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MEng Hons Mechatronic Engineering

Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Engineering
UCAS Code: HHH6 Duration/Length: 4 Year(s)
QAA Subject Benchmark: Engineering Director of Studies: Professor C Paoloni
Total Credit Points: 480 Credit Points Year 2: 120
Credit Points Year 3: 120 Credit Points Year 4: 120

Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

  • PartI
  • The student must take the following modules:
  • PartII (Year 2)
  • The student must take the following modules:
  • The student must take 1 modules from the following group:
  • PartII (Year 3)
  • The student must take the following modules:
  • PartII (Year 4)
  • The student must take the following modules:

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills


    Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

    To ensure that students acquire a comprehensive core of understanding in the key engineering science subjects with specific emphasis on topics germane to the mechatronic engineering subject area.

    Through an emphasis on teaching through design, to develop students’ capabilities in: assessing engineering options across a broad range of subjects; their capacity to make decisions; and their creativity and flair.

    To develop students’ awareness of the social, cultural and ethical context in which professional engineers operate, and their capacity to work within the appropriate code of conduct.

    To provide a multi-disciplinary environment, to foster students’ capacity to deal with situations that cross subject boundaries.

    To ensure that greater deepening and broadening of study is fostered in the context of concepts, disciplines and problem solving, research-level content having open-ended treatise and a wider scope of project work taken both on an individual basis and as part of a team.

    To develop students' ability to assemble a significant quantity of research-based information, typically resulting from a project activity or industrial placement, and draw conclusions and inference from an often incomplete information set, often leading such an activity.

    To invest graduates with the experience of working in and with engineering businesses.

    To invest graduates with a fitness to enter professional practice and the capacity to have a beneficial impact upon it, whether in the industrial or service sectors generally or in the mechatronic engineering  discipline in particular.

    General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills.

    To encourage and value the development of students’ key skills in communications, IT (including CAD, analysis and simulation tools), lifelong learning, team-working and project management.

    To generate the outlook, skills and knowledge required for future leaders of the engineering profession.


Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  •  Graduates of this programme will:

    Be able to write down and verbalise the fundamental concepts of mechatronic engineering science, complementing their otherwise general engineering background.

    Be able to confidently select and apply appropriate mathematical methods and principles of mechatronic  engineering science to model and analyse engineering situations.

    Be able to apply knowledge and understanding of mechatronic principles to the design, construction and test of electroinc circuits, control systems, drives and mechatronic systems.

    Be able to apply mechatronic engineering knowledge and understanding to design a system, component or process to meet a need.

    Be able to analyse existing engineering systems and create new systems through synthesis of ideas and mechanical engineering concepts from a range of sources.

    Know the fundamentals of a range of manufacturing techniques and the requirements for their safe operation.

    Be able to apply fundamental concepts of management and business practices to an engineering project.

    Be able to undertake engineering projects cogniscant of the professional and ethical responsibilities expected of the engineer.

    Demonstrate knowledge of technology-based leadership via team-based project activities and short industrial placement experiences.

    Understand problems where knowledge can be incomplete and benefit from subsequent research and inquiry.

    Be converse with and fulfil the engineering function expected of a mechatronic engineer in a range of industrial contexts.

    Fulfil the educational requirements of Chartered Engineer registration with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering & Technology.



Learning and Teaching Strategies and Methods: Knowledge, Understanding, Skills

  • Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

    Learning and teaching methods include lectures, practical laboratory classes, tutorials, directed self-study and group workshops. Engineering skills will be demonstrated to students via these routes also.

    Students will learn via a project-based approach, both on an individual basis and as part of a team, on different occasions throughout the programme.

    Students will hone their skills via set problems (both written and laboratory-based) and coursework.

    Students will be required to liaise with chartered engineers inside and outside of the university, during projects and short industrial placements. They will deal with professional colleagues as well as people who will have adopted the role of customer, superior, subordinate and supplier throughout their studies.

    Students will undertake specific course modules in project management, presentation skills and entrepreneurship. 

    An extended period of the programme will be spent focused on a research-based team project, and activities involving industrially relevant problem solving.

    General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

    (to include personal development and employability skills)

    Students’ capacity to learn and work independently will be developed through the gradual increase in complexity of the demands placed upon then the gradual tapering of direct support. The tutoring arrangements provide for fine-tuning of this process.

    Students will be expected to manage their studies, reading around the subject and meet deadlines as will be required in their professional lives. In the context of their project work they will be expected to present their ideas to their peers and academic supervisors in both written and verbal forms.

    Students will be required to liaise with others inside and outside of the university, during projects and short industrial placements. They will deal with professional colleagues as well as people who will have adopted the role of customer, superior, subordinate and supplier throughout their studies.


Assessment Strategy and Methods: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
    • The assessment strategy is designed to be comprehensive and rigorous whilst trying to ensure that every variant of engineering skill has the opportunity to be showcased and valued appropriately.
    • Knowledge, understanding and skills will be assessed via formal examination, written report, short tests, long project report, project viva and project presentations. In the case where team-based assessment is employed (ie for some project activities) the subject-specific contribution by an individual in a given team will also be evaluated.


    General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
    • General learning outcomes will also be assessed via the methods described above under subject-specific assessment, such as the correct use of engineering symbols, units, design criteria, written style/grammar and mathematical consistency.
    • For the compulsory industrial project activities written feedback will also be obtained on the general capability (professional skills) of students during completion of their project activity.

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