory|
|Energy Transport and Conversion||EEEN10027||10||Mandatory|
|Electronic Circuit Design I||EEEN10029||10||Mandatory|
|Measurements & Analytical Software||EEEN10038||10||Mandatory|
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Course content for year 2
Course units for year 2
|Microcontroller Engineering II||EEEN20019||10||Mandatory|
|Machines, Drives & Power Electronics||EEEN20020||10||Mandatory|
|Digital Systems Design II||EEEN20023||10||Mandatory|
|Electronic Circuit Design II||EEEN20025||10||Mandatory|
|Signals and Systems||EEEN20027||10||Mandatory|
|Control Systems I||EEEN20030||10||Mandatory|
|Applied Mechanics & Industrial Robotics||EEEN20054||20||Mandatory|
|Embedded Systems Project||EEEN21000||20||Mandatory|
Course content for year 3
Course units for year 3
|Control Systems II||EEEN30041||10||Mandatory|
|Sensors & Instrumentation||EEEN30043||10||Mandatory|
|Mechatronic Analysis & Design||EEEN30054||10||Mandatory|
|Mobile Robots and Autonomous Systems||EEEN30072||10||Mandatory|
|Commercial Technology Development||MCEL30102||10||Mandatory|
|Digital Signal Processing||EEEN30029||10||Optional|
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Scholarships and bursaries
What our students say
Mechatronic engineering offers the synergistic combination of mechanics, electrical and electronics.
Which, when combined, make it possible to bring to life the devices, contraptions and robotics that have taken shape in my imagination.John Samarasinghe / BEng Mechatronic Engineering with Industrial Experience
We consistently receive positive feedback from our students as can be seen by the excellent scores that we receive in the National Student Survey (NSS) . You can read what our current students have to say on the Department blog site .
Our strong, ever-growing links with industry not only help to inform our courses, but also boost our excellent teaching and research facilities which include: