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This programme aims to give students professional knowledge and skills for a successful career in the future that are orientated to engineering technologies… Read more

This programme aims to give students professional knowledge and skills for a successful career in the future that are orientated to engineering technologies, such as mechatronics, robotics and automation, which presume professional abilities to integrate, conduct and lead complex engineering projects integrating ICT and hardware technologies for solving practical problems and starting a new business. This programme is strongly orientated towards practical, hands-on projects and developing practical skills supported by laboratories of mechatronics, robotics, machine vision, metrology and measurement technology and computer classes.

Most of the courses are project based supported by theoretical materals. There is a project course on the first year containing the topics of machine vision and mechatronics systems aimed to support development of a real automation or robotic systems by student groups ending with presenting a conference paper as a rule. Examples of this kind projects are „Quadrocopter gesture control sytem“, „Automated inspection system of electric motor staator and rootor sheets“ and „Development of the camera system for the nanosatellite“, etc.

Future belongs to the specialities which provide flexible and integrated deep technical knowledge as it is the case in Mechatronics curricula. A good proof of this is the fact that Forbes nominates two MSc Mechatronics graduates among the EU most successful young leaders and entrepreneurs in Industry and Science in 2015.

Key features

  • The programme offers a unique opportunity to acquire integrated knowledge and skills in electrical/electronics and mechanical engineering along with deep ICT knowledge by the courses from the faculties of Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology and Power Engineering
  • Strong orientation towards facilitating the development of business and entrepreneurial skills, supported by strong practical course projects
  • The programme conforms to internationally recognized professional mechatronics engineering qualification standards
  • Double Degree option in MSc Mechatronics in collaboration with ITMO University St. Petersburg http://en.ifmo.ru/
  • Semester or internship abroad in world leading universities by support of Erasmus+ programme
  • Scholarships available for the best students

Curriculum

Structure of curriculum

Future career options

The graduates of the programme possess skills applicable in a broad sphere, such as automation and robotics engineers in industry; project managers and entrepreneurs and managers of innovative SMEs orientated towards developing cutting edge technology or medicinal devices; health and space industry; security; products combining hardware and ICT, etc. Active and bright mechatronics engineers are urgently needed in the fields of automatic production lines and robotics such as ABB or SIEMENS. Students can also continue their studies at PhD level in mechatronics or in a related field.



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Massey University leads New Zealand in the areas of mechatronics and robotics. The Master of Engineering Studies (Mechatronics) is part of the most well-established offering of mechatronics within New Zealand and our staff have many years working experience in these areas. Read more

Massey University leads New Zealand in the areas of mechatronics and robotics. The Master of Engineering Studies (Mechatronics) is part of the most well-established offering of mechatronics within New Zealand and our staff have many years working experience in these areas.

Strong connections

The Master of Engineering Studies (Mechatronics) is unique as an upskilling and staircasing qualification for international candidates looking to enhance their current qualifications. Within a New Zealand context the endorsement is unique due to the connection of Massey University to local and global companies and research opportunities.

Let our expertise become yours

Massey University leads New Zealand in the areas of mechatronics and robotics. We have the most well-established offering of mechatronics within New Zealand and our staff have many years working experience in these areas.

Gain advanced knowledge

You will gain advanced knowledge in research methods, mechatronics, robotics, additive manufacturing and system design and integrations through the taught element of the qualification. You will then have the opportunity to develop these further in a postgraduate project.

World-leading facilities

As a mechatronics student you will have total access to the Centre for Additive Manufacturing. Within the centre you have access to the latest 3D printing and rapid manufacturing technologies, including testing equipment.

Flexibility of focus

Massey offers a much broader range of courses in this qualification than almost any other similar international offering. You may choose to focus on specific areas such as product development, quality systems or industrial management. Or you can develop your skills across the full spectrum of these areas.

Real world learning

This qualification is focused on real world application, helping you to better understand the commercial environment and how you can utilise research outcomes to make real change or develop new systems, services or products.

In your research project you will work with real companies on the problems they face. This is a real world opportunity to apply your knowledge and further your learning in a commercial environment.

Why postgraduate study?

Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. The Master of Engineering Studies will push you to produce your best creative, strategic and theoretical ideas. The workload replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles. Our experts are there to guide but if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that postgraduate study demands more in-depth and independent study.

Not just more of the same

Postgraduate study is not just ‘more of the same’ undergraduate study. It takes you to a new level in knowledge, expertise, and the critical analytic skills needed to define a problem and develop, test, and validate engineering solutions.

One year full time

The Master of Engineering Studies is a high-quality programme, combining taught and research courses at a postgraduate level. It is a 120 credit qualification able to be completed in one year full time.



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About the course. Mechatronics MSc at DMU is one of the longest established specialist courses of its kind in the UK. Read more

About the course

Mechatronics MSc at DMU is one of the longest established specialist courses of its kind in the UK. The Mechatronics MSc is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and focuses on enabling you to become proficient in communicating across a range of different disciplines, and delivering optimised engineering solutions using an integrated multidisciplinary mechatronics approach. You will be exposed to a broad range of engineering disciplines, learn to solve multidisciplinary mechatronics problems and develop the skills to apply a mechatronic approach to the solution of technical problems. All course content is relevant to modern day practise as our research informs our teaching, ensuring the course content covers current industry topics and issues. You also have the option to undertake a year-long work placement as part of this course, gaining valuable experience to apply for and enhance your practical and professional skills further.

Reasons to Study

• Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

ensuring you will benefit from the highest quality teaching, and graduate with a recognised qualification

• Graduate employability

Mechatronic engineers are in high demand as more industries seek to apply advances across a range of engineering disciplines

• Enjoy access to state-of-the-art facilities

including dedicated mechanical, electrical and electronic laboratories especially suited for mechatronics, as well as an for the manufacture of student designs

• Industry placement opportunity

you can chose to undertake a year-long work placement, gaining valuable experience to enhance your practical and professional skills further

• Work with leading research groups

you will be offered opportunities to work on projects with research groups within the faculty, including the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics, that are engaged in high-class, research and industrial collaboration and consultancy

• Course content relevant to modern day practice

our research informs our teaching, ensuring the course content covers current industry topics and issues

• Excellent graduate prospects

graduates enjoy exciting career opportunities in a range of fields such as robotics and automation, manufacturing, aerospace, material processing, energy and power.

Modules

First semester (September to January)

• Electromechanics

• Mechatronic Systems - Engineering and Design

• Engineering Business Environment and Energy Studies

• Programming and Software Engineering

Second semester (February to May)

• Machine Vision, Robotics and Flexible Automation

• Engineering Systems: Dynamics and Control

• Microprocessor Applications and Digital Signal Processing

• Research Methods

Individual Project (Stage three)

This research can be industrially-based or linked to an industrial partner, attached to one of the mechatronic-related research teams within the faculty or in other collaborating institutions. The research project should be in an area relevant to Mechatronics, where clear evidence of the ability to solve a real multidisciplinary problem is demonstrated. The project assessment involves a formal presentation, production of a technical paper and a thesis.

Optional placement

We offer a great opportunity to boost your career prospects through an optional one year placement as part of your postgraduate studies. We have a dedicated Placement Unit which will help you obtain this. Once on your placement you will be supported by your Visiting Tutor to ensure that you gain maximum benefit from the experience. Placements begin after the taught component of the course has been completed - usually around June - and last for one year. When you return from your work placement you will begin your dissertation.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered through a variety of methods including lectures, tutorials and laboratories. You will be expected to undertake self-directed study.

Contact and learning hours

For taught sessions you will attend eight modules with a total of 48 hours (four hours per week for 12 weeks each), with eight hours per module per week of average additional self-directed study. For the individual project you normally will spend 13 weeks working five days (eight hours per day) a week to complete it, and have one hour per week contact time with your supervisor.

Academic expertise

Research is carried out by the Mechatronics Research Centre, which holds a considerable number of UK and EU research project grants and has collaborative research links with more than 100 national and international organisations. The group is internationally regarded and specialises in machine design, control and simulation, fluid power systems and motion control.

As part of your studies, you will be offered opportunities to work on projects with research groups within the faculty that are engaged in high-class, leading-edge research and industrial collaboration and consultancy.

During the project element of the course, the Intelligent Machines and Automation Systems (IMAS) Research Laboratory provides access to dedicated research facilities

To find out more

To learn more about this course and DMU, visit our website:

Postgraduate open days: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/open-evenings/postgraduate-open-days.aspx

Applying for a postgraduate course:

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/entry-criteria-and-how-to-apply/entry-criteria-and-how-to-apply.aspx

Funding for postgraduate students

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-funding-2017-18/postgraduate-funding-2017-18.aspx



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Automotive Mechatronics is a life-cycle activity that involves the multidisciplinary integration of automotive mechanical and electronic systems. Read more

Automotive Mechatronics is a life-cycle activity that involves the multidisciplinary integration of automotive mechanical and electronic systems. You will gain skills across automotive-specific mechanics, electronics, communication, advanced control and modelling.

Who is it for?

The MSc in Automotive Mechatronics is a recently established course, developed to respond to the clear demand in the sector for graduates with advanced skills and education in the specialised field. The significant increase in the application of mechatronics has created an industry need for this Masters degree. This course is designed for students with a solid engineering, mathematics or applied science undergraduate degree who want to strive for a skill set which combines electrical, mechanical, digital control systems and physical system modelling.

Why this course?

We have extensive strategic links with the automotive industry and key players in the forefront of automotive research and development. This high level of engagement with industry through short courses, consultancy and research makes our graduates some of the most desirable in the UK and abroad for companies to recruit.

We are well located for visiting students from all over the world, and offers a range of library and support facilities to support your studies.

Informed by Industry

The MSc in Automotive Mechantronics is directed by an Industrial Advisory Panel comprising senior engineers from the automotive sector. This maintains course relevancy and ensures that graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge required by leading employers. You will have the opportunity to meet this panel and present your individual research project to them at an annual event held in July.

Accreditation

This MSc degree is accredited by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and The Insitution of Engineering & Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Course details

This course is made up of ten taught compulsory modules, which are generally delivered from October to March. During the first term you will take modules in core automotive subjects, such as vehicle dynamics, design, vehicle performance, powertrain technology and vehicle structures.

In the second term, you will undertake a bespoke programme of study geared towards a greater understanding of physical systems, advanced control system design and rapid prototyping.

Group project

You will undertake a substantial group project between October and March, which focuses on designing and optimising a particular vehicle system/assembly. This is designed to prepare you for the project-based working environment within the majority of the automotive industry.

Presentations are arranged to the Industrial Advisory Panel members (consisting of practising automotive engineers and managers), academic staff and fellow students, to market the product and demonstrate technical expertise. These presentations give you the opportunity to develop your presentation skills and effectively handle questions about complex issues in a professional manner.

The Automotive Mechatronics MSc Group Design Project presentations will be held on 8th March 2018. If you would like to attend please contact  

View our Automotive programme 2017

Individual project

After having gained an excellent understanding of methods and applications, you will work full-time (May to September) on an individual research project. This research project will allow you to delve deeper into an area of specific interest, taking the theory from the taught modules and joining it with practical experience. A list of suggested topics is provided, and includes projects proposed by staff and industry sponsors, associated with current research projects. 

It is clear that the modern design engineer cannot be divorced from the commercial world. In order to provide practice in this matter, a poster presentation and written report will be required from all students, and the research findings presented to the academic staff as well as the Industrial Advisory Panel members.

Assessment

Taught component (50%), Group project (10%), Individual research project (40%)

Your career

This course will take you on to an excellent career as a qualified engineer of the highest standard in the field of Automotive Mechatronics, capable of contributing significantly to the increased demand for experts in the field of vehicle electrification. The broad application of automotive mechatronics opens a wide range of career opportunities within the automotive sector. 

Expected careers paths for graduates who have successfully completed the MSc in Automotive Mechatronics include further research or employment within internationally leading vehicle manufacturers and engineering consultancies and tier 1 suppliers to the automotive industry.



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Mechatronics is a modern fusion of electrical and electronic, mechanical and software engineering.  . The interface between electrical and mechanical environments is the role of a Mechatronics engineer. Read more

Mechatronics is a modern fusion of electrical and electronic, mechanical and software engineering.

 

The interface between electrical and mechanical environments is the role of a Mechatronics engineer. It combines precision engineering, automatic control and real-time computing to produce innovative products, such as smartphones, the manufacture of semiconductors, electron microscopes and medical equipment. Robotic manufacturing processes, automatic vision based and vehicle navigation systems also use Mechatronics principles.

There is increasing industry demand for graduates who can work in this interdisciplinary engineering environment. International companies such as Siemens, Volkswagen, and Micron Semiconductors etc. all recruit graduates with a Mechatronics profile.

To develop Mechatronics graduate skills, the programme covers design and modelling of electromechanical systems such as positioning of robotic arms, pick and place technology using vision, recognition and feedback sensing.

The programme also includes real time control system modelling and embedded systems design, development and implementation. Programming includes both high and low level languages such as Python, C or C++, and VHDL for FPGA applications.

Key Course Features

  • There is increasing industry demand for graduates who can work in this interdisciplinary engineering environment. International companies such as Siemens, Volkswagen, and Micron Semiconductors etc all recruit graduates with a Mechatronics profile.

What Will You Study?

FULL-TIME MODE (SEPTEMER INTAKE)

The taught element, Part One, of the programmes will be delivered in two 12 week trimesters and each trimester has a loading of 60 credits.The six taught modules will have lectures and tutorials/practical work on a weekly basis. The expected timetable per module will be a total of 200 hours, which includes 40 hours of scheduled learning and teaching hours and 160 independent study hours.

Part Two will then take a further 15 weeks having a notional study time of 600 hours. During this time the student will be responsible for managing his/her time in consultation with an academic supervisor.

FULL-TIME MODE (JANUARY INTAKE)

The taught element, Part One, of the programmes will be delivered in two 12 week trimesters and each trimester has a loading of 60 credits.

You will cover six taught modules which include lectures, tutorials and practical work on a weekly basis. The expected timetable per module will be a total of 200 hours, which includes 40 hours of scheduled learning and teaching hours and 160 independent study hours.

Part Two will then take a further 15 weeks having a notional study time of 600 hours. During this time the student will be responsible for managing his/her time in consultation with an academic supervisor.

FULL-TIME MODE (JANUARY INTAKE)

For the January intake, students will study the three specialist modules first during the second trimester from January to May. The three core modules will be studied in the first trimester of the next academic year from September to January.

On successful completion of the taught element of the programme the students will progress to Part Two, MSc dissertation to be submitted in April/May.

PART-TIME MODE

The taught element, part one, of the programmes will be delivered over two academic teaching years. 80 credits or equivalent worth of modules will be delivered in the first year and 40 credits or equivalent in the second year. The part time students would join the full time delivery with lectures and tutorials/practical work during one day on a weekly basis.

The dissertation element will start in trimester 2 taking a further 30 weeks having a total notional study time of 600 hours. During this time the student will be responsible for managing his/her time in consultation with an academic supervisor.

AREAS OF STUDY INCLUDE:

  • Engineering Research Methods
  • Sustainable Design & Innovation
  • Engineering Systems Modelling & Simulation
  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Mechatronic System Design
  • Microprocessor System Integration
  • Dissertation

 The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment and Teaching

You will be assessed throughout your course through a variety of methods including portfolios, presentations and, for certain subjects, examinations.

Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars and guided research. Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through guided study or feedbacks given to students.

Career Prospects

The course equips you with a thorough knowledge and skills in engineering at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. Graduates will be well placed to become subject specialists within industry or to pursue research careers within academia.



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This course aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the fundamental scientific, engineering and managerial principles involved in motorsport. Read more

This course aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the fundamental scientific, engineering and managerial principles involved in motorsport. The focus is on the “mechatronics” aspect of the discipline, which is the engineering of advanced control systems, multi-domain computer modelling, in-vehicle communication networks, electromechanical and embedded systems, hardware-in-the-loop validation and systems integration. 

Who is it for?

This course aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the fundamental scientific, engineering and managerial principles involved in motorsport. A combination of mechanics, electronics and computer systems, this postgraduate programme prepares graduates for a career in motorsport or high performance engineering.

Why this course?

This course aims to provide you with a sound understanding of the fundamental scientific, engineering and managerial principles involved in motorsport, and their implementation within a high performance technology context.

Students will cover design, testing and operation of competition vehicles, and related aspects of control engineering, computer modelling, embedded systems, alongside vehicle dynamics, vehicle systems, and management techniques related to motorsport.

You will be taught the skills required for the planning, execution and reporting of motorsport projects and to prepare them for a variety of roles in motorsport.

Cranfield University has undertaken research, consultancy and testing for the motorsport sector since the 1970s. The University is home to the FIA approved Cranfield Impact Centre and Cranfield Motorsport Simulation which work with F1 and leading motorsport companies. We have an international reputation for our expertise in aerodynamics, CFD, materials technology, including composites, safety of motorsport vehicle structures, power-train development, vehicle dynamics, simulation, data acquisition and electronics, tyre characterisation and modelling. This track record ensures the course is highly respected by the motorsport industry.

  • Practical sessions using Cranfield's facilities and equipment
  • Engagement with motorsport practitioners
  • Motorsport related project work.

Informed by Industry

The Industrial Advisory Board or Steering Committee includes representation from key individuals and leading organisations in global motorsport.

The board supports the development and delivery of the MSc Advanced Motorsport Mechatronics, ensuring its relevance to motorsport. It also assists students where careers are concerned, supports teaching and group design and individual thesis projects.

Accreditation

Accreditation is being sought for  MSc in Advanced Motorsport Mechatronics from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements. 

Course details

The MSc course consists of nine one-week taught modules, a motorsport mechatronics group design project and an individual thesis project.

Group project

Our motorsport related group design projects have proven very successful in generating new conceptual designs, which subsequently have been implemented in competition vehicles; they have even influenced the formulation of technical and sporting regulations.

Group design projects are usually supported by industry partners and provide students with skills in team working, managing resources and developing their reporting and presentation skills. You will review your peers and they will appraise your contribution to the project.

The Advanced Motorsport Mechatronics MSc group design project is an applied, multidisciplinary team-based activity, providing students with the opportunity to apply principles taught during their Master’s course.

Your group will present its work to a practitioner audience.

Individual project

Individual thesis projects allow the students to deepen their understanding through research work related to motorsport mechatronics. Students self-manage their thesis projects with support from their academic supervisor and industry contact, if part of their project. The conclusion of their research work is a concisely written thesis report and the presentation of a poster outlining their project.

On occasion, Cranfield theses have formed the basis of technical articles published in journals such as Racecar Engineering. Below is an example of a fully autonomous small-scale vehicle developed by one of our students in collaboration with a local motorsport company.

Assessment

Taught modules 40%, Group project 20%, Individual project 40%

Your career

Motorsport is a highly competitive sector. Studying at Cranfield will immerse you in a highly focused motorsport engineering learning experience, providing you with access to motorsport companies and practitioners. Securing employment is ultimately down to the student who completes the job applications and attends the interviews. Successful students go on to be part of a network of engineers. You will find Cranfield alumni working across motorsport and the high performance engineering sector. 



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Mechatronics Engineering is a fast-changing discipline that blends mechanical, electrical and software engineering to develop automation and advanced manufacturing technologies. Read more

Mechatronics Engineering is a fast-changing discipline that blends mechanical, electrical and software engineering to develop automation and advanced manufacturing technologies.

You will develop in-depth technical knowledge across the interdisciplinary domain of automation, which encompasses key components of mechanical and electrical engineering supported by a strong background in computing and software engineering. You will design and create automated solutions with computer control. The course features exposure to industry through site visits, guest lectures and industry based projects. You will have access to world-class facilities, such as a state-of-the-art wind tunnel, alternative fuel engines, rehabilitation and teleoperated robots, motion tracking fluoroscopy, intelligent automotive platforms, service robotics, UAV platforms and intelligent large-scale irrigation and water management systems.

The Master of Engineering (Mechatronics) leads to a formal qualification in mechatronics at the Masters level.

CAREER OUTCOMES

Mechatronic Engineering Career Pathways [PDF]

Mechatronics can lead to a wide variety of interesting careers, such as developing ‘smart’ products and systems in various industries. Job opportunities exist with companies that use advanced automation equipment and computer integrated manufacturing systems, in fields such as aerospace, advanced manufacturing, product development, computing and electronics, software systems, mining, renewable energy and biomedical engineering for companies like Bosch, Honeywell, CNC Design, Ford, ResMed, Siemens, BAE Systems and Invetech Australia.

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

The Master of Engineering is professionally recognised under two major accreditation frameworks — EUR-ACE® and the Washington Accord (through Engineers Australia). Graduates can work as chartered professional engineers throughout Europe, and as professional engineers in the 17 countries of the Washington Accord.



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This course develops your knowledge and skills in mechatronics design and practice. You will develop skills in mechanical and electronic engineering, computing and control, and multidisciplinary skills appropriate to the requirements of modern manufacturing technologies. Read more
This course develops your knowledge and skills in mechatronics design and practice. You will develop skills in mechanical and electronic engineering, computing and control, and multidisciplinary skills appropriate to the requirements of modern manufacturing technologies.

This one year course is intended for honours (or international equivalent) graduates in mechatronics, mechanical or mechanical related engineering (eg automotive, aeronautical or design), physics or a related discipline.

A two year MSc is also available for non-native speakers of English that includes a Preliminary Year.

The taught part of the course consists of major mechatronic engineering themes such as:
-Mechatronics
-Robotics
-Industrial automation
-Embedded systems
-Instrumentation and drives

You have the opportunity to undertake in-depth studies through research projects. Your project is chosen from an extensive range of subjects. Project work can range from fundamental studies in areas of mechatronics to practical design, make and test investigations.

General areas for project work include:
-Mechatronics
-Mobile robotics
-Industrial robotics
-Microelectronic-mechanical systems
-Computational engineering modelling

Some research may be undertaken in collaboration with industry.

The course is delivered by the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering. The School has an established programme of research seminars. These are delivered by guest speakers from academia and industry (both national and international), providing excellent insights into a wide variety of engineering research.

Effective communication is an important skill for the modern professional engineer. This course includes sessions to help develop your ability, both through formal guidance sessions dedicated to good practice in report writing, and through oral/poster presentations of project work.

Graduates of this course who pass with merit are normally offered the opportunity to progress to PhD study either on a self-funded project or on a funded PhD studentship.

Delivery

The taught component of the course makes use of a combination of lectures, tutorials/labs and seminars. Assessment is by written examination and submitted in-course assignments.

The research project (worth 60 credits) is undertaken throughout the duration of the Master's level course. Project work is assessed by dissertation and oral/poster presentations. You will be allocated, and meet regularly with, project supervisors.

Accreditation

The courses have been accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

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The MSc in Mechatronics is an integration of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. It has been specifically designed to fulfil the needs of modern industry requiring knowledge in both fields and incorporates a significant input from industry to complement its academic foundations. Read more
The MSc in Mechatronics is an integration of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. It has been specifically designed to fulfil the needs of modern industry requiring knowledge in both fields and incorporates a significant input from industry to complement its academic foundations.

The course specialises in enabling students to produce mechatronic components which increase performance and energy efficiency, as sought after by industries worldwide.

It will not only help prepare you for an exciting career in the industry, but it will also help prepare you to continue your studies onto a Doctor of Philosophy research programme.

Many distinction-level graduates from this programme stay on for a PhD, often funded in part by the University of Bath.

Learning outcomes

By studying for our MSc in Mechatronics you will learn to:

- implement the concepts of mechatronics design principles to the solution of complex multi-physics engineering systems
- apply artificial intelligence and modern control and computer engineering techniques to improve the performance of modern equipments and devices

Visit the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/engineering/graduate-school/taught-programmes/mechatronics/index.html

Collaborative working

The programme includes traditionally taught subject-specific units and business and group-orientated modular work. These offer you the chance to gain experience in design, project management and creativity, while working with students from other subjects.

You will complete your MSc through an individual research project under the supervision of two supervisors; one from the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (http://www.bath.ac.uk/elec-eng/) and one from Mechanical Engineering (http://www.bath.ac.uk/mech-eng/), assigned to one of our leading research centres (http://www.bath.ac.uk/engineering/research/index.html).

- Group project work
In semester 2 you undertake a cross-disciplinary group activity for your professional development, simulating a typical industrial work situation.

- Individual project work
In the final semester, you undertake an individual research project directly related to key current research at the University, often commissioned by industry.

Structure

See programme catalogue (http://www.bath.ac.uk/catalogues/2015-2016/me/me-proglist-pg.html#H) for more detail on individual units.

Semester 1 (October-January):
The first semester covers the fundamental principles of computational artificial intelligence, integrated engineering control techniques and mechatronic systems modelling and simulation.

- Five taught units
- Includes coursework involving laboratory or small project sessions
- Typically each unit consists of 22 hours of lectures, may involve a number of hours of tutorials/exercises and laboratory activity and approximately 70 hours of private study (report writing, laboratory results processing and revision for examinations)

Further advanced options will give you an in depth knowledge of how electrical and mechanical engineering can be integrated to effect state of the art technologies.

Semester 2 (February-May):
In Semester 2 you will study both technical specialist units and project-based units. You will develop your professional understanding of engineering in a research and design context. You will gain analytical and team working skills to enable you to deal with the open-ended tasks that typically arise in practice in present-day engineering.

- The semester aims to develop your professional understanding of engineering in a business environment and is taught by academic staff with extensive experience in industry
- Group projects in which students work in a multi-disciplinary team to solve a conceptual structural engineering design problem, just as an industrial design team would operate
- Individual project preliminary work and engineering project management units

Summer/Dissertation Period (June-September):
- Individual project leading to MSc dissertation, done under the supervision of two supervisors, one from the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering and one from Mechanical Engineering

- Depending on the chosen area of interest, the individual project may involve theoretical and/or experimental activities; for both such activities students can use the department computer suites and well-equipped and newly refurbished laboratories for experimental work. The individual projects are generally carried out under the supervision of a member of academic staff. A number of industrially-based projects are available to students

- Examples of typical projects include the design and control of autonomous robots; undersea tidal wave power generators; and the design and control of high speed mechanisms.

Subjects covered

- Computational intelligence
- Control engineering
- Engineering systems simulation
- Power systems control
- Professional skills for engineering practice
- Signals & information

Career Options

Graduates with knowledge and training in both electrical and mechanical engineering are very much in demand in aerospace, automotive and manufacturing industries.

More and more of the hydraulic and mechanical aspects of these industries are being replaced by mechatronics components to reduce weight and increase performance and energy efficiency.

The career opportunities in the UK and worldwide are very significant. Jobs our recent graduates have secured include:

Product Research Development Engineer, KTP Associate, University of Bath, UK
Project Manager, Guandong Best Control Technology, PR China
Software Engineer, DIAGNOS, UK
Engineer, MAN Diesel & Turbo, USA

About the department

Bath has a strong tradition of achievement in mechanical engineering research and education.

We are proud of our research record: 89% of our research was graded as either world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, placing us 10th in the UK for our submission to the Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering.

We offer taught MSc students the chance to carry out projects within outstanding research groupings.

Our research impact is wide and we are dedicated to working with industry to find innovative solutions to problems that affect all areas of society.

We are consistently ranked among the UK’s top 10 mechanical engineering departments in the annual league tables.

We believe in producing leaders, not just engineers.

We will give you the edge over your competitors by teaching you how technology fits into commercial settings. You will not only have access to cutting edge science and technology, we will also provide you with the skills you need to manage a workforce in demanding business environments.

For further information visit our departmental website (http://www.bath.ac.uk/mech-eng/pgt/).

Find out how to apply here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/

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The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program is suited to students who wish to pursue their engineering education in a preferred area of specialization beyond the undergraduate level, but who do not wish to pursue a thesis research program. Read more

Master of Engineering

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program is suited to students who wish to pursue their engineering education in a preferred area of specialization beyond the undergraduate level, but who do not wish to pursue a thesis research program.

Mechatronics Design combines the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering in the study of integrated modeling, analysis, design and manufacture of electromechanical and mechatronic systems. These principles can be applied in the transportation, manufacturing and production engineering, biomedical and healthcare technologies, energy, aviation and aerospace, automated office and household technologies, and computer systems industries.

Students must have a B.A.Sc./Mechatronics or equivalent to enroll the M.Eng. program – Mechatronics option.

Quick Facts

- Degree: Master of Engineering
- Specialization: Mechatronics Design
- Subject: Engineering
- Mode of delivery: On campus
- Program components: Coursework only
- Faculty: Faculty of Applied Science

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This is an MSc course in Embedded Systems with contributions from the fields of mechatronics and robotics. Embedded systems are microprocessor-based systems within a larger mechanical or electrical system that performs a dedicated function or task. Read more
This is an MSc course in Embedded Systems with contributions from the fields of mechatronics and robotics.

Embedded systems are microprocessor-based systems within a larger mechanical or electrical system that performs a dedicated function or task. They encompass a wide variety of products ranging from small mobile phones to large process automation installations. A practicing engineer in the field of embedded systems needs to have a specialised expertise in more than one of the engineering subjects of this multi-discipline subject.

Our MSc is tailored to provide you with advanced learning in microprocessor systems that are at the heart of embedded systems, with additional contributions from the fields of mechatronics and robotics. This approach reflects the needs of the industry and is well supported by the range in expertise we have in our Department.

The Department of Engineering and Design covers the full gamete of teaching in electronic, telecommunication and computer networks engineering as well as mechanical engineering and product design.

Our academics are a cohesive group of highly skilled lecturers, practitioners and researchers. You'll benefit from your choice of supervisors to support a wide range of modern and multi-discipline Masters-level projects. Our teaching is supported by well-equipped laboratory workshops, using mostly the latest hardware and software available in universities.

Modules

In each of the semesters 1 and 2 you will be required to take two core and one optional module from the lists below:

Semester 1:

•Robotics (20 credits)
• Microprocessors and Control (20 credits)

Optional modules (Semester 1):

• Pattern recognition and machine learning (20 credits)
• Technical, research and professional skills (20 credits)
• Advanced Instrumentation and Design (20 credits)
• Electrical Energy Converters and Drives (20 credits)

Semester 2:

• Digital Signal Processing and Real Time Systems (20 credits)
• Mechatronics and Embedded System Design (20 credits)

Optional modules (Semester 2):

• Electromechanical systems and manufacturing technology (20 credits)
• Technology evaluation and commercialisation (20 credits)
• Cloud Computing (20 credits)
• E-Business Applications (20 credits)

Semester 3

•MSc project (60 credits)

Professional links

The School of Engineering at LSBU has a strong culture of research, extensive research links with industry through consultancy works and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), and teaching content is closely related to the latest research findings in the field.

History and expertise

A strong research tradition and our industrial links has helped shaped the course design, content selection, course delivery and project supervision.

The Department of Engineering and Design has a strong Mechatronics, Robotics and Non-destructive testing research group with a wide national and international profile. This is in addition to excellent research in many areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, product design, computer network and telecommunications engineering.

Employability

The course has been designed to help to meet the needs of industry. How much your employability will increase, will depend on your background and the personal contribution you make to your development whilst studying on the course.

Benefits for new graduates

If you are a new graduate in electronic or computer engineering then you benefit from the further advanced topics presented. You'll get an opportunity to cut your teeth on a challenging MSc Project, which will demonstrate your abilities to the potential employers. Alternatively, you could also pursue PhD studies after completing the course.

Benefits of returning to University

If you are returning to University after a period of working in industry, then you'll be able to update yourself with the recent technological progress in the field. You'll gain confidence in your ability to perform at your best and stand a better chance to seek challenging work opportunities. If you are already working in the field, the MSc qualification will enhance your status which will may help with your promotion.

Employment links

We are continually developing links with employers who are interested to provide internship to our students . Examples of this can include small VHDL and DSP designs, ARM based designs, industrial design or correlation research. These projects can be performed as part of the curriculum or as part of a research project.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

• Direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
• Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
• Mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

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In the course of the electronic revolution at the end of the 20th century, mechanical engineering was reinvented as the backbone of industrial production. Read more
In the course of the electronic revolution at the end of the 20th century, mechanical engineering was reinvented as the backbone of industrial production. The result is mechatronics, a synergistic combination of mechanical components with electronic and IT systems. This technological integration forms new areas of application like electrical and digital technology in machine communication and control.

With the introduction of the Master program in Mechatronics & Smart Technologies, MCI has filled a gap in the educational offering in the west of Austria. With its international orientation and a consistent focus on practical relevance, the program makes a significant contribution to the goal of establishing the Tyrol as a high-tech location with the ability to compete at the international level and defy the fluctuations of the business cycle. With the implementation of the majors in mechanical and electrical engineering and the specialization in computational mechanics at our partner campus in Paris, MCI continues its way as spear head of the Tyrolean technology offensive.

The goal of the Master program in particular is to equip graduates with a competence in mechatronics that is more than the sum of its parts, i.e. mechanical engineering, electronics and IT. Integration of these three pillars is the key to smart technologies as robotics, automated code generation, multi-physical simulation, systems in systems and smart automation, and their application in electro mobility, industry 4.0 and energy efficiency.

With supporting classes in Leadership, Strategic Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, this study program opens up perspectives for knowledge-based careers in the manufacturing and service industries worldwide.

Contents

The Master program in Mechatronics & Smart Technologies lasts four semesters comprising 915 hours of classes.

A semester of the full-time program comprises 15 weeks of lectures. The winter semester starts at the beginning of October until the end of January and the summer semester starts in March and lasts until the end of June.
Classes are entirely taught in English, attendance is required from Monday to Friday with additional block classes as well as project and laboratory work.

For the part-time program, the semesters last 20 weeks, from the beginning of September until the middle of February for the winter semester, and from the end of February until the middle of July for the summer semester. Classes are mainly taught in German but also partly in English. Attendance is required on Fridays from 1.30 to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and there are additional block classes as well as project and laboratory work, etc.

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In the course of the electronic revolution at the end of the 20th century, mechanical engineering was reinvented as the backbone of industrial production. Read more
In the course of the electronic revolution at the end of the 20th century, mechanical engineering was reinvented as the backbone of industrial production. The result is mechatronics, a synergistic combination of mechanical components with electronic and IT systems. This technological integration forms new areas of application like electrical and digital technology in machine communication and control.

With the introduction of the Master program in Mechatronics & Smart Technologies, MCI has filled a gap in the educational offering in the west of Austria. With its international orientation and a consistent focus on practical relevance, the program makes a significant contribution to the goal of establishing the Tyrol as a high-tech location with the ability to compete at the international level and defy the fluctuations of the business cycle. With the implementation of the majors in mechanical and electrical engineering and the specialization in computational mechanics at our partner campus in Paris, MCI continues its way as spear head of the Tyrolean technology offensive.

The goal of the Master program in particular is to equip graduates with a competence in mechatronics that is more than the sum of its parts, i.e. mechanical engineering, electronics and IT. Integration of these three pillars is the key to smart technologies as robotics, automated code generation, multi-physical simulation, systems in systems and smart automation, and their application in electro mobility, industry 4.0 and energy efficiency.

With supporting classes in Leadership, Strategic Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, this study program opens up perspectives for knowledge-based careers in the manufacturing and service industries worldwide.

Major Mechanical Engineering

The specialization in Mechanical Engineering prepares graduates for the challenges of modern mechanical engineering. The focus here is on simulation, hydraulics, pneumatics and material sciences, and also on mechanics, machine dynamics and handling technology.

Contents

The Master program in Mechatronics & Smart Technologies lasts four semesters comprising 915 hours of classes.

A semester of the full-time program comprises 15 weeks of lectures. The winter semester starts at the beginning of October until the end of January and the summer semester starts in March and lasts until the end of June.
Classes are entirely taught in English, attendance is required from Monday to Friday with additional block classes as well as project and laboratory work.

For the part-time program, the semesters last 20 weeks, from the beginning of September until the middle of February for the winter semester, and from the end of February until the middle of July for the summer semester. Classes are mainly taught in German but also partly in English. Attendance is required on Fridays from 1.30 to 10 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and there are additional block classes as well as project and laboratory work, etc.

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Mechatronics is a synergistic combination of precision mechanics, electronics, controls, and computer engineering, combined through a process of integrated design. Read more
Mechatronics is a synergistic combination of precision mechanics, electronics, controls, and computer engineering, combined through a process of integrated design. On the MSc in Mechatronics, the development of skills and advancement of knowledge focus on enabling students to understand the combination, at a high level, of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering and to gain a broad range expertise in these areas.

This is alongside developing a student’s ability to control mechanical systems using analogue and digital electronics. This course will give students an awareness of modern digital embedded platforms for mechatronic systems.

Students will cover subject specific subjects such as Dynamics and Performance of mechanical Systems with the option of Artificial Intelligence or Renewable Energy Systems and Smart Grid alongside cohort taught subjects to develop their management skills and their employability.

The successful postgraduates of the course will acquire the knowledge and understanding, intellectual, practical and transferable skills necessary for the analysis and synthesis of problems in engineering and manufacturing through a combination of experimental, simulation, research methods and case studies.

They can expect to gain work in a range of disciplines within a variety of industries from specialist technical roles to positions of management responsibility.

Why choose this course?

Students who undergo this course will develop knowledge and understanding of the advanced theoretical issues and their practical implementations that underlie recent developments in Mechatronics.

Gain the abilities to evaluate the performance of systems appropriate to Mechatronics by theoretical analysis and/or simulation
Supported by the School which has over 25 years' experience of teaching electronic engineering and has established an excellent international reputation in this field.

We offer extensive lab facilities for engineering students, including the latest software packages.

Careers

Applications are extremely wide ranging covering for example the aerospace industry, road vehicles and trains, medical engineering, materials processing, advanced manufacturing systems, defence systems and consumer electronics. Graduates may therefore expect employment across a very wide range of engineering companies.

Teaching methods

Our enthusiastic staff is always looking for new ways to enhance your learning experience and over recent years, we have won national awards for our innovative teaching ideas. In addition, our staff are active in research and useful elements of it are reflected on the learning experience.

The School of Engineering and Technology has a reputation for innovation in teaching and learning, where nearly all MSc modules are delivered through a combination of traditional face-to-face teaching and backup tutorial's using the University's StudyNet web based facility. StudyNet allows students to access electronic teaching and learning resources, and conduct electronic discussions with staff and other students.

A heavy emphasis is placed on theory and practice, and the School of Engineering and Technology has a policy of using industrial standard software wherever possible.

Structure

Core Modules
-Advanced Reconfigurable Systems and Applications
-Control of Engineering Systems
-Digital Signal Processing and Processes
-Dynamics and Performance of Mechanical Systems
-Embedded Control Systems
-MSc Project
-MSc Projects
-Mixed Mode and VLSI Technologies
-Operations Management
-Operations Management
-Operations Research
-Operations Research

Optional
-Artificial Intelligence
-Renewable Energy Systems and Smart Grids Technology

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The course provides an academically challenging exposure to modern issues in Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science giving you the opportunity to specialise in Mechatronics. Read more

The course provides an academically challenging exposure to modern issues in Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science giving you the opportunity to specialise in Mechatronics. It is suitable for engineering, mathematics or physical sciences graduates who wish to specialise in advanced mechanical engineering science or to support continued professional development. It offers a sound understanding of the relevant fundamental science, methods, analysis and engineering applications.

Introducing your degree

This masters course could see you designing robots and building machines with the power to change modern life. Mechatronics is an exciting branch of engineering, uniting the principles of electrical, mechanical and computer engineering.

Overview

This course will feature the expertise and guidance of our cutting-edge Electro-Mechanical Engineering Research Group. You will learn to confidently use advanced electrical systems and understand both the impact and use of control systems, instrumentation and sensors.

The year is divided into two semesters. Each semester, you will have the chance to broaden your engineering education by selecting specialist modules as well as completing core modules. Core modules focus on mechanical engineering, electrical systems and control. Specialist modules include Robotics and Automotive Propulsion.

The final four months will focus on applying research. You will engage in experimental and practical study and apply computer simulations to complete a research project and dissertation.

The course will equip you with the specialist knowledge and practical skills to pursue a professional career or further research in mechatronics.

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