Ulster University

Mechatronic Engineering with DPP Ulster University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Important notice – campus change
This course will move to the Belfast campus. Students will change campus part way through this course.

This MEng Hons course has been designed with the aid of employers to prepare students for a wide range of industrial electronic and mechanical roles. Expanding upon the knowledge gained in the first four years (3 in study, 1 in industry), this course will allow you to choose specialist subjects in the fifth year. This will allow you to extend your knowledge in an area of interest to you, or an area which will provide further career opportunities.

Utilising a connected programme of study, allowing you to build upon your knowledge gained in each semester, this degree will prepare you to become a well-rounded engineer equipped for a wide range of roles within industry.

Course details


This course has been designed with the aid of industrialists to address the needs of industry and research. The course provides a broadly based qualification in mechatronics engineering, integrating the principal aspects of electronic, mechanical and computing. Modern technology involves an increasingly complex and challenging range of research, development and design skills applied in a variety of industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace automation, medical instrumentation, domestic and leisure products. Graduates aspiring to a professional career in such industries find it more useful to have a multi-disciplinary knowledge base, rather than the traditional single discipline one. This MEng course is designed for those wanting to become chartered engineers.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.




Northern Ireland



Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H733
Institution code U20
Campus name Jordanstown
Campus code J

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB To include GCE A Level Mathematics and one from GCE A Level Physics, Chemistry, Technology and Design, Design and Technology or Engineering.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD To include a minimum of 11 unit distinctions. Also requires a minimum Distinction in a unit of Further Mathematics.

The Faculty of Computing and Engineering accept combinations of A Levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma/National Foundation Diploma and BTEC Diploma/ National Diploma. For further information on the requirements for this course please contact Faculty admissions staff by telephone on +44 (0)28 9036 6305 or email compeng@ulster.ac.uk .

Entry equivalences can also be viewed in the online prospectus at http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements/equivalence
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher ABBBC To include minimum of A in Mathematics and B in another science subject).
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Grade C (or above) in English Language (or equivalent).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points To include 14 at Higher Level and to include minimum grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics and grade 5 in another Higher Level science subject. Grade 4 in English Language also required in overall profile.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 To include a minimum of H2 in Higher Level Mathematics and one other Higher Level subject from Physics, Chemistry, Physics/Chemistry, Biology, Technology, Engineering or Technology and Design and English Grade H6 or above (HL) or Grade O4 or above (OL) if not sitting Higher Level.
Scottish Advanced Higher BBC To include Mathematics and a science subject.

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,160 Year 1
International £14,060 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,160 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

The Home, GB and International fees displayed are for academic year 2018/19 and may be subject to an incremental increase for academic year 2019/20. Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/undergraduate. If you are from England, Scotland or Wales and want to study a full-time undergraduate degree at Ulster University, you can take advantage of one of our special discounts, each year of your course. For further information visit https://www.ulster.ac.uk/ulster-life/study-at-ulster/gb-students/discounts-for-gb-students

Provider information

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BT52 1SA

Course contact details

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Registry and Admissions Office Coleraine

028 7012 4221

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