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BEng (Hons) Mechatronics and Computer Systems Engineering

Course overview

Start date

September 2020

Subject area

Engineering

Attendance

Full-time, 3 years

Full-time, 4 years

Part-time

Learning

On campus, dual delivery

Course summary

*This course is subject to validation

The mechatronics with computer systems engineering programme combines principles from mechanics, electronics, control, computing, automation and robotics to design, manufacture and test smart and cognitive systems and devices, which utilise a combination of these disciplines. On this undergraduate programme you will gain knowledge of engineering processes and systems, product design, AI, machine learning, digital electronics and integration of these technologies. This will also enable you to create your own mechatronic systems that are smart and cognitive, developing them from imagination through to reality.

This programme will give you a sufficient width and depth to meet the demands of a career in mechatronics engineering and enable you to progress to the status of Chartered Engineer as well. On this course you will gain an active interest in engineering and learn how to respond to changes and developments within automation, mechanical systems, robotics and related wider engineering sector.

UCAS points

112

Course options

Degree

UCAS code

H731

Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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Placement

Optional placement year available

Hands on Practice

Enabling you to gain extensive knowledge and understanding of the most up to date theories and hands-on work in within automation, computing, mechanical systems, robotics and related wider engineering sector. Offering a placement year, the programme is designed using the Engineering Council’s attributes of Incorporated Engineer. This is ensuring the core skills required for a 21st century competent engineer, as elaborated by the Engineering Council, are well-integrated into the programme’s curriculum.

Chartered engineer status

If you’re doing really well at the end of your second year, you can switch to the MEng (Master's) course, adding a fourth year of study and putting yourself on course to becoming a Chartered Engineer – as well as gaining funding throughout.

Industry 4.0

This programme will prepare you for industry readiness through engagement with industry experts and real work experience, within the core elements of learning and assessment.

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Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parents' Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

-          All nursing and many allied health students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year from the government.

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance or contact Student Finance England.

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£9,250
You don't need to pay this upfront
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£12,700
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

112

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
including passes at A2 in at least 2 subjects and must include Maths and Physics
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma in a related subject. Must include distinctions in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 27 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level and must include Maths and Physics at Higher Level

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

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As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more.

What you'll learn

Our mechatronics engineering programme is a combination of maths, science, technology and management. Throughout your studies, you will acquire not only an understanding of general engineering principles but also a range of transferable skills. You have a chance to broaden and deepen your knowledge in a wide range of mechatronics engineering subjects. 

The programme will enable you to obtain advanced knowledge of engineering disciplines such as, dynamics and control systems, thermofluids, applied electronics, digital communications and telecommunication networks. Along with these engineering modules, you will have the opportunity to study advance programming, systems integration and artificial intelligence and use lab equipment for your studies and project work. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to apply your skills to a range of practical problems.

You will be using simulation and application software for design and modelling, utilising our strong links with companies, and investigating real industrial problems to enhance your understanding of the profession. You will study how various systems can learn on their own and from humans, thereby developing the ability to effectively deal with their environment. You will tie in the topic of your individual final year project with one of our research groups and benefit from the expertise of our active research academics.

What you'll study and when

  • Mental Wealth: Professional Life
  • Engineering Materials
  • Engineering Principles
  • Applied Mathematics & Computing
  • Thermofluids
  • Engineering Principles
  • Mental Wealth: Professional Life
  • Advanced Programming
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Applied Electronics
  • Digital Communications & Telecommunication Networks
  • Advanced Mathematics and Modelling

This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

  • Capstone Project
  • Mental Wealth: Professional Life
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Systems Integration
  • Design of Mechatronics Systems

How you'll be assessed

Assessment involves formative and summative methods and includes coursework assignments, laboratory work, group work, phase tests and end of modules examinations for year 2 and year 3. The style of presentation and complexity of coursework varies depending on the year and nature of the module being assessed. Appropriate tasks are therefore matched to the situation. Continuous assessment undertaken in the first year, rather then and end of module exam.

How you'll learn

Teaching and learning is undertaken by incorporating practical and laboratory work the students undertake for their coursework, laboratory assignments including simulation studies to facilitate and enhance the student learning experience. These methods are in addition to the lectures and tutorials, directed readings, group exercises, specialist lectures and project work.
 

Your future 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.

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

Meet us in your country

Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.
 

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