September 2023 entry Mechatronics covers the integration of mechanical, electronic and intelligent control sub-systems to realise a complete system, which may be a product, machine or process. The multidisciplinary nature of Mechatronics employs design principles, processes, models, toolsets and philosophy unique to Mechatronics Engineers which enable design and development of simpler, more economical and reliable systems. Mechatronics engineers are in short supply, who enjoy highly versatile careers due to their multidisciplinary skills. The course has a unique balance of key analytical subjects and professional skills, ensuring that you graduate with the confidence to face challenging engineering situations in industry. The management skills necessary to operate successfully as a multidisciplinary engineer in modern industry are promoted and developed at all stages of the course. Key features
- Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE): On behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer. Students who successfully graduate with this degree may, with the appropriate further learning, meet the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
- Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET): CEng accredited by (IET) and fulfils the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc. In addition the programme meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.
- Through block teaching, you will focus on one module at a time instead of several at once. This means that you will be able to focus closely on each module and absorb your learning material in more depth, whilst working more closely with your tutors and course mates.
- Enhance your skills with an integrated master’s: This course can be studied as a three year BEng (Hons) or a four year MEng (Hons) degree, allowing you to continue your study with a number of modules at master’s level in year four, to further develop your skills and enhance your employability.
- Experienced academic staff help you gain a sound understanding of engineering principles along with personal skills that will enable you to embark on a rewarding career.
- Dedicated facilities include a large, open plan mechanical engineering laboratory designed to accommodate the study of thermofluids, solid mechanics and dynamics; specialist laboratories in material science, dynamics and control, as well as an Engine Test Cell.
- Enhance your practical and professional skills by joining student societies such as DMU Racing, where our students are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car, which is then tested at the famous Silverstone Circuit. You can also get involved in the DMU Electronics Club and gain experience in further practical electronics, in a structured social and educational club for students from across the faculty.
- Enhance your practical and professional skills by taking a placement year. Engineering students have undertaken placements at Cummins, Network Rail and Caterpillar.
Year One Block 1: Engineering Tools and Principles 1 Block 2: Engineering Tools and Principles 2 Block 3: Mechanical Design and Manufacturing 1 Block 4: Mechanical Design and Manufacturing 2 Year Two Block 1: Advanced Mechatronics Tools and Principles Block 2: Dynamics, Instrumentation and Control Block 3: Embedded Application Design and Interfacing Block 4: Engineering Project Management: Design and Project Management Year Three Block 1: Robotics Block 2: Electrical Transmission and Distribution Block 3 Choose one of:
- Advanced Embedded Systems and IoT with Individual Project
- Fundamentals of Power Electronics with Individual Project
- Renewable Energy Electronic Devices 1 with Individual Project
- 3D Printing and FEM for Mechanical Projects 1
- Model-Based System Integration with Individual Project 1
- Advanced Power Electronics with Individual Project 1
- Renewable Energy Electronic Devices 2 with Individual Project
- 3D Printing and FEM for Mechanical Projects 2
The course is taught by knowledgeable, experienced staff who will help you gain a sound understanding of engineering principles along with the interpersonal skills that will enable you to embark on a rewarding career. A variety of techniques are used throughout the course with an emphasis on lectures, supporting tutorials and laboratory classes. Student-centred learning takes place through the research and presentation of findings, report writing, individual and group assignments and practical workbased exercises for the development of skills and understanding. The course has a unique balance of key analytical subjects and professional skills, ensuring that you graduate with the confidence to face challenging engineering situations in industry. The management skills necessary to operate successfully in modern industry are promoted and developed at all stages of the course. Through block teaching, you will focus on one module at a time instead of several at once. This means that you will be able to focus closely on each module and absorb your learning material in more depth, whilst working more closely with your tutors and course mates.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.