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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    1 year full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    22 October 2018

Course content

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

  • The University of Glasgow has been delivering world-class engineering education and research since 1840. Mechanical Engineering is a core engineering discipline that has a long history in the University dating back to the 1760s with academic contributors such as James Watt.
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Glasgow is consistently highly ranked recently achieving 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2019).
  • 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 Babcock, Howdens and Terex.
  • 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.
  • This programme has a September and January intake*. 

*For suitably qualified candidates.

Programme structure

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.

Optional courses

  • 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.

Programme alteration or discontinuation

The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

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.


Visit the Mechatronics (MSc) page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!

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