MEng Mechatronic Engineering with Industrial Experience

Year of entry: 2023

Overview

Degree awarded
MEng
Duration
5 years
Typical A-level offer
AAA including Mathematics and either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry or Computer Science.
Typical contextual A-level offer
AAB including Mathematics and either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry or Computer Science.
Find out more about contextual admissions.
Refugee/care-experienced offer
Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.
Find out more about contextual admissions.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

36 points overall with 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects, including 6 in Mathematics, 6 in Physics or Chemistry, and 6 in one other Higher Level subject.

For this programme of study we will accept: Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation

Applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP) should contact the academic School prior to applying so that their academic profile can be considered.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Sustainable Development Goals

Find out how this course aligns to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including learning which relates to:

  • Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
  • Goal 13: Climate action

Course overview

  • Learn to combine mechanical engineering with smart electronics, and incorporate an electronics nervous system into other engineering systems and devices.
  • Explore state-of-the-art robotics and autonomous system knowledge.
  • Study at one of the largest departments of electrical and electronic engineering in the country, and access an incredible array of equipment and facilities.
  • Gain invaluable experience - and amplify your employment prospects - with an industrial placement at a well-known company.
  • Complete a fourth-year team project directly funded by industry or inspired by industrial needs.
  • Learn in our brand-new, purpose-built space for innovation and creativity that is transforming the way our students study, research and shape the world forever. Explore  Our Home for Engineering and Materials.

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Undergraduate Mechatronic Engineering

Open days

The University holds undergraduate open days regularly, giving you the opportunity to find out more about our courses, the support we offer, and our facilities. Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is all about. Find out about our upcoming open days .

View the recent undergraduate virtual open week recorded sessions.

Fees

Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2023 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £31,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.

For information about scholarships and bursaries please visit our undergraduate student finance pages and our Department funding pages .

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world's call to action on the most pressing challenges facing humanity. At The University of Manchester, we address the SDGs through our research and particularly in partnership with our students.

Led by our innovative research, our teaching ensures that all our graduates are empowered, inspired and equipped to address the key socio-political and environmental challenges facing the world.

To illustrate how our teaching will empower you as a change maker, we've highlighted the key SDGs that our courses address.

  • Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

    Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

    Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production

    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

  • Goal 13: Climate action

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Contact details

Department
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Contact name
Undergraduate Admissions team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 543 4017
Email
Website
http://www.eee.manchester.ac.uk/
School/Faculty overview

The School of Engineering creates a world of possibilities for students pursuing skills and understanding. Through dynamic research and teaching we develop engineering solutions that make a difference to society in an ethical and sustainable way.  Science-based engineering is at the heart of what we do, and through collaboration we support the engineers and scientists of tomorrow to become technically strong, analytically innovative and creative. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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Entry requirements

A-level

AAA including Mathematics and either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science or Chemistry.

If you do not have the required grades or subjects you may want to consider our  integrated foundation year.

Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.

Contextual offer

AAB including Mathematics and either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry or Computer Science.

Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.

Duration of A-level study

Your application will be considered against the standard selection process of your chosen course if you either: 

a) sat your examinations early; 

or 

b) followed an accelerated curriculum and spent three years studying A-levels where the examinations were taken over two years.  

If you are studying an advanced curriculum where the examinations are spread over three years, consideration for an offer will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor for that subject.

AS-level

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

Unit grade information

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.

GCSE

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education, typically five GCSEs/iGCSEs, including acceptable levels of literacy and numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade B/6 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Grade C/5 in GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics.

GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.

Students eligible for a contextual offer will be required to evidence English language proficiency at GCSE English Language grade C/5.

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall with 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects, including 6 in Mathematics, 6 in Physics or Chemistry, and 6 in one other Higher Level subject.

For this programme of study we will accept: Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation

Applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP) should contact the academic School prior to applying so that their academic profile can be considered.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see the  accepted entry qualifications from your country .

                          

Scottish requirements

We normally require grades  AAABB  in Scottish Highers, including Mathematics and either Physics or Chemistry. In addition, Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations:

Three Advanced Highers  AAA   ( including Advanced Highers Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics for Mechanics)

or

Two Advanced Highers  AA (including Advanced Highers Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics for Mechanics) , plus two Highers  AA in two different academic subjects.

Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3).

English Language not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade B / Intermediate 2 grade B / Standard Grade 2).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic Department (s) you plan to apply to.

Welsh Baccalaureate

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and requires two A Levels including Maths and one Science subject to be included within this.

The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements.

European Baccalaureate

Typically we require an average of 75% including 8 in Mathematics, and 8 in either Physics or Chemistry, studied for at least 5 periods per week and assessed by a final written examination. A scientific bias to the remaining specialist subjects studied is required.

AQA Baccalaureate

The University recognises the benefits of the AQA Baccalaureate and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills.

In making offers, the University will focus on the three A Levels taken within the AQA Baccalaureate. The A-Level requirements for the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering are AAA including Mathematics and either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science or Chemistry.

The units of broader study, enrichment activities and the Extended Project are considered to be valuable elements of the AQA Baccalaureate and we would therefore strongly encourage students to draw upon these experiences within their personal statement.

Foundation year

The University recognises a number of foundation programmes as suitable for entry to this undergraduate programme:

Applicants completing the Northern Consortium (NCUK) International Foundation Year or INTO Manchester International Foundation in Science and Engineering are required to achieve  A*AA  including Mathematics and either Physics or Further Mathematics, and an EAP score of A. 

A good performance in local examinations before starting the foundation year, particularly in mathematics and physical science, is also required. You are also encouraged to apply prior to the UCAS equal consideration deadline. 

Applicants studying other Foundation programmes should contact the academic School to check if their qualification is recognised for entry to this programme and for specific entry requirements.

Pearson BTEC qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in Electrical and Electronic with grades D*DD including Distinction in  Further Engineering Mathematics.  This should be in combination with a grade B in A-level Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Grades D*D, in combination with grade A in A-level Mathematics. If you are studying the general Engineering stream, please contact the admissions office to request a full list of the units we require.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry in any subject provided it is in combination with two A-levels. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with grade D plus two A-levels at grades AA including A in Mathematics and A in any of the following: Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Computer Science or Further Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry in any subject at D provided it is in combination with two GCE A Levels at grades AA including A in Mathematics and A in any of the following: Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Computer Science or Further Mathematics.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic department(s) you plan to apply to.

OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma (CTEC)

We consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in Engineering with grades D*DD, in combination with a grade B in A-level Mathematics.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Diploma (CTEC)  

We consider the Cambridge Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in Engineering with grades DD in combination with a grade A in A level Mathematics.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Foundation Diploma (CTEC)

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry with Grades DD, in combination with grade A in A-level Mathematics and Grade A in either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science or Chemistry.

Cambridge Level 3 Technical Extended Certificate (CTEC)

We consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate for entry in any subject at grade D provided it is in combination with two A levels at grades AA including A in Mathematics and A in either Physics, Electronics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science or Chemistry.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic department(s) you plan to apply to.

Access to HE Diploma

Each application is considered individually. Applicants should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances.

Our standard academic requirements include 60 credits in an engineering related subject, with 45 credits at Level 3 with a Distinction grade. A minimum of 15 credits must be in Mathematics.  Students are also required to have a grade A in A-level Mathematics with a pure element.

Cambridge Pre-U

D3 in three Principal subjects, including Mathematics and either Physics, Further Mathematics or Chemistry.

We also consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A-level subjects, in three distinct subjects.

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. However, the qualification will not form part of your offer conditions.

T Level

We do not accept T Levels as entry onto this course. The University does accept specific T Level qualifications on a number of courses please review to our T Level information page for a full list.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Departments may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

Core Maths

The University welcomes and recognises the value of Level 3 core mathematics qualifications (e.g. AQA Certificate in Mathematical Studies). 

Core Mathematics is not a compulsory element of post-16 study and as a result we will not normally include it in the conditions of any offer made to the student. However, if a student chooses to undertake a core mathematics qualification this may be taken into account when we consider their application, particularly for certain non-science courses with a distinct mathematical or statistical element.

We advise students to contact the academic Department, who will clarify whether their specific portfolio of qualifications is acceptable for entry on to their chosen course.

Home-schooled applicants

If you are a student who has followed a non-standard educational route, e.g. you have been educated at home; your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course for which you are applying. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the specified academic entry requirements of the course. We will also require a reference from somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information:  UCAS reference guidelines.  If you are a home schooled student and would like further information or advice please contact the academic School for your chosen course who will be able to help you.

Non-standard educational routes

Mature applicants who are returning to studies after a break from formal education will be considered on a case-by-case basis. As a general guide, you will need an approved English language qualification, the equivalent of a good A-level in mathematics and experience of relevant study in the year prior to entry. Applicants may also be required to evidence sufficient scientific background. The mathematics requirement may be met by achieving 70% in 60 credits from the following Open University modules: MST124 Essential Mathematics 1 and MST125 Essential Mathematics 2. Following an initial assessment, applicants may be invited to attend an academic interview to add supplementary information and determine if we can make a standard offer.  

Other online courses are not accepted. Please note that Access to HE courses do not provide the equivalent breadth and depth to an A-level in mathematics.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of the qualifications, you hold please contact the Department directly.  Explore further information for mature students .

English language

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:

  • GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade  B/6
  • IELTS 7.0 overall with no sub-test below 6.5 or equivalent and 7.0 in writing or equivalent.
  • TOEFL iBT 100, 25 in Writing and no subscore below 22
  • An acceptable  equivalent qualification .

Students eligible for a contextual offer will be required to evidence English language proficiency at GCSE English Language grade C/5.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Apply through UCAS .

Advice to applicants

Factors contributing to a successful application include:

  • past academic performance;
  • predicted academic performance;
  • enthusiasm for, and realistic grasp of, chosen degree programme;
  • evidence of interpersonal skills and non-academic interests/achievements.

Further guidance on how to apply can be found on our  How to Apply webpage .

It is only possible to hold an offer for one course in the Department (Year 1 entry). Please do not apply for more than one course in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, as this will use one of your UCAS choices and will not be considered. Students can switch between Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering up until the end of the first year.

If you wish to apply for Year 1 entry and our Integrated Foundation Year, then this would be two separate choices on your UCAS application.

Where you have mitigating circumstances these should be reported to your education provider and relevant exam board, we cannot make further allowances.

We would normally only consider applicants who obtained the relevant qualification within the two years prior to entry. Applicants who have left education for more than two years should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances.

Applicants studying qualifications above RQF Level 3 may be required to achieve high grades in their most recent relevant studies, in addition to meeting our Level 3 entry requirements.

How your application is considered

Applications are considered on the basis of the UCAS form. Candidates may be interviewed online or in person. Strong examination results and interview performance are the main factor in admitting students to our courses. We consider other information to ensure we admit students with the most outstanding potential. This is assessed within a structured framework and includes prior and predicted grades. Your referee should give realistic grade predictions for all qualifications that you are currently studying at the top of their reference. If you attend a non-UK school or college that does not provide predicted grades your referee should explain this policy within their reference.

All applicants should be aware that information provided in the personal statement may be used as the basis for further discussion during your interview with an academic member of staff.

Interview requirements

Many of our applicants will be invited to attend a Visit Day which will give you a taste of life as an Electrical and Electronic Engineering student at Manchester. 

Although one of the major parts of the visit day is the interview, rest assured we aim to make the process as relaxed as possible. The interview helps us to get a more rounded view of you and your application to study here and allows us to further assess your suitability and commitment to the course. We also take into account any  contextual information  such as exceptional circumstances or personal barriers to learning that you may have faced.

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation.

Deferred entry is granted on the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year only and two years at the maximum in exceptional circumstances. Some English Language test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL, are only valid for two years from the test date. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.

Policy for applicants who take their examinations in more than one sitting

We are happy to consider applicants who are taking their examinations in more than one sitting, provided they are taken over the standard two-year period.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.  In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.  We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course. 

If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.

Transfers

We are unable to accept applications for second year entry with the exception of those coming through our advanced entry programmes with partner institutions.

Please note we do not offer transfers into the third year of our courses.

If you are applying for a transfer into first year entry from studies at another university, you may be required to achieve high grades in your most recent relevant studies, in addition to meeting our Level 3 entry requirements.

Course details

Course description

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MEng 4th Year Project Demo Day
Switch on your career in mechatronic engineering at Manchester, a university with a prestigious engineering history - and a bright focus on the future. Mechatronics, the marriage of mechanical engineering with smart electronics, is vital to subjects including 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 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.

In the final year you will also complete a team project directly funded by industry or inspired by industrial needs. Past projects have included developing an instrumented training wheelchair for para-athletes, creating a new core infrastructure for a robot orchestra, and developing a cyber-secure electricity management system in smart cities.

Spending a year in industry will not only develop your business, team working and transferable skills - all highly sought-after by employers - it will also highlight the broad range of careers on offer to you and guide your choice of subject options. You'll place yourself in a great position to move your career forward.

Aims

  • 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.
  • You will gain first-hand industrial experience at a recognised company, acquiring the knowledge and skills to take your learning to the next level.
  •  In the final year you will undertake a team project either directly funded by industry or based on industrial needs.

Special features

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Facilities

Explore  Our Home for Engineering and Materials.

With an extensive range of leading facilities , you'll 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.

Paid industrial placement

Increase your depth and breadth of electrical and electronic engineering knowledge, and gain valuable practical work experience.

Industry-inspired team project

Final year students undertake a team project that is either directly funded by industry or inspired by industrial needs - providing the experience and skills you need before taking your next career step.

Regular, close support

During the first year, you will be supported by unit-specific tutors, who hold weekly small-group sessions to discuss questions related to your course. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to engage with  our award-winning Peer Assisted Study Session scheme  which allows you to interact with 2nd and 3rd Year students. You'll also be assigned an Academic Advisor, who will support you 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 allows you 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, and 20:80 in the forth. 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, a year-long practical research project in Year 3, and an industrially related year-long engineering team project in Year 4.

During your year in industry, an academic supervisor will ensure that your activity is strongly related with your degree and you will have the opportunity to spend a year working on engineering projects in an industrial setting.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment of most course units is by examination combined with an element of course work, such as marked laboratory work or marked examples. Substantial projects are assessed by written reports, presentations and demonstrations.

Course unit details

Overview of the year in industry

The year in industry provides a valuable opportunity to experience work as an engineer in real world situations within a commercial UK based company. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to engineering products that will influence the future development of society, and undertaking a year in industry increases the likelihood of securing a job offer after graduation.

Aims of year in industry

  • Provide practical experience of engineering, which may contribute to the engineering practice qualification for IET membership
  • Provide the experience of holding responsibilities associated with industrial employment
  • Provide the opportunity to develop and enhance key soft skills required to work in a team structure  
  • Provide the opportunity to consolidate a technical education with that of the engineering environment
  • Provide a platform to encourage the transformation from student to engineer

Learning outcomes

The year in industry has been designed taking into consideration the requirements of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This year may be included as a part of the years of experience that together with the academic qualifications allow students to become Chartered Engineers (CEng).

There are four outcomes we want to develop:

  1. The ability to understand and analyse engineering challenges.
  2. The ability to apply engineering techniques to industrial challenges.
  3. To provide technical or commercial guidance, knowledge-sharing or leadership to peers or assistants.
  4. To demonstrate effective interpersonal presentation and technical writing skills.

Teaching and learning methods

Twice during the period in industry you will be visited by your Academic Supervisor. The visits allows us to confirm that the learning outcomes are being met and that you are happy within your placement. 

Assessment methods

Assessment takes place throughout the placement. You are required to submit a preparatory report and deliver a preparatory presentation, and also a final report and final presentation.

Your academic tutor will complete two visits and supply feedback on your submissions.

Final Presentation: 30%

Final Report: 70%

Course content for year 1

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Electronic Materials EEEN10021 10 Mandatory
Circuit Analysis EEEN10121 10 Mandatory
Digital System Design I EEEN10131 10 Mandatory
Electronics Project EEEN10141 10 Mandatory
Measurements & Analytical Software EEEN10151 10 Mandatory
Microcontroller Engineering I EEEN10202 10 Mandatory
Energy Transport and Conversion EEEN10212 10 Mandatory
Electromagnetic Fields EEEN10222 10 Mandatory
Electronic Circuit Design I EEEN10232 10 Mandatory
C Programming EEEN10242 10 Mandatory
Mathematics 1E1 for EEE MATH19681 10 Mandatory
Mathematics 1E2 MATH19682 10 Mandatory
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Course content for year 2

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Microcontroller Engineering II EEEN20011 10 Mandatory
Engineering Management EEEN20051 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
Mathematics 2E1 MATH29681 10 Mandatory

Course content for year 3

Course units for year 3

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Individual Project EEEN30033 30 Mandatory
Mobile Robots and Autonomous Systems EEEN30072 10 Mandatory
Power Electronics EEEN30121 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
Numerical Analysis EEEN30101 10 Optional
Data Networking EEEN30111 10 Optional
Concurrent Systems EEEN30141 10 Optional
High Speed Digital and Mixed Signal Design EEEN30171 10 Optional
Digital Signal Processing EEEN30201 10 Optional
Transmissions Lines & Optical Fibres EEEN30212 10 Optional
Electrical Drive Systems EEEN30262 10 Optional
Leadership in Action Online Unit UCIL20031 10 Optional
Leadership in Action Online Unit UCIL20032 10 Optional
Understanding Mental Health UCIL20112 10 Optional
AI: robot overlord, replacement, or colleague? UCIL20122 10 Optional
Trust and Security in a Digital World: From Fake News to Cyber Criminals UCIL20132 10 Optional
From Antarctica to Outer Space: Surviving and Thriving in Extremes UCIL20142 10 Optional
Are We Alone? The Search for Extraterrestrial Life UCIL20211 10 Optional
Creating a Sustainable World: 21st Century Challenges and the Sustainable Development Goals UCIL20311 10 Optional
Digital Society: Your Place in a Networked World UCIL26002 10 Optional
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Course content for year 4

Course units for year 4

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Team Project EEEN40035 60 Mandatory
Advanced Technology Enterprise for EEE MCEL40011 15 Mandatory
Antennas and RF Systems EEEN40121 15 Optional
Machine Learning & Optimisation Techniques EEEN40151 15 Optional
Digital Image Processing EEEN40161 15 Optional
Microwave Circuit Principles and Design EEEN40171 15 Optional
Nanoelectronic Devices and Nanomaterials EEEN40412 15 Optional
Solar Energy Technologies EEEN40421 15 Optional
Process Control & Model Predictive Control EEEN40441 15 Optional
Digital Control & System Identification EEEN44411 15 Optional
Robotics & Autonomous Systems EEEN44432 15 Optional
Multi-Sensor Signal Processing & Imaging EEEN44442 15 Optional
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Scholarships and bursaries

The University of Manchester is committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We have a focus on nurturing talent and ability and we want to make sure that you have the opportunity to study here, regardless of your financial circumstances.

For information about scholarships and bursaries please visit our undergraduate student finance pages and our Department funding pages .

What our students say

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Find out what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering blog .

Facilities

Come to our Home of Engineering and Materials - a place like no other. This is where engineers, material scientists and fashion students collaborate, innovate and make their mark on the world. Unleash your potential in our creative, academic playground that signals the evolution of a proud history of innovation spanning almost 200 years.   

In this very special place, we’re ripping up the rule book, offering you a truly innovative teaching and learning experience. As well as our creative classrooms, you’ll also have access to world-leading sustainable research facilities in our new buildings.  

Our variety of spaces allows for greater collaboration for all our students, and it is the place to connect and tackle real-life challenges together. So, a chemical engineer could be sat alongside a materials scientist working on clean water, or bump into a fashion student developing their own sustainable brand, or an aerospace engineer sending a rocket into space. It is a place like no other for interactions and one of the biggest communities of engineers and materials scientists in any University in the world.   

Dive into a world of possibilities, whether you are interested in aerospace, robotics, or sustainable fashion, there’s a home for you here. 

Explore  Our Home for Engineering and Material Science

What's more, 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: 

The University of Manchester also offers extensive   library and online services  , helping you get the most out of your studies. 

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

Careers Service
Manchester's award winning Careers Service will continue to support you two years after graduation.
Charles Veys MEng Mechatronic Engineering graduate

he eAgri Sensors Centre, situated within the Electronics Department, introduced me to the world of agricultural technology, which includes some of the most advanced companies on the planet, e.g. Bayer, Dyson, Intel, Sony, John Deere.

A world away from the picture of muddy boots and pitchforks often conjured when considering farming.

Charles Veys / MEng Mechatronic Engineering graduate, Founder of FOTENIX

Your Mechatronic Engineering Master's degree from The University of Manchester will open a world of opportunity, and the skills you develop will be sought across a wide range of industries. 

There is a shortage of electronic and electrical engineers, and our graduates are in demand in this highly employable profession. EEE is a global market today, opportunities truly are global. Our graduates have been prepared for opportunities such as:

  • Developing microcontroller-based embedded systems
  • Developing robotics 
  • Integrating renewable energy sources
  • Designing associated power conversion systems
  • Developing automation and control systems 
  • Designing automotive electronics 
  • Designing electrical machines
  • Developing guidance and control systems for unmanned intelligent underwater, or ground and aerial vehicles.  

Our graduates have secured roles at organisations including:

  • Arup
  • National Grid
  • Scottish Power
  • ABB
  • Rolls-Royce
  • BAE Systems.

What's more, graduate with a degree from us and you'll be in demand among the top graduate employers by attending one of the most targeted universities according to The Graduate Market in 2021 - High Fliers Research.  

With a year-long industrial placement under your belt, you'll be well placed to take the next step - either into the workplace or towards further learning. 

Careers Service

We are committed to helping you get the best start after graduation. That's why The University of Manchester's award-winning Careers Service will continue to support you two years after graduation. 

Additionally, each year the Department hosts a careers fair where you can meet with company representatives and discuss work experience options. These companies include Rolls-Royce, Alstom, National Grid, BP, Centrica, Jaguar Land Rover, National Instruments, Network Rail, Shell, and Siemens.

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Blog

Explore more about our students' experiences, our alumni and where they are now, and our department in our blog .