Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mechatronics and Robotics with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Overview The BEng Mechatronics and Robotics programme offers a strong understanding of Artificial Intelligence, automation systems, Industrial Internet of Things as well as mechatronics for real-time systems through practice-based learning. With waves of new technology, the opening of application areas and in response to changes in industrial focus and interest, this programme in the area of automation engineering, offers fresh technological content and opportunities for practice-based skills development. What does our degree do? The programme combines Mechatronics and Robotics aspects by introducing students to the science and technology of design, implementation and maintenance of industry-used software and hardware components for modern automation systems with a network of intelligent devices. The programme will prepare students with a set of theoretical knowledge skills by providing a solid background into the theories and principles of computing, mathematics, science and engineering as well as a set of practical skills by applying these theories and principles in solving real-world technical engineering problems. Why study BEng Mechatronics & Robotics at Middlesex University? The degree produces professional and competent multi-disciplinary engineers capable of meeting the challenges and opportunities arising in contemporary industrial and commercial practice. You will explore all aspects of engineering to get a broad understanding of robotics, design, electronics, mechatronics and networking solutions. Using the latest hardware and software, including LabVIEW, MATLAB, SolidWorks, NX and STEP-7, you will also learn to develop systems that control physical motion – such as the ones you’ll find in robotic applications and industrial automation. To support your career success, you will build a professional portfolio of work throughout your degree and receive regular guest lectures and project feedback from industry professionals, with the option of spending a year on industry placement. Flexible programme design Our suite of Design Engineering courses share a common first year of study, which enable students to experience all aspects of engineering. Depending on your interests, you can then continue with the BEng Mechatronics & Robotics Engineering degree or transfer to the BEng Design Engineering degree. Our weekly guest lectures give you the chance to enhance your industry knowledge and build contacts with some of the industry’s leading experts and companies. They’ll also give you the help, advice and feedback you need to start building your professional portfolio while you study. Our London location gives you access to industry contacts, work experience opportunities and the chance to showcase your work at design engineering competitions. You will also have the option to get a feel of industry with a paid, year-long work placement.


Core modules Computing and Digital Technology (30 credits) - Compulsory SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology) (30 credits) - Compulsory​ Foundation Mathematics (30 credits) - Compulsory​ Foundation Project (30 credits) - Compulsory​ Year 1 Design Engineering Projects 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory Fundamentals of Electronics (30 credits) - Compulsory Programming Paradigms for Physical Computing (30 credits) - Compulsory Engineering Mathematics and its Applications (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 Engineering in Context (30 credits) - Compulsory Control Systems (30 credits) - Compulsory Robotic Systems (30 credits) - Compulsory Mechatronic Systems (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 3 Mechatronics and Industrial Internet of Things (30 credits) - Compulsory Artificial Intelligence in Robotics (30 credits) - Compulsory Major Project (60 credits) - Compulsory

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/computing We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in Listening & writing
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees and Funding: At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/computing
Mechatronics and Robotics with Foundation Year at Middlesex University - UCAS