This course aims to provide you with the mechatronics skills that are in high demand from employers. You’ll learn to understand mathematical methods and broad engineering science concepts, then apply these to the design and development of electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering systems.
You’ll also gain skills in design techniques, components and systems, computer-aided engineering and modelling techniques.
The degree course has Incorporated Engineer accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Honours degree has partial Chartered Engineer accreditation. This means that you will graduate with a highly regarded professional qualification as well as a degree.
What you'll study
- Computational thinking and practice
- Foundation mathematics
- Mechanical principles
- Electrical and electronic principles
- Engineering communication
- Mathematical methods 1
- Control measurement and instrumentation
- Physical computing
- Management for engineers 1
- Electronic devices and circuits
- Mathematical methods 2
- Mechanics and thermofluids
- Engineering applications (electrical)
- Engineering applications (mechanical)
- Applied robotics
- Programmable control engineering
- Management for engineers 2
- Engineering design (Honours)
- Individual project (Degree)
- Advanced control engineering
- Industrial automation
- Mechatronics systems
- Programmable logic design
- Honours project (Honours)
You are encouraged to take an optional industrial placement in addition to taught modules. Though this is non-credited, our placements team will support you to find placement opportunities.
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.
Minimum Year 1
Please note there is no year 1 entry to this course.
Minimum Year 2
SQA Advanced Higher
BBC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.
National 5 Grade B in English.
BBB including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.
GCSE Grade B in English.
Pass HNC in a relevant subject with Grade B in the graded unit.
Must include Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3 or equivalent Maths units, Thermofluids and Statics and Strength of Materials.
Minimum Year 3
Pass HND in a relevant subject with Grade B at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.
Must include Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3 and 4, Thermofluids and Statics and Strength of Materials.
Pass DUT in a relevant subject with overall grade 12 to include English at 11 in final year of studies.
Minimum Year 4
Irish Ordinary Degree
Pass in a relevant subject with 50% overall, with minimum 50% at first sitting in all final year subjects.
Technical subjects accepted
Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Technological Studies/Engineering Science, Design & Manufacture, Chemistry.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages
to find out if this applies to you.
Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
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