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Mechatronics BEng (Hons)

Mechatronics gives you the opportunity to become a professional Engineer with sound analytical proficiency in embedded systems, digital electronics, dynamics and control, complemented by the 3D-design and management skills necessary to work in modern industry.

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Reasons to study Mechatronics at De Montfort University:imeche-logo

  • Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
    on behalf of the Engineering Council. This recognised qualification endorses the quality of our teaching
  • 100% graduate employability
    in work or further study within six months of graduating*, forging careers in; aerospace, automotive, defence and energy as well as large manufacturing industries and domestic/consumer product industries (no strong company names)
  • 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 industry-standard facilities
    including 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
  • Develop your practical and professional skills further
    dedicated student group DMU Racing challenges our students to design and build a single-seat racing car, which is then tested around the famous Silverstone Circuit at the national Formula Student competition
  • Get involved in the DMU Electronics Club
    gain experience in further practical electronics, in a structured social and educational club for students from across the faculty
  • Dedicated work placements
    Enhance your practical and professional skills, with recent placements undertaken at Cummings, Network Rail and Caterpillar
  • Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
    we offer all students the opportunity to take part in a #DMUglobal experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons.

Mechatronics is the generally accepted term for the integration of mechanical, electronic and computing sub-systems to realise a complete system, which may be a product, machine or process. Any industry where safety is critical will have mechatronic controls to give a level of automatic control. 

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.

*The latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2014/15

 

 

“I have developed a wealth or transferable skills and on-the-job training which will help me when I graduate.

Olutunde Banjo, Mechatronics BEng (Hons)

 

 

 

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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: HH36

Duration: Three years full-time, four years full-time with placement, three to six years part-time (depending on level of entry)

Fees and funding: For 2017/18 tuition fees will be £9,250 (subject to Parliamentary approval)

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further studyWe are currently finalising our scholarship packages for 2017 entry.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: HH36

Duration: Three years full-time, four years full-time with placement, three to six years part-time (depending on level of entry)

Fees and funding: £12,250

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out about additional costs and optional extras.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or direct application form

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online applications portal.

Entry criteria

2017 Entry Criteria

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent, plus one of the following:
  • Normally 112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent, including one of the following subjects: Mathematics or Physics at grade C or
  • Engineering or Physics BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or
  • Pass in one of the following QAA accredited Access to HE course:
    • Access to HE Engineering
    • Engineering Science
    • Engineering Science and Mathematics
    • Physics and Engineering
    • Physics and Mathematics
    • Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • If you are studying an alternative Access course that is related to Engineering, Mathematics or Physics please contact us for more details
  • English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ points with Mathematics or Physics at higher level
  • Engineering Year Zero: Pass

Portfolio Required: No

Interview Required: No

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications

English language – If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning , is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2017 will be made offers based on a new UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

 

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Professional accreditation 

 

 

First year

Engineering Mathematics

Mechanical Principles

Electrical and Electronics Principles

Principles of Design and Manufacture

CAE and Programming

Second year

Theory of Machines and Thermodynamics

Advanced Engineering

Mathematics

Project Management

Applied Electronics

Embedded Systems and Drives

Electromagnetics

Third year

Individual Project

Power Electronics and Generation

Dynamics and Control

Systems Integration

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.

You will normally attend around 12–16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake around 20 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

 

 

This course is 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.

 

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Facilities and features

Mechanical Engineering Laboratory

The main mechanical laboratory is a large open-plan space designed to accommodate the study of thermo-fluids, solid mechanics and dynamics. It also has an area with machine tools for manufacture of student designs. This is complemented by specialist laboratories in material sciences, dynamics and control and design.

Mechanical Engineering Laboratory

There is a purpose built engine testing facility with full instrumentation to measure engine performance and emissions. This facility is normally used by our final year engineering and research students. Typical student projects include running the engine with alternative fuels such as bio-fuels and water-in-diesel emulsified fuels to improve performance and emission characteristics.

Electronic Engineering Laboratory

Electrical and Electronic experimental facilities are divided into five main areas: general electronics and assembly, digital electronics and microprocessor engineering, power electronics, control systems and communications engineering. Each facility is equipped with state-of-the-art experimental equipment appropriate to the corresponding areas of study and research. An additional CAD design suite shared with the Mechanical and Design programmes provides access to computing facilities with specialist electronics CAD tools including Microsoft Office, OrCAD and PSpice.

A specialised area incorporating a spacious radio frequency reverberation chamber and Faraday cage allows for experimentation in radio frequency engineering and electromagnetics, while our digital design suite is equipped with the latest 8 and 32-bit embedded microprocessor platforms together with high speed programmable logic development environments. Power generation and conversion, industrial process control and embedded drives are provided while our communications laboratory is additionally equipped for R.F. engineering.

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Opportunities and careers

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Graduate Careers

Multidisciplinary engineers are sought, and expect significantly enhanced job prospects worldwide. The range of specialist modules studied on this course is reflected by the diversity of careers on offer. You could go into industries including aerospace, automotive, defence and energy as well as large manufacturing industries and domestic/consumer product industries.

You will have the ability to work in areas of design, research and development, marketing, sales, production management and quality control.

Recent graduates are now working for companies such as DB Sander.

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

Our dedicated #DMUglobal High Flyers Award offers ambitious students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a #DMUglobal opportunity (terms and conditions apply).

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DMU Racing

DMU Racing is a student team that speaks to the passion and creativity of the student body. Each year DMU Racing takes part in the Formula Student competition.

Run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Formula Student challenges universities from across the world to design, build and race a single seat racing car in one year. The cars are then judged on their speed, acceleration, handling and endurance, while the teams are tested on their design, costing and business presentation skills. 

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Run by students for students, DSU now offers more than 120 societies as well as 40 sports clubs. You can also get involved in the award-winning Demon Media group, volunteer to help in the community, become a course or faculty rep, and take part in the union’s annual elections. Find out more.

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A city like no other

Studying here gives easy access to the vibrant hub of entertainment, shopping and culture that is Leicester. There are clubs, bars and pubs, as well as festivals, live music, theatres and cinemas. Leicester City Football Club play in the Premier League while Leicester Tigers are one of Europe’s biggest rugby clubs. Find out more.

 
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