Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering with an Industrial Placement Year at University of Sheffield - UCAS

University of Sheffield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering with an Industrial Placement Year

Course summary

In the first two years of your course, you’ll cover fundamental concepts in mechatronic and robotic areas, including mathematics, intelligent system design, computing, control, electronics and embedded systems. In your third year you’ll put into practice what you’ve learnt on your industrial placement, before returning to Sheffield for your final year of study. Become an expert in robotics on this four-year course in mechatronic and robotic engineering, with a career-boosting industrial placement. Informed by our world-leading research and designed with input from our industry partners, this course is designed to shape you into a highly employable engineering graduate. From a first year spent learning how to control robotic systems, and a second year exploring areas like programming (C++), mechanical design and intelligent systems, you’ll go on to apply your skills to a practical project. This will see you designing a system using 3D CAD tools, and building robots in our innovative iForge Makerspace. In fact, all through your time here, you'll use industry standard equipment, and learn about state-of-the-art applications in robotics, industrial control and advanced manufacturing. All that academic study will then be put into context with a year-long industry placement in your third year, where you’ll be challenged and developed into an engineer. In your fourth year you'll take specialist modules that cover robotics and machine learning, among others – tailoring your degree with optional study areas, and getting detailed experience in the lifecycle of engineering projects through group work. Finally, you’ll bring everything you have learned together to complete an advanced project, collaborating with a world-leading academic to embed technical knowledge and expertise. Why study this course?

  • Take your ideas from paper to reality - work collaboratively with other student engineers to create the most effective robotics with autonomous technologies.
  • Go on to great things - 92% of students from our department go on to work or further study for companies including Rolls-Royce, Siemens and Airbus.
  • Study with the experts - our academic staff have direct research experience in the robotics industry and specialise in programming, intelligent systems and cybersecurity.
  • Learn to use industry standard tech - thanks to our industry standard technology including 3D CAD tools, 3D printers and laser cutters – and your industrial placement with companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, ABB and Airbus.
  • Get noticed by future employers - study modules designed with our industry partners – spanning topics such as robotics and artificial intelligence, industrial control and advanced manufacturing.
This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institute of Measurement and Control and the Engineering Council UK.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering with an Industrial Placement Year at University of Sheffield - UCAS