Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS

Loughborough University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering (with placement year)

Course summary

Autonomous and robotic systems are ever growing around us; from industrial robotic arms in production chains, to robot vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers, self-driving cars and drones to space robotics or any other mechatronic or autonomous system. There is a strong strategic direction for global industry in Robotics and Automated Systems (RAS) as evidenced by a host of national and international strategy documents and networks. Companies are developing robotic and autonomous solutions and products, but now need graduate engineers with the expertise to define the technology. The aim of this new course is to provide core skills and knowledge in robotics, mechatronics and control disciplines. The course will enable students to understand the fundamental processes and techniques in autonomous systems, blending subject such as, electronics, control, manufacturing principles, and mechanics. It combines theoretical and practical engineering principles, with application to real industrial problems. What's the difference between MEng and BEng? The MEng Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering degree is aimed at the most ambitious of students who wish to develop high-flying careers within different industrial sectors and to become the future leaders of industry in companies concerned with the design, development and application of autonomous and robotic systems. The MEng course is the preferred route to achieving Chartered Engineer status. The structure of the first two years are common between the BEng and MEng and provide you with engineering and electrical science core skills, combined with control system design and mechanical engineering for robotics. The application of engineering and electrical science shared with the solution of industrial problems is a strong theme throughout the courses. The MEng structure is distinct from the BEng course in the third and fourth academic years, providing enhanced opportunities to study your chosen specialist subjects in depth. In addition, MEng students follow extra modules in business management and application of management theory. The MEng courses allow high calibre students to develop their understanding of the role of robotics, mechatronics and control engineering in the industrial context, over and beyond that of the BEng courses.


For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Lecture based modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examinations taken at the end of each semester. Project module assessments require written reports and technical presentations, preparing you for your subsequent career. The proportion of coursework assessment is approximately 30% to 50% depending on degree course, semester/year and optional modules.

Professional bodies

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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.

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Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS application and interview in order to assess academic potential beyond that provided as part of the application. An interview also gives applicants the opportunity to visit, meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.


Practical Science is required.

English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £27250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees stated above are for the 2023/24 academic year; fees for 2024/25 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures. Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationery, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.

Sponsorship information

All of our courses have an established reputation with employers in industry. Companies, therefore, target the School with placement year opportunities and a number of companies offer sponsorship, for which there is intense competition. Students seeking sponsorship are urged to consult publications such as Career Research and Development (CRAC) and Engineering Opportunities. Students studying any of the School’s degree courses and intending to take up a career in the Armed Forces or Civil Service may be eligible for financial support under the Defence STEM Undergraduate Scheme.

Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS