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University of Central Lancashire

Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines

UCAS Code: MI10

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


96 UCAS points including A2 Maths at grade C, and A2 Physics or a STEM subject at grade C

96 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits at Merit in Maths and Physics or a STEM subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 96 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL5 Maths, and HL5 Physics or a STEM subject

96 UCAS points including Maths at grade C, and Physics or a STEM subject at grade C

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

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Must include modules - Maths for Engineering OR Unit 23: Applied Maths for Engineering at Merit, and Science for Engineering at Merit, and Principles of Mechanical Engineering OR Mechanical Design OR CAD at Merit

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Engineering BTEC - Merit in Mechanical Principles and Applications and in ONE of the following; Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Further Mechanical Principles and Applications, Advanced Mechanical Principles and Applications or Further Mathematics in Engineering/for Engineering Technicians OR Merit in Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems

96 UCAS points including Maths at grade C, and Physics or a STEM subject at grade C

UCAS Tariff

96

including A2 Maths at grade C, and A2 Physics or a STEM subject at grade C

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2021

Subject

Mechatronics and robotics

**Course overview**
- New technologies are transforming the world we live in. On this course you’ll learn the fundamentals of the many revolutionary changes that will affect how machines operate over the coming years.

- Our course equips you to work as a graduate engineer through the skilled application of your knowledge of mechatronics.

- Gain a deep understanding of intelligent machines and learn to develop mechatronics systems including electromechanical systems, programmable logic controllers, robotics, precision technologies, systems engineering and engineering management.

**Why study with us**
- You’ll work alongside our research active staff with the possibility of continuing on to PhD research.

- Take the chance to travel internationally to participate in conferences and contribute to research publications.

- Benefit from the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available through our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre.

Modules

Year 1: Core Modules - Engineering Analysis, Engineering Design, Engineering Science Electronics and Electronic Engineering Practice. Year 2: Core Modules - Further Engineering Maths & Simulation or CAD & Simulation and Engineering Design & Manufacture, Thermo-fluids, Operations Management A. Option Modules - Dynamic Modelling of Engineering Systems. Year 3: Core Modules - Mechatronics, Project. Optional Modules: Machine Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Electromechanical Systems, Programmable Logic Controllers, Microcontroller Systems, Embedded Real Time Systems, Advanced Computer Aided Design, Engineering Simulation, Fundamental of Engineering Simulation, Advanced Engineering Portfolio, Engineering Professionalism, Operations Management B, Maintenance Management, Project Management.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Mechatronics and robotics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
16%
2:1 or above
28%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


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Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
88%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

65%
Engineering professionals
8%
Protective service occupations
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£32k

£32k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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