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This MSc programme combines principles from mechanics, electronics, control, computers, automation and robotics to design, manufacture and test smart and cognitive systems and devices, which utilise a combination of these disciplines. 

This will enable you to gain a depth of advance knowledge and critical awareness of the most up to date practices and theories in mechatronics and computer systems engineering. The postgraduate programme will arm you with all you need to be able to create your own mechatronic systems that are smart and cognitive, developing them from imagination through to reality. 

This course has many options for tailoring to a specialisation and bespoke experience; it is designed to be a broad yet challenging taught course,  focusing on ensuring that you leave with a skillset that is required in industry. If you are looking for a postgraduate qualification that will enhance your knowledge and employability, then apply today.  

What makes this course different

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Extensive skills range

We'll give you a solid grounding in engineering principles, analysis and design as well as skills including research and project management.

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Industry 4.0

Future industries require students trained to be able to integrate electronics, controls, computers, and moving parts. In 2019, automation and robotics/ mechatronics engineers were the second most in-demand. The demand is also expected to grow rapidly in the next 10 years.

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Links with industry

Offering a placement as well, the programme is designed to advance your industry readiness through engagement with industry experts and real work experience.


The course includes a number of self-contained, taught modules organised around the various areas of mechatronics engineering. There are a wide range of modules from which the students can choose from which includes: Highway and Railway Engineering, Automation and Robotics, Smart Industries and Digital Manufacturing, Intelligent Transport Systems, Wireless Signal Propagation and Machine Learning on Big Data

The taught modules are complemented by a research dissertation project that you will undertake at the end of your course. This dissertation is your route to becoming an accredited chartered engineer.

There is a highly practical emphasis to our MSc. You will learn the theory and then apply it through working on projects in our extensive laboratories and during fieldwork.

These projects will provide you with the learning opportunities and practical skills you will need in your future career. You will graduate with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the most up-to-date practices in mechatronics engineering.



All modules include coursework, for which you will have opportunities to apply your knowledge to engineering projects related to real-life situations.

This coursework will include analysis and design projects, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a research dissertation project. You will also attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and you will work both individually and in groups. To support the hands-on nature of this course, we have an impressive range of facilities. You will have access to superb computer facilities and the very latest design software.

Expert feedback and support are always on offer from our dedicated team of academics, all of whom are experts in their particular fields. As well as having strong academic credentials, many have extensive industrial experience as practising engineers. Dr Jaswinder Lota has been involved in research that includes vehicle-vehicle communication, IoT and future communication technologies such as 5G. Our MSc courses are some of the most flexible around. Engineers already employed in the industry have found that studying part-time can easily be tailored to suit their personal requirements.


You'll be assessed through a written exam, laboratory-based coursework, and a dissertation or a major project. The written exam will be to test your theoretical knowledge and understanding.

Coursework will assess your practical based skills, while the dissertation would be for applying learning outcomes to a project related to design and development with applications in the industry.


Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

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There is an acknowledged shortage of skilled mechatronics engineers with the right qualifications and experience. We have designed this course to fill this skills gap and give you a competitive edge when it comes to your career.

Some potential destinations for students are, aerospace, automotive, railways, defence, manufacturing and marine engineering. In your career you will design, develop, maintain and manage engineering systems that have the cutting-edge sophisticated technology. You will have a key role in areas such as design, research, and development, sales, production management, safety, and quality. You could apply new solutions to industrial problems using mechanical and electronic engineering and computer technology; such as for robotic vehicles for underwater exploration.

Our Docklands location means that we are uniquely placed for links to industry employers, and we have strong contacts with organisations in the local area, including Crossrail, Thames Water and the London Borough of Newham.

Within our School we also have a dedicated careers advisory service as well as an active alumni network able to facilitate contact with prospective employers.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.