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BEng Mechatronic Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2023
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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 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.
- You will learn robotics, mechatronics, and autonomous system technology and how to incorporate an electronics nervous system into other engineering systems and devices.
- We will provide ample opportunity for practical application and project work. These are strong themes throughout our course.
- You will be taught by academics working on the cutting-edge of research, helping to solve the world's biggest challenges.
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With access to an extensive range of leading facilities , you will get hands-on with industry-standard equipment - improving your knowledge and skills, and preparing you for work post-graduation. Our flagship facilities include the High Voltage Lab and Photon Science Institute .
Regular, close support
During your first year, you will be supported by course unit-specific tutors who will hold weekly small-group sessions to discuss questions related to your course units. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to engage with our award-winning Peer Assisted Study Session scheme which allows you to interact with some of our 2nd Year and 3rd Year students. You will also be assigned an Academic Advisor, who will offer you support in terms of your academic progression and career development.
Options and flexibility
The first three semesters of our undergraduate courses share the same content. This gives you the opportunity to transfer between electrical and electronic, electronic and mechatronic engineering up until halfway through your second year.
Teaching and learning
In your first year of study there is approximately a 50:50 split between your contact time and independent study; about the same as when studying for A-levels.
In subsequent years this split changes to a greater amount of independent learning, with the split being approximately 30:70 in the third year. This does not mean that less help is available; our staff are here to help.
Contact time could be in a lecture, example class, tutorial, laboratory class and sometimes may be online (email/e-learning/web blog etc). All of these activities enable you to interact with us to ensure you have the best possible learning experience.The course contains strong practical elements: a year-long practical build project of an electronic device in Year 1, a year-long practical build project of an autonomous embedded system in Year 2, and a year-long practical research project in Year 3.
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
|Digital System Design I||EEEN10131||10||Mandatory|
|Measurements & Analytical Software||EEEN10151||10||Mandatory|
|Microcontroller Engineering I||EEEN10202||10||Mandatory|
|Energy Transport and Conversion||EEEN10212||10||Mandatory|
|Electronic Circuit Design I||EEEN10232||10||Mandatory|
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Course content for year 2
Course units for year 2
|Microcontroller Engineering II||EEEN20011||10||Mandatory|
|Digital Systems Design II||EEEN20121||10||Mandatory|
|Signals and Systems||EEEN20131||10||Mandatory|
|Machines, Drives & Power Electronics||EEEN20212||10||Mandatory|
|Electronic Circuit Design II||EEEN20222||10||Mandatory|
|Control Systems I||EEEN20252||10||Mandatory|
|Applied Mechanics & Industrial Robotics||EEEN20282||20||Mandatory|
|Embedded Systems Project||EEEN21000||20||Mandatory|
Course content for year 3
Course units for year 3
|Mobile Robots and Autonomous Systems||EEEN30072||10||Mandatory|
|Mechatronic Analysis & Design||EEEN30151||10||Mandatory|
|Control Systems II||EEEN30232||10||Mandatory|
|Sensors & Instrumentation||EEEN30242||10||Mandatory|
|Commercial Technology Development||MCEL30102||10||Mandatory|
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What our students say
Our strong, ever-growing links with industry not only help to inform our courses, but also boost our excellent teaching and research facilities. These include:
- National Instruments Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory
- High Voltage Lab
- Manchester Engineering Campus
- Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre
- Oxford Instruments VG Semicon Molecular Beam Epitaxy facility
- National Graphene Institute
- Dalton Nuclear Institute
The University of Manchester also offers extensive library and online services , helping you get the most out of your studies.
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Get ready to collaborate, create and innovate in a brand-new £400m purpose-built building which will allow you, our future engineers and material scientists, to come together and make your mark on the world. The Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD) will officially open from September 2022 and will include hundreds of flexible teaching and learning spaces with unrivalled world-class research facilities - whatever your inspiration, with MECD the possibilities are endless.