The programme provides and cultivates interdisciplinary engineering skills, which are based on the systematic combination of knowledge and methods within the fields of mechanical, control and computer engineering, thereby enabling the graduates to effectively solve complex technical problems related to design, analysis, quality assurance, maintenance, monitoring and diagnostics of macro and micro mechatronic systems.
Mechatronics – engineering „decathlon“
Studies in Mechatronics occupy the crossroads of several engineering sciences and allow to gain and selectively deepen the knowledge and practical skills in mechanics, control systems, electronics and information technology through application of systems approach. The programme encompasses a wide range of elective courses, which provide favorable conditions for students to specialize in the preferred domain of mechatronics: from structural design to adaptive control, from product development to maintenance, from macro to micro mechatronics systems. The accumulated multidisciplinary background enables the graduates to opt for a research-oriented carrier by pursuing PhD degree in mechanical engineering or other fields related to mechatronics.
Multidisciplinary competences for creative problem solving
Modern industry faces an increasing shortage of versatile professionals, who possess a wide-ranging engineering skillset. In this programme students gain knowledge in technical project management, integrated product development, computer-aided design and manufacturing. The syllabus focuses on methods and tools applied for design and analysis of electromechanical, automated, robotic, control and embedded systems as well as introduces to the methods and tools used in production information systems, nanoengineering, machine monitoring and diagnostics. These multidisciplinary courses provide a solid foundation for a graduate to become effective in design, development, installation and maintenance of a wide range of complex machinery and devices. It is not uncommon that experts in mechatronics take a leading role in the process of innovative product development.
Mechatronic qualifications meet the needs of modern industry
The engineering industry is among the largest employers, therefore the students in Mechatronics have an ample selection when planning their carrier path. In Lithuania alone there are about 2000 companies, where many job positions are related to mechatronics to some extent. Therefore, the graduates are successfully employed in nearly all manufacturing and service sectors, where they pursue carriers as CAD designers and product developers, research analysts, automation and operation engineers, instrumentation and quality control engineers, maintenance and support engineers as well as sales engineers, technical consultants or project managers. Alternatively, the graduates may embark on a research path within the academia and R&D organizations or establish start-ups in order to develop and commercialize high added-value mechatronic products.
Competitive advantage in the job market of today and tomorrow
Due to interdisciplinary knowledge and skills the graduates of Mechatronics are valued by employers as being able to more rapidly adapt to specific requirements of a particular engineering-oriented job position. This professional flexibility facilitates pursuit of various carrier paths within different manufacturing industries as well as within technical service sector. Experts in mechatronics are crucial in highly innovative and internationally competing manufacturing companies, where process automation is inevitably based on mechatronic technologies. Mechatronics engineers are particularly welcome in industrial and R&D sectors of the developed countries, where smart macro/micro-mechatronic systems are continually developed and implemented in advanced technological machinery, robotics, medical and testing devices, aerospace and automotive equipment.
The most advanced mechatronics laboratories in Lithuania
KTU pioneered the studies in mechatronics in Lithuania and has the long-standing experience in the field as well as provides open access to a wide range of the state-of-the-art educational and research facilities. As part of their curriculum, the students acquire useful hands-on experience in various mechatronics, robotics and clean-room laboratories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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.
• Mechatronic Systems - Engineering and Design
• Engineering Business Environment and Energy Studies
• Programming and Software Engineering
• Machine Vision, Robotics and Flexible Automation
• Engineering Systems: Dynamics and Control
• Microprocessor Applications and Digital Signal Processing
• Research Methods
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.
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 is delivered through a variety of methods including lectures, tutorials and laboratories. You will be expected to undertake self-directed study.
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.
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 learn more about this course and DMU, visit our website:
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [email protected]
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.
Taught component (50%), Group project (10%), Individual research project (40%)
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The MSc course consists of nine one-week taught modules, a motorsport mechatronics group design project and an individual thesis 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 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.
Taught modules 40%, Group project 20%, Individual project 40%
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.
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:
-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:
-Computational engineering modelling
Some research may be undertaken in collaboration with industry.
The course is delivered by the School of 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.