MSc Mechatronics and Automation

Robots and automated machines never get tired. They can work 24 hours a day, in hazardous places and are much more accurate and consistent than any human. The exciting world of mechatronics and automation engineering has the important task of bringing these machines to life, maintaining them, fixing them when they malfunction and designing and building new models.

This course provides you with a broad introduction to the issues encountered and techniques required in developing advanced mechatronic products and automation systems. This course trains you to: lead mechatronic and automation product development, contribute as team members to future mechatronic product development, provide expertise as mechatronic “specialists”.


Mechatronics and automation are everywhere in industry. Robots are a key part of most production and manufacturing companies and many other organisations across the world. Consequently, mechatronics and automation career opportunities are appearing quickly, looking for skilled, specialist staff.

Working in this type of engineering can bring an immense sense of fulfillment. If you take a project from inception to completion, the rewards can know no bounds. Projects in your role could often be complicated and push your own ability, especially when so many different components are involved. You can also get a great deal of satisfaction from knowing that you are helping less humans have to work in potentially dangerous places.

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  • Manufacturing Automation (10 credits)
  • Mechatronic Systems Design Techniques (10 credits)
  • Product Modelling & Visualisation (10 credits)
  • Engineering Risk Management (10 credits)
  • Project Management (10 credits)
  • Postgraduate Group Project (40 credits)
  • Design Methods (10 credits)
  • Systems Thinking & Modelling (10 credits)
  • Robotics: Systems and Control (10 credits)
  • Control Principles (20 credits)
  • £23,050 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time