Mechatronic Engineering MEng


In Manchester

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    4 Years

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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 feedbachelorck 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...



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Manchester (Greater Manchester)
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Oxford Road, M13 9PL

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  • English Language
  • English
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Design
  • Mathematics
  • Electrical
  • Maths
  • University
  • School
  • Systems
  • Engineering
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE Physics

Course programme

37 points overall including 6 points in Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level and 6 points in another related discipline at Higher Level.
  A1 A1 A1 B1 B1 including Maths and Physics at Higher Level.
AAAAA including Higher Mathematics and Physics
AAA including Advanced Higher Mathematics and Physics
Obtain grade C or above in Welsh bachelorccalaureate and grades AA at A-Level including Maths and either Physics, Electronics or Further Maths.
Pass European bachelorccalaureate with 75% overall, including 8 in Maths and Physics.
The AQA bachelorccalaureate is acceptable. We expect to see grades AAA in the GCE A-Levels including subjects Maths and either Physics, Electronics or Further Maths.
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
In addition to the following requirements applicants are required to achieve AS Level Maths at grade B or above.BTEC Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a minimum of 100 credits awarded at Distinction including the Further Maths for Technicians module, 70 at Merit and the remaining 10 credits at Pass or above. Applicants must also pass an interview.
Applications are considered on an individual bachelorsis. Please contact the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering for further information.
The University welcomes applicants with the AP qualification. Such applications will be considered on an individual bachelorsis.
The Cambridge PreU is acceptable with three principle units including Maths and either Physics or Further Maths with tthree Distinction 3 grades.
We require Diploma learners to achieve grade A overall in the Engineering Progression Diploma plus grade A in A-Level Mathematics
If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by 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
Access and Foundation Programmes:
The School accepts applications from other select university foundation programmes. Please contact the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering for further details. 

Direct admission to the second year:
We receive many applications from students requesting direct admission to the second year of our undergraduate degree programmes. Such students will normally have completed a relevant Diploma course in a Polytechnic or University abroad and will have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 or have completed the first year of an appropriate degree programme in the UK and have achieved an average mark of at least 70%. You should refer to the content of the first year of our degree programmes to verify that you have the required pre-requisites for direct entry into the second year.

Mature Students:
We welcome mature students, particularly those with relevant industrial experience. You will need to demonstrate a good up to date mathematical knowledge and a high degree of motivation.
  GCSE English Language Grade C
GCE O-Level English Language Grade C
IELTS 6.0 with no subtest less than 5.5
TOEFL IB: 79 overall with a minimum of 21 in each subtest
Pearson Test of Academic English 51-58 overall with no less than 51 in Writing
English First Language or English Second Language (Cambridge IGCSE) grade C
Certificate of Proficiency in English or Certificate in Advanced English (Cambridge ESOL) grade C
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
Apply through UCAS
Mitigating circumstances may be personal or family illness, other family circumstances, change of teachers during a course, problems with school facilities or an unusual curriculum followed by your school or college. We recommend that information on mitigating circumstances that have affected or are likely to affect your academic performance will be included in the referee's report. We cannot usually take into account information that is supplied after an adverse decision has been made on an application by the admitting School. If you encounter mitigating circumstances after you have submitted your application, please inform the admissions staff in the School to which you applied as soon as possible.  Where mitigating circumstances have already been taken into account, for example by the relevant Exam Board, we will not be able to make further allowances.
We invite all promising undergraduate applicants who are bachelorsed in the UK to visit our department and attend an interview
Applicants 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.
Some English language test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL, are only valid for two years from the test date.
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.
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.
We allow students to transfer directly into the second year of our undergraduate programmes. Our usual requirements for transfer are marks of at least 70% and we expect your first year to be of similar standard and content to our programmes in order to qualify for exemption.
Please note we do not offer transfers in to the third year.
Course details

We are a member of the Power Academy and the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) scholarship schemes.
The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at The University of Manchester is offering scholarships for well qualified international undergraduate students.

For more information on the funding available visit the  Undergraduate Scholarships
We consistently receive positive feedbachelorck from our students as can be seen by the excellent scores that we receive in the National Student Survey (NSS)
 . You can also read what our current students have to say on the  student spotlights
 page and what our graduates say on the  alumni spotlights
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants from the Disability Support Office. Email:
Our graduates have an excellent employability record, 95% are in work and/or further study within six months of graduation (Unistats 2012). You can find out more about what jobs our graduates do and what employers like about them on the Employability
Skills of the students who obtained a degree in Mechatronic Engineering are sought after in a wide range of industries.
Some of the activities that the graduates from this course are involved with include;
Development of microcontroller-bachelorsed embedded systems.
Integration of renewable energy sources and the design of the associated power conversion systems.
Development of automation and control systems for various industrial processes.
Automotive electronics.
Design of electrical machines and the development of guidance and control systems for unmanned intelligent underwater.
Ground and aerial vehicles.
There are a large number of companies that regularly recruit Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates. Each year the school hosts a Careers fair to invite these companies to meet our students and discuss the work experience options available to them.   Some of the better known companies include:
Jaguar Land Rover
National Instruments
Network Rail
You will also acquire skills such as logical thinking, team working, report writing, analytical and presentation skills and a high level of numeracy which will leave you well equipped for a wide range of careers outside the Mechatronic Engineering discipline. 
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Mechatronic Engineering MEng

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