Engineers with expertise in multiple areas can combine and develop their experience to the next level through the modern discipline of mechatronics.
Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary field that melds systems, mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, control and computer engineering through a design process that unifies these unique subfields.
To develop mechatronics 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.
You will also discover 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.The MSc in Mechatronics is accredited by Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and provides you with the required training for registering for Chartered Engineer status.
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) For the January intake, students will study three specialist modules first during the second trimester from January to May. Other three common modules the students will study 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 be progressed to the Part Two, MSc dissertation to be submitted in April/May.
PART-TIME MODE The taught element, part one, of the programmes will be delivered in 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 (i.e. Part Two) 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.
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