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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time PgDip: 9 months full-time; 21 months part-time

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    29 January 2018

Course content

Why this course?

This course provides you with a broad introduction to the issues encountered and techniques required in developing advanced mechatronic products and automation systems.

Mechatronics and automation is becoming an increasingly important discipline in today’s digital society. New products have been designed applying mechatronic principles. Consumers and society have benefited tremendously from these new intelligent products that include:

  • the latest mobile phones with mechatronic features
  • intelligent robotic vacuum cleaners
  • intelligent wheelchairs

This course trains you to:

  • lead mechatronic and automation product development
  • contribute as team members to future mechatronic product development
  • provide expertise as mechatronic “specialists”

The course is aimed at:

  • graduates from relevant courses, who wish to study mechatronics and automation as their chosen career
  • those currently working in mechatronics and automation who wish to enhance their theoretical grounding and practical skills

You’ll study

You'll take a number of compulsory and optional modules. The postgraduate group project provides you with industry-related training.

Major projects

Haptic Sensing & Display for Telepresence, VR and Design

This project consists of an investigation and design of simple haptic sensing and display system.

Periscopic & Flexible Camera Extension

This project involves the design and building of a camera or camera extension. 

Facilities

The course is supported by a state-of-the art digital design and manufacture studio and prototype workshops. They provide:

  • the latest 3D visualisation technology
  • digital modelling
  • a computer-aided engineering systems development environment
  • digital model rapid prototyping machines

Accreditation

Accreditation is being sought for this programme from 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.

Accreditation is being sought for this programme from the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) 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.

Accreditation has been awarded for this programme from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers 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.

Learning & teaching

Teaching methods include:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • practical laboratories

Assessment

Assessment is by written assignments and examinations.


Visit the Mechatronics and Automation MSc/PGDip page on the University of Strathclyde website for more details!

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