Masters degrees in Mechatronics offer advanced study of the application of electronics to mechanical systems, including software and hardware technology.
Taught MSc degrees are typical for the field, though research-based MRes and MPhil programmes may be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Electrical Engineering or Mechanics.
Courses in this field are highly interdisciplinary, combining theory and methodology from Mechanics, Electronics, Computer Science and Product Design. Their purpose is to equip you with the skills to optimise and improve the functionality of various products and systems.
Training will typically include computational techniques such as control algorithms, digital modelling and graphic design, as well as software design and development, computer architectures and instrumentation analysis.
Expertise in this field can be applied to the production of a range of industrial and consumer goods. These may include robotics and cybernetics, automotive subsystems, factory equipment, surgical tools, smart and mobile technologies and even planetary exploration rovers.
If academia is of interest to you, your Masters degree would provide an excellent basis for further study at PhD level.
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, robotics and autonomous systems represent a range of important technologies which underpin many applications – from manufacturing and automation through to self-driving cars and robotic surgical tools.
Delivered by the Schools of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computing, this programme will equip you with the specialist knowledge and wide range of skills to pursue a career in this dynamic field.
Core modules will give you a foundation in the many applications of mechatronics and robotics and develop your understanding of the wide range of industry sectors that use robotics. You’ll also build research skills with a major project in fields as diverse as robot swarms, sensing systems, bio-inspired robots and surgical robotics.
Diverse optional modules will allow you to focus on topics that suit your interests and career plans, guided by academics whose teaching is informed by their own world-class research.
The Faculty of Engineering is an exciting and stimulating environment where you’ll learn in specialist facilities. These include an ABB robotic manufacturing cell, the Embedded Systems Lab, the Keysight Technologies Communications Lab, the National Instruments LabVIEW Academy, and computer clusters with a very wide range of industry-standard CAD/CAE/CAM software packages.
The three Schools that deliver this programme collaborate in research projects within the themes of surgical robotics, rehabilitation robotics, exploration robotics and future cities.