BEng/BEng (Hons) Mechatronics

Undergraduate, Full-time

Mechatronics BEng/BEng (Hons)

This course combines elements of electronic, mechanical and software engineering into one varied and revolutionary engineering subject


Mechatronics can be found everywhere, from everyday objects such as CD players and digital cameras, to cutting edge robotic technology such as interplanetary explorers.

With this programme of study you learn to design products and processes effectively with a focus on quality, function, speed and reliability.

You'll gain a broad knowledge of engineering before learning how to apply theory to practical engineering situations in automation and product design using the most up-to-date industry standard equipment and software.

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2 years

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Course details

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.

Popular modules

Year 3

  • Engineering applications (electrical)
  • Engineering applications (mechanical)
  • Applied robotics
  • Programmable control engineering
  • Management for engineers 2
  • Engineering design (Honours)
  • Individual project (Degree)

Year 4

  • Advanced control engineering
  • Industrial automation
  • Mechatronics systems
  • Programmable logic design
  • Honours project (Honours)



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.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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.

Please note there is no year 1 entry to this course.

Advanced entry

Advanced entry into Year 3 or Year 4 is possible for students with suitable qualifications.

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.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by 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

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2019/20 2020/21
Scotland/EU £1,820 tba
England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) £9,250 tba
Overseas £14,925 tba
RUK Students starting in 2018/19 will be invoiced the 2018/19 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study. Students starting in 2019/20 will be invoiced the 2019/20 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships


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This qualification can lead to a wide range of career options across many industries.

Career opportunities include:

  • Automation Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Technology Teacher
  • Armed Forces Engineer
  • TV / Film Model Animation

You will also have increased employability due to a skills shortage in this area of engineering.

You may also have the opportunity to continue on to further study at Masters and PhD level.

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