The Masters in Mechatronics is a fusion of mechanical, electrical, electronic and control engineering. Modern industry depends for its success in global markets on its ability to integrate these subjects into both the manufacturing process and innovative products and systems.
Why this programme
◾Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Glasgow is consistently highly ranked recently achieving 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2017). ◾You will learn how to apply design synthesis and analysis techniques within a coherent range of subjects in mechatronic engineering. ◾You will learn how to utilise specific software tools to support mechatronic system synthesis and analysis activity, and professionally plan, report and present the results of multidisciplinary project activity. ◾The University of Glasgow’s School of Engineering has been delivering engineering education and research for more than 150 years and is the oldest School of Engineering in the UK. ◾Mechanical Engineering is a core engineering discipline that has a long history in the University of Glasgow, dating back to the 1760’s and includes famous people such as James Watt. ◾This programme has a September and January intake*.
*For suitably qualified candidates.
Modes of delivery of the MSc in Mechatronics include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.
You will undertake a project where you will apply your newly learned skills and show to future employers that you have been working on cutting-edge projects relevant to the industry.
Core courses normally offered include
◾Data signal processing ◾Integrated system design project.
◾Advanced manufacture ◾Auto vehicle guidance systems ◾Computer communications ◾Control ◾Fault detection, isolation and reconfiguration ◾Lasers ◾Power electronics and drives ◾Real-time embedded programming ◾Robotics 4.
◾To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project worth 60 credits, many of which are conducted with industry. ◾The project will integrate subject knowledge and skills that you acquire during the MSc programme. ◾The project is an important part of your MSc where you can apply your newly learned skills and show to future employers that you have been working on cutting edge projects relevant to the industry. ◾You can choose a topic from a list of MSc projects in Mechatronics. Alternatively, should you have your own idea for a project, department members are always open to discussion of topics.
Examples of projects can be found online
*Posters shown are for illustrative purposes
Industry links and employability
◾The MSc in Mechatronics has developed in consultation with industry – it will provide you with the interdisciplinary approach necessary to achieve the coherent integration of these traditionally divided disciplines. ◾The School of Engineering has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributors, in the area of Mechanical Engineering include: Babcocks, Howdens, Doosan and Terex. ◾During the programme students have an opportunity to develop and practice relevant professional and transferrable skills, and to meet and learn from employers about working in a wide range of industries.
Career opportunities include manufacturing production systems; system design and manufacture; product engineering and manufacture.
Graduates of this programme have gone on to positions such as: Senior Software Engineer at Wipro Technologies.