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Fees and Funding

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Overview

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.

What makes this course different

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Placement

Optional placement year available

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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.

Diploma

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.

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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.

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.

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Mental Wealth: Professional Life

    This module aims to develop students' core competencies to form the basis of future competencies development throughout the programme of study. In this module, the students would consolidate their Construction / Engineering knowledge and skills for practical applications, and develop their awareness of impacts on the environment, commerce, society and individual brought about by various construction and engineering activities.

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    Engineering Materials

    The main aim of this module is to provide students with a basic understanding of the properties and behaviour of wide range of engineering materials and to enable the student to appreciate essential facts and principles required to make good choices in selection of materials.

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    Engineering Principles

    To provide students with the fundamental principles and concepts involved with dynamics, machine elements and electrical and electronic engineering.

    To enable the students to select appropriate electromechanical systems to solve real-life engineering problems.

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    Applied Mathematics & Computing

    The main aims of this module are to prepare students for level 5 study by developing the mathematical abilities required for understanding engineering and be able to apply mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems; to develop both the knowledge and understanding of mathematical principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline.

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    Thermofluids

    The main aim of this module is to introduce the basic theories of thermo fluid mechanics. You will learn about the fundamentals of fluid behaviour, the interaction of fluids with solid bodies and fluid flow in pipes.

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    Engineering Mechanics

    This module aims to develop students’ understanding of the fundamental structural characteristics governing the properties of engineering materials; and to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and principles of engineering mechanics.

    The module would provide the students with an appreciation of the relationship between conceptual models and real engineering systems; and enable the students to develop an analytical and practical approach to the solution of basic engineering problems based on the use of the fundamental principles of mechanics.

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    Mental Wealth: Professional Life

    This module builds on the L4 Mental Wealth: Professional Life module to further develop students' competencies to form the basis of their future careers. In this module, the students will undertake feasibility studies with reference to human, financial, logistical resources to realise a product/service. The module will further develop the students' self-awareness, interpersonal and negotiation skills through team work and mentoring.

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    Advanced Mathematics and Modelling

    The main aims of this module are to prepare students for level 6 study by developing the mathematical abilities required for understanding engineering and be able to apply mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems; to develop both the knowledge and understanding of mathematical principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline.

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    Dynamics and Control

    This module covers dynamics and classical control theory, to enable the students to extend their treatment of dynamics from point masses to rigid bodies and cover a broad range of application of the principles of mechanics. The students will apply a variety of mathematical and modelling techniques to the study of dynamics and feedback control problems.

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    Applied Electronics

    The module aims to provide an understanding of fundamental principles of electrical circuits in terms of theory, analysis, design and application.

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    Digital Communications & Telecommunication Networks

    The module aims to provide a basic understanding of fundamental principles of digital communications employed in telecommunication networks terms of theory, analysis, design and application. This will include techniques of baseband transmission, design of transmitters and receivers and various digital modulation techniques employed in telecommunication networks

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    Applied Programming

    This module develops student’s problem-solving skill through the use of computer programming and IT. At the end of this module students should have the basic computer programming skills which would enable them to manipulate data and solve surveying problems.

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    Capstone Project

    The main aim of this module is to equip students with the necessary skills to carry out and report research in order to consolidate the knowledge gained in other modules in a chosen field of study, combine it with the published knowledge of others, investigate it practically and report their findings.

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    Mental Wealth: Professional Life

    The aim of this module is to develop students' awareness of the importance of linking Project management with professional life practice. It will prepare students to be ready for the challenges and opportunities of the 4th industrial revolution by further developing the skills and knowledge. The key areas are as digital environment, ethics, and sustainability; preparing them to become world-class professional managers who are able to support their practice with theoretical understanding, so that they can be innovative and push the barriers of technical excellence safely and sustainably.

    The module is designed around the construction and surveying knowldege and skills and professional practice modules at L4 and L5 by integrating theory with practice through industry-relevant live projects. 

    This will be accomplished by placing students in a multi-disciplinary project group (to reflect the range of disciplines.

    It will explore the feasibility and design development of practical scheme(s) in terms of technical, ethical, legal, financial and quality matters. The module will build upon the core mental wealth/professional practice-based modules offered at L4 and L5 that introduce students to among others, digital proficiency, industry connections and intelligent development (emotional, social & physical) and in doing so helps equip them with the fundamental techniques necessary to work in inter-disciplinary teams. 

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    Design of Mechatronics Systems

    The module aims to provide understanding of working and design principles of mechatronics systems. The student will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of how mechatronics systems can be designed by integrating mechanical systems with electronics for control and optimising performance.

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    Artificial Intelligence

    This module investigates methods of state of the art and research trends in Artificial Intelligence and related topics. In particular, the module introduces AI from machine learning to biologically inspired AI systems. This provides students with knowledge of the principles and applications of AI systems, and to promote appreciation of the current state of development in this area.

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    Systems Integration

    This module introduces the students to the concepts of Systems Integration. It is designed to develop system integration skills and student’s ability to work in focused project teams; understand how systems integration principles and practices are applied to the formation, development, production, deployment and life-cycle support of complex systems, families of systems and systems of systems.

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    Design of Mechatronics Systems

    The module aims to provide understanding of working and design principles of mechatronics systems. The student will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of how mechatronics systems can be designed by integrating mechanical systems with electronics for control and optimising performance.

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.

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.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

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.

What we're researching

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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.