MSc Engineering (Mechatronics)

Course details

  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 1 YR (FT) 2 YRS (PT)
  • Location Wrexham
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Engineering design software

Course Highlights

Fusion

of electrical and electronic, mechanical and software engineering.

Demand

from industry for graduates who can work in this interdisciplinary engineering environment. 

Develop

skills in the design and modelling of electromechanical systems.

Why choose this course?

Mechatronics is a modern fusion of electrical and electronic, mechanical and software engineering. There is increasing industry demand for graduates who can work in this interdisciplinary engineering environment.

  • The interface between electrical and mechanical environments is the role of a Mechatronics Engineer.
  • It combines precision engineering, automatic control and real-time computing to produce innovative products, such as smartphones, the manufacture of semiconductors, electron microscopes and medical equipment.
  • Robotic manufacturing processes, automatic vision-based and vehicle navigation systems also use mechatronics principles.
  • International companies such as Siemens, Volkswagen and Micron Semiconductors all recruit graduates with a mechatronics profile.

Key course features

  • To develop Mechatronics graduate skills, the programme covers the design and modelling of electromechanical systems, such as positioning of robotic arms and pick and place technology using vision, recognition and feedback sensing.
  • The course also includes real time control system modelling and embedded systems design, development and implementation.
  • Programming includes both high and low level languages such as Python, C or C++, and VHDL for FPGA applications.

What you will study

MODULES

  • Engineering Research Methods
  • Sustainable Design & Innovation
  • Engineering Systems Modelling & Simulation
  • Control Systems Engineering
  • Mechatronic System Design
  • Microprocessor System Integration
  • Dissertation

 

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Entry requirements & applying

Applicamts should have an honours degree with at least a 2:2 classification or equivalent in an appropriate engineering discipline or relevant professional experience.

 

Teaching & Assessment

You will be assessed throughout your course through a variety of methods including portfolios, presentations and, for certain subjects, examinations.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars and guided research.

Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. This is promoted through guided study or feedback given to students.

We also offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

FULL-TIME STUDY (SEPTEMBER INTAKE)

The taught element, Part One, of the programme will be delivered in two 12 week trimesters, with a total of 60 credits to be completed in each. 

You will cover six taught modules which include lectures, tutorials and practical work on a weekly basis. The expected timetable per module will be a total of 200 hours, which includes 40 hours of scheduled learning and teaching hours and 160 independent study hours.

Part Two will then take a further 15 weeks, with a notional study time of 600 hours. 

FULL TIME STUDY (JANUARY INTAKE)

For the January intake, students will study the three specialist modules first during the second trimester from January to May. The three core modules will be studied in the first trimester of the next academic year from September to January.

On successful completion of the taught element of the programme, students will progress to Part Two, with their final dissertation project to be submitted in April/May.

PART-TIME STUDY

The taught element, Part One, of the programme will be delivered over two academic teaching years. 80 credits or equivalent worth of modules will be delivered in the first year and 40 credits or equivalent in the second year. The part-time students would join the full-time students with lectures and tutorials/practical work during one day on a weekly basis.

The dissertation element will start in the second trimester, taking a further 30 weeks with a total notional study time of 600 hours. 

Career prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

The course equips you with a thorough knowledge and skills in engineering at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. Graduates will be well placed to become subject specialists within industry or to pursue research careers within academia.

Fees & funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 are TBC.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our Fees and Funding section. 

Programme specification

You can see the full programme specification here.

 

International

If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section