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MEng (Hons)Mechatronics and Robotic Systems with Year in Industry

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This MEng (Hons) degree programme has more depth and breadth than the BEng (Hons) programme in Mechatronics and Robotic Systems. Therefore you will study a greater range of subjects. You will also study the core subjects in more detail such as Advanced System Modelling and Control. In addition to the individual final year project, you will also undertake a major group project in the third year.

Programme structure

Programme Year One

You will take the modules:

Digital and Integrated Electronics Design
Electrical Circuits and Systems
Experimental Skills/Engineering Skills
Electronic Circuits
C Programming
Solids and Structures
Introduction to Mechatronics

If you are not sure if you wish to take a BEng (Hons) or an MEng (Hons) degree then we advise that you apply for the MEng and make a final decision at the end of Year Two.

Programme Year Two

Signals and Systems
Electronic Circuits and Systems
Instrumentation and Control
Applied Design/Project
Electrical Circuits and Power Systems
Field Theory
Dynamic Systems
Solid and Structures
Digital Electronics and Microprocessor Systems

Programme Year Three

This is the placement year during which you will spend time working in an engineering company. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical engineering experience which will boost your CV. Many placement students continue their relationship with the placement provider by undertaking relevant projects when they return to the University and may ultimately return to work for the company when they graduate. The placement is assessed by two reports, a poster and an oral presentation.

Preparation for the placement is provided by the University’s Careers and Employability Services (CES) who will assist to finding a placement, help you prepare a professional looking CV and prepare you for your placement interview. Placements can be near or far in the UK, Europe and China. For example placements have been offered by the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory which is based on the University campus. And CES is active in finding placements with companies based on Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) in China. Students who take up a placement on SIP are offered accommodation at our partner University, Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, based in Suzhou and they have access to all the facilities on the XJTLU campus.

Programme Year Four

You study both compulsory modules and options chosen from a list of advanced topics. In addition, an extended individual project is undertaken, linked to the needs of an industrial partner. The compulsory modules are:

Embedded Computer Systems
Engineering Systems
Industrial Robotics & Automated Assembly
Project Management.

You choose optional modules from:

Signal Processing and Digital Filtering
Digital System Design
Electronics for Instrumentation and Communications
Integrated Circuits – Concepts and Design
Application Development with C++
Photonics & Optical Information Systems
Organic Electronics
Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
RF Engineering and Applied Electromagnetics
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Neural Networks
RF Engineering & Applied Electromagnetics

Programme Year Five

During this year, students continue compulsory modules, choose further options and undertake an extended group project. A recent project involved controlling a robot to navigate through a maze – each project with an advanced technical element is linked to a research group programme that is also supported by industry. The compulsory modules are:

Digital Systems Design
Advanced System Modelling and Control
Microprocessor Systems
Image Processing
Management of Design
Management of Product Development
Computational Intelligence

The optional modules are:

Information Theory and Coding
Radio Propagation for Wireless Systems
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Optical Fibre Communications and Sensing Systems
Advanced Guidance Systems
MEMS Design and Nanotechnology
Software Engineering and Programming
Energy Conversion, Renewable Engergy and Smart Grids
Digital Wireless Communications
Plasma Engineering
Electrical Discharges and Power Network Safety
Communication Networks and Security
Power system Measurement, Monitoring & Sensors
or modules from the Year Three options list not previously taken

Career opportunities

Our degrees have excellent career prospects: 90% of graduates go on to graduate level jobs. Graduate employers include Siemens, BAE Systems, BT and Guardian Media Group. Careers are many and varied and include Design Engineer, Systems Engineer, Medical Physicist, Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Radio Frequency Scientist. Some of our graduates go on to work in the industrial sector, in government and in education, whilst others enter non-technical professions such as banking, accountancy, management and law.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States